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Vol. Yin.
No. 43.
ii V iiiLdlLdiLj
NEW $60,000
President Hurt Calls The Meeting
To Order Usual Devotions Con
ducted Committees Appointed
President Reed's Annual Ad
Address Many Matters Com
ing Up For Consideration.
pecial to the Globe.
Knoxville, Tenn., October 22nd.
The annual session of the Baptist
State Convention convened here this
Morning with President Hurt presid
lmg, when the gaval fell the church
was crowded to overflowing. Dele
gates begun to arrive as early
as Tuesday, and by Wednesday morn
iig the delegates had gathered from
very part of the state. This promise
is to be one of the greatest sessions
f the convention ever held , and the
fact that the exposition is going on
low has brought to the city an un
usually large number of ' delegates.
At the same time the delegates ar
rived a Boosting Club also arrived
Irom Nashville and other points there
y swelling the crowd to greater pro
portion. The election of the president is
causing unusual activity owing to
the fact several strong men are in
the race. Rev. Hurt the retiring
president has only Berved one year
a4 was recently elected the Secre
tary of State Missionary Board,
thereby causing a new leader to be
hosen, nothing however, seems to
attract the attention of the delegates
from the great purpose they have in
Mind. Nanrely, Great efforts in the
iaterest of Education and . missions.
The session will continue until Monday-
DEMNED. Baltimore, Oct 20. Segregation
aid other alleged discriminations
against the Negro were denouncea
hy Oswold Garrison Villard, presi
dent of the New York Evening Post,
ad other speakers at a mass meet
lag here tonight under the auspices
f the local branch of the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People.
Mr. Villard characterized the race
segregation ordinance recently en
acted in this city as "contrary to the
constitution of the United States."
National Council of Congregation
alist Church, of U. S., will meet this
week in Kansas City, Mo., will con
vene oa the 22nd of October con
tinue through October 31st. ' This
is the tri-ennial meeting, which
ver one thousand delegates repre
senting every State in the Union.
Dr. Moore of this city and Dr. H.
H. Proctor of Atlanta left Monday.
All of the National Missionary So
cieties will meet in connection with
the Council and v many important
Matters affecting the work of the
church and the readjusting of the
work will be taken up for considera
VILLE. Among the prominent visitors who
dropped in the city last week was
Mrs. I. H. Hampton, who is a teach
er in the city high school of Fayette
ville, Tenn. She came over to put
some girls in the literary department
of State Normal. During Mrs.
Hampton's stay she visited her nep
hew, Prof. J. Thomas Caruthers at
Fisk University. Several years ago
Mrs. Hampton was a member of the!
faculty of Roger Williams University
and did much in the pioneer work in
the re-establishing of the institution.
She is the wife of Dr. Hampton At
Fayetteville and is a graduate of
Roger Williams.
Nashville was included in the
honeymoon or bridal tour of Dr. and
Mrs. D. W. Sherrod, of Meridian,
Miss. Dr. Sherrod is president of
the Mississippi Medical, Dental,
Pharmaceutical and Surgical Asso
ciation and is the proprietor of Sher
rod's Pharmacy at Meridian. He
was only recently married to Miss
Bessie Lena Williams, a graduate of
Fisk University. Immediately after
the time in Philadelphia and on the
return home Nashville was favored
with a visit. Dr. Sherrod is a grad
aute of Meharry Medical College
and Fisk University and is regarded
as one of Mississippi's most success
ful physicians and business mne.
Jutt before leaving the city he made
careful investigation and inspection
of the enterprises that had sprung
up in Nashville since his school days.
He visited both bnaking institutions,
the three undertaking establish
ments, saw the drug stores, took a
peep at the Publishing Houses and
renewed his acquaintances with the
educational iastitutlons.
Thousands Gather To Witness The
Ceremony Dr. Booker T. Wash
ington Principal Speaker Drs.
Morris And Griggs Delivers
Strong Addresses Mayor of '
Little Rock Speaks.
Special to the Globe.
Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 15. The
first session of the dedicatory of the
Mosaic Templars of America was
held this morning in the auditorium
of the new Temple on the corner of
Ninth and. Broadway. The session
was called to order by the National
Garnd Master, W. M. Alexander, who
announced that a short session
would be had to give the delegates
a chance to go to dinner and return
in time to Balute Dr. Booker T. Wash
ington, who would arrive at 1:45. A
portion of the Committee on Creden
tials was appointed as follows: D.
A Hart, Nashville, chairman; J. J.
Burnett, Cleburne, Texas; Mrs. F.
B. Calhoun, Talladega, . Ala.; Dr.
Raymond N. Jackson, Brunswick, Ga.
Geo. Brown, Little Rock, Ark.;
Miss Mollie Woldridge, Ardmore,
Okla.; John W. Laden, Popular Bluff,
Mo.; R. B. Bell, Louisana.
The Gus Blass Company Depart
ment Store presented a large bou
quet of American Beauty Roses with
the following letter accompanying:
Mosaic Templars of America,
National Temple B'ld'g.,
9th & Broadway Sts.,
Little Rock, Ark.
A worthy body of men are
about to dedicate a building
suited to the carrying into practice
in your daily lives the high ideals of
your Order, and we ask you to ac
cept this offering of flowers as a
symbol of our congratulations and
best wishes for a life long useful
ness. Yours truly,
The Gus Blass Co.,
By J. Blass, Vice Pres.
