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Vol. II.
In the columns of the Globe of Feb
ruary 15, on the second page, appeared
under the caption, "Prominent Divine
Coming," an announcement setting
forth that through the efforts of Rev.
J. B. Currey and Dr. Lamburt, of this
city, Dr. Josiah Strong, an eminent
minister and author, of Buffalo, N. Y.,
would visit Nashville on February 20.
It was desired by these gentlemen that
the leading ministers, professional and
business men (colored) of Nashville
should be given an opportunity to hear
this distinguished author. A Globe
reporter was on the scene at 10 o'clock
According to appointment. On arriv
ing he found the new chapel on the
fourth floor of the Publishing House
of the M. E. Church, South, filled al
most to its capacity. The faces of the
leading colored divines, professors,
doctors, lawyers, merchants and bank
ers were prominent. Dr. J. B. Currey
(white) opened the meeting with a
few remarks, stating that Dr. Strong
was in the city the guest of Dr. Lam
burt. He was suffering some from
fresh cold and possibly he would be
delayed ten or fifteen minutes, but
that he desired that the time should
be profitably spent by hearing brief re
marks from leading colored men set
ting forth their opinion of the new
move to inaugurate a better relation
between the two races In Nashville.
Dr. I. H. Welch, presiding elder of the
A. M. E. Church, Dr. Henderson, Dean
of Theology at Fisk University and
Dr. R. H. Boyd, President of the One
Cent Savings Bank and Secretary of
the National Baptist Publishing Board
each made brief statements.
During this time Dr. Strong made
his appearance in company with Dr.
Lambuth. After a brief Introduction
by Dr. Currey, Dr. Strong arose and
in his clear and cool manner apolo
gized, explaining that he was suffering
. from considerable hoarseness, but said
that if he was going to preach a ser
mon to the gentlemen present, he
would use this text, "Behold, I make
all things new." Dr. Strong started
out by narrating a story, stating that.
Mrs. Russell Sage had in her posses
sion a letter written by an English
lady to a friend one hundred years
ago, giving her a description of a trip
on a little boat from New York City
to Albany and returning, which re
quired seventeen days. He said that
Invention and science had made such
rapid progress that the Atlantic Ocean
could be crossed, the continent of Eu
rope could be entered as far as Con-
stantlnople and return In the same
length of time. He said that what
was true in the changes of speed and
comfort of travel in this country was
'also true in the new development of
i all others wealth, science and knowl
. edge. He said that a majority of the
(world's wealth and knowledge had
been accumulated within the last one
hundred years, or during the nine
teenth century. Hence, if God would
give a new revelation to this country
he would again say, "Behold, I make
all things new."
The speaker then went direct to the
subject and showed that the rapid in
crease In wealth, science, discovery
and inventions had made the people
as a nation more dependent, one imon
the other. He referred to the eigh
teenth century as the "Homespun"
age. in whirh the family was the one
unit of social development, but that
to-day the world or the entire govern
ment, or. nation was simply one great
family, each individual dependent
upon the other. He illustrated this
by showlne the late anthracite coa!
strike of Pennsylvania and showinsr
that the strike of a few miners had
within a few weeks discommoded
more tlnn twenty million people. He
then illustrated our railroad systems,
telegraphic and telephone systems,
our steam and electrical convevm-es
our cities with their scientific electric
Ikht plants, water works and sewer
age systems and showed that people
In our great municipalities were so
crowded together, coming as they do
from the various governments and va
rious nationalities, and yet were hud
dled together as one family, each de
pending upon the other. He showed
that the great questions arising were
not questions that could be settled by
political issues, but to be settled like
all financial questions, commercial
questions, labor problems, and socio
logical questions or problems must
be settled upon the Christ plan. He
said that the old theology and theolo
gians had misunderstood and misin
terpreted the purpose of Christ's com
ing to the earth. The old idea was
that Christ's purpose for visiting the
earth was to Increase the census or
population of Heaven and that his
greatest mission, his greatest argu
ment was to persuade men from earth
to Heaven, but that nothing could be
more foreign from the teachings of
Christ. -
He said that this old Idea of both
the theologians and the scientists was
to set forth a theory and then look for
facts to support It; but that the new
theologians and the new scientists
looked for all the facts both in the
Bible and In nature, summed them up
and then applied the best theory. And
this new theory and new theology had
made the world rich In wealth, rich in
Christianity, and rich in knowledge.
He said that so soon as each man
could be taught to understand his
proper relation to his fellow brother,
all these problems would be readily
settled, and then, and not until then,
would the kingdom of God come.
