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NASHVILLE A CITY OE OPPORTUNJIY-THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE, TKNlt, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1918.
OKLA. AND TEXAS
MORETHAN $5000 IN LIBERTY LOAN
v. a. ' -
WIT. OLIVE HONORS
PASTOR C. H. CLARK
SOLDIER BOY DESCRIBES EVERY
" DAY LIFE AT FRONT IN FRANCE
NAT. BAP. PUB. BOARD
NG AT COLUMBIA
SESSIONS WILL BE FTD AT
GUTHEIE AND CONROE KE
SPECTIVELY MANY NATION-
AL CHARACTERS WILL ATTEND
On Wednesday before the first
Sunday ia November, the general
State Baptist Convention of Okla
homa, will convene at Guthrie. The
sessions will be held with the Zion
Baptist and other churches of the
city, and will convene Monday, No
vember. 4th. Rev. C. S. Short, D. U,
paator of the Zion Baptist Churcn,
was instrumental in Inviting the con-
EMPLOYEES FULL OF INTEREST PUTS THEIR EFFORT
"OVER THE TOP."
Upwards of $5,000.00 worth of the I While the iineephfls worn hplno-
Fourth Liberty Loan Bonds were made, the pledge cards were passed.
taker, by the employees of the Na
tional Baptist Publishing' Board in a
Rpeciul service which was given by
the Board to its' employees Wednes
day mnrnin? in a l.lhprfv Tjinn FVHvo
As a rule a half hour is given tori
chapel, during which time religious
services are engaged in. There was
no change from the order on Wednesday,-
because the usual prayers were
offered, song sungs, but the time was
extended. It was a patriotic meet
ing. The services opened by th.e
America," then there
Following this quite, a
number of impromptu speeches were
made, bringing out a number of facts'
why the Negro, should go the limit,
subscribe the full amount and thus
prove 100 per cent on another occa
sion, in the Fourth Liberty' Loan
Drive. . , ,
vention to Guthrie. Arraneements
'jor a great getting together of theiBins'nB of
Baptists In Oklahoma are completed.! wera Payers offered for the safety
Rev. S. S. Janes, D. D., of Muskogee 81,(1 guidance of the heads of the
is president. Prof J. H. Smiley is
secretary, Mrs. F. Jackson is presi
dent of the Womans Home Mission
Convention. Among the pjromtnent
visitors who have been invited to at
tend the Convention is Rev. L. L.
Campbell, D. D., Austin, Texas, and
Rev. J. A. Sharp, Supt of the Teach
Tralning Course, and Rev. E. P.
Jones, President of the National Bap
tist Convention unincorporated),' aind
Rev. H. A. Boyd, Secretary of the
Sunday School Congress, and Hon.
William Harrison of Chicago. The
following is the program arranged for
, First Day's Sxsaion Wednesday
8:30 A. 'M. Bible Institute, conduct
ed by Revs. A. T. Ayers arid G. W
Washington of Muskogee.
9:45 A. M. Devotional Exercises ,uy
Revs. M. iD. Woodard and J. M. Brue-
ter of Muskogee, Okla.
Preliminary Remarks, by the Presi
Reading and adopting of the Pro-gram.
11:00 A. M. Introductory Sermon by
Rev. t. W. Steverson of Okmulgee
Alternate, Rev. J. W. Knowles, of
Collection arad Announcement
Ministers Roll and Finance.
Benediction for dinner.
. Afternoon Session.
2:00 P. M. -Devotional Exercises,
Conducted by Revs. Hogaa- amd T. J.
Informal Conference of Pastors,
10:30 A. M. Report of the Foreign
Mission Board, by its secretary.
11:30 A. M.-ermon, by Rev. S. P.
Harrison, MussTtogee, Okla.; Alternate,
W. R. Parcell, Tallahassee, Okla.
Collection and adjournment.
2:00 P. M. Devotions, Conducted
by Revs. D. D. Davis and J. H. Mose
ley. 2:30 P. M. 'Report of the Education
al Board, by Chairman, Rev. J. vv.
Gray, of Hugo, Okla. .
