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NASHVILLE A CITY 0? OPPORTUNITY-THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASIIV1LLE. TENN. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 15, 1918.
PROF. J. C. WRIGHT AT BIJOU SUNDAY
MAGNIFICENT AUDIENCE GREETS SPEAKER TRIBUTE TO NEGRO
HEROISM PROF. WRIGHT AT HIS BEST EXPERIENCES
ABROAD SWAYS VAST THRONG.
FIGHTING MISS BURROUGHS
TRYING TO OUST A WOMAN WHO
HAS BUILT A GREAT INSTITU
TION MORE ENVY SHOWN
To the Nashville Globe.
Jersy City, N. J. Aa a reader of
your paper, knowing it to be a secu
lar n.inpr with no narticular interest
No more magnificent audience has i and loval to h Frnn. flnr In inv nf fhean rplle-lnus enntrnver-
been neen in Nashville than the one prevailed upon his audience not to i sies, yet I believe you are willing to
that filled the Bijou Theatre last judge the French women by the ! give your readers a true statement of
Sunday at the opening of the United painted model often referred to as I facts, as a number of your readers aro
War Work Campaign. All the morn- a typical French woman. He declared interested in what is going on, as I
ing the Four Minute Men in the var-'that the best of France was not all trveled through the states.
lntia flhninhM hnil nparaH t thn ...... ' n t . .. ...... ,, . , .... 1
iuc luu- : in l-uris. it was tne rural i smrta i am exceeuinKiv auu Kreauy sur-i
gregatlons, setting forth the aims ana
purposes of the seven headed monster
campaign which would open on Mon
day morning. All the forenoon Sun
day hundreds. of people anxiously
waited for the afternoon hour so that
they might show their interest in
the topic first and foremost in the
and peasants, the agricultural ele-
ment that were as true to France as
any in the metropolitan centers. His
climax was the work of the Young
Men's Christian Association and the
need for trained help, more money,
more supplies, more to do with. He
said that war was diflereut to what
as a great industry, whose chief pro-
duct was dead men, and that like
other ind- 3tries it had its- by-pro
ducts, ar. that one of the greatest
prised to find that those who attend
ed the- last meeting of the National 1
Baptist Convention held September ;
4-9, in St. Louis, Mo., complained of
a renewed attack upon Miss Nannie
H. Burroughs and her work of the
National Training School. This time
however, greater the marvel, the at
tack comes backed up by the women.
Those in the main body of tho Con
vention heard nothing of the plan,
and attempted attack, but a side
meeting was called among the officers
minds of the people throuehout the : It IWPll ti lin It iL'aa tlmu lnnlrarl unnti
fcfflnna r,f U n .11!..! . , . . ' 1
.cb.uu. ui mo oiinu nations, wnicn
was none other than the winning of
the war for world democracy. The
three big institutions of the cltv that
have the Student's Army Training I by-products of the present war was lot tho women's branch and those of
h ll, leu ln lne celebration that of brotherhood, helping men to
tneexe raises Sunday afternoon. see and understand each other better.
ft ! ... wa8,bellevel at the time For more than an hour he brought a
.5 ! 1 1a.ril,istice was signed and i message that was democratic, that
mat hostilities and fighting would I showed tho new program, that open
soon cease, ic was evident that Nash-1 ed up the vista of the real underlv-
. uuunu 10 raise its quota of the ; ing work of the present war. The
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C. M. E. CONFERENCE CLOSES.
Work of Methodist of Tennessee, held
5 days at Capers Chapel.
SUCCESS PREDICTED 111 IR DRIVE
Dig campaign. At three-thlrtv
o'clock the Meharry Band struck up
vast audience was swayed time after
time by his round flow of language,
.., ,cl,a uu ululo lnan,nls ueautirui climaxes. At the con
fifteen hundred loyal Nashville citi- elusion of the address, Mrs. Helen
icun biuuu anu sang. Kev. Preston
Taylor, the chairman of the local
committee, under whose leadership
the captains and other men are work
ing to raise the sixty thousand as
r-ividson County's quota, called on
i'rof. Page, the president of Roger
Williams University, to lead in
prayer. After prayer, Chairman
Taylor announced that Prof. John
WniL- itp.ii 1 n !.... ,
........ ia mau ucuve in me cam
Adams Moore, of Columbus, Ohio,
one of the Y. W. C. A. workers, who
was on the platform, made a five
minute talk in the interest of the
young women and their work. After
this Chairman Taylor called the sec
retory of the local committee, Prof,
the men's; especially those excited
by Texas hounds.