At the close of his address, Dr. Lam
buth arose and spoke of starting to
Japan within the next few days to as
sist in organizing the United Metho
dist Church of Japan, to be composed
of the Methodist churches of the
South, East and of Canada. He asked
the prayers of all present for divine
He also explained that the Minis
ter's Conference had done all in its
power to prevent the appearance of
"The Clansman" on the stage in this
city a few weeks ago; that they of
fered to pay the rent of . the opera
house in full If prevented; that they
had not succeeded, but that the efforts
to suppress the "Clansman" had
awakened a great idea of Christian
responsibility among the Christian
"ltizensbip of Nashville, and assured
the colored representatives that the
better element of the Southern whites
were willing to join heart and hand
with them for bettering their condi
tion in this country. After which, Dr.
Chappelle, Hon. J. C. Napier and a
number of gentlemen present ex
-res.-ed their high appreciation for
the visit of Dr. Strong and assured
'-.im tht they believed this to be the
l)pg!nn'ng of a "New Era" In the city
f Nashville.
Rev. W. S. FOlington, who was sum
moned last Sunday afternoon to Mem
ibis cn account of the death of his
mother, has returned to the city. His
trip was Indeed a sad one. He did not
know that his mother was even 111 and
ctates that it was one of the remark'
'ble cases where a person is hale and
'icitry one day and a corpse the next.
Last Saturday his mother was visit-
'ng some of her children, who reside
'n lake View, Miss. After hearing a
rumor that Rev. Mr. Ellington would
ireich in Memphis last Sunday she
became very eager to return, and lm
mediately boarded the train for Mem
phis. When she arrived there she
found that the report was only a ru
vr.or; yet this disappointment did not
seem to affect her, and she began In
her usual jovial way to entertain the
children. Saturday night she was
taken very ill and the entire family
was summoned to her bedside. Phy
sicians were called in the early hours
of the morning, but in spite of their
efforts to relieve the sufferer, she
n,iew worse. Finally she succumbed
'o the Angel of Death at ten o'clock
Sunday morning.
Rev. Ellington left Sunday night at
ll: SO. arriving in iMemphis Monday
morning, at 8 o'clock, where all of the
hildren, including four boys and
three girls, children of the deceased.
had met to pay their last respects
Mrs. Ellington was 77 years old and
as raised her family principally
lone, her husband having died twen
t.v years a?o last June. 'She had a re
morlolle record as a Christian woman
?rd worker. She was 40 years a
member of the same church at Galla-
wav, Tenn., where all of her children
fient their childhood days, and where
her remains were interred in the
"hurch yard. Rev. Mr. Ellington re
'urned Tuesday evening and was
loined by a Globe reporter at Hollow
'nck Junction. Hundreds of friends In
Memphis, ot the old home, and in
Nashville, join in sympathy with him
in his hour of bereavement. The
loral designs and the many tokens of
true, life long friendship were offered
by hundred of friends.
The Allen Christian Endeavor
Leagues of the city met at -St. Paul
A. M. E. Church Wednesday night, un
der the auspices of the Local Union
of the city In mass meeting. The cen
ter of attraction was the fact that it
had been previously announced that
Rev. E. J. Gregg, the Correspondlne
Secretary, of Jacksonville, Fla., would
be present, and that final preparations
would be made to organize the local
leagues for the work preparatory to en
tertaining the first session of the Na
tlonl Convention of Allen Endeavors
of the African Methodist Episcopal
Church that will convene here in July
from the 2nd to the 8th inclusive.
The meeting was opened with devo
tional services. Rev. Edwards, pas
tor of Salem A. M. E. Church, offered
prayer. The scripture lesson was read
by Dr. I. H. Welch, presiding elder of
the Nashville District.
Rev. Wm. Flagg, pastor of Pavne
Chapel A. M. E. Church, and president
of the Locai Union, stated the object
of the meeting, and outlined the work
lhat had been accomplished. He
stated that Dr. T. W. Haigler. pastor
of St. John A. M. E. Church, and su-
nerlntendent of the League work In
Tennessee, wns present and would In
Produce the General Secretary. Dr
Haiader said that he wns about to
nresent a man who had already made
his mark In the world, and who was to
day one of the leading thinkers in the
country, and it was a great pleasure to
him to introduce to the meeting Dr
E. J. Gregg, of Jacksonville, Fla., Cor
responding Secretary of the Allen
Christian Endeavor Department of the
. M. E. Church.
Dr. Gregg stated that he had beer.
on the train for several hours, an"
while en rnute his continuous prayer
as that the. train would land him In
Nashville on time, and he felt that hi
prayer had been answered. Withou
anv extra preliminary remarks the
noted divine spoke richt to the point
Speaking of the progress of his work.
he said: "The first year we reported
three hundred leanties: the pecond
vear, five hundred:" and last Mondav
his record showed that over one thou
sand lea sues were registered on his
books, allowing for one hundred and
ten that had lapsed. He said that he
would not say that ten thousand dele
gates would attend the convention, for
it was not his desire to deceive the
neople: but he felt certain that he was
conservative in saving that between
three and five thousand delegates
would visit this city in July. He said
hat as yet nil of the nnstors did not
understand the work, and that when
they did much more would be accom
nlished. He said. "I am of the same
opinion that Abraham Lincoln was. I
have never lost faith in the oeonle
The neople are all right. The fault Is
'n the m'nisters."