3:30 P. M. Sermon, by Rev. M. J.
Booker, of Ardjnore, Moderator ot
Zion Hill Association.
Report of the local Trustee Board
and Pres. S. A. Wlhite.
4:00 P. M. -Report of the Trustee
Board by its Secretary, J. H. Smiley.
6:30 P. Mi. Adjournment. .
Evening Session. '
8:00 P. M. Devotional Exercises,
Conducted by Revs. L. B. Bryan and
d W. Lane of Okmulgee, Okla.
Paper, by Mrs. A. E. ailback, Re
sponse by . "
8:30 P. M. Sermon, by Rev. O. R
Short, B. Th., of Guthrie; Alternate,
Moderators; Deacons, President and i M- Klrbv of Langsiton, Okla,
then there were more speeches. Al
ready a large number of the employes
of the Publishing House have joined
the colors, but practically every fam
ily represented at the institution has
relatives in the army, in some fami-,
liesas many as four have gone, others
are expecting to be called, bo the
patriotic spirit at the institution is
at the highest ebb. The Colored
Women's National Council of Defense
was represented through Mr3. C.
J. White in an excellent talk, while
the" national war aims were advocated
through Rev, Henry A. Boyd, the
assistant secretary, the employees of
the Publishing Board as an institu
tion were represented on the pro
gram by Mr. J. Blaine Boyd and Mr.
L. Landers. The musical end of the
celebration was in charge of airs. M.
Throughout the services questions
were answered and "a full explanation
made about the purpose of the issuing
Address of the President of the' of the bonds and the worth of each
Creek Seminole Baptist A. and I.! bond, how they couldibe paid and
Colleee . now one mlsnt retire tneir sunscrip-
CONGREGATION SHOWS APPRE
CIATION IN SUBSTANTIAL WAY
A QUARTER OF A CENTURY
IN SERVICE AS PASTOR.
News has Just gotten out that the
Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Cedar
Street, regarded as one of the largest
congregation In the state of Tenn.,
has paid high tribute and honor to
A LETTER FROM LIEUT. A. M. WATSON OF THE 350TH. M. G. Bn.
WHO GRADUATED AT FT. .DODGE, SEPT. 15TH, 1917.
A. P. O. 766, Sept 21, 1918. .
"Somewhere in France."
Mother and Father:
Today Is Wednesday and it dawn
d beautifully, though somewhat cool
er titan heretofore, yet there Is
PUSH LIBERTY LOAN AND FOS
TER WAR ATMS WE MUST
"LEND LIKE THEY FIGHT,"
WAS THEME OF MEETING.
statrrd majestically above the other I
buildings of the villages. A picture j
comes to one's mind that the church-1
e.s stand there as a protector, thei
Chief place, the eBacon Light-house.
an In fact, you can judge -Hie size and.
added touch to the glory of the day j suture of the town by its churches.1 last night when a bis meeting was
unnoticed, in the s'x days just passed. I am led t owonder if this is not just pUHed off at the First Baptist Church
For several morningu we have been! what Cod would have the world to lnte-vst of the Liberty Loan
Columbia, Tenn.., Oct. 8, IDlS.-ra-
triotis,m was at Its highest pitch here
tneir pastor. Rev. C. H. Clark, D. u. f "u ' "? '"i "' .. . A" "... L . i .lrivn The nrintinal speaker for the
While it is known that he has always "eueve. uiai we nau ai lasi jtrrivBU, inner, ueauiy me pmco misin pubsuss. ---- ' " " .
in rTance. L.nave oeen ioia mat m .apoieon ceriaiiny Knew uui ne uttusiuu w.ia v
rains daily for three months at this! was doing when ne built or caused f Nashville, who is one of the na
season of the year, and I have pic-j the structure of these buildings. The tional speakers on the war alui9 ami
tured visions of mud and mire, wet entire country has houses built of; secretary of the Sunday School Con
cold nights when the very hearts of; stone thousands of years' old. i'ossi-j grcss. His coming had been herald
soldiers would be chilled and ourjbly the next thing that attracts one's: ed and preparation for the entire af
souls would cry out and long for attention is the water supply. Tome!fair was carried on by the members,
home and loved "ones, for .fireside and ; this is most remarkable. In every ! of the Firat Baptist Church under the
home comforts, Which in days- gome j town you Hind numerous fountains ' pastorate ot Rev. T. J. Tunstull, Jr..
