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VOLUME XIU. NASHVILLE. TENN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1918. NDMBBR 52
SrUDENTARMY AT STATE NORMAL ! FOURTHLIBERTY LOAN 'OVER TOP
SECT. WATSON AND CHAIRMAN
BOYD REPORT $1,000.00 LAST
MEETING HELD FRIDAY NIGHT
ORGANIZATION REMAINS INTACT.
NATIONAL RACE CONGRESS
HOLDS GREAT MEETING
HON. W. H. HARRISON DELIV
ERED ADDRESS TWELVE MIL
LION NEGROES REPRESENTED
DR. SNOWDEN'S WORK
In the last drive of the Campaign
Committee of the Fourth Liberty
Loan a total of exactly $1,000 was re
ported. The report was made by
Secretary John I. Watson and the
chairman, Henry Allen Boyd, through
the -central organization. The last
meeting was held Friday night in the
parlors of the Y. M. C. A., notwith
standing very inclement weather, a
deal of Interest was manifested by all
the workers. It was announced after
the meeting that the organization
would be held in tact, making prepa
rations for further drives. The names
of the subscribers with their amounts
are as follows:
James .Sumner, 1529 Fourteenth
avenue, N., $50; C. P. Windrow, 702
N. Ninth- street, $50; Lee Penning
ton, 507 Sylvan street, $50;' James
Pinkston, SOG Seventh avenue, S.,
$50; W. F. Phillips, 706 Ninth ave
nue, S., $50; B. F. Lee, 716 Lee ave
nue, $200; A. Yarbraugh, Jr., 307
Church' street, $100; C. H. Phillips,
123 Fourteenth avenue, N., $100;
Frank MoCulloch, 730 Winter Btreef,
$50; Henry White, 419 Howard street,
$50, "Walter A. Lewis, 1702 Jefferson
street, $50; Mrs. C. W. Porch, 220
I i V. .. xt - n . r i .
iim orciiuo, .ju, WiUlBurrilB ., hj br0lher Of
Lamb, 423 6th avenue, S., $50; Shod V3 U1 D 6 Drolner 01
Kellum, 1403 14th avenue, N., $50;
Harry Eddings, 1312 14th avenue, N
At a recent meeting of one of the
National Kace Congresses held in the
District of Columbia, a delegation
called upon President Woodrow Wil
son. The spokesman for the delega
tion was Hon. Harrison, an attorney
for the National Baptist Convention
(unincorporated), formerly of Okla
homa, but now living in Chicago.
Judge Harrison, as he is well and
favorably known, has traveled for the
past year in the interest or war sav
Ins.g and liberty loan drives, and was
selected as the spokesman for the oc
casion when the leading men of
brain and thought were In atten
dance. Judge Harrison in address
ing the President said:
"Mr. President, twelve million faith
ful, courageous, patriotic, loyal and
liberty-loving American citizens are
your debtors for this conference.
These twelve million American citi
zens realize and recognize the fact
that these are the most crucial times,
as well as the busiest times of your
eventful life. They recognize the
fact that since this nation entered
the great world war, the human trage
dy of ail times, the nations of the
world are wont to look at and regard
"The nations of the world recog
nize your farsightedness, sound judg
ment, humanitarian heart and com
prehensive statesmanship, and are
giving you the last word in all inter
national matters, and for that reason
the visit of these representatives
must of necessity be brief.
"We represent the only race .m
earth whose color is prima facia evi- j
dence of its patriotism and its loy-1
alty, and we represent the only race
on earth that has no German propa
ganda among them, no traitors, no
alien enemies anu no spies, we came
to reassure you as a matter of rype
tition that we are with you and with
jour every utterance directed to
winning the great world war and
bringing democracy to the oppressed
Springfield, 111. The citizens of
Springfield are much enthused over
the splendid work just completed by
Dr. W. Henry Snow-dart, In renovating
and remodeling the New Hope Bap
tist Church, to which lie was called
as pastor fourteen months ago. Aft
er several months of preparation, the
remodelled building was opened to
the public with impressive ceremno-
ies, Sunday. October 13th, at which
time Dr. W. Dewitt of Jackson
ville, Illinois preached in the morning
and at 'the evening services. ln the
afternoon the various colored pastors
of the city were present and a time
ly r.rd appropriate sermon was preach
ed by Dr. M. L. Porter, pastor of the
Pleasan Grove Baptist Church of this
COL CREARY LAUDS
MAURY COUNTY NEWS COLUM
BIA THE COUNTY SEAT A CITY
Happenings and Coings Attracting
Widespread Attention Spanish Flu
Held in Check by Local Physician
Social and Personal Mention,
NEGRO PRESS ASSOCIATION
MR. WM. STEVENS WRITES OF
HELPFUL WORK OF Y. M. C. A.
