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1 1 H f-i i i r I S Ai Win ii i i ii- JLL 1L 21.113 A J JTAAL ii V JLJUfJU-" Vol. V. NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1910. No. 22. NEARLY $5,000 INCREASE THIS YEAR OVER THAT OF 1909 Shown by Report of the Secretary OF AFRICAN METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION PU3LISHING HOUSE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BOARD HARMONIOUSLY CONDUCTED EVERY ONE PLEASED WITH THE REPORT OF MR. BRYANT COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS UNSTINTED IN THEIR PRAISE BISHOP C. S. SMITH, PRESIDENT OF BOARD. The Board of Managers of the A. M. E. Sunday School Union met in An .nual session in the office in the build ing 20fi Public Square, on "Wednesday, May 18, 1810, at 10 a. m., with Bishop O. S. Smith, presiding. The members present were: Bishop C. S. Smith, D. D., president; Dr. S. D. Roseborough, D T)., Dr. W. II. Thomas, D. D., Dr. J. M. Turner, D. D., Levi Adams, T J. Rhides, Richard ill. ;' Meeting was opened by singing and scripture reading. Bishop Smith of fered prayer. The chairman promptly appointed the following committees: Auditing, Dr. J. M. Turner, Chairman; Dr. W. H. Thomas, Dr. S. D. Rosborough, T. J. Rhodes, Richard Hill. On Inspection of Building, Machin ery, Material, Workmen:- Dr. S. D. ROseborough, Chairman; Dr. W. H. Thomas, Dr. J. M. Turner, Levi Adams, T. J. Rhodes. On Resolutions: Dr. W. H. Thomas, Chairman; Dr. S. D. Roseborough, Dr. J. M. Turner, Levi Adams, T. ,T. Rhodes. The report of the Secretary-Treasurer, Mr Ira. T. Bryant, was called for and read as follows: ItKPORT OF SKCRETARY-TREASUREB SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION FROM APRIL 1, 1909, TO MARCH 21, 1910. Month Receipts Disbussed, April $ 3,081 00 $5,921 95 May 1,156 58 2,040 30 June 5,593 33 1,423 75 July 2.081 31 5,249 34 August 942 41 1,450 59 September . . . . 3,948 18 1,828 32 October 2,018 15 4,005 53 November 1,543 32 1,505 16 December 5,121 93 2,310 79 January 2,580 70 4,817 72 February 1,242 06 1,740 47 March 6,239 89 2,414 37 Total $35,549 06 $35,308 29 Cash balance .$3,068 30 Cash on hand $3,909 07 Total liabilities, both open accounts and outstanding notes March 31, 1910, .... $14,202 76 Cash on hand $3,909 07 Money due us from other departments, annual conference, etc $4,865 22 Invested in paper for third quarter, present calendar year in anticipation of advance in price $ 800 00 Indebtedness over and" above assets enumerated $4,628 47 Increased Receipts. Total receipts for present fis cal year $39,217 36 Total receipts for previous fis year f 1 2 months) including Children's Day collection 36,220 93 Increased receipts this year, without Children's Day col lection, over receipts from business and Children's Day collection for previous fiscal year 2,996 53 This is in addition to that part, of the $4,865.22 worth of collectible bills which we have a right to consider in determining the amount of business done by us. Our present indebtedness is due en tirely to our installation of much ex pensive machinery, as the following table will show: . . i VI ; V t - i i ! i ' ! I I : REV. T. W. JOHNSON, D. D. Rev. T. W. Johnson, pastor of Clark Memorial Church, of the Meth odist Episcopal Church has been hon ored with the degree of Doctor of Divinity by George R. Smith College, of Sedalia, Mo. He is one of the few men, by training and culture, and as a successful churchworker that has been considered by the board of trus tees, faculty of this magnificent school of learning. He is one of the best pastors of Nashville. Having served the preseni church as pastor Increased Business. Total receipts for present fiscal year $39,217 36 Collectible bills in excess of those brought over from previous year 1,996 Total business ,.$41,214 21 Total receipts for last fiscal year $33,613 26 Collectible bills 2,808 31 Total business $30,481 60 Total increase in business .$4,732 60 After hearing the report, the com mittees all went to work, the Board as a whole tajking a recess. The Board reassembled at 4 p. m., and received first the report of the Auditing Committee. RSport of Auditing Committee. To the Chairman and Members of the Sunday-School Union Board of the African Methodist Episcopal Church: We. your Auditing Committee, beg to subnUit the following report. We have carefully gone over the re ports, books and vouchers of the Secretary-Treasurer of the Union for the period extending from April 1, 1909, to March 31, 1910. We find the graDd total of disbursements to be $35,308.