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Vol. IV. NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1909. No. 23. THE HA CONGRESS HERE DELEGATES FROM AIL PARTS PRESENT. Few States Not Represent ed at Meeting. MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH SCENE OF GREAT ACTIVITY- SUNDAY-SCHOOL WORKERS DIS- riiee ol AMe fc mMmirTiM CUSS PLANS OF CONDUCTING SCHOOL THE WORK TAKEN UP IN ALL OF ITS PHASES- PROMINENT ER ADDRESSES AT EACH SES SION BOARD MEETING OF NA TIONAL CONVENTION ASSEM BLES WITH CONGRESS NASH VILLE STIRRED FROM CENTER TO CIRCUMFERENCE. The fourth annual session of the National Baptist Sunday-School Con- gres and B. Y. P. TJ. Chautauqua as- semblefl) at 10:30 o'clock in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Rev. C. H. Clark, D D., pastor. Preceding' the opening of the Con- press Bpv. Dr. Bovrt took occasion to speak of the tablets and pencils fur- nfRhed hv the Publlshlne Board and urged all present to provide them- selves with them, as tnts is a Chau- taunnm asicemhled to studv methods I for the betterment of our Sunday- schools. Use these, take notes, rrrv t,A tnfnrmflHmi hnrir to vmir Rev. C. H. Clark called the meet- sissippi to act as critic in the absence ing to order and thanked those pres- of Dr. E. W. D. saac, who was at ent for their presence and expressed tending the Executive meeting of the VrtTi fc-t-tMo nrnulA ha tha W session in the history of the Con- , Rev. N. H. Pius, D. D., the musical director, announced that the first number to be sung was "All Hall the Power of Jesus' Name." The con- nation Inlned heartily in the sine- ing of this - opening number. Chair- man Clark took peculiar pleasure, auuuaycuoot. u un&.u "u i--said he, in Introducing the Rev. 3. F ds." The paper was well received Thomas, D. D., of Chicago, to con- nu ii was BBiu iui iu uvu. duct the devotions. Dr. Thomas was on it be had Thursday morning, present four years ago at the organ!- Di. Boyd spoke on the statistics of zation- of this' Congress and served In fhe Baptists, stating that there are the same capacity. Though modest, ibou 19,000 Negro Baptist churches unassuming, yet dignified in all his d that the Publishing Board had bearing, no man in all this country JM more than 28,000 orders during had done more for the cause than Dr. Thomas. He has baptized more than 7M0 persons during his ministry and uer sm nuuuuiltmCm3, tu uu stands as a giant for the denomlna- ediction was pronounced by the Rev. tion in his city, Chicago. The 91st E. M. Griggs, Texas. Psalm was read by Dr. Thomas as the Scripture lesson.' Prayer was offered by the Rev. Dr. Taylor, of Louisiana. I "How sweet the name of Jesus sounds," was sung, bemg led by Dr. Pins and the choir. nlJZSr, Woll L . . w tendered his church to the use of the by . Rev Dr Foster of Kentucky Congress and introduced Dr. J. P. a Dr. C. H. Clark, pres ding Intro Robinson, of Little Rock, to preside duced by Mr. Harriscm Drake. Tennes at the morning session. Dr. Robinson see. who read an excellent paper on in taking charge thanked the pas- -The Adults in the Sunday-school tor in behalf of the Congress for the u Welcome addresses were delivered use of this beautiful house of God, by Rev. H. M. Burnes and Mr D A. paid a glowing tribute to the work of "art Mr. Hart spoke in behalf of Dr. Clark as pastor of this church and the A M E. Sunday-schools of the concluded by calling to the rostrum city. Both addres ses were thought Dr. E. C. Morris, President of the Na- and well received by the Congress, tional Baptist Convention, who was Miss Nannie H. Burroughs, Corres asked to respond further in behalf of ponding Secretary of the Women s ihe Congress Convention was introduced and re- Dr. Morris "came forward amidst ap- ponded to the welcome address, plause and congratulated the pro- Miss Willie Hurt read a helpful pa moter, Dr. Boyd, on the work that this