utnntiv UhPn Ri'v. Mr. Boyd arrived he.
litfn early. The Publishing Board
started the ball rolling by taking
$1,000.00, this was followed by the em
ployees. At the conclusion it was
seen that nearly 5,O0O.Oo had b!en
subscribed. It' will be recalled that
during the Red Cross campaign the
National Baptist Publishing Board
was among the first organizations in
the race to launch into the field and
they secured their certificate of 100
per cent. Following close behind this
came, the War Savigs Society that
i has cold $100.00 worth of War Sav
ing Stamps, but Wednesday they
wnnt far "over the top" in the drive
put on for the Fourth Liberty oan.
Missionaries as to the Condition ol
the Field led by Rev. R, C. Lee of)
Collection and adjournment.
Saturday Morrting Session..
8:30 A. M.r-Bible institute, Conduct
Beggs, Okla., and B. F. Hay of Wag-1 8:30 A- M.r-Bibie institute, conduct
oner, Okla. ' j ed by Revs. G. W. Washington and
2:45 P. M. Partial Report of Bn
-3:30 P; M. Sermon by Rev. W. a.
Steverson of Wiibiirton, Okla., Alter
nate", Rev. J. W. Williams of Musko
Paper, by Rev. J. W. Hightower of
Introduction of visitors.
Paper, by D. A. Fox of Tulsa, "tvwy
1 am a Baptist."
Collection and Benediction.
Evening Session Wednesday Night.
8: 45 P. M. 'Devotions, Conducted by
Revs.. N. B. F. Miller and
Paper, by Miss Delia .Edwarda;
"WJork and Victory." Response by Dr.
J. Wk Gray, M. D., of Hugo, Okla.
. Sermon by Rev. H. C. Caldwell ot
Muldrow, Okla. Alternate, Bev. R. C.
Johnson of Milburn, Okla.
Welcome Addresses. 'Response by
Harrison of Oklahoma
been held in the highest esteem by
his congregation which he has served
for the past twenty-six years, taking
charge of the church when thfly wore
worshiping in a basement, the con
gregation itself is said to feel that he
has been painstiking and interested
greatly throughout these years, as
shown by the constant devotion he
has rendered to them. It seems that
the various articles appearing in the
Nashville Globe from time to time
concerning under-paid preachers,
has stirred the congregation and the
leaders to a deeper sense of duty and
In reviewing the work of the Rev.
Dr. Clark it vas shown that the pre
ent church edifice valued with its
furniture, organ, Sunday school aud
itorium, library, Cathedral art glass
windows complete in every detail,
could not be replaced now for $75,
000.00, and that all this work has
been accomplished and the. entire
church debt-paid through the sterl
ing qualities and far-sightedness of
Rev. Dr. Clark, so that the congre
gation felt that notwithstanding
Dr. Clark persisted in .no financial
recognition, claiming that he was be
ing beautifully taken care of by his
people, they recently placed his sal
ary at $1800.00 per year. This how
ever, is not the sum total according
by us. I repeat today is Wednesday
lilie all we have know.n ttiere and tt
As I look out over the Country
from any point of the little village
where we are located, over vast fields
of harvest and garden produce, an
other picture is formed in my imnd
that shall remain until the last sane
conscious thought '.'s permitted to
permeate my' mind: a picture far
more beautiful than the valleys . of
California which I used to think was
the' Garden-ttpot of the world; but
there was something about these
stern snow-capped peaks which rose
up in the back ground to their dizzy
heights, that added more of wonder,
sometimes fear, than beauty. Beau
tiful though they were, I could see
far below me, the clouds, white robed
saints Ih my 'imaginative mind, drift
ed past, while the beauty of these
scenes were marred by the seeming
could not gaze on alone. I ihvaea
fro meprings whose pressure is sup was met at the station oy nev. ur.