The corresponding secretary, (Miss
Burrought) attending the Board
meeting, called, but was told that
her presence was not preferable.
Thinking the meeting had something
to do with the amount of over $5000
in arrears of her salary, she, the sec
retary, quietly withdrew, never
dreaming of the portent of the meet
ing. There behind closed doors the
women of the National Convention
the official body, those ardent suf
fragettes granted the ollicers of the
men's division that they were "un
der the men," and that therefore the
report of the corresponding secretary
AIRS. M. T. MITCHELL,
ACTIVE MISSIONARY WORKER
Among the women who are active
In the constructive work that is be
ing done by the National Convention
of Women is Mrs. M. T. Mitchell, of
Chicago, 111. Mrs. Mitchell is a
member of the Executive Board of
the National Baptist Convention of
Women, and Chairman of the Cour
tesy Committee. She Is an active
worker in the Ebenczer Baptist
Church, pustored by Rev. John F.
Thomas, D. 1). She is expected to
visit Nashville in the last few months
In the Interest of Educational work.
The 48th Session of the Tennessee
Annual Conference of the Colored
Methodist Church is now history.
Rt. Rev. Bishop Nelson C. Chaves
of Memphis, was the presiding Bishop.
Bishop Chaves Is the youngest mem
ber of the bench of Bishops of the C.
M. E. Church and this is beginlng his
2nd quad reunion as Bishop and his
irst t.me to preside over the Confer
ence of his native state.
He is a Tennessean b' birth, re
ceive! an education and the same is
true of his church relations. He was
elueatel in the schools of Tennessee,
including aLne College ,and Fisk
diversity. The people of his church
lolight to honor hi mand the people
of Tennessee .especially do they of
N'ashville and the Tennessee Confer
ence feel proud to claim him as their
All agree that the recent Annual
Conference was one of the most spiri
tual and most harmonious ever held
in this section of the state.
The Annual Sermon was preached
by Rev. Copeland of Hopkinsville, Ky.
Secretary of the Superanuateil Min
isters, Widows and Orphan Depart
ment. He chose for his text,
words of our' Lord referring to the
Lord's Supper, "Do this in remem- Mnkins
CAMPAIGN LN FULL SWING OVER STATE GREAT ENTHUSIASM
AROUSED $150,000 QUOTA FOR NEGROES S. 0. S.
CALL SENT OUT BY DR. LANE.
secretary, delivered the closing ser
mon. Prof. J. F. Lane was presented
and spoke of the needs of Lane Col
lege. This institution has property
at Jackson valued at $125,000, a facul
ty of nineteen teachers and 350
Tho following ministers were ap
pointed: Nashville District Presiding elder,
Rev. II. J. Johnson; Capers Chapel,
V. C. Stovall; Lane Tabernacle, R.
I I'.. Polk; Phillips Temple, C. M. Rob-
bins, Phillips, Chapel, J. a. vtooueu;
Powell Grove, J. H. Britton; Green
lawn. V. R Porter: Pilot Knob, D. R.
With the work In behalf of the
First United War Work Campaign h
full swing throughout Tennessee, the
heads of the Colored Department are
confident of success In the big drive
This week has been one full to
overflowing with campaign activities
among colored people in all parts of
tho state. Mass meetings, parades,
conferences and public speakings
have characterized the work from
one end of the state to the other.
In this movement, the younger peo
ple of the race have not been over
looked. The colleges, institutes and
seminaries as well as the high schools
and grammar schools have been pull-
Giles; Lavergne, W. L. Harris; Jit.
l.nverzne. N. I). Doris: Pulaski. H. U. i ed into the movement.
iiiiiiiiim: Sand Hill. D. J. Winn. ! neonle in these schools are being
Clarksvillc District Rev. P. J. Cole- taught that they have a part in the
man, presiding elder; Savannah, M. L. : big national program. In many
Smith; Cumberland Station, W. R. i places, they have carried their zeal,
Payne; Saddlersville, A. J. Parker; la characteristic of school life. Into
i.hWp a .1 Norrls: Second Grove, ! the work of the campaign with tell-
thp! Thomas Lane, M'.. Harnian and Wotd-iing effect. Among the schools of the
H. K. KucKer; springnem, a. n. .siate inui wm uhiku rwi buuwiu6
Hvtrn.a. .1. M. Webb: Provi- nre: Knoxvtllo College, Morristown
branec of me." T he Doctor preached dence. I. W. Johnson; J. H. Crooks, , College, Lane C ollege Fisk UniTer
a highly spiritual sermon, full of de- Jackson. ijity. UoRer .1 .a ms I n vers.ty Me-
votion and pathos, which prepared Several i the eharges are yet to ; harry Medical olkge Le.doyne In
all hearts present for the reception of He Biippllert. while Rev .1. F. 1). Pen- j Rtitu.e, Howe Inst lute Swift Me
he l.nrri' sr I nell. W. L. Harris and It. A. White monM College and lurner Normal.