Per on "The Teachers Opportunity in Congress has accomplished. The the Sunday-school, principles of Christianity will yet Rev. L. O. Jordan, D D., was next rule in this great nation of ours. Introduced and delivered a helpful Everything points to the betterment and practical address, of our condition and to the general up- The prayer and Bible study hour lift of my people. I believe that Aras set from nine to ten each morn many of the problems which we dis- ng of the Congress. ,,CQ an rv tr Rnivfi hfilontr to the After some announcements and col- Cod of the universe and. if left to him, he will solve to the satisfaction of all the people of this world. He congratulated the Congress on the work It is doing, saying that "No other organization among us can and will do this work. Thirty-five years have I been laboring in this' field and if I am spared thirty-five years more, I will continue to be used for my people." Dr. J. M. Frost, Secretary of the JSouthern Baptist Sunday-School Board, was introduced and made quite an acceptable address. lie congratu lated the Negroes in this effort to have this Congress and expressed the hope that it would do much to help the nenBlfi anions: whom vmi lahnr. A high compliment was paid Dr. R. H uoya -in ms enort to puDiisn anai run this great plant of the Baptists, the greatest and noblest thing any man has ever done for any race or people. If a comparison were to be made be tween Dr. Boyd and Dr. Booker T. Washington in their work for the up lift of their people, we would have to place Dr. Boyd first not that he wished to detract from any man but because of what i'9 being brought to pass, Dr. Boyd would have to be request the choJr Bang for Dr. Frost the Congress anthem, which elicited much applause. r... n nr n t.,., . . Dr. E. W. D. Isaac was presented and gave the object of the Congress, on"!,1S!J.e J?.e.kbi!: Ii ne jouuvviug cuuiuiniecs were named: Enrollment 'Henry A. Boyd, Ten nessee; Prof. J. M. Caldwell, Texas; Mrs. S. C. J. Bryant, Georgia. Program Rev. W. S. Ellington, Tennessee; Rev. W. P. McKinney, Florida; Rev. Wm. Z. Thomas, Ohio; Gf. Wm. Ward, Indlaw; Mr. Wm. Harrison, Oklahoma; Mr. W. H. Hurse, Missouri; Prof. W. T. Poole, Alabama. Finance Rev. Wm. Beckham, Ten- nessee; Rev. E. M. Griggs, Texas; Mrs. h. V. Meoane, soutn uaronna; Rev. E. D. Hubbard, Mississippi. Afternoon Session. Tne National Congress and B. Y. P. U. Chautauqua reassembled at 3:30 with Rev. Dr. Hubbard, of Miss., presiumg. ad exraieui buus was conducted by Dr. Pius, Musical Director. Praise service was con- auciea oy uev. j. i. uavis, ui miama slppl- Dr. K. n. uoya maae a statement aa fo how the blackboard would be used after the reading of each paper and asked the Rev. J. A. Mitchell of Mis- INatlOHai UOIlVeiUlUU. Miss Lucy Booker was Introduced and read an excellent paper on "The lNaimi "hhi , ma,-uu v.- sress: Its Origin and Purpose. The PPr was discussed by Rev. Drs. Simms, Davis and others. Key. W. is. Stewart, ot wwe uock, Ark., read a paper on The Modern econu u"""". u . 6 more Sunday-schools than churches. Night Session. A . 0,n . !r !,utt: ' 0010- ur. nua wuuuu seJT.lce' The devotions were conducted by Rev. J. F. Walker, of Ohio. Prayer lection the benediction was said by tne net. ur. wm. ueuuium. Second Day s Swslon. Tke morning session wa3 opened at 1 10:30 o'clock with the Rev. Dr. J. B Greene, of Florida, presiding. Dr Green conducted the devotions. Prayer was offered by Rev. P. R. Washing- ton, of Texas. A special song service was conducted by Dr. Pius. Ta his opening address Dr. C. H. (Continued on Page 8.) C s- a REV. C. H. PARRISH, D. D., Of Louisville, Ky., President of be one of the principal speakers at ing at Ryman Auditorium Sunday aft COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES OF THE PEARL HIGH SCHOOL. TwPfltV.tWn firMlldtA Rft tions- The Hlgh Scnools lend lnspl" At night