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ILOJlSiGo Vol. III. NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1908. No. 29 I 1 i J wf J Li BAPTISTS OF TENNESSEE Assemble in State Conven tion at Spruce Street. BAPT ST CHURCH WITH LARGE r.n ,1Tlm,c nDccCMT DELEGATIONS PRESENT. STATE ALL SECTIONS OF THE REPRESENTED WELCOME RfV Wni- Haynes, President of the ADDRESSES BY PROMINENT Convention, read his annual address. The reports of the officers occupied the CITIZENS OF NASHVILLE remainder of the morning. At the aft PROF. W. S. THOMPSON, OF crnoon session the reports from the THIS CITY, ELECTED SECRE TARY CONVENTION GETS DOWN TO BUSINEES IN EAR NEST THURSDAY MORNING EDUCATION THE MOTTO OF EVERY MEMBER OF THE CON VENTION PRESIDENT HAYNES DELIVERS ANNUAL ADDRESS. This week 'Nashville is apparently If the Tennessee Baptists, I " wanc v come here IlllllUit-u ui .fcu.o f-TJZ-roTfikvS 'state ofgTennessee n JL? mth Id that seems to be Baptist chin ch-and that e ms to everywnere laiuiig auvauu i occas ion to swell their attenuance auu their deliberationa in this the maie ineir uc nna n. ihn iwenty-nrbi diniu 1 tVp .rnn vent ion was opened Wednes- rtJlrn t 0 k, Rev. Wm. hvuT mstor of the Sylvan Street KJC and Financial Agent of Roger Williams University, is presi- dent The devotional exercises were led by Rev. h. Drane, of Chattanooga. The welcome addresses were delivered bv Rev Dr T J Townsend Rev. S. A. Matheus T C Napier, Rev.' Dr. W. C. Golden Dr R. F. Boyd, Mayor J. S. DUJU, lVlttJUl Gordon, Rev. E. W. Rev. E. F. B..Amos. Brown. Rev. B. J. Gordon, Rev. E. w. n Tt.n p -v o. iltnimuu a.ua ivv.v. The response to these addresses was deliv red by Rev. Dr. Thomas 0. Ful- nt Momi-iMs Prpsirlent of Howe In- fetitute. Prof. W. L. Cansler, the Secretary, died shortly after the adjournment of the last convention. tror. w. s. Thompson has been acting as Secre- i 1 - rvV rlann at the tary. and an election took place at the morning session to fill the vacancy of Srcretary, and he was elected. ThP Rnrnllment Committee Rev. J. C Fields, Nashville; Prof. G. N. Bow- en, .lerrerson Juy; nev. i. w. vvu- uamo iMpmi.h is enrolled the dele- gates and reported over two hundred present. The Finance Committee follows: Revs. G. P. Woodson, Paris; W. H. Bowers, Whiteville; E. M. Seymour, Clarksville. There will be many matters of vital importance, concerning the Baptists of this stale, under consideration, tne whole week. The first two days of the session have been filled with these san Antonio. Tex., on Tuesday, Au-all-important questions. sst 1. The ceremony will be sol- Overshadowing all other matters emnlzed at the home of the bride's ti,nt man frmo un hpfnrp the Gonven- tion is the matter of providing funds lltIL ixict.f V iii ' 1' ' - - for the maintenance of Roger Williams University. This is regarded as of su preme importance. The President of Mcuic mi ni uiunv. . the Convention, Rev. William Haynes, T). D.. of Nashville, states that despite the rnie and the tightness of financial matters generally, the prospects are bright for the work of the institution, it being highly probable that the re- maining $5,000 necessary to secure the $15 000 from the Baptist Home Mission society wouki u mwuicu at ui.. ln- selle Irvlnprton, N. Y. The ceremony nandine undertaking Tt did not seem hnc.f nf rtnrinff' their visit lrk was thrown open to the pub- A strong delegation from West Ten- will takf r-lace on Wednesday nlcht to me wise to restrict the growth J.;' ? J L Vr"omil friends of He. Mr. Preston Taylor has been ness.'e, headed by Rev. T. J. Searcy, of August 12, at eicht o'clock In the of the school. Up to a certain limit ,frr T' wn wJv Townsend asked time and again. "When will you Memphis, and Rev. William Collier, endshln Kantfst Chmh. The brfde com command the eifts of