paign, would lead the singing for the , dollars were pledged in Sunday after-
ttuuiunce men sang: noon
occ.ci selections, among which was
'Aint Coin' to Study War No More "
Chairman Taylor then stated the plan
and purposes of the coming cam
paign, making a special and patriot
ic appeal to the citizens of Nashville
to stand squarely behind the various
uieainzaiions wnose appeals he pre
J. D. Crenshaw, who made his ap-' should be submitted to M. M. Rodgers
peal for pledges. A large number of ! to be audited.
people sent up their cards and it was j The women of other races are al
estimated that quite a few thousand ! lowed to go on with their work, and
she was allowed to go on until sue,
with support of friends, built up a
great institution. Now, we are "un
der the men." Were we "under the
men" when they sent a committee to
us at the Cincinnati Convention in
1901 to ask us to operate as a Board
instead of a Convention? Were we
"under the men" when they stood
out against the organization of the
Training School? In these days
when woman is being granted her
"in alienable rights" it smaks of
ignorance or toadyism to hear our
women in the National Convention,
especially those who are speaking for
"the women's rights," saying "We
Seated on the platform were dis
tinguished workers. Including Mr.
Arch Trawick, whose work carries
him in seven states and who Is de
voting his energies to the present
campaign for a better understmding
between the two races, and by the
Four Minute Men, members of the
SIGNS OF THE TIMES DR. R. H.
BOYD PREACHES ANNUAL SER
MON AT MEHARRY.
sen ted to help the boys not only over ! local committee and the state
ui over nere.. To those pres
ent he gave new information relative
to the campaign. In closing he in
troduced Dr. J. F. Lane, executive
secretary for colored work in Ten
nessee, who in turn introduced Dr
uienients, the executive secretary of I "The Signs of the Times" was the .'are under the men
1110 United War Work Caninnlcn f.,. tl,o,,.n nf thn t,,,-,n ,l,.l!..o.l Ir. OWn km nunr nMootnl t nhnvlnff
colored work. Dr. Clements spoke the Meharry Auditorium to the Me-j her report audited by an honest, in
ror tirteen minutes. He made a ' Inrry students by Dr. R. H. Bovd, the ! telligent auditor; but when it is con
speciai appeal for the united effort on secretary of the National Baptist ! sldered their auditor, (M. M. Rod
estern division and should maintain ; Publishing Board at eleven o'clock j gers) has made thirteen errors of
tne part of the citizens of Nashville i last Sunday. A magnificent audience which he promised to publish cor
ano; declared that Nashville rightful-1 istened to the venerable speaker rections and which he has never
Columbia, Tenn., Nov. G Upper
most in the minds of the people in
this community now Is the United
War Work Cimp'iign. Organization
has been perfumed and workers
selected for the drive that will show
M'.iury County's InteiVst in every
department of activity that will sup
port the hoys in the trenches. While
this county does not lead in giving
men to the army and navy, it is rep
resented in practically every branch
of the service, boasting of perhaps
what few counties in the state can
claim by the way of having men
from the various sections of the
country right on tho front line
trenches. Their messages to their
friends and relatives that constantly I
come this way have had a tendency to i
stir interest and keep it alive. I
One of the pleasing developments!
luring the past several weeks has
been the increased Interest shown by i
the citizens in the movement to put j
Columbia in its proper place before
the world by advocating ever) thing I
that means for the bet terment of tho j
ly oeionged in the lead in the South- ' throughout the discussion. Dr. Geo. I done, it is easy to understand why ,0 the surounding communitv and the
sucn a load. After he had frntshedlW. Hubbard, the president of the in-lshe, (Miss Burroughs), will not give 'rural districts, and the workers who
prot. John C. Wright, Y. M. C. A. stitution in making his announce- j over her books to the auditor in j come f,.,)n, these remote sections oi
secretary, who had spent eight ment, said that Dr. Boyd was one of question. She has. offered to pay the 1 tn- e.-unly look upon Columbia s
months In France, was Introduced, j the institution's oldest friends. The ; expense of an auditing committee and loader ship Is coming upon the sceiv!