WASHINGTON EVENING ST Alt ON
"THE COLORED TKOOPS."
i Considerable :V Merest is centered
SENDS LETTER TO WAR COR-1 here in the coming meeting, of the
irjoruil)i.w i ur KAX1UHAL i ""' '"
Convention, wlncli meeting was posi
! poneil on account of the prevailing
: epidemic, but information from Presl
dent ll-.irdit'.'g and Secretary Burns j
at Nashville g'.ve assurance that un-i
less unforeseen obstacles arise, tliej
meeting will positively be held No
vember 27tli, 2Xth and 2'Jth. Each
session will be held at tho First llu
tist Church, pastored by Rev. T. J.
Tunstall, jr, An influx of distinguish-
"Tsis announcement is made:
"Complying with the request of the
The church edifice of New Hopel recent conference of colored editors,
PRESIDENT HALE MAKES -ANNOUNCEMENT
STUDENTS ADMITTED TWO
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AL
READY ON SCENE.
OF LOCAL PASTOR
was built about seventeen years ago,
ar.'d at the coming of Dr. Snowden
was in a very bad state o frepair.
With a small membership and in the
face of great odds, Dr. Snowden plan
ned am iui3o-diae church building,
which under the direction of God and
with the co-operatilon of his people,
he has been able to make a reality.
The building is located on the cor
ner of ,(ghith. land Miller striata
where concrete ivalks and cement
foundations have been placed around
the entire building. A new vestibule
has been erected and a gallery plac
ed at each end of the auditorium
with the pupit placed an' the east
the committee on public . formation
has designated a colored man, Ralph
W. Tyler of Solumbus, Ohio, former,
auditor for the Navy Department, as
a regularly commissioned war cor
respondent, to specialize on the con
ditions surrunding the colored troops
In France and to make daily reports
of the activities and engagements in
whic hthe colored soldiers are prom-! be a stag affair because of the large
ed divines representing the mission-.
ary Baptists from various isections ot
the state is expected to be in atten
dance. Xot only will the men be
here in large numbers, but the repre
sentatives of the Woman's Auxiliary
to Hie State Convention will also be
in. attendance. In fact the Informa
tion is given out here that 'it will not
inent. He will be on the staff of
Gen. Pershing, commander-in-chief of
the American Expeditionary Forces
overseas. Every facility has been
provided for the prompt and accurate
gatherings of all facts that may be
of interest to the colored people.
"A step in every way commenda
ble. The bearing of the colored
troops abroad has not been over
side of the building. On either side! looked, or minimized, in the news,
of the pulpit has been erected a room 9n, the, contrary, it has been praised,
for baptismal purposes. A pool has 8urder in camp, diligence n the dis
Imen nipd under the nnh.it nlat, charge of rountine and bravery in
form and everything made complete.
A complete change In the lighting
battle have all been mentioned.
"Never the less, reports in future
CIGARETTES AND CHEWING GUM.
By Frank Parker Stockbridge.
nOe o fthe most popular songs
among tho doughboys of the A. E. F.
Contains these stirring lines:
"Ashes to ashes and dust to dust,
If the Camels don't get you
The. Fatimas must."