- 29, total receipts $39,217.36; cash on hand $3,909.07. We commend the ac curacy of the report made by the Sec retary, by whose improved method? the committee has been able to com plete the work in about one-half the time. The work of the Secretary has been worthy of much commenda tion, showing, as it does, an increase of business amounting to more than $4,700. We congratulate him on his fore sight in purchasing much needed mi chinerv in order to keen the Plant up to the requirements of the day a proof of which foresightedness is shown by his being compelled to ope rate dav and night for months past in order to catch up with the great ncrease in business, which has been worthy of praise, and doubly so when it is remembered that he received no part of the Children's Day collection this year. Committee J. M. Turner. Chair man; Richard Hill, Secretary: T. J. Rhodes, S. D. Roseborough, W. H. Thomas. Report of Inspecting Committee. To .the President and Members of Board of Managers of S. S. Union, A. M. E. Church. (Continued on Page 4.) for eight years, during which time it has had a steady growth. The building in which they now worship was completed by him. Hundreds or souls have been converted and added to the church. He is a thorough stu dent of historya great orator, and an excellent reasoner. lie has been elected secretary of the Tennessee Annual Conference for ten consecu tive years. His congregation and friends extend congratulations to him for the distinction which he enjoys. RECORD BROKEN r BY THE PtOPLE OF ATLANTA 1AST SUNDAY Congress Enthusiasts Out do Themselves. GREAT AUDITORIUM PACKED FROM BOTTOM. TO TOP LARG EST GATHERING IN HISTORY OF THE BUILDING FOLK SONGS STIR THE PEOPLE TO HIGH PITCH DR. BOYD EXPLAINS CONGRESS MOVEMENT DR. W. F. GRAHAM, OF VIRGINIA AND DR. M. B. BROUGHTON. OF NORTH CAROLINA, PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS. Atlanta, Ga. No meeting ever held by Negroes in the history of the re ligious movements of the nation was more largely attended than was the mammoth mass-meeting at the magni ficent Auditorium and Armory held here Sunday, May 29th. The city authorities, of Atlanta, who donated the Auditorium as a manifestation of their deep interest in the principles advocated by the Sunday-School Con gress, declare that the specifications, the drawing of the floor plan and seating space, provides for thirteen thousand people. Each floor of this Auditorium or modern amphitheatre was completely taken up, but in order to be conservative, the Chairman, the Secretary and the leaders of the Sunday-School Movement only claimed that there were between nine and ten thousand people in the Auditorium Sunday. This vast audience broke all records in the history of Atlanta for crowds; it surpassed any national Ne gro gathering in point of attendance that ever assembled in the United States. The meeting was, not scheduled to begin until 2:30 o'clock, but realizing the intense interest manifested throughout the cityj for the Sunday afternoon meeting, the crowds began to pour into the Auditorium as early as 12:30 o'clock All nf tho rlmi-ph in Atlanta, with but two or three ex ceptions, suspended their regular ser vices out of respect to this meeting. By 1:30 o'clock, there was not an available seat on the main floor nor in the gallery and by 3 o'clock, which was after the program had begun, the entire seating space, except, a small space in the ieanut gallery, which is the third fliaht nn and in rrnl't.v in the roof, was occupied. While the visitors were l-eing seat ed, Dr. R. II. Boyd, D. D., of Nashville. Tenn., entertained the audience with an ex.planat.'on of the occasion. lie went over very carefully the condi tions existing in the race with respect to the denomination. He concluded his remarks by introducing Prof. Fred J. Work, of Nashville, Tenn., the compiler and the composer of Folks Songs, who, with a chorus of 1T.0 voices, rendered many facinatlng selections of plantation melodies. The audience was wild with enthusiasm, and the chorus was compelled to re spond to several encores. At 3 o'clock the mammoth, well trained chorus under the direction of Rev. N. II. Pius, began the singing of "Hail the Baptist Congress," a piece of music that has inspired the hearts nf thousands of people, which is the production of Thos. W. Tobias, dedi cated to the National Baptist Sunday School Congress; then Rev. E. M. Griggs, of Palestine, Texas, offered prayer; again, the chorus sang beauti fully. "Peace Be Within Thy Walls," by Win. Carter Harrison. Two diplo mas for graduates In the Teacher Training Service were awarded to Mrs. L. V. Mebane, of North Carolina, and Miss L. IT. Chambers, of Mississip pi, respectively; then there was more music. Dr. R. II. Boyd then introduced Dr. C. H. Clark, D. D., of Nashville, Tenn., the Chairman of the Sunday-School Congress, who in turn introduced Rev. J. W. Jackson, D. D., pastor of Lib erty Street Baptist Church, who was entertaining the Congress. Dr. Jack son, in a brief address, thanked the citizens of Atlanta for the loyalty dis played in assisting him in supporting every movement he has fostered for the Congress. He asked for permis sion to present his "right arm" in the gospel ministry, and in the city of Atlanta, presenting to the audience Rev. E. R. Carter, D. D., who for 28 years has been pastoring Friendship (Continued on Page 8.) PROMINENT TEXAN. 