The roll was called and the follow
Ing lexemes were represented: St
Paul. Payne Chapel, Salem Chanel
and St. John. The General Seeretarv
'ead the list of committees to be an
pointed and defined their work. H.
ur-ed that the best talent he selected
"nd that a '-ulted effort he nut. forth
Another -otine: ws arranged to
meet at St. John A. M. Church, on
Thursday afternoon at 3:20 o'clock.
Tt Is seldom tMt a rme rcrpsnta
Hv hrlir o' Tvthln.ni have pppn ss-
eomblod in Nfshvlll tbn that whih
"athnrcd at Wells' Cnfp. Vrfdav nlgM
to han"Mft. tho members of the Fnd-ow-
no"f Road of tho 0'-df r nf Kn'ghts of
nvthia''. Mn rreWing t!i v
ions wnlVs of life fr'.m wM"h. the
mPTnhPrshin of thh treat O'der is
"mnoppd met and vied w'th ah
ther. as it. were, in doing honor to
tpp tnpn who hav so suorpsfuiiv ad
ministered to the endowment funds of
the Order as to draw forth the highest
encomiums from the state insurance
The banquet wa3 under the auspices
of the Past Chancellors Council of
this city. The guests were seated
around one long table with the toast
master, Sir E. C. McNalry, and Grand
Chancellor, Dr. J. P. Crawford, at the
head; Grand Worthy Councillor, Dr.
R. F. Boyd, of the Court of Calanthe,
at the foot, while the members of the
Endowment Board were seated to the
right and the left of the head of the
The excellent supper, which had
been prepared by the Knight Wells in
Ms usual sumptuous style, and served
m courses, had about reached the
second to the last course, when the
toastmaster, in his inimitable style,
welcomed the guests of the evening
and Introduced Dr. J. P. Crawford, the
Grand Chancellor, who responded to
the toast: "Progress of Pythianism in
Dr. Crawford eloquently traced the
growth of the Grand Lodge from its in
ception, when there were only eleven
lodges in the state, to the oresent
time when the number is near the
one hundred mark. He pictured
the mlselvines which nmnv nf
the members of the state felt when the
Lodge decided to assume the endow
ment and recited a few fleures to
show how successful the said de
partment had proven. When he said
that the funds of the department had
grown to a total in excess of $13,000,
his auditors burst into applause.
The next speaker on the nroeram
was Dr. R. F. Boyd, Supreme Medical
Kegistrar, Surgeon General of the Uni
form Rank, Grand Worthy Councillor
or tne court of Calanthe, who respond
ed to the toast, "Success and Its At
tainments." Dr. Boyd gave some of
the early history of Pythianism in
Nashville, as he recollected It, and
then branching to the Court of Calan
the, he eulogized the work of the wom
en's department, showing how against
handicaps, the department had met
such glowing success.
Other responses were made by N. N.
Reynolds, Grand Lecturer of the
Court of Calanthe. and District Grand
Deputy of the, Knights of Pythias, of
rulaskl. Tenn.: W. F. Reynolds. Pres
ident of the Endowment Board, of
Franklin; B. F. Johnson, Treasurer of
me Endowment Board, Chattanooga;
rl. J. Fernandis, member of the En
dowment Board, Memphis; Dr. A. M.
Townsend, Grand Medical Registrar;
J. B. Bitte. John Cunnineham. At
ihe conclusion of the remarks of Sir
Cunningham, Sir J. O. Battle arose
and after a few introductory remarks
"ffcred the following resolutions:
Whereas, We. the members of the
ast Chancellors' and guests assem
bled to banquet the members of the
Endowment Board, note the absence
of our dearly beloved brother, Sir W.
L. Cansler. Secretary of the Endow
ment and a pioneer of the work in
the state; therefore be it
Resolved. That we hereby express
our heartfelt regret that our true nr.i
tiled brother is prevented from being
with us on account of illness, and wf
hereby tender to him our sympathy
ana testify our hope that he will soon
he returned to U3 completely restored
in health. Be it further
Resolved, That a copy of these reso
'.utions be sent to our stricken broth-
v and a copy furnished the Nashville
Globe for publication.
On motion of Sir S. P. Harris, who
ilso spoke of the work of Prof Cansler,
the resolutions were adopted unani
nously by a rising vote.
Sir A. W. Gleaves, Grand Outer
('Juard, pronounced the benediction.
