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NASHVILLE. TENN.. FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1908.
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NERAL CONFERENCE COMMIT
TEE IN VIRGINIA.
KSHVILLE CITIZENS PROUD OF
THEIR DISTINGUISHED CHURCH
VIAM HAS RISEN FROM SLAVE
fARM BOY TO AN ENVIABLE
NATIONAL PROMINENCE MANY
HARD BATTLES FOUGHT WITH
OVERTY WILL DELIVER TWO
-ECTURES IN NASHVILLE BE-
-"ORE LEAVING FOR VIRGINIA.
Hiln May this year the General Con
renee of the African Methodist Epis-
Xnal Church will convene In Nor-
flk, Va. Between one and two thou-
(and delegates will be in attendance,
yides many others who will go out of
s re curiosity, or to foster some aim.
cl the case as it may, it means that
Tvbably over two thousand visitors
Vll he in the historic Virginia city to
ti cared for about three weeks.
..mniittee appointed to look
I Tto this" feature of the meeting in
V ...til Pi . . . i . i -
m- ' v'--? nnvfi neen nam ar. wont ior sev-
mrmtha hut thpv find themselves
'andicapped to a degree, owing to the
financial depression now prevalent in
? country. At a recent meeting this
mmlttee decided upon a plan that
-vney feel confident will serve to lessen
'Mr greatest embarrassment in the
4 gress of completing their arrange
jnts. A series of lectures has been
p -Lined for Norfolk and Portsmouth,
vak and after carefully considering
' .whole field of brainy men in the
tvJ. E. Church, the Committee unan
usly decided upon Bishop Evans
ree ,to deliver, the entire series or
lures, lie is a remarkable man in
JWas born a slave in Dekalb County,
Jcnessee, in the year 1854. At the
):iOse of the War so great was his de
(sire for freedom he left his owners at
''". early age of eleven years. In the
v,r isco lie became a unnsuan, anu
hed the' Methodist Church.
hi 1SG9 he received license to preach.
Iring this time and the year of 1870,
i was employed on the farm of a
bred man, and having a great love
nf lirr.l.-c anil ficnAPi'nll V thp TllhlP.
4e would sit out on a scaffold at night
I lat was used for drying fruit in the
ft) and read the large printed Bible.
, fact when told was often disputed
TTlhe older people, but it was soon
ied that he had read the first five
s of the Old Testament.
shop Tyree joined the A. M. E.
Terence in 1S72, at the age of eigh-
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n; was oruaineu cieaeon uy iisuup
rown in 1S74, and Elder by Bishop
avman in 187G.
He was always studious, and kept at
his books, teaching school part of his
j time, uut (no not enter senooi iieriiiciu
(l Kently until he was in his twenty-sec-)-
(jond ytar, when he began studying tin-
,der Prof. J. II. Kelly, at Columbia,
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i r,Tenn. Here he spent the major part
f two years, often going a long dis-
mce in the night when it was bitter
con to recite
In the fall '
col l to recite his lessons.
of 1S77, he entered Cen-
?e college mow waicien
.-r-sity), in Nashville, Tenn., and
Y -ltogether six years there, grad
'V. from the Theological depart
Tt in 1883. He afterwards spent
year studying medicine at Mehar
Iviedic' College, Nashville, Tenn.,
!"' J l3 the course in Louisville,
Ijj, loVi. The degree of D. D. was
ed upon him by Livingston Col
. dra''i North Carolina.
1 Ao) Tyree served in the pastor
'atifrom 1872 to 1900, having siwnt
twlve years of that time as pastor of
different churches in Nashville, Tenn.,
namely, Salem Chapel, two years
Payne Chapel, four years; St. Paul,
four years, and St. John, two years,
lie was Presiding Elder one year. As
a pastor, he was firm In manner, but
gentle, always demanding the respect
of his congregation, and ruling with
love and kindness.
Financially, he was always success
ful at whatever charge he held. Since
his election to the Bishopric in 1900,
his financial success has been almost
phenomenal. During the first Qua-
drennial over $77,000 were raised in
his diocese which consisted of Arkan
sas and Mississippi, and his last Qua
drennial promises to be even better
than 'the first.
During the years 1902-1904, under
the administration and supervision of
Bishop Tyree, the educational institu
tions operated in his diocese by his
church received new impetus. A girls
dormitory was erected at Shorter Uni
versity, Little Rock, Ark., and another
at Campbell College, Jackson, Miss.
They are both handsome three-story
brick structures. But the climax was
reached Sept. 24, 1907, when he suc
ceeded in raising nearly $11,000 for
Paul Quinn College at Waco, Texas.
Bishop Tyree owns some valuable
property in Nashville, Tenn., and, his
residence is one of the handsomest in
the city. It is a three-story brick
structure, beautifully situated on N.
Hill street, and fitted up with till the
When quite a young man one of the
Bishop's greatest desires was to owu
a home, but the thing that infused
within him the determination to have
a good home, was a remark made to
him by a white agent many years
ago, whom he went to see concerning
a comfortable house for his family.
The white man drew himself up and
indignantly remarked, "We don't rent
that Jdnd of property to niggers
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Evans Tyree, D. D., LL.
Bishop Tyree has ever since thanked
that man for that remark, which only
gave him new inspiration and a de-
termination to own a comfortable
Bishop Tyree will deliver two lec -
tures in his home city before leaving
for Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va. One-
ot these lectures will be delivered at.,., nufus Cage, Miss Ilettie
St. John A. M. E. Church, probaoly 1 1'lnHij.s, Mrs. Marshall Cheatham, Dr.
the 20th or 27th of January, and the
last is to be delivered at Mt. Olive
Baptist Church early in February.
The people of Nashville are always
?lad when they have an opportunity
to hear this gifted orator and scholar.