a programme was ren INCIIiyiNU UlOUUaiUO lD ratlon t0 ncreaSed educational actlvl- dered at the Firs Baptist Church wel- i-m Graduates Re- 4 ceive Deplomas. RYMAN AUDITORIUM FILLED WITH NASHVILLE'S BEST PEO PLEPROCESSIONAL MARCH A CHARMING SCENE OPENING CHORUS BRINGS FORTH AP P L A U 8 E SALUTATORY AD DRESS WELL RENDERED VAL EDICTORY EFFORT GREAT SUC- CESS-GLEE CLUB OF PEARL HIGH SCHOOL RENDERS CHOICE SELECTIONS PROF. F. G. SMITH PRESENTS CLASS TO DR. LEES. Last, night at the Ryman Audltorl- um in tne presence or a very intel ligent and very appreciative audience twenty-two graduates from the Pearl High School of this city received their diplomas. It was at the annual Com mencement of the school which is the Alma Mater of no small number ef Nashville's energetic citizens, hence these commencement exercises attraft a larger attention than any other like exercises from the vast number of ed ucational institutions in and about the city of Nashville. Again the Ry man Auditorium, better known as the Gospel-Tabernacle, is itself a spacious meetiig place .calculated to give com fortable entertainment to a large au dience in summer or winter. The high scheol alumni, numbering as it does several hundred, take a deal of interest in all that pertains to the school, and thus the Tearl High School Commencement is on the lips of thousands of people several months before the closing of the school. The commencement this year marked the successful ending, or, in other words the first year of manual training and domestic science In all of the schools Mush has been said about this new department of the city schools, but it has never been doubted that it was a long-felt want, and that the city of Nashville, the vast number of school children, and hosts of loving parents were in hearty sympathy with any thing that tends to the betterment of V Eckstlen - Norton University, who will the great Sunday-School Mass-meet ernoon. their children. It was several years slon of the gtate Association of Col ago that the statement was made that ored Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists mucu muitj impiuveuieut biiuuiu and1 Pharmacists of Tennessee, among made in the city schools by the Board tbem t,eInp "Tuberculosis the Negro's of Education for Negro children as Mogt Cruel Foe wlth a plea for Garly the Negroes themselves are always in. diagnosis, hv Dr. Robert T. Burt, of hearty accord and sympathy with ed- clarksville. the President of the as ucational improvements. From time to qoolatlon Dr. T. H. Price "Cvstltls" ume iney nave not oniy suown a uia- position to pay increased taxes in city, county and state, but they have taxed themselves to support these institu- ties. The entire faculty, consisting of Prof. F. G. Smith, Principal; G. E. Washington, Professor of Mathematics; The First Baptist Church choir fur II. A. Cameron, Professor of Science; nlshed music which had been epeclal- MIss L. T. Jackson, Professor of La- tin; and Miss E. J. Terry, Professor of History, has worked assiduously, the result or wnicn was seen lasi eve- ning to the general satisfaction of all. There was quite a number of visitors in the audience from many sections of the United States attracted by the Sunday-school Congress, who likewise saw what Nashville could do and what I she is doing for her young men and women in tne puDiic scnooi. mese twenty-two young people, starting out ' LlT l.v. From the opening chorus, "Over the Meadows Fair," mixed voices, there was a continuous ana prolonged ap - plause after each rendition so perfect were tney ana 60 wen received ou all hands. The salutatory address, "Thinking for Thinkers" by M. E. .lackson, came just on the heels of the invocation. The next was a duet, "Two Pearls of Ixve" (rinsuti), Miss Ge neva M. Bender and Miss Florence M. Allison. The valedictory address, "Are We Willing to Pay the Price?" was delivered by