vvnen his name was mentioned by the : services were Inspiring. A large : was willing to have the convention , their headquarters. Gradually a new
cnairman of the day, the audience ! number of students, a goodly sprlnk-' appoint a public accountant (a dis-tth;,.h jH proving not antagonistic t--stood
once more, but this time they ! ling of whom were the khaki uni- j would go over her accounts. This is t.,(vso. Who have occupied the sooi
vV6 h ChautaU(Iua salute. Prof, j forms, presented an Inspiring pic-1 interested party) on both sides who lights, but have rather been o-opcra-
right received the ovation modestly I ture. It wa3 the first annual sermon ; square enough to any unprejudiced ! tlVe Civic, political, business, tr i
ami proceeded at once to make him-! of the series arranged by President ! mind. But, it seems that the plan isltenial and religious bovements are
self Known to the Nashville people ! Hubbard, to be preached at eleven not satisfactory to either department aso keeping pace with the rj.i.'-ul
r i J,nl"ed nimaeld into the minds o'clock on the second Sunday in each j of tho National Convention. They
or his hearers. In order that those j month. The sermon came a month j backed up the demand and said, "let
present might not be misled, or mis-; late this year, due to the fact that all j her submit her report to M. M.
informed, he gave a brief statement j religious services were suspended last ; Rodgers," and by statement even
or his work' for the past eight or ten month on account of the epidemic, ; more preposterous and suggestive of
years. He had taught four years at ! but in keeping with the desires of deeper motives. After the main body
Tuskegee and had been at the State ! President Hubbard and the members 1 of the convention on Thursday re
fachool at Tallahassee, Fla. The rest : of the faculty Dr. Boyd was invited , elected all the officers on Monday,
of the afternoon was taken up in j to deliver the first sermon this year, the officers voted stated, she did not
g owing discriptlons of the accom- as a kind of entering wedge. He , submit her report to the auditor
p ishments of the American soldier, , gave the students a practical, ' selected. Her nomination would re
nb.ck and white, who had worked so ; straight forward, logical sermon. ' main open.
srealously with the Allies in the pres-, The male chorus directed by Dr. S. I It is Impossible to consider the two
ent conflict. The speaker paid a high j S. Caruthers, furnished music for statements without becoming cogni
tribute to the marksmanship, the theoccaslon, while Dr. Alen, editor . zant of the strategem which some
heroism, bravery, the courage and of the Southern Christian Recorder, ! few ambitious officers are seeking to
the endurance of the Negro soldier. offered invocation. work out in order to obtain a posl-
inrougnout tne afternoon the ad
dress was punctured with wittv
the Lord s Supper,
At the conclusion of the sermon, j
lishop Chaves assisted bv Rev. H.
I .1. Johnson and Rev. P. J. Coleman,
nell. V. L. Harris and
have been transferred.
Iron Ci'.y-'.I. Quarles. "'
Laguifil ) -Suppiiid.
Grand II:1! and Cr.iro-
The leading High Schools and Gram
mar schools of the state are lining up
on the HJ.irii and Give Division in
Locally, Dr. J. P. Crawford, Pro:.
Geo. K. Washington and the Princi
pals of the several schools are mani
festing much interest in the work.
Rev. Russell S. Brown of Memphis,
Miss Smith and Mrs. W. J. Hale of
the State" A. and I. School of this Cliy
O' esiding Elders, respectively of the :
Clarksvillc and Nashville districts ad !
.iKinstered the Holy Communion. , orainl ll:'l and Ci-.iro -Supplie 1
The Conference proceeded to or- ;
;anize as follows: Rev. P. J. Cole- j CEMETERY,
man and Rev. A. II. Norris were elect- i Special to the Sentinel.
el KPCrptHl-v mill nssiul.nit nnrrilnrv i f!MYI' 11! "P VflT l"'OI( GOTTEN.
:peetively. The Bishop selecte.l Miss Sam Ella Gaines, the wife of; arc rendering significant service in
Rev. A. C. Moddell as his private sec-i Mr. C'harlev Gaines and daughter of 'laying the interest of the campaign
etary. ' .ir. and Mrs. Sam House, was born I upon tho minds and hearts of the
Dr. J. A. Lester was elected re-! Jan tith 1900. departed this life Nov. : young people of the state. They have
porter. The Joint Board of Finance 2nd. 11X ,ago IS years 9 months and carefully covered the state, and have
van composed of Rev. R. B. Polk and i 27 davs. she was married to Mr. Char- spoken to hundreds of our young
Dr. J. T. Phillips of the Nashville W Gaines. July I I, 1918. She became ' people in an pans.
stories of what had transpired from
time to time in France. He told
Mr. Iri T. Bryant, Secretary of the
A. M. E. Sunday School Union re-
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tion wnicn in an fjiuuiiuiiiiy mcj
would not know what to do with.
first of his work upon his arrival over ' turned to th0 clty last week from a
seas, what he saw, what the condi
tions were and what was really ex
pected of every man. He told of the
three zones into which war had nat
urally separated France. He gave
the activities of the men In each"
Perhaps they consider themselves en
titled to it because of their skill in
splitting conventions. But those
who have skill as splitters do not al
ways have skill in organizing and
building. No one has ever heard of
Uhese two traits of character being
! dominant in the. Bame mind. Those
who sow dissension are not those who
trip to Detroit and points north.
