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Vol. V. NASHV1LLH. TENN.. FRIDAY, JUNE 24. 1910. No. 25 ISHOP TYREE TWELFTH TIME PROF. J. A. HENRY HAS BEEN - HONORED. CONDUCTS VERY SUCCESSFUL RALLY IN TtXAS. Raises $8, 687.05 for Paul Quinn College. SPRING RALLY GOES BEYOND ALL EXPECTATIONS BISHOP TYREE IN THE SADDLE FOR THREE MONTHS LEADS HIS TEXAS REGULARS IN GREAT CHARGE ON FIRST DAY OF JUNE WACO DISTRICT LEADS WITH $1,165.00 GREAT REJOICING BY PEOPLE OF LONE STAR STATE. (By R. S. Jenkins.) Wiaco, Texas, June 15, 1910. At the 1909 fall conferences in Texas, Bishop E Tyree announced his purpose and wish of having the host of African Methodists in that state raise at least fifteen thousand dollars in the year 1910. Of this amount he was very de sirous of raising the sum of seven thousand dollars in the District Con ferences, known as the "Spring Rally." Some were very hopeful of raising the seven thousand dollars while oth ers could not see the probability of such a thing being done, but Bishop Evans Tyree, said "We are doing a great work and cannot stop to listen to repining." Bishop Tyree stayed on the field in Texas for three months. At last, June the 1st came, the great day of the ral ly. The ministers' roll was called and those present and interested in the rally donated $687.80. At 3 o'clock p. m. the college bell rang, announcing the great hour of knowing most decidedly whether or not the mark had been reached. Sev en thousand dollars must be raised and laid on the table in the presence of all the people, or it will be said that African Methodism in Texas is a fail ure and the purpose ror which Bish op Evans Tyree returned to Texas is now blasted and the enemies with their opposition have gained their day of shouting and victory. But if the ' seven thousand dollars is raised its Tyree's victory. Its the triumphant praying people of Texas interested in the welfare of Paul Quinn College. Hush, silence reigns. The great rally is now on. The Texas Conference starts. Re porting by districts, viz: Houston, D. B. Stovall, P. EL $ 516 00 Palestine, P. C. Hunt, P. B. 502 00 Bryan, H. Leon Trapp, P. E. 5 00 Crockett, A. B. Pipkin, P. E. 252 00 N. Beaumont, H. (McKenna, P. E 100 00 West Texas Conference. San Antonio, F. F. Washing ton, P. E $ 552 30 Weimar, J. R. Bryan, P. E. . 420 00 Brenham, F. O. Taylor, P. E. 460 On . Bastrop, H. K. McKoy, P. E. 176 00 Bellville, C. W. McCowan, P. E 300 00 Yoakum, J. M. Gentry, P. E. 171 00 ! ' V . J . ft ,. 1 a t V' IK MRS. G. L. JACKSON, President of the Phyllis Wheatley Club and Delegate to the National Federation which meets at Louis- ' ville, Ky. '-T " , ' ' ' ' ";'-f ' i ' ' ' ' M i Again Elected Grand Mas ter of Masons. . OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN'S STATE FEDERATION. Central Texas Conference. j Waco W. S. Johnson, P. E... $1,165 00 Austin, H. S. Sims, P. E 535 50 Temple, J. W. Watson, P. E.. 391 50 ! El Paso, J. H. Lynn, P. E 260 00 Northeast Texas Conference. Dallas, G. W. Sims, P. E $ 337 0.0 Waxahachie, R.' S. Jenkins, P. E 540 00 Corsicana, J. W. Rankin, P. E. 405 00 Terrell, M. A. Wright, P. E.. 336 00 Marshall, C. H. Bell, P. B . . 213 00 Bonham, Wm. Leake, P. E 250 .00 Prof. H. T. Kealing, A. M., Ph. D 106 50 Bishop Evans Tyree 50 00 NEGRO WOMEN By Districts Grand total. .$8,437 80 The Waco District leads in amount raised by any one district. Mrs. M. E. Moore, of the Waco District, is the leading heroine of the great Spring Rally. Mrs. Moore reported $611.25. This is above the amount reported by any one of the twenty-one presiding elders' districts. It is no need in writing or caviling, for Mrs. M. E. Moore is one of the strongest moral characters and financial helpers Paul Quinn College has in the con nection. These rallies are making many other friends and financial helpers for the college; in fact, all Texas is being fully aroused over the grand efforts, most successfully op erated by Bishop Evans Tyree, in be half of his church, the race and Chris tian education. The rally just closed is an evidence of his strong force of character in every point of view, un der any and all circumstances. It is an indisputable fact that Bishop Ev ans Tyree has succeeded beyond all records, and is substantially succeed