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i I -" t I 11 1 El J zL XXtaJJ. JLX J ILAXJIJ -AJ yJf Vol. IV. NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY, MAY 7, 11)09. No. 18. GREAT YOUNG PEO PLE'S MEETING ARMY OF . SUNDAY-SCHOOL WORKERS COMING. Nashville Will Be Crowded to Overflowing. NATIONAL BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL CONGRESS AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHAUTAUQUA WILL ASSEMBLE EARLY IN JUNE MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH THE SEAT OF CONFERENCE REPRESENTATIVES EXPECT ED FROM EVERY SECTION OF THE COUNTRY COMING FIVE THOUSAND STRONG MANY OF THE LEADING SUNDAY-SCHOOL WORKERS OF THE WORLD TO PARTICIPATE. Only a few weeks remain until the coming of the National Baptist Sun day-school Congress and Young Peo ple's Chautauqua, which will be held in this city on the 9th day of June We are expecting one thousand del egates to attend, and considering the importance of the occasion, it Is quite a small number to ask for, or to ex pect. If the Sunday-is chools and Young People's Societies throughout the country have representation in this meeting commensurate with their numerical strength, we will have five times the number of dele gates that we have called for. We have urged from time to time the im portance of all Sunday-school and B, Y. P. U. workers, who desire to fa miliarize themselves with up-to-date methods of instructing young people and conducting the work among them, availing themselves of the opportuni ty to attend and receive the benefits arising out of their affiliation with this movement. We have been de lighted to insist that the meetings are educational, that during its ses sions, there is no scramble for posi tion, no attempt to display knowl edge of parliamentary law, or to ap propriate lengthy arguments, in which the combatants in debate are afford ed the special opportunity of demon strating the amount of wisdom which they possess. The meeting has high er purpose than this. It is intended to edify, to instruct and to impart new life and vigor to thousands' of young people who are working for the uplift of the students and religious workers entrusted to their care. While the meetings are In the nature of a recreation, they are also little schools of learning, in which the stu dents, of religious thought and mis sionary endeavor acquire information which is of the greatest possible benefit to them in the prosecution of their work. The times demand the organization and perpetuity of a large number of institutions of this kind among our people. We trust that our efforts to commit workers in the auxiliary circles in our denomi nation to schools of instruction like unto this will not be In vain; but that on the contrary, they will cultivate a great love for work of this kind. We have emphasized the fact that this is a day when specialists are in de mand, a day when people delight to be taught all that pertains to an edu cational scheme, by people who have given special time and attention to the particular branch or subject with which they as teachers are to deal. As we have no chairs of Sunday school pedagogy in any of our insti tutions of learning, it is highly im portant that we improve such oppor tunities as are given to us by means of Institutes and Chautauquas which we may be permitted to attend. We shall still look forward to the coming of a great number of delegates to this meeting, on the 9th day of June, and we are not willing to believe until actual demonstration of that fact has been made, that we will be disap pointed. National Baptist Union. I ittle Hellyn Lee Batte, daughter -of Prof. J. B. Batte, of Stevenson av enue, is convalescing. BIG MEETING OF THE DOCTORS OF TENNESSEE. The State Medical Association will hold its annual meeting in this city on the 10th and 11th of June. Prom inent physicians from all parts of the state of Tennessee will participate. The object of this meeting is to pro mote the general interest of the med ical profession, and to place it on a higher scientific basis. This body will represent a company of highly educated and profound thinkers, who have carefully studied the needs and demands of the race from a medical, educational and an industrial stand point. Untiring efforts are being put forth to accomplish these ends. The Negro is slowly but surely awaking from his lethargy, and is realizing the need, the value and the confidence of the well-prepared physicians of his own race. In order to demonstrate their proficiency and thus bring about a reconciliation and an established confidence between Negro patients and Negro physicians, the doctors throughout the state are making orig inal, scientific research and persis tent study in all branches of the med ical profession and