those 1 Stored In Brownsville' for somo dedicate the park?" But he has al Distriet Missionary for West Tennes- to be Is th daughter of Rpv. and Mrs. wbo. loval to me and to the cause .1727"' pent In In- ways given some excuse in an effort see, is here attending the convention. E. R. Carter, of Atlanta, Ga. The wMch T plea(ied. could be counted nont amuiment and In pleasant to satisfy their curiosity. In talking Dr. Searcy says that the Wes era dele- groom is a prominent New Yorker. nnon to afTord a stated Income. Be- conversation Towards a late hour to a Globe representative he said. "I ration will be satisfied with the usual , y0T)d tMs pnfnt T -,, aM to iho woro ,nvJtf(1 f tpp bPfnitl. want to have everything as nearly proportion of the educational tunas M,gg Myrtlp TTarris. of Seveteenth eo. T have annroached those who are fll1ir decorated dining-room where a completed as possible when I dedicate for Howe Institute located in Mem- avenef North left thp rJty gnnday accustomed to elve for such a cause three-course menu was served. Those the park." And he has added improve-',n,s- night for Colorado Snrlngs, Col., as ours: In many cases I have gone present were Mrs. Mattle Moore of ments from time to time until he has Dr. Searcy, the leader of the West- where she will spend the remainder several times. Often I have found New Vork Misses "Elizabeth and to-day the finest park in the South con era forces and Rev. Haynes both of the summer. . them nledued to undertakings which Opel Red of Brownsville. Tenn., ducted by an individual for the people; agreed that in view of the needs of Mrs. Katie Brown, of Patterson, had possession of the soliciting field Tennie P Dunson Gertrude May- hut he has not stopped making lm the Roger Williams University, and ptreet. Is suffering from a slight In- in the rears when Fisk had no rep- herrv Birdie Klne Fllen Mai Hender- provements. If you go every day you the fact that it is the only university disnositlon. resentatlve to present its claims T on'Vlo1e Frlerson, Georgia Win- will see some new feature he has in the State under the direct control Mrs. Mary Lou Fowler and Uttle set in motion all the agencies at my ston Marlon Lewis. Minnie Dalley, planned under way. of Negroes, It should receive a larger daughter. Magnolia, of Fiehteenth command to secure funds, and not Mer Ewing Dobson, John Fleming, At four o'clock the dress parade proportion of the educational funds avenue, South left the city Monday until sufficient time had elansed to Mnlor Peterson. Georee L. TTarris H. will take place. This parade will coming to tne convention, some oi ,he leaders maintained that only thhind'i motbri iti 1 il. stated proportion of the designated funds should be divided among the va rious schools, and that all moneys Bent to the convention and designated for either of the Institutions should be so appropriated. Judging from the large crowds of ministers and delegates alreadv here. a larger attendance will be had on this a larger attendance will be had on this convention than at any time before in Ha hlstorV The following was the program for e evening's exercises: Song service the evening's exercises: Song service by the First Baptist Church Choir, East Nashville; Scripture reading by v. S. M. Jackson, raris; prayer by R.ev Wm. Cannon, Shelbyville; mis- sionary sermon by Rev. Wm. Brad shaW, Knoxville; missionary rally and then the benediction by Rev. P. w - Wallace, Knoxville. neaas 01 uoger winiams university, Tlowe Institute, and Nelson Merry Col lege were read. At night Rev. C. A. Be 11, of Chattanooga, preached the edu cational sermon. The collections for the day were for the cause of education. On Fiiday the meeting will be held on the campus of Roger Williams Uni versity. At 3 o'clock Sunday after n00n there will be a mass