plied from a nunknown source. These' Gilmore, one of the oldest and best
fountains date back for centuries in I known citizens of Maury County, wno
some cases, aind the water still flows for fifty years has been active before
as steadily as if it was connected I he public and who is not only on
with the greatest resevoir in the nected in. a denominational way but
world (and I wonder if they are not) in lraternal circles. The meeting at
wohse engines are perpetual. These, the cnurcn openeu " "
fountains are so construted that man
and beast can quench their thirst at
the same time in a highly sanitary
May. I had to stop writing this let
ter to w tness an Air-craft gun shoot
ing at a German plane that Is flying
over us now. Thus ia nothing new to
me now, I enjoy Beeing the gUns
A. T. Avery, of Muskogee, Okla.
9:30 A. M. Devotions, by. Rev. W
L. Curry , of Wagoner, and U. . G.
Green of Idabel, Okla.
Paper, by Mrs. Francis M. A.
Guest, Berwyn, Okla.
10:00 A. M. Report ot Evangelistic
Board, by Rev. C. E. W. Yow and Kd
Parker, Wauwick, Okla.
Paper, by MIibs Jessie Roberts.
11:00 A.' M.-Sermon, by Rev. C. K.
Evans, Moderator of Progressive
Wayland Association; Alternate, Rev.
F. W. Wells, of Colbert, Okla.
Collection and Benediction.
- Afternoon Session.
2:00 P. M,. Devotional Exerolsee,
Conducted by Revs. H. L. Marino, of.
Wallace, Okla., and Garrett) of Kelley-
Report of all Committees.
3:30 P. M. Sermon, by Rev. G. i.
Daniel; Altennate, Rev. R. C. Corbim.
4:30' P. iM. Report of the Ministers'
Relief oBard, by Rev. J. A. Williams.
8:30 P. M. Devotional Exercises,
Conducted by Revs. G. W. Howard
and R. C Gardner.
9:00 P. M. Sermon, by Rev. Wl Z.
Blake D. O. ; Alternate, A. Robertson,
Duty Calls You-liny Liberty Bonds.
LtET our Object be our Country, our :
whole Country, and nothing but our
Country. And, by the blessing cf God,
may that country itself become a vast
and splendid monument, not of oppression
and terror, but of. wisdom, of peace, and
of liberty, upon wiich the world may gaze
with admiration forever." .
, CoHection and Adjournment.
Thursday Morning Session.
8:30 A. M. Bible Institute, Conduct
ed by Kevs. A. T. Ayers and J. W.
Washington, 'Muskogee. .
9:45 A. M. 'Devotions, conducted by
Revs. Hatchett and N. B. Haney.
10:0 A. ,M. Oreanl'Satton of M nnrt
. .-.rmjktn'. At this; mtlefting every Wauiwkfk.
Deacon in the convention is urged Collection and Benedictiom.
- to be present. ,
11:00 A. M. Sermon by Revs. L. W.
Wells; Alternate, R. C. JohniBon.
Collection and Benediction. , ;
2:00 P. M. (Reassemble. Devotions,
Conducted ny Revs. S. M. Boston and
" J. D. Faithful.
2:30 P. M. President's Annual Ad
dress, followed by all others in their
j Announcement of Committees..
3:30 Sermon, by Rev. R. C. Lee,
Moderator of the Indian Creek Assol
I Loyal to Your Country, Buy More Liberty Bonds, j IJlXX
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1111. J-XXX j
snooD w xne nun puuies. - : - introduced the
- un ciose inspection oi me uiomua " : -,. .' nv Mr
we find that the second cellar or the; weaker of the evening. ev-
right or left floor is used for animals Boyd spoke for lorty m
and chickens and other fowls. This! taming '"..e'nlIifiln.Vt tn ?S
wun iacis u&u.o . -
The choir, under the direction oi an
experienced leader . ami musician,
sang "The Star-Spangled Banner,"
while the audience rose and Joined ln
the singing This was followed by
"America," while the audience still
stimd. Invocation was then offered
and the Rev. Mr. Tunstull introduced
Mr. E. W. Birdsong, who in turn unci
seems very istrange to you, yet it is rt f,t th neoDle of
r-bt as bad as it seems to be after j 'UWHe Mid: are in a strug
you become accustomed to it As l.l0 " ro.uniete victorv, there ia
sit in my room on the first floor Just ' r ta? Xt we cou d possibly
to my left in the same building the noth.'ng . !" ,, nnv terms that
owner of the house has Ms horses j d ' than n00rable, this
nation could not arrora. io mww..