Prof. II. B. P. Johnson, National
Chorister and Circulating Manager
of the National Baptist Union-Review
the official organ oi tho Baptist
forces, who went to Texas to take
tne cnorus worn lor ine naimsid ui . m i .i..
i., . ... , ,. , i uiock ueiore mtj win wiui,c a owm
Prof. Wright declared that the ex- ' s r t wi eturn ' work thf are thof who -it in
perts and war critics state it takes the t0 Pce a Btumb Ing
three men at the base nf nnniioa ,:auoat tae first of December. who w,n caU ..CI.ucify"
keep one man fighting in the trench- before they will say . bod speed. Tunstull wil Hake his
es. One of his most beautiful refer- 1116 Service Flag of the Mt. Olive Our corresponding secretary, Aiiss
j Baptist Church and Sunday School i Burroughs, has labored conacien-
was presented last Sunday morning j tiously for tho good of the convention
to the church. Tho presentation and for the N. T. S., despite the ar
spoech was made by Mrs. C. J. White, rears in salary and many other hard
one of the teachers of the school. , knocks. She has accomplished the
There are nineteen stars in the flag, j herculean task of keeping straight
"These only represent a part of Mt. the accounts of the business of the
Olive's membership," said Dr. C. H. i National Convention with skill, ac
Clark after tho presentation speech i curacy and fidelity and undertaken
had been made, "as any number of and been partner In every department
! our members v. 'io went north with I of the school's activity, tho menial
.i i i.::... .i.ni nn.ii:n ...j.i.
I Liie eAULius Lcimus men luuiuius wuu
I them have gone over the seas to do
i fighting, and then some here right In
i our own town hive gone and their
task about the grounds to tho con
ducting of her classes; and his ef
fected both with const n thorough
ness and good cheer. She Is truly one
families have failed to give us their t of God's chosen women to them that
whereabouts. But we aro proud of ! are at ease ln Zion.
the fact we have been able to give "Son, go work, today In my vine
these loval members in so noble a i vard." The busiest are tho happiest
ciuse, he said. Deacon Douglas and
Mrs. H. A. Boyd were on the commit
tee that prepared the flag for pre
sentation. It was made by them.-
'MISS CUMMINGS PASSES AWAY
Miss Estella Calllo Cummings,
eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Cummings of 1712 Patterson
Street, passed into the great Beyond
REV. PRESTON TAYLOR. i Friday, Nov. 1. Miss Cummings who
Chairman Local Wlar Vbrk Campaign was a young woman of sterling qua!
the most cheerful and intra and leel
that they are accomplishing some
thing "Son, go work in my vine
yard," We must understand that
work for God is definite service.
What make3 this or that definite
service. The Motive. Therefore,
also keeping pace with the
trend of activity.
First Baptist Church notes
The members and friends of the
First Baptist Church was very j'lad
to see the ban lifted for Sunday serv
ices. Almost all day meeting was
:-ent at the church. 9:30 a. in. Sun
day school, 11 a. in. a soul-slirrlng
sermon was preached by the pastor,
Rev. J. T. Tunstull, his text was,
"And the door was shut " The spir
it was high, many went home re
loicing. At 3 p. m. a wonderful ser
mon was preached by Rev. Led ford
of Godwin, Tenn. At 6:30 p. m., B.
Y. P. U. An Interesting short pro
gram was rendered. Those taking a
part were Misses Lillian Wilks, Mag
gie P. Harris, Eddie Kelley, Ophelia
Jackson, after which two teac'iers
were elected. Misses Birdie L. Booker
and Maggie King. At 8 p. m. the
pastor took his text, Gen. 3:10. The
text was as follows, "I heard lliv
voice in . the garden." He 'pre ached
an interesting sermon and full of
thoughts. After preaching the doros
of the church were opened and one
addition was added to the church,
Br. Williams of Perry Hill Baptist
Church. A liberal collection was
taken during the day. Rev. J. t.
Nashville Tuesday morning to be
with Rev. Burns in his revival serv
ices all next week at the Tabernacle
Baptist Church which Rev. H. M.