meeting at Spruce Street Baptist Church. The Convention will adjourn Sunday night. The women s Auxiliary to-the Bap- t,st ?tat Convention met Thursday mprnlm? at the First Baptist Church WItn tne following officers: Mrs. M ,Tomm D.IA xr i Mr, M. H. Flowers, First v Presi' 0n vi Resident, Memphis: Mrs. V. w KroUghton. Recordlne cecretftrv. Nashville tr v p n, ,v-i, v,wnC- Ponding Secretary, Memphis; Mrs. Lucy Carter, Treasurer. Knoxville. Most of their, efforts during the session wil1 be FCTlt i" mission work. t . MR- AND MR$- HUMPHREY BOWLING ENTERTAIN. T t n i A e Ust Saturday afternoon Mr. and Mrs- TTnmphrey Bowling entertained mtle Mipa Allene Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M.Brown, of Oklahoma, M,ss Twn Is a promising young 1 j j - "O ,ady and a member of the senior class of the bi?h rc.hoo! cf Moberly, "v'o. She Is here visiting relatives of ner Parents, Mrs. N. J. Anderson, of Fourteen emu avenue, iNortn. Tnere were nuite R ""mber of young people present In the afternoon. In the eveniner friends of the family were mvnen in ne nresenr. iuue a num- her Partook of the hosnitality of the Pnwlinc hninfl Mr TtnTirlnr V- Bowline home. Mr. 1 Bowling iiau prepared one of his usual tasty menus, wMch was served to the j a-- euest, ,ooa music was furnished r the occasion and an enjoyable 1 1 i . . - " ...uuj uran uavc heen made plad throueh the kindness f Mr. and Mrs. Bowling, who enjoy tne (usTincnon or navmg a happy home and a host of friends. ANNOUNCEMENTS. Mr. pd Mrs. Moses Mavberry an- nounce tb engagement and approach- marrie or tneir daugnter, nnKie. to Mr. f ouis D Uumbrey, of parents at TTillsboro, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Bedford Hughes an- nounce that the marriage of their , , , , , , rZ t 'Z Z hlV aC at thlr home, 1616 Jackson 'l. invitations aro out announcing the annroachlmr marriage of Miss Tola Cecil Carter of Atlanta. Ga.. to Mr. yxnarew ..aci,son lwi. of Vemis- morning ror Mask! tn visit her htis t ,. DR. MERRILL'S EXPLANATION Tll iLA n M liL U I CBIS IllG lilDllG HllV He J KAQinnPl AQ PrASMAnt WoiyilOll (Jo I I UOlUCIIl. SHOWS REMARKABLE COURAflF " .1.. IN THE COURSE TAKEN. DEEMED IT BEST FOR THE UNI VERSITY HAD REACHED THE LIMIT OF ABILITY AS A MONEY GETTERNOT AN EASY THING TO BREAK AWAY FROM THE INSTITUTION-EXPRESSES HIGH APPRECIATION OF LOVING CUP FROM STUDENTS WORK OF FISK APPEALED TO HIM AS NONE HAD DURING HIS PUBLIC CAREER GREATEST SCHOOL OF ITS KIND ON PLANET FU TURE OF FISK BRIGHT. Since the announcement, first pnb itcViort in The Globe, that Dr. J. G. signed, there ha, been adeal as to the Probable cause of his resignation. Dr. Merrill U0 --prnilv wed bv every one with 1?" v tt ni1d his nro- vhomi uc .amc n v.v...v. found interest In what concerned vv and the Neero race caused the news of his resignation to be received as a clap of thunder from a clear sky. Not only was the public at large sur- prised, but the determinatlan of Dr. errI11 to lav down his work as President of Fisk came with equal unexpectedness to the Trustees, Fac- u?tvXPand students of the school. Tne reasons why Dr. Merrill re- q, d have not Deen made public neretofore But that Dr. Merrill gave ,s place wltn the sole desire that jp pjg place Willi U1C uowc the scnooi might profit by having a prpt.Mnt who might be a greater col- rnAa a mndp nnnarent from the f0nOwing letter: South. Norwalk, Conn., July 17, 1908. To tne NaRnville Globe: T vn11r vmdlv editorial concerning .v rpicrnatfon at Fisk University, wh,rh " foiind me jn York City Willi II luuuu nic a fmmrf in ww York City L "f wh't rnnafi nr. Mer- vnctorn cx r mp fir Tireswujii u.uuio. ii" .. . rill relinquishes his position," etc., tnnVtnfr tnat n wouia be wise for A This expression has set me to me, If you will, through your columns, to state the reason for