'Among the distinguished, fraternal organization workers and churchmen known throughout the confines of the southern states, one whose reputation has gone even into the north and east, and one who is fast coming into prom inence as a business man and finan cier, is the Rev. J. W. McKenney, D. D., of Sherman and Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. McKenney is the Grand Master of A. F. and A. M., of Texas. He is the REV. J. V. McKENNEY, D. D. president of one of the financial Insti tutions in the state with headquarters at Fort Worth, and is also presiding elder of the Fort Worth Conference of the C. M. E. Church. Recently Dr. McKenny was in the city having passed through here en route to and from the General Conference of the C. M. E. Church. He was prominently mentioned for the bishopric, having entered at a very late hour. Us strong following, his scholarly bear ing, proved a factor to be reckoned with in the conference. In his connec tion he is a tower of strength, and had it been known earlier that the doctor would accent f-nrh honors hp would have proved a successful candi-1 date. fir Sjtt: j FINE EXHIBITS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE CITY By the Pupils in Manual Training. PARENTS AND VISITORS VIEW THEM WITH DELIGHT-COOK-ING AND SEWING EXCELLENT BASKET-MAKING SHOWS GREAT SKILL RUG WEAVING A FEA-TURE-BOYS DO FINE WOOD-WORK-EXACTNESS THE KEY NOTE IN THE TRAINING-FIRST GRADE EXHIBIT FINE During the past week practically tvery c-lty school has had on exhibi- t Inn f ll t..l r, a wuik or tne children for tho Past year in manual training and do- SSttCha8C,0T Hundretls of visitors an thousands of parents have been delighted with the excellent shovS made by the children in the vadouf grades. There was on exhibition the work of the child from the first sim ple stitch up to the most complete car-' ment. The children were seen active ly at work In the culinary art. Many of them explained the art of cooking from the boiling of water to the mak ing of the best bread. At one school, Meigs in East Nashville, dressmaking towered over all other branches. The Bins of that school had dressed and put on exhibition more, than twenty Negro dolls. The dolls made a very attractive exhibit. They are almost life-like in their appearance, being so well dressed, with their hair fixed in the various prevailing styles. At Pearl High School a collection of samples from the various schools throughout the city presented a very interesting exhibit. Baskets, russ wood work and paper-cutting consti tuted the range of the work. One girl from Knowles School had on ex hibition a complete water set made of raffia. It has eveiy appearance of a water set made of china or stone ware, except, that one knows that it will not hold water. The baskets are woven as closely as if they had been mad on machines, and show rare skill and artistic taste. The boys in the advanced classes have done some very creditable wood work. Special mention is deserved to be made of Dutch stools made by Meredith Ferguson and Albert Can non. These are handsomely carved, burned and varnished in colors. The work of the nine classes Is systemati cally laid out by the instructor, and the progress made by the pupils in 'hree years is almost beyond compre hension. The Globe representative was pre sented with a beautiful basket madr- by Charles McLin, 4-A grade, Napier jbenooi. iiu.s basket is eight inches i in diameter at the bottom and seven land one-half inches at the top. About midway the cylinder sides dron off in a three-fourths inch taper, which adds materially to the beauty of the bas ket. It is styled the "Lnzv I Weave," an Indian design in cylinder shape. i ! A key rack made by Paul Thomp son and a paper knife made by Lon inie McCage. of Meiirs Schorvl. nn,i a small thread basket made the collec tion of souvenirs. One of the most interesting exhibits to be seen at the Meigs School is a nart gallery of the leading Negro men in Nashville, which has been collected by the lst-P grade pupils. This was done under the supervision of Miss Hattie Caruth ers, who takes these living witnesses to make a lasting impression upon t he minds of the little boys and girls. They are taught that if the men and women whose faces they have before them to study have succeeded, many of them under adverse conditions, they, too, can do as much and even more. The rug weaving of Meigs under Miss Mattie Scales is as good as any seen in the city. Prof. Keith explained in detail how the pupils are taught. He puts spe cial stress on exactness, as the im- pressions made on the young minds will stick to them through life.