!lurns Is pastor. Miss Maggie King
has just returned for a visit to her
Cither In Lowisburg, Tenn. Mr.
Mo seSowcll has returned to the
c.imps after a few days In Columbia,
visiting his wife, Mrs. Carrie Sowell
and relatives. Mr. Wilton Alduson
left for cimps alter visiting his
mother and father. Mr. Thomas II it
ton Is here from Camps; visiting his
fither and relatives. Miss Angle
Dudley, Miss Maggie King and Miss
Sarah Johnson were Uie guests of
Mr. Nora A bom, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Edgar Hudson was here from
cimp Sherman visiting his wife, Mrs.
-Alberta Dodson and relatives. Mr.
George Douglass was here visiting
bis mother and relatives, he Is from
Camp Sherman. The Sunday school
of the First Baptist Church of Col im
1'ia was very glad to return to tho
Sunday services thi3 Sunday morn
listriet and Rev. J. H. Crooks and Mr.
V. W. Brown of the Clarksville dis-: as a dear lover of church work and
triet. i always ready to do what she could.
The first days session was well at- She was a dear lover of Sunday school
tended. I work and had been secretary of the
I Sunday school for twelve months.
VISITORS. I The family has lost one of its presh-
ioiis jewels, the church one of Its
Many prominent men in many walks brightest stars
of life graced the Conference with
hei rpresence and spoke words of
commendation of the manner in
liich the members of the Conference
'Iciiarted themselves and the cha,r
wer of the work they are doing to
advance the kingdom of Christ and
elevated the standard of right living
among the people.
Among those who spoke were Drs.
J. A. Jones. P. E.. of the Nashville,
i District of the A. M. E. Church, J.
i H. Smith, pastor of St. John A. M.
! E. Church, Rev. Brumfield of the Can
j grogatlonal Church, Elder S. Jackson
; the Preshyteiian Church, Dr. R.
j 11. Boyd, Secretary N. II. Pub Board,
! Dr. Hay nes, Secretary N. II. Pub.
Board, Mrs. Steele of the M. E.
Church, south. Besides Dr Copeland,
Dr. Roberts pastor of our Church at
Chattanooga. Dr. J. A. Bray, Secre
tary of Education of our church did
the preaching to the spiritual uplift
of all the people.
Christian while finite yuunk and' On rriday, nr. J. r. i-ane. me
state Association mbciiuvb cruic-
tary sent out the following S. O. S.
call as his last word to the people of
the state. The following is the mes
sage: To the Colored People of Tennessee:
The First United War Campaign is
now In full swing. Our boys over
As a wife she was kind and duty- there and in camps over here mus
ful and as a daughter she was most a
obedient, she leaves to mourn their the service. Although peace is in
loss a husband, mother father, two very dollar ot the money
::nd mothers, seven aunties, seven
uncles and a host of relatives and
clends. she will be missed in the com
munity but tho Lord had need of her,119
Her funeral was preached at Stone
t.ver Chapel, conducted by Rev. H.
Hicks and Rev. N. C. Crutclier and
liar remains were laid to rest in Ever
Bertha Washington, Reporter.
TO RAISE $1,500
This amount is Rutherford County's
asked for is needed to provide tor
the moral and spiritual welfare ot
the men. Too much is involved for
to fail. The eyes of the world
are now upon us, ana as a group oi
patriotic American citizens, we must
succeed. This is the test of the Ne
gro's Americanism and his love for
his brother soldier and sailor boys.
While the enthusiasm is running
high, let us push the campaign to a
successful conclusion. Delay Is dan
gerous. Act at once.
In speaking to a Globe reporter, ne
quota "t the $l.(i2:i.r.no. Tho whole said: "Now that the war is pracll
County Is busily engaged Including the eally over, the necessity of our rais-(
city to raise the money. There has ing all the money allotted becomes
been anl will be a number of meetings more urgent. The military restraint
to keep the proper spirit aroused no thrown about the boys will not be an
we can go over the top. great as when the boys were con-
Suudav afternoon a union nioe ing
was held at Alen's Chapel a: which
'if. Davis, the new pastor of Kevs.
made the principle address. Mrs. Sal
lio Fairclothl white) recited several
beautiful P' ems, also timely an ap
propriate remarks were mailt; by Dr
our corresponding secretary is doing Ing Ha(1 a groat aU(lence. Class
definite service; for here is not serv-iNo 7 wns verv gli)(1 t0 have their
led for mercinary motives, as salary teacher, Miss Mary King with them
long over due denotes, nor for an .sundav, she having been 111 at her
easy job; as those who haver" visited i ni)me tor a Wh!ie. The remains of
Lincoln Heights and Been something
Mm. Hpiir- Harris wev hrnne'ht
who prerlded at the - mammoth- Ries and had been a patient sufferer )0 the truning of the wheel at N. T. ; ;.,,, Nashville to this (city a few
meeting Sunday afternoon,
ences was paid to the stevedore reg
iments. In closing up his talk on
this regiment he read a beautiful
poem from E1W Wheeler Wilcox,
which was a masterpiece, and then he
read letters from a member of Gen.