my resigna tion. This step which evidently was a surprise to everyone was not a hastily taken one on my part. To prt the matter briefly: When T u n d er took the work at Fisk Unlversltv It was In debt. There was o n o-o-.ro onnnniiv or otherwise for the current expense wcif mil, a uwuwi 1 1 w h' i.i nf the school. The American Mis- pjonarv Association was appropria tin? 10A,fl per year. I have been able to secure an average of about $1 0 000 per year: some of this was deslenated by the donors for endow ment or for building purposes, but enoush was available for current nvnnnan tiOTro TI n Vt 1 n I f V fncfttll- vrt ,AnA tttMaa nr i I'll ni nave nvumc-i ibtedncss had th 'oiary Association l , f m e American Mis- been able to con- pproprlation of $10,000 per year. This It could not do, owing to the claims made upon Its treausury by other branches of Its far-reaching work T found mvself unable to secure the monov neodd for nnr constants at- hrt thnt t toa f 'j ji " " .."... uij uui. IU DUU'Rtl U1U Mluirtantljr rench th conelmut w I should no longer defer giving to the Trustees an opportunity to put a more successful money-getter at the head of the Institution. I Insisted upon the acceptance of my resigna tion if It was the expectation of the Trustees that the President of Fisk should be held responsible personally for securing the money needed for current expenses and endowment. It was not an easy step for me to take. The loyalty and afTectlon of the young people has always touched me deeply. Their gift of a beautiful lov,ng oup at the close of thls laRt 'ear m not ke it any easier for me to carry out the determination to resien, of which they little dreamed. I desire to express my appreciation of the hearty co-operation of a Fac ulty as devoted to their work as that A GALA of any school that I have, heard of and to thank them for their expres sions of regret in view of our separa tion. T am exceeding glad that 1 have given nine of the best years of my life in the service of an Instltu tion which has appealed to me as nns no dur,ns my Pub" career. That I have been able to weave Into the lives of any young noor,le anything which makes for manhood and womanhood has been r 1oy That T haV(1 found tnQ ahltm,i of Fisk so ready to believe In and trurt one wnom iney nave Known 101 so brief a period has been an Insplra ion. Tt has been moreover a delight to have found In the heads of other schools for the Negro such compan ionable and co-operative fellow-workers. I trust that the future will show harvests for my sowing beside all waters, tbat the donor who have, el made my administration possible ;-f T will continue to recognize the need? tion of tb Unlversltv and those who have - put our cause In their "wills will remain steadfast. I know that FIsV University Is a chosen instrument of God for the advancement of a cause dear to his heart. In His own best time md w.w Fe will enable the Instltu- tion that has done so much to do more than we to-day can think or even Imagine. And now. Mr. Editor, please par- don one closing word! T am con- vinced that, the trustees acted wise lv under the circumstances In accept- Ins mv reslenatlon, and personally . .... ......w.., ...... I am very grateful for the very ap- nreciative resolutions which tney have placed on record and which 1 would send you for publication had I not already trespassed too greatly uron vour space. We University was never so strone as It Is to-day. The debt to wnlch T have referred is insignificant in comparison with Its unincumbered in compari -v .n nw constituencv to add to that wn cn , ave securen win ne an.e o ..... ..... ... mnicn wnp mrrpasen nnannai ami- It the inevitable erowth of the ereat- est scnooi or its Kinn on tne planet Faunruliv yours. J. G. MERRILL. !N HONOR OF MISS M. L. LOGUE. f'rppnwod Park Is one of the crea Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Manson, of 1117 SJ0LSe.J),amt,'1.and every T-J jtreet entertained a few Tn?daTv eTvpnln2: !"