That is theway the boys over .there
pone good-humored ridicule at the
anti-cigarette moralists. Perhaps
there are American soldiers overseas
who don't smoke cigarettes either
the ready-made or roll-your-own kind.
ii mere are any sucn, 'However. thevip th,0 on,.ih w ith vn
have not yet been mentioned in thenome on this continent, and we are
dispatches. The cigarette is as much j WRh you over there, for .over there
a necessity in the maintenance ofour boys have passed through their
thatintangible but very real element Gethsemana, their baptism of fire,
we call morale as any other part of their Golgotha's height, and some of
the soldier's necessary or incidental - them have been crucified on the
equipment, and when one considers cross of autocracy that democracy
what our cigarette-smoking army is might have life and have it more
doing and the workmanlike way In abundantly.
which It is doing it, it does seem as i "We come, Mr. President, to ask
if the anti-cigarette crusaders had very on behalf of these twelve millions
few legs left to stand on. It was a that they bo given a man's chance
full generation ago that they began, in air of tho constitutional rights
to assert, with much higalutin' em- guaranteed and vouchsafed to them
phasis, that the cigarette was under-1 by the Federal Constitution and the
mining the manhood and sapping the ' constitutions of their states. We
system has been made, with up-to-date on th's, subject will be of greater in
electrie:.l fixtures installed. A new I tere.st t0 the colored poop e of Ameri
elevated floor ha,s been put in with " because f the knowledge that
rew seats so arranged that tho con- the he additional impress of
gregation faces the pulpit from the ,f, "" TV?,?!'
north, south and west. The interior "f,!, e 7rrk, h '"h '"m"
woodwork lis in oak finish with tho thorlUcs abroad by tho authorities
walls beautifully papered throughout.
New windows of opalesant class have
vitality of American youth. Most of
our boys 'over' there have been born
since the cigarette first became popu
lar In America; most of them have
been cigarette smokers from an age
even younger than the most ardent
have observed, and now call your
attention to the fact that discrimina
tion on account of race and color,
and segregation and Jim Crowism
are practiced in some of the depart
ments of state assisting you in witi
devotee of "MILady Nicotine" regard ning this great world war. We can
as the proper age to begin smoking, not think that you are advised as to
One of the most important services ! such discriminatory treatment, and
the organizations representing the I that the mere calling your attention
United War Work Campaign are rend-1 to the fact is sufficient to have the
ering in their great task of maintain-1 same remedied.
ing tine link between th ehomes over
here and the boys over there is the
supplying of cigarettes. The figures
re astounging. One organization
cmdone shipped 848,785,802 cigarettes in
tje nrsr. year tnat our boys were on
heother side to say nothing of 32.
000,000 cigars and 2,500,000 packages
of smoking tohacco. .
It is especially interesting also to
note in the same list of shipment 14,
510,000 packages o fchewlng gum.
More gum than that is going over now
since General Pershing has given his
official indorsemen tto the use of
chewing gum as a means of conserv
ing the drinking water supply while
on the march and In the trenches,
Chewing gum has also been the
target for much abuse from the well
meaning, although the gum chewers
who are the targets for much of this
criticism are not of the sex of which
the A. E. F. is composed. We do not
recall any serious attacks upon the
use of chewing gum by the male con
tingent. It is surprising that the Ger
man pres shas not adduced this use
of chewing gum by American soldiers
a sproof of the effeminacy of our
Not all of the $170,500,000 which the
organizations combined in United War
Work Campaign require to keep up
their work for the next year is to be
spent for cigarettes and chewing gum
by any means, but the importance of
tnese two items should not be over
looked. Anyone who does not approve
of either may have the satisfaction of
knowing that at least as much as his
own particular contribution will be
used for some other purposes such as
books, 'baseball bats, doughnuts or
. uorainoes, Indeed, the range of the
activities and the catholicity of the
appeal of the United War work Camp
aign are such that It Is difficult to
see how any good American can find
and excuse for not giving.
We believe in the right of trial
by jury, we are certain that Jim
Crowism and mob violence are un
American, undemocratic, and are
wrong, and on behalf of these twelve
million American citizens we pray
the exercise of your good offices to
the end that Jim Crowism, mob vio
lence and any other wrong that tends
to hinder us as a racial unit, not only
be discouraged, hut stopped.
"Thanking you for this conference
on behalf of these twelve million
we are very grateful."