ANNUAL RECEPTION BY MARE
CHAL NIEL CLUB.
An Enjoyable Evening at the Resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Griggs.
The Marechal Niel Art Club gav
their annual reception at the residency
of Rev. and Mrs. Sutton Fa Grigggs
Webster street. East Nashville, on
January 3. The beautiful home of
Rev. and Mrs. Griggs was tastefully
arranged for the occasion. In the hall
frappe was served by Misses Eunice
Griggs and Oreatha Stevens, of Spring
field, 111. A most attractive pro
gramme was rendered:
Miss Sarah E. Flagg
Recitation. . .'Miss Minnie D. Woodard
Solo Mrs. Chea.'
Recitation Mrs. Jno. Shelby
Inst, solo Mrs. A. M. Townsend
Recitation Mrs. Steve Turner
Select reading ....
Mrs. WTm. Wilson.
After programme. Thought Reading
by Mrs. Sutton Griggs and Mrs. Frann
McCullough. The ladies of the club
were attired in evening style, Thj
D., U. D.
j guests were Mr. and Mrs. Overton,
i Mr. and Mrs. Bostick, Mr. Stepheu
j Turner, Rev. Mr. Griggs, Mr. Wm. IT.
; Franklin, Mr. Marcus Earner, Miss
luiehie Hideout, Mr. Frank McCul-
ji( - h i;Cv. Wm. Flagg, Dr. Reed an.i
Miss Sarah I-. Flagg, Miss Annie Rus
sell. Miss Hannah Davis, Miss Viol.i
('lift. Mrs. Hattie Irvin. Mr. Jno.
Shelby, Mr. Andrew Irvin, Mrs. Jno.
Per. c r, Mrs. Wash Bowling, -Mrs. A.
M. Towns. ml, Miss Suella Beard, Mr.
Thomas Foster, Mr. Wane Warfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Clayton, Mr.
! l'.eius Gil more, Mr. Robert Woodard,
Miss Eunice Griggs, Master Frank
M'-('u!lrugh, Miss Dorotha Bennett,
M:--s Mary Cornelia McCullough.
Out-of-town guests: Mrs. Susie Wal
lace Jones, Chicago; Mrs. Wm. M.
Reed, Bowling Green, Ky.; Mrs. L.
rheathani, Pine Bluff, Ark.; Mrs. Orea.
tha Stevens, Springfield, 111.
The following mnu was served:
Fruit salad end crackers, brain patties,
olives, shrimps with dressing, Sara
Itga flakes. Individual cakes with
M:i,;echal Niel roses, brick cieam with
club colors, almonds, afternoon dinner
cot'Pe:.1, Rookford cheese with water
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Miller and lit
He son, Walter T. II., spent Friday
and Saturday in Nashville with their
parents at 1039 Sixteenth avenue, N
After a two weeks' vacation Miss
Delsie Butler has returned to La
casscs to resume her school work.
The Christmas exercises given at
different churches here were quite a
Continues and New Devel
opments Coming Out
SHOWS NEGRO YOUTH GET
FOR ALL RACES LAW PRO
VIDES FOR SEPARATION OF AP-'
PROPRIATION IN STATES WITH
SEPARATE SCHOOLS FOR RACES
TENNESSEE SHOWN UP IN BAD
LIGHT NOT ENTITLED TO PEA
BODY FUND UNDER PRESENT
The continuous and vigorous efforts
that were instituted by the special
committee last year to investigate the
part played by the State of Tennessee,
so far as its support to state schools
for the Negro youth, which does not
include the regular city and county
schools, are being made and devel
ope some very interesting facts.
The presidents of such schools a3
Howe Institute at Memphis, . Nelson ;
Merry College at Jefferson City, Turn- I
er Normal and Industrial School at '.
Shelbyville, Lane College at Jackson,
Knoxvllle College at Knoxville, Roger
Williams University, Walden Univer
sity and Fisk University of Nashville,
all declare to this special committee
that they have received nothing what
ever in the way of funds from the
state; that none of the Morrell fund
is distributed among them, and that
up to last term it had been three
years since any of them enjoyed a
scholarship paid for by the State of
Tennessee. Notwithstanding this fact '
is true, it proves that the state made j
large appropriations to Peabody Col
lege in an effort to capture the Pea
body fund, which is understood to
have been left to the deserving youth
of the South, regardless of race or
color. Then the extra appropriation
for the support of a normal school in
West Tennessee adds more serious
ness, in the form of neglect to Negro
schools, to the situation.
While a bill was introduced and
passed in the last legislature to hand
out a few scholarships, this was done
after the new superintendent of edu
cation had been shown the seeming
neglect on the part of the state in not
ending some assistance to other
The Negro taxpayers of Tennessee
will register , a very strong protest
against the effort now on foot to give
all of the Peabody Fund to Peabody
College, on the grounds that the school
discriminates against raws and that
if the money goes to this institution,
there will he no school supported in'
whole or in part by the state where
the Negro student has (the advantage
of getting a technical training for
teachers) or where he can get assist-
ance lroin ttie stfue in agricultural
and mechanical arts..
Tho iinuiiigs of the Investigating
committee that was looking into con
ditions, show that, some of 'ha high
est officials in the state and some of
the men who are supposed to be well
informed, know absolutely nothing
about what the State of Tennessee is
doing for the N?gro youth. One of
the officials stated last year that schol
arships were presented to a certain
school (white), which to his under
standing were transferred to a col
ored school. It developed, after the
investigation, that no appropriation
whatever was made and that no trans
fers from the white school to a colored
school, on the part of the state fund
or for funds received by the state,
One school in the state is receiving
a part of the second Morrell fvmd
through the courtesy of the University
of Tennessee. This brings to mind the
fact that a large appropriation wa3
made by the last legislature for the
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