?or of Tifs Mamie L. Logue, of Lebanon. Amnnr those who nartook of Mr. and Mrs Manson's hospltalitv were Misses Mamjn t . T otrue. Daisy and Cecil Mon. Jmma Thomnson, Minnie . " ' " y Vpra Thnmnson. Marv Stammer and HTpocrs. T lovd TTnckett. Tames Bold en. Thompson Davis. David Meredith, .W1W T-uster. Matthews Donelson. TlTolvtn Mnn ot, Ifr.cto Ifl-f-r. Peaks an Ernest TWdenV Games unit mucIc wore enlovpd. after which lisrht refreshments were served. THE MISSES REED ENTER- TAINED. Last Friday evenlnsr Rev. and Mrs. T. J." Townsend. of Jefferson street, entertained In honor of Misses Eliza beth and Onel Reed, of Brownsville. 1 ' " ;. ,' ' i t o r ct,tn ond tt 1 i. IUVU. O. I'.l'mm ttovd. Andersn, EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION At Greenwood Park Au gust the Eighth. FVFPVTMNf IV DCAmvccc rnn LVtRYTHING llN READINESS FOR THE OCCASION. DAY ANTICIPATED BY THE COMMITTEE OF ARRANGE MS NTS NO STONE BEING LEFT UNTURNED - BEAUTIFUL FLOATS WILL BE SEEN IN THE PARADE FIELD ATHLETICS VILL BEGIN AT ELEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE FORENOON fLOWER PARADE A SPECIAL FEATURE SHAM BATTLE IN AFTERNOON GRAND DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS TO CLOSE CEL EBRATION. August the eighth will be a red let ter day in the history of Nashville. The occasion will be a grand emancina tbn celebration at Greenwood Park by e wegroes or wasnville and the State ennessee. Heretofore this celebra- has been observed on the first day of Januarv. hut th onHi , - uukiUU Ui mo yeather has always been a barrier to i-ie success of the day. So the neonle d rcided that a season in which the weather would be more congenial would be preferable. August the eighth was decided upon, and to add to the magnitude of the occasion, Mr. r ?r- W, of Green- J MP ark, that beautiful resort that h added hours of rest and a place of uperation has arranged to dedicate park on that day to the Negroes of ashville and the state of Tennessee. The programme as arranged is in it- - i-i - - - """"b1-" o " - clf a guarantee that it will be a glori oay. The celebration will begir begin 'vIh a grand street parade. The Dro- "ession will form at 9 o'clock, corner ,l rilLU Avenue, iNortn, ana.urawrord street, headed by a brass band, under the chIef marshal and staff, and march suth on Flfth avenue to Ash street, ; ' wne i ior iae paw. 'l,wm ue omposea or several of the rmii corps, lodges, societies, schools j .m ... ... u unvenicies, horseback ind citizer riders, etc. One of the most beautiful ... j " - ; riuers. eic. linn dt rnp mnor ho-mt fn fl This being the Forty-sixth Anni versary of the Emancipation Procla mation, it is anticipated that the peo ple will join to make it a glorious time. - - - J park will run as follows: At eleven o'clock in the morning two of the best ball teams in the South will line up on the athletic field to contest for supremacy. This promises to be one of the features on the program, and the spectators can enjoy the con test from the commodious grand stand that has just been completed. At one o'clock will come the flower llOl'-rli. Tn iVil- XT -1 111 111 l''- tl CVCUt INHSllVllie Will p"f "' fa,rsex .y.11.1 shine most brilliantly. Beautiful traps to which will be attached some of the finest roadsters in the state, will be driven by ladies robed in elegant gowns. This feature of the day alone will attract thousands to the park at the first hour of the afternoon. Two o'clock, the hour sot for the dedication, is a time that has been looked forwnrd to snrP tbp flrct mnsist of nil tho dpnnrtmpnt. M - will wind up Just In time for the i " i' of.-.v.-.f.Tii.ar"?