The Americans who have gone over.
nht tnv world's democracy
chickens I know your minas win I ' " "w,th the determination not
gradually drift towards farming. In-I". 0 wln Dllt to come home and
cidentally 1 should state that thel ' ' 8tory of th9 most gigautic
cows, hogs, chickens all istabled and
there is not, the laast unpleasant
smell Having mentioned horses and
farming methods here so far as cul
tivation Is concerned, ia almost 1m-
struggle that the worm n .
known. It Benooves u iu'
Sunday Mortring Session.
9:00 A. M. Modern Sunday School,
Conducted by Revs. W. H. Woods of
Tulsa, J. W. Knowles and A. J. Perry.
10:30 A.. M. Devotional
Conducted by evs. S. A. J,
S. M. Browm.
11:00 A. SB. Sermon, by Rev. S. S.
Jones, D. D... President of the Conven
tion; Alternate, Rev. R. L. Small
wood, GuUirie, Okla.
Collection and Benediction.
00 P. M. Sermon, by Rev. S. R.
aginable, as every foot or land is till- . couectively, therefore, to support
ed. You seldo msee a farm house, ,. ,,th olir mRht by glvin? to
as the people live and keep their them tne necessities, the encourage
stock in town, driving to and fro ment an(J tne facilities to carry "nt ,
nionrJlngs and evenings out on the our intention and their desire. This
farm, without the least bit ot confu- annot be done unless we subscribe
sion. No wild running of cattle, no a tlle fuuest limit of our ability to
yelp'ng of dogs, no poping of whips, i tBe pourth Liberty Loan. Every man
Every movement is carried out order- an(j woman is called upon to do patri
ly growing out of custom which has otic Bervice by subscribing willingly
not changed in centuries. I had to an(j liberally. There are a number
stop to see another aeroplane) Hav- 0j catchy slogans now being, posted
ing arrived at the farm with the .sock.; over the country, but the one that,
the animals are turned loose to "graze, ' gdikes me more forcibly is the one
while the old men, women and girls tnat Bay8 'Lend like they fight, u
go to the fielJs and there all dayj we put our money down like the
Inner In nnv Willi nf wpnthpr vnil rnnl k -i,.nr. anlrltr.r ifl HOW fighting in
behold them working. Some plowlj Krance, the struggle will not pe wnt
lr.g, some cutting wheat Bind others I and victory will perch upon our ban
ners before the end oi
fact, 1 Predict that even at this mo
ment Germany is tottering Persian
ism is on the wane and the real de,
mocracy is peeping Its head otw the
eastern horizon. With all that Is .
MlM o now. with all that Is sub
bribed and with the dawn of the
future the Negro ia to play and Is
nlavirg an imrortant part. Our hus
hand sons, fathers and relatives . are
she,iding tbeir blood on the battle-,
fields Wh.le many of us may feci
a personal pang of pain when we look,
at the list or down the honor ro..
we are littt-d vith pride when w
consider ,hM those h"."'
nru who un. over Ihtre fip.hting are
di ing sc tilt I we miht make secure
our hone in fro or generation. 1
congratulate o, as a peopw
PALS AT HOJVIE COMRADES
Perhapsi there are dozens, yea hun
dreds of cases where young men wlio
Exercise,! were associateo in school, classmates
to the members Of the church, that
he is receiving, as it does not take in
the vacations and the special trips
accorded to him from time to time,
nor what is presented through the
year by the different organizations
and acquaintances at home who have j such as Pastor's Aid and the special
been thrown together in the trenches I clubs which have all these years
Report of the Home and ' Foreign! Cover,-Moderator; Alternate, Rev. 1.