P? !?'WC1JW-'1";.'IW!J V? VAJU'tyltW? 9
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LfAw, ,in dm - BMrr-Jinw-v--
HON. W. H. HARRISON,
"And of greater interest also to
the white people, who have not failed
to note and appreciate tho responses
of the colored people to the calls of
the war. No color line has run in
that matter. According to their
numbers and ability, the colored peo
ple have done well. They have of-
! fered themselves freely for Army
service; and Secretary McAdoo has
puhlically complimented them for
their activities in behalf of the Liber
"The war is growing and Ameri
can troops, white and colored, are
crossing the Atlantic in increasing
force steadily. War news has the
right of way in all American news
papers and is read by everybody.
Trained men are busy collecting it.
All war features are covered by them
All facilities for doins their work
are afforded by the military authori
ties. It is one of the most difficult
and comprehensive tasks ever under
taken by modern journalism.
"While the war lasts, therefore,
the task should continue to be ex
ecuted with due consideration for all
printable details, and due apprecia
tion of the performance of all par
ticipants. Americans on the firing
lines are described as doing their
best, and are eulogized by their Euro
pean allies, not only for courage but
competency. Hence, the more com
plete the stories that come to us
about what the American troops
sprinkling of the fair sex. in addi
tion to this movement of
tioi" to this the movement of the col
ored troops, many of whom come from
Maury County, is cnniiuiilng to at
tract attention. It is isaid here the
hoys fro mthese parts iliave partioi
patcd in practically every drive in
which the Americans under General
Pershing have put on in f'ramee. Lit
tle by little their deeds of heroism
cross th a deep blue sea, and find their
way to this county semt. in every
meeting that has been held where the
war is discussed "uncond tlonal sur
render" is the prevailing idea, giv
ing ttrei gth to this sentiment. The
Negroes went squarely on record by
the part they played in the Fourth
Li berty Lean. People in every walk
of life, those with small means, a
,,vcll as those rated as financial fac
tors, supported the lo:in ami subscrib
ed the liir.rt.
REV. B. B. BOLDEN ACTIVE IN
FOURTH LLBETY LOAN DRIVE
ARDEN AND CONSCIENTIOUS
WORKER CANVASSES MEM
BERSHIP OF HIC CHURCH.
One of the most active workers of
the recent Fourth Liberty Loan Drive
was Rev. G. B. Bolden, pastor of tho
Foster Chapel Baptist Church. While
he was prevented from, having any
church services or getting the mat
ter before the people, he made a per
sonal canvass for subscriptions and
was so successful that ho was highly
commended by the Campaign Com
mittee. At the first meeting tie au
dressed the body and told them of
the deep interest the people in the.
neighborhood of his churcti nau in
the Liberty Loan drive. It developed
at this meeting that he was not only
an ardent and conscientious worker,
but had shown the same amount of
originality in his religious work. Fos
ter's Chapel is a Missionary Baptist
church out on Lebanon Pike just op
posite the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, a
splendid two-story brick building.
I , In Aimwr rMnopt With M"i
from a military point of view as that " le ' .,', ate ews. pulpits
Military training has been author
ized at the State Normal, according to
an announcement handed out by
President W. J. Hale of that school.
It has been known that thatshrdenloi
It has been known that the A. and 1.
State Normal school was being con
sidered for the Students Training
Corps all the summer, but just what
the status of the training would be
had mot been determined. President
Hale advocated a class of training
that ow lduadmrt Btudents from the
grammar schools. Since the state
normal was in the main a normal and
industrial sciliool with manual train
ing, the school authorities were work
ing to impress the Governmar.it with
the importance of giving to the young
men of small opportunities who are
mechanically and egntcuJjtufally in
clined and who had but a limite.l
literary training the same advantage
offered by the colleges. Already two
commissioned officers with the rank
of First Lieutenants have been to t'he
State Normal and it was learned this
week that a .Major from the Nation's
Caipfitol would be here within the
next few days, together with an in
spector General to make final inspec-
and pulplf chairs. The congregation
is one of the leading ones of the
Baptist State Convention, sending
their pastor, the Rev. Mr. Bolden, to
all the meetings, whether state or
national. In connection with the
rhnrch thev onerate a front-line Sun-
school. The congregation has
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tiW and to isl-gn the papers, giving toj. f .. hru.rht out. according to
State Normal a certificate as a mem-begt information, through the untir
ing efforts of the pastor, Kev. noiuen.