the results of such work will be demonstrated to the public at these meetings by able men from all quarters. The Rock City Academy of Medicine and Surgery in Nashville is making strenuous ef forts to entertain this noble body of visitors, and to make the association a success.' Orations and discussions on medical points will be rendered in such a manner that the public at large, will comprehend and enjoy them. Music, both vocal and instru mental, will be included in the pro gram. The physicians of Nashville ear nestly solicit the presence of the en tire public. It is hoped that the re suits of this meeting will be far reaching and that a union of physi oians and the race at large will be unprecedented. The crowning fea ture of the convention will be a ban quet, tendered in honor of visiting ouet tendered in honor of visiting guests and physicians. A signal vic tory is anticipated. A DISTINGUISHED VISITOR. There will be a long list of distin guished visitors in this city early next month. They will come from every walk of life and hence will be receiving quite a deal of attention. Among the latest announcements at the Congress headquarters was the slating of Bishop Geo. W. Clinton, A. M., D. D., of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church with head quarters at Charlotte, N. C. This dis. tinguislied prelate will come to de liver a special address, the subject of which will be "Shall We Save the Bcvs or Reform the Men, Which Is Easier cr Better?" Important as the meeting is and as much interest as it is creating there is yet being crowded on the program scores of distin guished Christian workers who are sending in their names and addresses daily to take part in what will prove to be the greatest religious gathering of young people ever assembled in the United States. Bishop Clinton is not only a leader in his church work, but is fast looming up as a literary light. He is the author of a book that is cre ating no little attention among the book folks and in the literary world. j MR. TYREE AT SHELBYVILLE. ! Mr. Evans Tyree, Jr., of this city, a son of Bishop Tyree, recently de 1 livered an excellent lecture and ren- dered very acceptably selections from j Paul Laurence Dunbar and Bryant's I "Black Smiles," at Turner Normal 1 Theological Institute at Shelbyville. Mr. Tyree is a fine entertainer. He ; was a member of the. famous "Colum bian Tennesseans," a troupe of ac knowledged ability that visited the I large Western cities last year and ' received merited applause from crowded audiences at every entertain ment. ANOTHER VISIT TO NASHVILLE. Information has just been received from the headquarters of the National Negro Business League to the effect that Mr. Chas. H. Moore, of Greens boro, N. C, the National Organizer who was here several weeks ago in the interest of and for the purpose of reviving the local business leagues, will return to Nashville about May 10 to continue his activities along this line. Mr. Moore is pushing the organization of leagues with much success. It is understood that Nash ville will lead off in helping to form a state league. If so, Mr. 'Moore's work in the state will be helpful to that extent. PEACE CONGRESS MEETS IN CHICAGO PROF. II. T. KEALING OF NASH VILLE DELIVERS ADDRESS. Discusses Subject Vital to American People. "RACIAL PROGRESS TOWARD UNI VERSAL PEACE" SHOWS HOW HARMONY AMONG WHITES AND BLACKS MAY BE BROUGHT ABOUT IN THIS COUNTRY POINTS OUT FACTS THAT SUBSTANTIATE HIS AR GUMENTSNEGRO NOT A BUR DEN TO THE SOUTH PAYS MORE FOR EDUCATION THAN HE RECEIVES FIGURES PRO DUCED GATHERED BY SOUTH ERN WHITE MAN. No greater wonder has happened on earth than the conquests of peace sen timent during the last century. It has ridden over jousting war-lords till, extricating themselves from their Don Quixotic misfortunes, they have come ambling in on war-horses turned to palfreys; it has sent battle-ships, like merchant-men, to carry grain to the famished of sister nations; it has set sanguinary soldiery to pitch ing hospital tents for the plague- stricken; it has lifted the red cross above the red field and made litters of crossed muskets; it has made con quering generals refuse a Caesarian triumph, and cry from the highest civic seat, "Let us have peace!" But no glory has been greater than the re flex influence this international move ment has exerted in abating race and class hate among the factions and sections of a common country. We find our situation as to the Negro race element caused by the initial inconsistency of engrafting slav ery upon free institutions, and of fram ing a constitution recognizing human servitude in the face of a declaration that all men are entitled to life, liber ty and the pursuit of happiness. The way out is by retracing our steps, and this we have begun