Mission Board, iRev, M. H. Odom. a.
Reports of MfssIonarleiB and State
Missionary "Rally," Conducted by
Revs. J. W. Cole and P. N. Noten.
Adjournment and Benediction.
THIRD CONVENTION OF TEXAS.
This is known as ttoe Baptist State
Convention of Texas commonly call
ed the Third Convention, which will
hold its 1918 session at Conroe, Tx.,
and will open en Wednesday, Octob
er 18th for a five days sesaxun. Rev.
W. J. Lockett, one of the leadtoig
moderators and his associatlonal dis
tricts will entertain them. The Pres
ident of this convention is Rev. E. m.
Robinson, D. D., of Houston arati Beau
mont, and Rev. E. M. Jones Is secre
tary. They have invited the presi
dent, Rev. E. P. Jones of the Nation
al Baptist Convention, unincorporat
ed, and Rev. H. A. Boyd, Secretary
of the Sunday School Congress' to de
liver special addresses. They have
on-a big campaign for education and
' Thursday Evening Session.
8:45 P. M. Devotlwna by Revs.
Flemings and F. W. Wells.
Duett; by (Misses Irene and Odessa
9:00 P. M. SeV, on, by .Rev. F. ;A,
Murdock; Alternate, Rev. Rockymore.
Collection,' and Benediction,
r Friday Morning Session
8:30 A. M. -Bible Institute, Conduct
ed, by Revs. J. W.. Washington and A,
, t. Ayers, of Muskogee, Okla.
9:30 A. M. -Devottonals, Conducted
by Revs. W, WV 'WfiHiama and 8. M.
iRieeuling and Approval of previous
Journal, and Report of various Com
P. Rittfield, Idabel, Okta.
3:00 P. M. Memorial Exercise, Con
ducted by Rev. A. A. Banks, B. Th.,
of Muskogee', , Okla.
4:00 P. M. Mlu sior.ary Mass Meet
ing. Program to be arrangea.
6:30 K M. State B. Y. P..U. Con
quest, led by . Rev. S. P. Harris and
Rev. Hogan of Rex, Okla. Barrett,
of Castle, Okla.
8:30 P. M. Devotions, Conducted by
Revs. I. W. Bailey, of Depew Okla.,
J. A. Williams, Oklahoma City.
DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM KING.
Mr. Wm. King of 1608 Scovel street
died Sunday morning at the residence
of his mother. He had been In poor
health for two or three years but his
condition was. never considered all
alarming. Laat Saturday he was able
to be in the city and was with his rela
tives as lajte as 11:30 Saturday night,
after which he retired, assuring his
mother that he never left better. On
Sunday morning however, between
four and five o'clock he passed away.,.
It seems that he must have had an
Internal hemorrhage during the early i
hours of the morning and arose tying j
io get enei. his motne rouno mm
sitting in a chair about five o'clock
still warm, but life was extinct.
Funeral services over the remains
were held at the family residence
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. H. Clark
officiated. ... ' ,
A quartet from the National Bap
tist Publishing Board furnished music
for the occasion. Mr.' King' was the
son of Mrs. Susie King, a brother of
Mr. Ranie King and Miss Nellie E.
King. He; was a graduate of the city
schools of Nashville and a member ot
the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
somewhere In France. Ati! Instance
comes to the attention of the Nash
ville people where two young men
were pals at school and at home and
are now comrades m line trenches.
Special attention Is called to the
case of Lieut. L. H. Gilmore of Co
lumbia, Temn'., and Liieut. T. L. Zuber
of West Point, Miss. Both are pro
ducts of Meharry Medical College,
Class of 1912. iBoth are graduates ol
it'he officers' training camp of Dea
Moines; b6th sailed! together, both
lived in 4he same community in Chi
cago . with their wives and they are
both facing the Huns' bullets la the
trenches somewhere in France. Leut.