ing himself beyond the most sanguine expectations of all. It is unquestion ably true that the erudition of Bishop Tyree makes him a polished, firm progressive and successful leader in his life's sphere and God-appointed po sition in the church. Ho nev&r fal ters nor quails when duty calls. The returning of Bishop Tyree to Texas was of his own volition over the im portunity and the beseechings of oth er admiring Episcopal districts. The great work now done in Texas, and with his great ability to do, ripe scholarship and vast experience grants him any honor or place in the great church of his choice. He is a worker; a Bishop in the fullest term of the name; no tyrant-driver nor master lauding it over God's inheri tance; he is a true leader, bearing the burdens of life in meekness; having great patience; but with all this, rest assured that Bishop Evans Tyree, is a very courageous manly hristian gentleman. TELL TO THE WORLD THEIR PURPOSES. HEADQUARTERS NOW IN NEW YORK. Mr. Charles H. Moore, the organizer of the National Negro Business League, whose duty it is to travel over the United States and keep up the interest of the leagues, everywhere, has located for the sum mer or, at least, until the tenth annual session of the League meets in New York City. He will be moving about New York , Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, running over into Pennsylvania from now on. He has his office at 111 West 133rd street. It will be remembered that the Na tional Negro Business League will be held this year, August 17-19, in New York. Each Club Has Some Def inite Ai IN VIEW MEETING IN NASH VILLE PRODUCTIVE OF MUCH GOOD Vv ELCOME ADDRESS BY MRS. JACKSON THE STATE OF FICERS FOR THE ENSUING YEAR OTHER CLUBS IN EX-ISTENCE. Nashville was the gathering place of a splendid body of representative women, under the name of Federaton of Women's Clubs of Tennessee, more than a week ago. This organization is committed to the prosecution of ev erything that will have a tendency to improve the moral, spiritual, intellect ual and social life of the race. There is no doubt but what much good is being accomplished, if the reports as made are a criterion by which to judge. Every session was a revela tion ta those who were uninformed as to the nature and scope of the work of the organization. The papers read, the subjects dis cussed and the addresses delivered touching varied phases of racial life, were, all told, replete with practical thoughts, splendid ideas and well-defined ideals. Wholesome enthusiasm pervaded every session, such as is usually characteristic of earnest, de- MRS. HENRY, ALLEN BOYD, Assistant Secretary of the State Federation of Women's Clubs. termined women who are engaged with strength of soul and body in the furtherance of some cherished cause. The Negro womanhood of Tennes see, as represented by the federation of women's clubs, is doing a noble work, that which will stand out in time as creditable results of the ef forts they are now making and will continue to make. These women have shown by their words of hope and cheer and encouragement and deter mination their optimism in the possi bles of the race and their belief in themse'lves as a power to help bring them to past as useful, uplifting real ities. In fine, their meeting here was of an inspiring character from which will materalize much good. As long as there are good, noble women in the race actively exerting their influence for its benefit it can not go far wrong. A man has to learn the difference between right and wrong, but a woman knows it by instinct. She knows what is right for herself, and equally well she knows it for her husband, or her brother, or her son. And the man whose moral guide is his mother, or his wife, or his sister, is pretty safe from his worst enemy himsef. The love or reverence for true wo manhood has made heroes of many men. who, lacking right and self-directing stamina, might have been lit tle better than brutes. The brains of ! many a woman has directed the man husband, brother or son in whom she was interested in the way he j should go, saved him from the pitfalls that have beset his path, and has made possible for him an honorable and useful career. Woman has been a tremendous factor in bringing