indeed, we have gone a long way on the back ward track already and are now ready to start right once more. By general education and the doctrine of human brotherhood, we shall arrive. Laggards there may be and reluctant travelers in the way, but our guides are true and the lettering is plain: "This way out." Is there any evidence, you ask, that an awakened conscience is making for racial peace? I think so. It was the sense of our inconsistency in founding a land of liberty and then binding mil lions to slavery in it that brought emancipation; it was the standing re buke of our Declaration of Independ ence to the prevailing thought that some men had no rights that others were bound to respect, . that enacted laws respecting those , rights. In our own day we see the workings of the world's conscience in many ways; The Congo Free State atrocities are every where denounced; there is a growing boldness in denouncing internal law lessness in any country; a greater will ingness to educate the underman; a stronger disposition to administer laws in their true spirit of impartiality. It is to be seen in our gratuitous chaperoning of Cuba; our friendly guidance of the San Dominican finan ces; the review of the black soldiers' rase in equity; the increased appropria tions for both primary and secondary schools for Negroes; the acceptance by a representative Southern educator of the management of the Jeanes Fund; the co-operation of patriotic Southern men with the Southern Education Board; and in a score of other instan ces. Tennessee has just appropriated $20,000 for a Negro Normal and Indus trial school; Kansas has given $07,000 to a college under Negro management; Alabama appropriates public funds to three Negro Normal schools. Every where are to be found men in the south to stand against the reactiona ries. Mississippi has its Galloway; IiOusiana, Its Quincy Ewing, Georgia, its Chancellor Hill; Alabama, its Hob son; Virginia, its Mitchell. Almost faster than we can realize a respecta ble, rising, progressive, property-holding class of Negroes is being met with friendly hand-shakes from fair-minded and clear-speaking' men of the other race who want to stand out of a strug gling peoples' sunshine. I believe these men are rising in response to that growing national spirit which is a legitimate by-product of the world movement for which you stand. Al most every one of them is an advocate of international peace by arbitration. I find that the remarkable business growth of the Negro; leading to in creased business contact with the white man, is bringing about closer and friendlier feelings. Not long ago, in my town, I went down to the Negro bank in which I deposit, and found this notice on the door: "Holiday: Closed by Clearing House Agreement." When before this day did the Negro ever do any thing by clearing house agreement? It is significant of the new relation. The South is spending $32,008,851 on her public schools; $4,736,375 of this is for Negro education. This is only 14.8 per cent while the Negro consti tutes 4.0 per cetn of the total popu lationof the states considered Vir ginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Ten nessee. In the three states of Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia, where complete separation in statistics exists, the fol lowing taxes paid by the Negro and the educational appropriations made to him show that he receives less than he pays : Virginia Negro taxes $507,305 Virginia Negro appropriation. . 489,228 Virginia Tax excess $18,077 North Carolina Negro tax.. .$429,197 North Carolina Negro appropri ation 402,058 North Carolina Tax excess.. ..$20,539 Georgia Negro taxes $047,852 Georgia Negro appropriation.. 506,170 Georgia Negro excess $141,682 Such figures as these will go a long way to prevent the separation of taxes on race lines, as has been proposed. As with us, so with others. Every nation has its ethnic problems, but the extirpation of war between nations will hasten the time, by quickening the desire, for brotherhood among races. In the days to come when the old man of Russia, now garbed as a peas ant, and sitting by the bank waiting for the last boat, shall be crowned with laurel and olive for teaching that men should not fight; and when, of all that money has ever wrought, the temple of peace, raised in Holland by j the munificence of one who has caught the long-sought secret of transmuting iron to gold and gold to true glory, shall tower above every other fane on i earth, because men love each other and worship peace; and then shall sons stir uneasily as they hear the war-like deeds of their sires recited, and shall say, "Thoy wrought in the twilight, but we in the full day." Then shall the American nation, for getting the apostasy of barnyard strug gles