Giilmore is said to be Uhe. first color
ed man commissioned in the sitate of
Tennessee, and It to said when he
went to the training camp at Des
Moires Jhe cairried Ihia ommtasdon
with hl'm. The 'commission! is dated
July 6, 1917. It is said that Lieut.
Gilmore had the solid support of the
looked after the best interests of the
pastor. In the quarter ot the cen
tury service that Dr. Clark has given
to the city of NaBhville he has been
untiring and unceasing in his efforts
to be a cheer to those who come
around. They have extended public
Invitations to visitors and in con
nection with the church, trie Sunday
school is regarded as the largest in
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grain, some working ait binding, but
none idle and ail cheerful.
I want to write somewhat of the
I spirit of France, which to me Is the
greatest thing in the world. A spirit
that cannot die, and if it should die,
a sp'rit that must not be permitted
to die. I have been told that Bel
gium ha-sheen bled and is bereft of
I Iter young men. I tell you I do not
want to see Belgium; Wiien I see
France, I see al that my strom'g heart
and spirit can Stand. Here are sis
ters who will never again know a
brother's love, or who can cherish the
hope of obtaining a husband. Moth
ers who have given up their brave
sons, to whom a few years ago they
sa-ng lullabies, as they rocked them
j to sleep, and thought themselves
mothers of mem to be cherished in
the days when they should hold their
have sonV children in their arm. Ooca-
could not gaze on alone. I
looked on the great American andisionally here is a father, but grand
Canadian Falls were their scenes fathers galore wdio have seen their
more beautiful, but I know now as! sons and grand sons for the last time
I recall those mad whirling death I in most cases and in some they will
dealing rapids that amid the beauty see them so maimed that thev will
of thoso falls was a challenge much! hardly be recognizable. Wives and ',,. that strength, that sup-
una uiiivz lilt? UbauL VJl 1110 iiiivAjn.vb- i lh,.t ia wo tuuu.i. vl . lj m.v, uu a that PreBlQeni VVlloUli ttliu
ed crd unexplored wilderness of the may find consolation in the thought J. , McAdoo backed by the admln-
i, ,i",hi n.. 'vet to troduce a slackef
'anion -you. Oi.ly k few weeks ago
thH city, one or tne prouuBk u
Hat ot Temi'iSfee, Fnt your tnu
m.ta to the cfmps to be trained that
thev miuht brin? h h.f victory, and
you are .wins to do more You will
world where lurks danger ot every
From natural scenes my thoughts
it is better to have loved and )slratIon , the government,
leading white citizens of Columbia
who signed his application for a com
mission,, including lawyers, bankero
and profess! onal men of both races,
lie finished ti-to literary work in the
High schools of Columbia, took his
medical profession in! Meharry and
served as an irelerne at the Old Mercy
Hospital and at Hubbard Hospital.
He Is with the 92nd Division, A. P.
O. 766 American Expeditionary Force
lost than not. to have loved at all, for ,,,, ,, voti to lend. I.t 8,
they, poor brave little wives and , ,,,, ,1n tonieht what is expected
have wairdered to the beauty land! most of them are mothers, too,- have .., ., 'Amnrimn citizen to do, sub-
jgranduer of Americas leading o'ties.ilave made the greatest sacrifice that' 8,,rju(, tj,e full limit, subscribe until
Din uie ueauiy oi our great ciues; :iny race ui women cuuiu ue caiieu, , innts, and pay It as me uoru sum
fade into inisignlficance, wtaen I com-i np"n to make. Are they discourag-! von R(rencth to do."
pare them peopled as they are wtthjed? Are their heads hung down in'; - xhioimhout th'5 evening the pro
types of every nation, with the towns sorrow? Do they weep ahd cry at ram Wils replete with patriotic as
ot' France. Though these lack the the cemetery and church? Do they Lotions, and tlvise who w-ere present
modern conveniences which, we have scream when' the church, bells an- Bfler tn'e meeting adjourned were
lebg been accustomed, the loss of nounce the departure of another soul? j iomj (n their expression of the appre-
sucii is forgotten iwnen you Decome i;o tney rage wnen iney pick up a
imbibed witih the spirit of France, aj newspaper, or receive a message from
spirit which is as nearly as I am; the Government that one or their
able to describe, the Spirit of Christ.' dear ones has been killed by the das-
1 shall write more of that later. Just, lordly hand of the Huns? No.