Pershing's' staff, complimenting the
work of the stevedore regiment. He
fold of his experiences from the coast
tj the very front line trenches, what
he had seen of the American, French,
VISIT OF BISHOP CARTER.
A very pleasing feature of the Con
ference was the visit of Bishop R. A.
Carter. The Bishop and his wife
were returning from the Illinois Con
'p ence held at Danville. He had
spent the Sunday before in Chicago
'o which place he had Invited Bishop
Chaves and Dr. J. A. Hamlett, Editor
of the Index to assist in opening and
uvanlzing ou rthird church in that
-e't city. The Bishop and Editor
ere loud in the'r praises of the un
precedented opportunities now offer
el in that city to our church.
Bish p Carter preached one of his
' est sermons and all the people who
could crowd into historic Capers'
Chapel heard him gladly. Mrs. Car
er the Bishop's wife spoke fir the
".omonhood of our church. The Con
ference and the people of Nashville
are rejoicing yet of the happy visit
of the Bishop and his good wife. May
''icy soon return and make their' stay
longer next time.
GENERAL OFFICERS. ' '
The Teniiessee Annual Conference
vas visited by a larger number of
general officers than at any previous
iir.e in the memory of the writer.
!:r. J. H. Copeland has been mon-
re 1 as bringing the annual mcs
saie. Dr. J. C. Martin our financier
and up-to-date Book Agent electrified
t-'ie Conference and callei at'ention
to some of tho difficulties which loom
u') to check the progress of this bus -
Dr. R. S. Stout, our progressive
'erre'my of Church Extension, 1m-p.-essel
the Conference of the real
"eryl of a department home. It will
be remembered that since our last
General Conference. Dr. Stout has
bought and made first payment on a
ma?n!ficient heme In Liuisville. Ky.,
for the department which he repre
sents. The versatile editor of the Chris
tian Index, Dr. J. A. Hamlet, quiet
i-.il thoughtfully gave his great per
sonality to advance the Interests In j is proposed to develop five village
,lie sessions of the Conference. He ; -oVarlis at suitable points on the out
m1 Dr. Stout left for the seal of the skirts of the city. Each house Is to i
Kentucky Oh'o Conference In session have adpolnlng sufficient land for a
at Dayton, Ohio. j garden, and the houses are to be
Dr. J. A. BrAy, secretary of Edu-1 erected notmore than 12 on an acre
stantly expecting to go to the front.
Therefore, these great moral agen
cies must be strengthened to the
highest point lor we must bring our
boys back in fine form.
1 The Negro soldiers "over there"
have done well their pa-rt, and we at
G. 1.. .lai'USOIl, pastor oi AlOllS L liapei. inline ntusi uo uur pun, in iiciinn
Another meeting which was more to make the country at large safe
nf a business meeting was held at the for Democracy. The present cam
union hall Wednesday night at which paign will put to test Negro liberal
time a number of local talent spoke ity and the Negro's love for his sol
including Prof. P. S. .lines, the prin- dier and sailor boys. If we fail
(pal of Bradley, Mrs. F. G. Ferguson every Negro in Tennessee is disgrac
and Mrs. J. II. Marshal (white), all ed. The eyes of the government are
-f wiiniii seoin to be thrilled with this upon us. We cannot, we must not
Viel dat the Courthouse Monday night fail."
at which a represent ive gathering at' Next Monday the campaign closes
whichwliich Dr. W. K. Ellington was and it is earnestly hoped that the
to speak, but being broken down with bulges, churches and schools will put
a previous trip speaking ti tibes. the 'ig "drive" over the top. Al-
readv several counties have reported
BRITAIN DEBATES HOUSING having raised their full quota.
Great Need for New Dwellings Ri
vealed by the War Results
Plans for Civic Betterment.
Great Britain is attempting to solve
its various housing problems, which
will be serious alter the war. Accord
ing to a report made by Counsul .1. S.