about the world's effective civilization and to her it is lastingly indebted. No women have done more, all things rel atively considered, to foster the prog ress of the race to whdch they belong than have the women composing the womanhood of the Negro people. No one could have attended the meetings held at the First Baptist Church of this city, without having been the recipient of a goodly amount of helpful inspiration. The motto of the federation of Tennessee is: "Lend ing a Helping Hand;" while that of the national body is: "Lifting as We Climb." If these two beautiful as well as practical mottoes iare lived up to in faithful service it means much to the race as it journeys toward the future. WM believe as iniplicity in the inherent goodness and nobility of the womanhood of our people as do the men of any other race in that of their women. And the intelligent and business-like meeting of the Federa tion of Women's Clubs of Tennessee inspires a deeper conviction of their ability and capability to measure up to the fulfillment of their mission. The lesson their fourth annual meet ing semis out to the world is that they do not quail before the ghosts of yes terday, but, on the contrary, are keep ing marching step that will keep them abreast with the progress of tomorrow. Address ot Welcome by Mrs. G. L. Jackson. Madam President, Officers, Members and Friends of the Tennessee State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs: It is my very pleasant duty to ex tend to you greetings of welcome. (Continued on PagQ 7.) TENNESSEE GRAND LODGE RE ELECTS HIM WITH BIG MAJORI- , TY ELECTION MADE UNANI MOUS BY MOTION OT OPPOSING CANDIDATE NASHVILLE TAK EN CARE OF IN THE CHOOSING OF GRAND OFFICERS BEST OF HARMONY PREVAILED EAST ERN STAR HELD SESSION. The fortieth annual session of i-ie Masonic Grand Lodge of Tennessee met in the Union Masonic Hall, in Memphis, on Monday of this week. When Grand Master, J. A. Henry, call ed the meeting to order and the roll was called by Grand Secretary, W. S. Thompson, it was shown that the at tendance of this meeting was larger than any the Grand Lodge has had for many years. It had been noised around that the successor to Grand Master Henry would be elected at thi3 meeting. In fact, the West Tennes see delegates made no secret of their intention to elect another man as head of the Order. All day Monday and all day Tuesday and Tuesday night, the friends of the various can didates were busy laying their plans. Early Wednesday morning, with the dawn of day, the streets were strewn in the vicinity of the new hall with Masonic delegates, getting ready fo. the election of Grand officers, which had been made the special order of business for that day. The hall in which the sessions were held is not yet completed, but presents an Imposing scene, being a four-story structure made of pressed brick. It had been arranged to hold the sessions of the Grand Lodge in the fourth story, tem porary partitions having been con structed for this special occasion. On Wednesday morning the side walk in front of the hall and the first, second and third stories were all util ized, as well as the lobbies, for the caucusing delegates. When the hour arrived for the election the excite ment was intensely high, and while no ill feeling was exhibited by any one, there was a determined look on the faces of the friends of those who were being considered for the various offices. The fight 'centered around the election of the Grand Master, Prof. J. A. Henry, who had served in that capacity for eleven years, having mde an enviable record, was looked upon as the logical candidate, but the West Tennessee delegates were determined to elect Rev. Mr. Mosley. It was evi dent in the outset that Dr. Mosley had a strong following, and the re sult of the election was not certain un til every ballot was counted. How ever, the administration candidate, in the person of Prof. J. A. Henry, was elected the twelfth time to this hon orable position by a majority of sixty eight votes. This Is quite a compli ment to Prof. Henry, when it is taken (Continued on Page 4.) i '- -: t';- . ; 4?..' .' k . t. , L 'ViWitl) MRS. J. C. NAPIER, President of the Day Home Club and State Delegate to the National Federation.