Unique in his way as a preacher he
is, because of the fact that he not
only built the church by his financial
management, but was actually one of
the workmen, helping to lay the
brick, put up the scaffold, put in the
floor and even putting the roof on
Km slated that he intended to stay
with i ho organization ami to brins
liis people in closer touch with what.
her of the S. A. T. C. President
Hale lias been kept busy for the past
ten days, getting the school in shape
mailing preparation for the enlist
ment of the students so that the
boys' department could be transform
ed immediately into a training de
Those well informed on conditions
assent that this !m the first school
in the South that will ofter to the Ne
gro boy of limited education' this I js i,jn!r done in Nashville
superior 'advantage. While he enter? .
at a very low grade, lie will be given RH1NES-DAVIS.
everv k'lid or military and mechanical i . ' . .
training up to that bordering an civ- A marriage upon which en e
1 engineering In order to push this interest of a largo number ot friends
and relatives was that of Miss Min
nie Bell Davis and Attorney John
j Porter Ithines which took place at
the Fireside School Headquarters,
I Thursday evening Oct 3rd, 1918.
' For the occasion tho house was
I decorated with ferns, palms and cut
flowers. The ceremony was perform
ed in the assembly room of the Fire
side School before an altar or ferns
and palms by Rev. Brumlield pastor
ni' I inward Congregational church.
Okla. The authorities of int i,rrfi the entrance of the bridal
work through, it is known President
Halo spent much time in the Kast
'ind North this year, making a prac
tical S'tudy of the S. A. T. C. Institu
tic s en route. The full announce
ment, of the Corps i's to made -as soon
the Government officials have put
llieir final O. K. upon the plant.
Dr. Snowden is to be congratulat-1 abroad are doing, and how standing
ed upcr.1 not only having won the re-,tne straln o tne conflict, the better
spec and -onfidence of the entire the reading public the whole pub
membership of his church and com-,ic 0f DOth colors and conditions
munity, but has received in his splen-j Wjn ne served.''
did undertaking, the active co-opera-:
tion of b s church officers, commit LADIES THIMBLE CLUB
this city put the lid on tight and for . piirty Dr. O. A. Childress Jr., of Me
the past two Sundays there have been! n..rv f Dentistry sang, "Oh Promise
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tees and members. Among those
iw ho have shared in a creditable way
the burden of the work, are: J. U.
Osby, Stok63 Hubbard, John Brown
, The L. T. Club met Friday after
noon with Mrs. John Jumper. The
meeting was opened in its usual form
by the president, Mrs. Thomas Jen-
DEATH OF MRS. MARY ABSTON
. Mrs. Mary Abston, the wife of Mr.
George Abston, died Oct. 20th at 5:17
a. m. at the residence of her father,
Mr. Robert Parham, at Guthrie, Ky.
. Mrs. Abston was a consistent member
of the A. M. E. Church. She leaves
. a host of friends to mourn her loss.
She is survived by her husband, one
child, father, one sister, Mrs. J. H.
Manion and one brother, Robert Par
ham, Jr. Funeral took place at her
father's residence, attended 'by Rev.
J. T. Martin, of South Pittsburg,
Tenn., and Rev. B. R. KImbrough of
Outhrle, Ky.' Interment 'in the fami
ly lot at Powndy Wood Cemetery.
PRIVATE GEORGE DAVIS IN
Among the hundreds of -Nashville
young men who have gone over the
seas with the thousands of Negroes
aow in Frrl'.tee is Private George b.
Davis, who Bends a message back to
Nashville. .The letter Is brief, but is
given for the benefit ot his many
friends, and follows:
"Co. A, 807 P. Inf., A. El. F. Some
where in France,
September lb. 1918.
Rev. Henry A. Boyd:
I am sending you there few I'nes
to let you know I a mfeeling fine.
I arrived safe over hero. Kindly re
member me to. all. Pray for me.
Yours in Christ,
GEORGE 3. DAVIS."
To the Sunday school forces Mt.