Armstrong Jr., Bristol, England, has
more than 5,00 occupied houses unfit
for habitation, 5SG occupied houses
that have been condemned, and 2,Oiio
occupied houses that should be con
demned. Tho health officer estimates
that 7,2.ot) houses will be needed with n
the ncit five years.
"There Is now a tendency on the
r'.rt ol'the Government to favor the
iinvision of bouses for working people
'y the lieu authorities or by public-i-
!.Vty companies. Instead of by private
fv-.'.erprise ,as heretofore," says Mr.
Armstrong. "The city of Bristol is1
nrryitig out this policy by arranging
o purchase 7!H acres of land at a cost
' if a In ut $725,000, which Is to be laid
nut as village suburbs. Further im
portant purchases probably will be
maie for this purpose at a later date.
"In the connection the city council
hai approve 1 a recommendation that
appllcatxn be made to the British local
government board for sanction to erect
j.iiiio houses at the end ot the war. It
PRIVATE L. IV McCRARY IN
"Just before the battle mother, I
am thinking most of you," wrote
Private George Langnlon Bruce Mc
Crary, somewhere in France, to his
mother nt Metropolis, ill. To make
the message more impressive and to
bring more vivid remembrance to the
home folks he wrote this on a photo
graph in full uniform and sent it
with this message. It is reported
ior several monms. one was a mem- -g. cftn witness. She can truly say;(iavB ag0 for burial ln the Rose Hill'
uui m tne rirsi. uapiisi nuicn. t "This Is one tning i am aoing to Ocinetery. She was the. wife of Mr. cation preached Sunday night and as For every 9 acres devoted to building
Funeral services were held from the .build up the kingdom; Moses lteep-i Henry Harris. Mr. Henry Harris usual stole the hearts of the people.: it Is purposed to devote 1 acre to open
..uu w iiei jmioiiw, uvuuuclcu j jug sneep; uiaeon inrasning wneai; WJB one of the dutiful officers of the In glowing terms he told of the edu- space, which will contain tennis
k. ivm. i.u.vaiu. ma iciuauia weic'naviu aiienuing nia hock anu wni-1 first Baptist Church when he lived
carried .to Franklin, Tenn., former , ing poetry; Jesus busy ln the carpen- ' j,, tne Cjty, The pastor, Rev. T. J.
home ot, the . family where in the ter shop; Peter and John were mend-1 Tunstull, and nil of the loving mem
presence of loving relativea and sor- ing their nets. So always, people ile,.a of the First BantlBt Church met
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rowing friends, all that was mortal of 1
the young "woman was consigned to
its last resting place. - She is . sur
vived by a father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Cummings. two
British and other Allies, of the noble brothers, Messrs. Geo. B. and Wil-
sacrmces mat the French women i Ham Cummings, two sisters, Misses
werr making, who ln spite of the fact Lula B. and Hattle Cummings and a
their country was invaded were true number of other relations.
who are living with energy were tho in a cau meeting Monday night and
ones to whom God confers his work. ! organized and re-established a deacon
The women's Convention has been; board, which the church1 disposed of
a dignified, progressive body of worn-1 about eight or ten months ago. The
en. Their annual meeting should not men chosen are as follows: Bro
bo allowed to deteriorate to mere Dave Jackson, Bro. Fitzgerald, Bro.
squabbles over the biggest bone. Be . Harry Smith, Bro. Mose Beckett, Bro.
It known that New Jersey stands for Normal Brooks. These are five
(Continued on page 6.) I among the best men the church have.'
L. B. McCRARY.
catlonal advancement in our church. courts, bowling greens, and provision . that he waB on the St. Michael front
The woman's Missionary department for other outdoor pastimes. i with the American forces, as they
authorized by the late General Con-j The houses are to be semidetached ' drove their wedge into the Hun lines
ference formed expression through the ' or built in small blocks and set back and threw them back. Private Me
Annual Conference Missionary De-' from the street. In many cases the Crary is the son of Rev. and Mrs. J.
partment, Friday night. Reports of houses are to be planned In quad- B. McCrary, of Metropolis, 111. He
the recent National meeting was given rangles, with a view to avoiding monot was an active Sunday .school worker
by the National President, Dr. Mat- ony of appearance. The smallest ln this state and was identified with
tie H. Coleman. Mrs. Stub of the dwelling Is to contain a fairly good- religious work from his district up
sslonary Department of the M. E. sized living room, a scullery, and two to the National affairs. He is also
Church was. present and gave Impulse bedrooms, but the larger ones will have a product ot the. city schools, and
'he meeting. three or more bedrooms, and many of went first to the training camps, and
Dr. Jas. A. Bray, general educational them a parlor. .then to the front.