Braxton R. Murrell. Then came the Glee Club of the Pearl High School which rendered several pleasing selections. The Commence ment itself has proved a vaiuaDie ad junct to the city's educational inter ests. The diplomas were presented by Dr. R. D. Lees, President of the Board of Education, to the following mem bers of the class: Andrew Jackson Allison, Overton Carter, Deo Vinaldo Darden, Mansfield E. Jackson, Edward L. Kinney. Braxton R. Murrell, Eu gene L. Taylor. Leonldas Douglas Tolk, George Hilllard Upshaw, Susie OpheliaAlexander. T)u Willie Baugh, Estelle Georgia Bright, Mary Agnes Cheers, Lucile Coachman Gleaves, Lot tie Dale Haygood, Maude Sophronia Johnson, Velma Mae Mosley, Amanda Belle Perkins, Mabel Clair Northern, Beulnh Lea Perkins, Edwlna M. Smith. The closing chorus, ""Life of Youth, Vnlse de Concert" (Gelbel). mixed voicps. was rendered In a very pleas Ing manner. The. manual training department of the city schools has been conducted by Prof. Hardy S. Keith, a specialist. (Continued ou Page 8.) STATE DOCTORS ASSEMBLE IN FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION. First Baptist Church Place Of Gathering. PRESIDENT BURT, OF CLARKS- VILLE, OPENS SESSION PROMPT LY NUMBER OF PAPERS READ DURING FIRST DAY'S SESSION WELCOME MEETING ON WED- NESDAY NIGHT FREE CLINIC THURSDAY MORNING AT COL ORED INFIRMARIES DEEP IN TEREST MANIFESTED BY THE PEOPLE DOCTORS MAKING CLOSE STUDY OF CONDITIONS PLANNING FIGHT AGAINST TU BERCULOSIS. The fifth annual session of the State Medical Association of Negro Phy- clans of Tennessee assembled at the virst Baptist Church Wednesday. Tune 9. Dr. R. T. Burt, of Clarksville, nresldent, called the meeting to order nd the members got down to busi ness in a few minutes thereafter. A number of very Interesting pa nern was read at Wedneisav'B rpb- Dr c y. Roman on "Some Important Differential Diagnoses;" Dr. H. M. r.reen, "Gallstones," and Dr. G. C. Harden on "Cholera Infantum " r0mlnz the visitors to the Htv. and a representative Catherine was nrpsnt. iv nrnnared' for the occasion. ' The welcome address on behalf of the citizens was delivered by Rev. Preston Taylor. On behalf of thA le- el profession W. A. Crosthwalte spoke In part: "Often the doctor has more salutary Influence In a com- munlty than the minister, thus a ereat responsibility is falllne unon him. Have faith in vour race faith jn your country and faith In God." pf T T W!,tcnn tv nco of wecome ,n behalf of the teachers ted that the Negro physician , wa8 iarsrB rnnor in nmniner to im nrr his people and humanity at larce. on behalf of the ministry Rev. El- Ungton welcomed the members of the convention and' Dr. C. O. Hadley wel comed them, on behalf of the medical profession. Responses were made by Dr. R. S. Fields, Mason, Tenn.. for West Ten nessee; Dr. T. W. Stephens, Colum bia, for Middle Tennessee, and Dr. J. A. Maon, Chattanooga, for East Ten nessee. Thursday morning cl nles were held at Wilson's Infirmary and Mercy Hospital, lasting from (5:30 till 12 o'clock, after which (he convention, ngain reconvened! at 2 p. m. for busi ness. On Thursday night a banquet was slven to the visiting delegates at Odd Fellows' Ball. The affair was con ducted on a high plane, and reflected credit on the medical profession of this city. The association consists of mem bers of the medical profession from all parts of the State. Between thir ty and forty delegates were present at the meeting, and their discussions showed that the Negro doctors of Tennessee are a.llve to the needs of the people. Several of the largest cities in the State were bidding for the next annual session. CARD OF THANKS. We wish to thank our many friends for their kindness during our moth er's Illness and the beautiful floral offerings that were contributed during our saddest hours, which helped to make our burden much lighter. From grateful hearts, CLINTON AND ELLA BEAN.