for prey, like a mighty Dantean eagle on lofty wings, above all the weak and defenceless of earth, drop the white plumes of peace among them and their foes. SCHOOL OF THE PROPHETS. The Braden Bible Training School of Walden University is one of the great institutions of Nashville. It is not only a credit to the great Univer sity, but its past and present history shows that it has been a benediction to the churches which have been its patrons without regard to denomina tion. The enrollment in the Junior, Mid dle and Senior clascs since 1902 shows a total of one hundred and twenty, including several young wom en, who have prepared for the Mis sionary, Evangelistic, and Deacon ness work. Fifty-five have completed the three years course of study and are doing 'splendid work for the Mas ter. , Others taking the shorter cours es are found in various parts of the field rendering efficient service. Dr. E. W. S. Hammond, the Dean, will conduct a Summer Correspon dence Course of Study for the bene fit of ministers, Sunday-school teach ers and others who desire to review their studies or acquire the habit of choosing, rpading and studying those books which will give them better qualifications to meet the increasing and imperative demands for thorough Christian service. The closing exercises of the Bra den Bible Training School was held in the Chapel of the University on Wednesday evening, May 5. LANE COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT JACKSON INSTITUTION CLOSES EARLY IN JUNE. Year Has Been Most Pros perous One. VISITORS WILL BE PRESENT FROM ALL PARTS OF THE STATE MANY EXPECTED FROM OTHER STATES BACCA LAUREATE SERMON SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 30 PREACHED BY REV. T. J. MOPPINS, OF KENTUCKY GRADUATING. CLASS ADDRESS WILL BE DE LIVERED BY DR. M. C. B. MA SON, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO OCCASION ONE IN THE HIS TORY OF THE CHURCH. Special to The Globe. Jackson, Tenn., May 6, 19J39 The week ending June 3 promises great things for the people of this commu nity. It is the commencement week" at Lane College. This closes the sec ond session of this famous school under the proficient administration of President J. F. Lane, A. M., and the outlook for the institution was never brighter. President Lane is an excel lent disciplinarian and administrator, and the College is being pushed to its highest point in organization and efi ciency. The new $12,500 hall for girls is a beauty, and its erection marks the placing of the institution among the best-equipped schools for our people in the South. With its commencement occasions the, college will close a most prosper ous school year. The attendance has been good, and the work has gone forward along all lines. In addition to the regular exercises of the stu dents of the various departments, and the observance of class day and field day, the following well-known orators will contribute their services which will add greatly to the inter est of the exercises. Rev. T. J. Mop pins, D. D., presiding elder of t lie West Kentucky Conference, will de liver the baccalaureate sermon be fore the faculty, friends, students and graduating classes, Sunday morning, May 30, in the College Chapel. At night of the same day Rev. John W. Smith, A. M., pastor of Collins C. M. E. Church, Memphis, Tenn., will preach the annual sermon before the students of the Theological classes. Porf. Wm. A. Lynk, '99, principal High School Union City, Tenn., one of the most successful teachers in the state, will deliver the annual address before the members of the Alumni Associa tion on Wednesday evening, June 2. Thursday June 3 is comnuneemeat day proper. The address before the graduating classes will be delivered by Rev. M. C. B. Mason, D. D., Sec retary of the Freedmen's Aid and Ed ucational Society, Cincinnati, Ohio. With this galaxy of talent, the occa sions in connection with the closing of the College will be of intense inter est. Each year friends from many places attend these exercises as they are of more than local interest. MEHARRY STUDENTS TAKE EX AMINATIONS. Out of the one hundred and thirty applicants for medical licenses who were being examined this week at the State Capitol by members of the State Board of Medical Examiners there were twenty-three from Mehar ry which is quite a record. There was one young lady in the number. STEWARDESSES ENTERTAIN. Stewardesses Board of Tayne Chap el No 2, was entertained by Miss Hen rietta Goe, at the home of Mrs. Sallie King, 719 Main street. A two-eours menu was served. Those present were Mrs. Sallie King, chairman; Miss Rosa Johnson, secretary; Mrs. Mosella Johnson, Mrs. Mary Bailey, Carrie Hollands. Henrietta Goe. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Carrie Hollands, Sixth and Shelby streets.