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elation for tha excellent iu?oub
Mr. Will Wigfall and Mrs. Rosa
Wlsfall'3 little baby bo, Ei-nost
Tloyd Wlgfall, died at tneir nomo
no wmy thoughts are full ot the beau-, they did Wiey would decry the spirit! oiade street ' 'Monday morning. The
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ty and glory of France aks seen with nf FranJce, hut instead they are hap
the natural eye, from most any point py to have had to give,
other than that section laid waste ', . These women go through the streets
by the terrible hands of the Huns. I (and about their duties cheerful and
witness an aeroplane f'ght dally. The' almost gay, always a smile for the
big guns are roaring now. I am very boys who are fighting- for them over
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'; LIEUT. T; U 'ZUBER,' : "" ' LIEUT. L. H. GHvMORE,"
of West Point, Miss. Now hi France, of Columbia, Temn., Now in France.
familiar with the noise of the big t
cannos at this writing. I
From any height you can see for B 'TH 0 MISS CARRIE NAPIER
miles and miles, beautiful villages
lislributed generally from 8 to 10 After an illness of- less than a
kllomkers apart, (not a kilometer is. week, Miss Carrie Napier,, daughter
iiveedghths o fa mile), and between of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Napier died
Hfery city or village is a road known Wednesday night. The news of her
it' the French National Highway.1 death spread rapidly over the city
These roads far excel the roads of and country as she was extremely
America, as they are kept in the best j popular among the people of the
possible condition. Along either side state.
of toe road are beautiful trees plant-1 Miss Napier graduated from Fisk
i i ounn .HutBncAB .Bnart. about i University, and from Bryan and
10 meters or 11 yards) with 'grass
grown lat a width of never less thatn
two yards and much iwider in Borne
Along these reads the weary trav
eler, most of whom these days are
soldiers can alwa-s find a cool shady
place to rest. Ttonge roadways when,
seem from a distance seem like white
ribbons that delicately hold the vil
lages together. .- -;
,The villages are' located protective
ly it eeems between two or more
hills, and In lihe center of every yll
lage however small, their churches
Stratton Business College, of Chica
go,' 111. Since finishing literary work,
she taught in the city . schools of
Nashville and at Tuskegee. Institute.
Ala., and during this year she had
been employed at Fisk University.
Scores of messages of condolence
have been pouring In upon the Nap-
-lej . family since the news of her
death . became-known. While Miss,
Napier's condition was regarded as
serious the early port of the week,
considerably, improved.' . V .
The turn . for the, worst came
Wednesday night; and the end finally
came. , . y
biiriul service took place at the home
Wednesday morning at 10 o clock,
conducted by Rev. J. T. Tunstull.
Mrs. John Irvin is sick t her
Mr. Alex Armstrons and Mr. Jaa.
Armstrong took their leave for Louis
ville, Ky., to visit their brother, Rich
The Busy Bee Club of the Mt. Leba
non. Baptist Church will be enter
tained by Mr. Charlie jennmgs jjium
day night at Mrs. Lela Nail's home,
804 Glude street. Rev. J. R. Womack, -pastor.
Mrs. Alice arnel is sick at Tier
home on East 7th street. 1 '
MixH.Lefoy Ross is very sick at -the
home of her aunt, Mrs. Ctla
Wingfield, E. 11th street, t
Mr. Tommy -Williams died at his
home Thursday. The burial servicew
took place at his home, corner Glade "
and E. 11th s'reets, Saturdav after- .
noon at 2 o'clock, conducted bv Rev.
McMinn, pas'or of Central Baptist
Milton Cheatham, tho 15vear-old son
of Mrs Susie Cheatham, Glade street,,
wai shockel to death by an electric
wire Thursday evening at 8 o'clock
at his.honie. Th? funeral- services
took place at the "home Saturdav af
ternoon at 2, o'clock, conducted by
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