George Davis will be remembered as
one of the active workers in the front
line Sunday School movement. -He
attended the Sunday School Congress
wlhen it imet at Vicksburg, Miss., aind
was a representative at the meeting
in Nashvi lie. ,He is a member of the
New Hope Baptist Church and Sun
day School, of which Rev. J. C. Hard
ing 1,3 the pastor. In addition to this
Private Eavis was employed for more
than fifteen years as a pressman at
the National Baptist Publishing
Board's plant, counter locust and Sec
ond Avenue., North, He was station
ed at Camp Meade and from there
he was transferred to another oaimp
in. the east and then shipped tor
oversea duty from an American port
The fervent "pray for me" m regard
ed by the Sunday School forces as
the beautiful E-entiimrst expressed in
the short missive.
Henry smun, inos. jacKson, Miuaru Tha roH ,,., flnd Gacn
Johnson, Frank Coleman, Robert memuer responded with dues and
Green, Henry Sallie, Robert White, verseg from tn0 Bible Part ot tne
Rev. H. K. Wilson, Frank Chandler, nftfirnoon was pent ln needle work.
Robert Wnshington; Mesdames Nancy jTne yisltirs present were Mrs. Brown
Coleman, Jennie Robinson, Lucy Ricii-i an(1 Mra walker. They gave some
mond, M,innie Osby, Bertha )mtiUii. helpful words to the club. Mrs.
.Margaret Neal, Lizzie BrooKs, Mamye; Jennings favored the club with ser-
i Hedge IMaity Washington, Alnjanda
Robert, J. W. Smith, Flossy Chandler,
Georgia WJhite, Lula Green and An
na Sallie: Misses Mayme Osby, Ruth
Robinson, Eulala Osby, Dorothy Rob-
lason, Jennie Osby, Margaret Green,
and Mt. Delmer White.
REV. E. L. CLEGGETT ILL.
Rev. Eli L. Cleggett, the able sup
erintendent of the Mt. Nebo Baptist
Sunday School, is very sick at his
residence on Twenty-eighth avenue,
N. His many friends wish for him
a speedy recovery.
eral instrumental selections. After
all business, the hostess, assister by
her two daughters served a tempting
two course menu. After thanking
the hostess for her hospitality the
club adjourned to meet November 1st
with Mrs. Joe Hyde.
Mr. Moi:e .Martin of Maury County,
whose home is at Columbia, Is visit
ing relatives this week. He is the
brother of Mrs. Cora Woods who is
well and favorably JUnowm Jr, this
city, ille stated this week he would
leave for Camp Taylor at the end of
the week. Mr. iMtirtin, when here in
civil life, was one of the respected
vounc men of the community. He
was reared in Columbia and was al
ways regarded as brilliant ii-tar, as
it seems Wait Gad had given 'him ex
cellent Qualities. He has been sta
tioned at Camp Taylor for some time
and is expected to be sent over there
real soon. Whenever ho gets over
there he expects to fight for world's
democracy and make good.
no religious services of any kind
Tha pubi c schools have closed an.i
Prof. W. H. Fort, the principal of
Dunbar High School, declared he did
not know when the lid would be taken
off. But the people of these parts
are observj lg every order sent out
by the authorities and ore co-opcrat-inir
lii tlin nrevpntion nf the snread
I of the eniilemic. Few deaths among
flie colored people have been report
ed. Extra preparations h'ld- been
made here to entertain Rev. Henry
A. Boyd, the secretary of the Sunday
School Congress, who iwa ito have
appeared at the -First Baptist ('hurch
under ithe directi'Mni of Prof. W. H
Fort, but his coming has been post
poned as have all public affairs sched
uled to take place within the next
THE COLORED AMERICAN IN
Issued from the Office of Emmett J.
Scott, Special Assistant to the
Secretary of War.
'Mr. Harry McGavock, of Springfield,
who was called to this city several
days ago on account of the serious
illness ot his son and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Thompson, and Miss draftees, issued by Provost Marshal
Mattie. Maf McGavock, of 2515 Ala- -General Crowder, included 29, 010
meda street, left for his home Sun- colored men
Washington, D. C, Oct. 23. There
are now fifty colored chaplains in the
United States Armv.