Those present were: B. J. Fernandis.
Memphis; B. F. Johnson, Chatta
nooga; W. F. Reynolds, Fran'.Uin; N.
N. Reynolds, Pulaski; Moses McKls
sick, Pulaski; Dr. J. P. Crawford,
T. O. Battle. S. P. Han is, R. E. Gee,
Dr. R. F. Boyd, Porter D. Strcator,
Daniel Carter, Green F. Anderson,
A. W. Gleaves, John Cunningham, J.
W. Blaine, J. B. Batte, T. Clay Moore,
E. C. McNalry, Dr. A. M. Townsend
R. L. Mayfield.
A number of benevolent members of
106 met at the residence of Mrs. An
nie Gouch, of Lafayette street, Monday
night to storm Mr. and Mrs. Steward,
baskets were filled with provisions.
At 8:30 o'clock the members marched
'o the home of Mr. and Mrs. Steward,
of Maury street. Beautiful songs were
ning on entering the hall. The family
"vs. ovtv joyed, as Mr. Steward has
Vcn confined t0 his bel for three
months. Mr. Steward has a wife and
small children who need a helping
hand durlnc his sickness. Prayer was
offered by Mr. Leigon; song by Mrs.
Uosie Brown, after which the mem
bers left for their home.
No. 7.
The common savin?, when tw la
a tragic difficulty between men, that
a woman is at the bottom of it, is re
versed in the tragedy enacted in the
auey DacK or seventeenth avenue be
tween State and Patterson streets, Sun
day night, Feb. 17, by Renda Dilliard
and Mollie Thompson. The cause of
this fatal encounter, It is said, was a
white man. He was nlavin?
these two dusky damsels and this dou-
oie dealing on his part when discovered
aroused the green-eyed monster, jeal
ousy, whh had its tragic sequel in
tne aeaui cr one of the rascal's para
mours Sunday night.
There are many such scamns as thin
one masquerading up and" down the al-'
Jeys ana dark places of this great civil
community. Like vamnires. this lech
erous, lustful class of white rascals
bang around colored districts to allure
and despoil unwary, thouehtless jmd
unprotected colored girls. These im
moral snakes Invariably leave In their
wake a trail of moral ruin and wreck
-nd sometimes a horrid trail of blood.
As they crawl through these colored
communities, as is their nature, they
bite any unsuspecting, sophisticated
colored girl, miss or young woman,
who comes within reach of their slimy,
noisinous, snaky, seductive tongues.
They spring from their coll, and woe
to the silly girl or young woman who
is within reach of their fangs. Their
bite is fatal moral death.
There are Standford Whites by the
rcores who have a penchant, an insa
tiable mania for colored girls, who,
under the cover of night, haunt locali
ties inhabited principally by colored
reople to victimize their girls. It is
l he nature of the beast of prey to
fteathily secret itself in the heights
above some watering place frequented
by other deni"ens of the forest and
when unwarily one comes to slake Its
thirst to pounch down upon It, so It i3
with these white moral leopards who
sneak about colored settlements after
the sun goes down. These wretches
r-hun their own communities with the
Iread of hell, knowing that their
"o thless lives would be snuffed out
i trice. They know that they would
shot down as moral vultures and
' ith no more consideration than a
lainsman would shoot down a coy
te. Hence, they prowl about the
homes and dwelling places of Ne
groes to do their nefarious work.
They don't mind Negroes seeing them
'f they can accomplish their purposo
by duping and doping ill-raised Negro
rirls. If a Negro man sees one of
these villains and expostulates he Is
mswered by bullyism. They assume to
trample down colored women, to beas
tialize them on the theory of their
white superiority and in the presence
of Negro men, assuming that they
have no right to object or interfere.
The colored woman who makes it
up in her mind, from whatever con
sideration, to go Into the "illicit love
game" with a white man, without be
ing detected in the course of time, is a
bigger fool than she Is a rascal. It la
a standing fact that a white man he
comes bolder and bolder, the tighter
and tighter he weaves about his col
ored female victim the web of influ
ence. When he gets her so deeply en
tangled In the meshes of his power
that she canno't extricate herself with
out his permission, then ho diet-ites
terms and she Is his pliant knave n l
must obey. It is then too late for or
to retreat, the bridge that spanned the
chasm between tho quagmires of the
lowland into which she has wandered,
allured by the will-'o-the-wisp of sor
did gain, and the high grounds beyond
on which she stood In conscious pride
of unfettered womanhood, has been
r-ut away. The blue-eyed Anglo-Saxon
with his theoretical superiority and
"oral stamina has cut the bridges be
'lind his dusky paramour. He can re
treat. When he tires of her society,
he can recross the chasm; but she,
poor, deluded victim of his lust mut
forever wander in tho slushes below.
There is another fact as f:;eJ as

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