The September call for selective
The enrollment has passed the four
hundred mark and still they come to
enroll in the several departments at
The Government Inspector called
and found the meals up lo the re-1
((iiirecl standard and made a sugges-:
tion that, too much meats were being
given the student body. We were able
to tell some one had been around after :
he left. I
the addition to the mess hall has
DEATH OF MRS. S. T. WILLIAMSON
Woid has reached Nashville of the
death of -Mrs. S. T. Williamson, whose
death occurred at Palestine Tex., Ih.h t
week. Mlrs. Williamson was the wife
of Mr. S. T. Wiilliamson, one of the
prominent citi'v.ens of iihnt city enul
tlie sister of Mr. W. S. Willis, Grand
i Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias
I of Texas. Interment, was at Palest in-
In the presence of a host of friends.
The deceased was very popular ithere,
where she had ifpent a number of
yeu'tis of her life.
REV. WM. FERRELL OF DETROIT.
Among the visitfcig ministers who
were at the Baptist Ministers Con
fereuce Monday morning was Rev.
Win. Fcrrell, of Detroit, Mich. Kev
Mr. Ferrell is pastor of what is re
Me." At the close of this song Miss
Mary Katherine Battle, one of Nash
ville's most talented younger musi
cians begun the strains of "Mendell
sohns Wedding March." Preceding
tho bridal party entered two beautiful
little ribbon bearers, Mary Hawkins
and Julian McMillian Elliott, who
formed an isle to the altar. The bride
entered next with her sister. Miss
Francis Davis as maid of honor, fol
lowed by the groom and his best man,
lr. Martin. The bride wore a gown
of white Georgette Crepe over white
satin, her flowers were a corsage of
bridal roses. The veil was caught
with sprigs of orange blossoms, she
never looked mure charming than on
this occasion. The maid of honor was
gowned ln a beautiful grey Georgette
Crepe with boots and gloves to match
her (lowers were pink roses. Both
the groom and the best man wore the
conventional black. The bride is one
of thoniost talented young women of
thecity having graduated from Owens-
bom high school with honors, and is
a graduate from the commercial, and
Teacher Training departments of
Walden College, and is of the highest
type of Christian woman. Has been
for more than live years bookkeeper
at tho Fireside School.
Attorney Hhines is one of the lead
in'; attorneys of the race having prac
ticed law in Nashville for a number of
year. His reputation as a lawyer Is
known throughout the south. Their
popularity was attested by a large col
Mr. and Mrs. Hhines are at home to
lection of handsomo wedding presents,
their many friends at 47 Maury St.
He leaves them much
In the total of 1,900,000 American
troops sent overseas, a goodly propor-
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thompson ot I tion may be accredited to the Negro
2515 Alameda street, who hate been
111 for several weeks, are convales
cing. MAKING GOOD & FRANCE.
Private Horace Mays would like his
many friends to know that he is still
race. This total was given by the
War Department officials at a recent
hearing before the House Committee
on Military Affairs.
Many press reports, commenting on
the American Army in France, intl
been completed and the boys all have arded as tile largest Baptist congre
smiling faces as we win noi. De so nMon ln Detroit. Wliile he formerly
crowded when we go to meals. The pastore(1 this city, and was a mem
food is well prepared and palatable. of tnQ Mt nUve naJ)tls.t church,
No one claims it tastes like the food he went from Nas;i,viiie to Chaata
mother prepares at homo nooga, where he pa.'.tored for a whi le.
The scheduel of the school has been Krom Chattanooga he iwtM to At-
somewhat changed: the school runs ,arrta and then trom Atlanta to De
from 8 to 1Z, except tne aentai ciass troIt ,Rev Mr Ferrell . stated that
which runs from 8 to 10 a. m. School nr,.lvp,i tn iw,mit he was
in the afternoon from 1 to 4 p. m caed ,,0 a small clmrcll of oniy sev-
HADLEY PARK CIRCLE CLUB.
The Hadley Park Circle Club met
at the home of 'Miss F.ura B. Adams,
2711 Batava, street, Thursday even
ing, Oct. 17. The meeting was called
lo order by 'ho President, Mrs. A. C.
Holder, opened in its usual form.
The roll was called, each member
responded with quotation and dues,
after business hours, the club was
entertained by recitation by Mrs.
Frank Jones, and a solo by Mrs. Eura
11. Adams, just a Baby's Prayer at
except the dentals which go from 1 menibers and during his "three Twilight,
to 5 p. m Study hours are from 7 9 8tay , tne north the nas a(Weil There were three visitors present
to 9:30 p. m. Of course inspectors) tllan elghteen hundred to the ,w0 ot whom were so well pleased
will see that study hours are observed tt Tk., i, roi...,i with the meeting and members, t ey
in the several dormitories. This Is magni,-Icen,t church edifice and he! immediately became member. The
a now cio in i.ioi.oi.j ..v.. o.. s n(lw on .,. vacation, w men was
making a good record in France, and I mate that the Germans have a whole
would like to get a word of cheer j some fear of colored troops ln action,
from any good friend, he is stationed General Pershing Is lavish in his
with organization Co. ,C. 541 Engin- praise of the colored soldiers and has
, A l ClvnAJtllAnnn Pn... I . t .J ,1 .1-. I 1 1 .. I I, . 1I.A0 lmt.
ccio, XLiiiciiail jAjscuilluuai j ruitca,
Mr. Jno. Andrews arrived ln the
city from Indianapolis, Ind., Wednes
day, Oct. 16th, and left for Camps at
Greenville, S. C Oct 18t,h. Mr.
Andrews Is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Turner, 3316 Georgia Ave.
testified officially that they show
marvelous coolness under shell fire,
and an entire regiment, us well as
Individual colored soldiers, has been
cited for decorations of honor.
Preliminary to the recent session
of the National Baptist Convention at
St. Louis, a patriotic meeting was
The colored man now holding the held at the Coliseum, In the course of
highest rank in the Regular Army is which 10,000 enthusiastic colored
Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin Oliver ! people proclaimed their loyalty to the
THE RELIEF CLUB.
The Relief club has postponed Its I
meetings until the "Flu" epidemic
has abated. A said date will be an
nounced later through this paper.
Davis, a native of Washington, D. C,
stationed .with the 9th Cavalry ln the
United States. A long parade, a
chorus of 300 voices and a program
tured the celebration.
ent body almost to a man is to be
found on the campus after four o'clock
each day. Prior to this they have
covered almost all parts of Nashville
in their several vocations after
Dr. E. J. Cod well of Chattanooga,
Tenn., paid his Alma Mater a visit
this week and like most of the faith
ful ones contributed $25.00 to the
Dr. Trice of Clarksvllle, TeuP-, made
a visit to the school this week
Dr. John Eve of Class of .'918, has
accepted an Internship in a hostital
in Memphis, Tenn.
Dr. Gilbert of Atlanta, Ga., was a
visitor on the campus this week.
Dr. D. O. Gathings, Class '18 was
sent, down to Muscle Shoal, A'a, this
week to help fight the "Flu."
voted by the churcili. He deeltireo
they were lined up soll'lly with the
unincorporated ConventioW. His ad
dress before the Ministers' Confer
ence Mbnday wm full -of interest and
flrentcii O'Unip falvoit'itjlip comment..
He is to leave the city at the end
of his vacation to take up his work
ln the North again.
MISS MATTIE MAI McGAVOCK ILL.
Miss Mattie Mai McGavock of 2515 B. Wilson
Aiameia street, ana an emcieni phi- i
ployee of the National Baptist Pub
lishing Board, has been very ill for
three weeks. Her many friends will
be delighted to know that she is con
valescing and it is hoped she will
be able lo mingle with them in a
entire club Impressed an unsual glad
apporance to see the face of our
farmer secretary, Mr;. William H.
Johnson, who has been out of the city
leaching and was able to pay us a
visit owing to the present condition
of the- state schools by closing on ac
count ot the "Flu" whic his raging.
Later ln the evening tho club was
turned over to tho hostess, who serv
ed an elaborate two course menu. The
meeting was an unusual pleasant one.
the club adjourned to meet with Mrs.
ATTORNEY J. ARTHUR DAVIS
Attorney J. Arthur Davis of Chiea
go was in Nashville on a vacation this
week. He delivered an enthusiasts
and instructive speech at Roper Wil
liams University. The school had a
half holiday in honor of hiin.