The Square Deal Tailoring Co.
presented a large horse shoe floral
design. The fragrance of the beau
tiful flowers filled the spacious audi
torium and it was evident that every
delegate was delighted at the ap
pearance of the good will extended
to them through such compliments
At 1:45 the party arrived at the sta -
tion to meet Dr. Booker T. Washing
ton, Co. C. Uniform Rank Mosaics,
with mounted escort headed by Hat
ters field band, with the committee
in automobiles escorted the distin
guished guest by the Temple build
ing where a large crowd awaited on
the appearance of the party and upon
a glimpse of Mr. Washington a shout
went up that echoed far in the dis
tance cheer after cheer, making him
At 2:30 the first session of the
regular program was held. National
Grand Master, Alexander introduced
Mr. Mcintosh, Past National Grand
Deputy, who presided at the opening
session. He spoke very interesting
of the early history of the Order,
and his words seem to inspire
those who have come into the Order
at a later day.
The Grand Master of the State of
Arkansas was introduced who wel
comed the delegates on behalf of
the state. He said we welcome you
to this state that you may see what
the people are doing to better their
conditions. We welcome you be
cause of th congeniality of the
white people, who joined hands with
the colored people in the last elec- nnd had a ri,lt t0 be consIdered ln
"!L and.sa.I(d lr vote3 t0 aUll things pertaining to the uplifting
ou.vvv. aju wua,. iwu auD tu uO
men you shall be, and thereby de
feated the Grand Father Clause.
Grand Master L. L. Powell, of Ala
bama responded to the address of
welcome. Mr. Powell, in his usual
eloquent and forceful manner ac-1
delegates. Dr. J. G. Thornton, Past
National Grand Master, welcomed
the delegates on behalf of the local
lodges of Little Rock, he assured the
delegates that they were welcome to
the homes of the people of the city
and that the latch strings were on
the outside.
Prof. J. J. Burnett, Secretary of
the Burial Department of Texas re
sponded. He said 'the delegates de
sired to come to Little Rock, and sit
at the feet of the founders of the
Order and learn of the good reputa
tions they have made at home as
well as abroad. He compared the
Mosaic Templars of America to the
other great organizations that had
risen up and thrown off the yoke of
opposition. He paid a ihgh tribute
to National Grand Master, Alexand
der for his great achievements since
he was elected to the position he
holds, and to the painstaking efforts
of National Grand Auditor, J. H.
Cowico in keeping the affairs of the
Order straight throughout His
tribute to the women of the race
tl. l v-i., ii..
Who delivered the Dedicatory ad
dress for the Mosaic Temple at Little
Rock, Ark.
was one worthy of the great woman
hood of the race.
The National Grand Master ad
journed early that all might have
time to go to their homes and re
turn in time for the night exercises.
Dr. Booker T. Washington Banquet
ted. At five o'clock Dr. Booker T.
Washington was tendered a recep
tion at the home of National Grand
facribe J. E. Bush on Chester street.
The National and State Gnmd Of!
fleers made up the party. A photo -
graph was taken of the banquet par-
tv on the side walk hv th p, i.
ty on the side walk by the Bush resi -
dence. Just when the photograph with one lodge "h
er was about to put in operation his cated in ivS u 1 members, lo
revolving machine he was ordered to noW operate in vf', , Jier
hold up. All eves we t m ?.???te8 lu states- the Pana-
r Z.liC" uu
the troulTle was. Just then he cal-
led to Judge Gibbs to come on and
th trm,mQ ., t.,- u ' . Z- . -T
get in line. Mr. filhhs l. nn f th
old Mosaics in the Order and is
Mn.Di - v, AZ1 ,: .
iu6uij icopcuLeu citizens 01
the city of Little Rock. In fact he
is a pioneer in that city and the
State of Arkansas. Aftr th nhntn.
State of Arkansas. After t.h nhntn.
grapher had finished the stag party
reparted to the spacious dining room
frrnnW h fin..l,oJ y. V T.
parlors where a most sumntious
tioual Grand Sorihe rtnah in 00 wwl.,.. .. oue' Lei
supper was served. I fl ttUU i,am Ior lor without levy-
At 8 o'clock standing room was at mLbe?s ThJT"011 Upon the
a premium in the auditorium of the Zip Z v . f hf.3 .never beea
National Temple. The fact that Dr. h fin &Jty fraternity America.
Booker T. Washington was going to 1 der ?h ,ZBaaJZ&tlou of the 0r
deliver an address caused a great S, JJe benent departments have
outpouring of the people. Such as . ' ,u, people more a half
has not been witnessed in this city in i S 1 r,8,anf day tne 0r
many a day. National Grand Audi- r lo71 of death claIms Pd
tor, J. H. Conico acted as Master of "JL l6' and such has been its
Ceremonies. He introduced Na
tional Master Mayor Chas. E. Taylor.
Mr. Alexander, said he was at one
time head porter for the same com
pany where Taylor was head clerk,' f y, aand treasurer. All of
and he had always found him to be ! , j ' the 0rder have been
a man who desired to do justice to 'fj , ,d and its financial sys
all. Major Taylor made a brief hut I fen? planned- The. Order has never
forceful speech
He said when he was elected May
or of Little Rock he felt that it waaL 1116 &reatest growth of the Order
his duty to be Mayor of oil the peo- 5 as come. smce e induction into of
pie and that he had endeavored to Preset grand master,
rin tto com ohmif nr, tMmi r9 William Alexander. H siinnon,iH
citizens of Little Rock were colored',
;0f tne cityi He was delishtefl to be
present of such occasion, and hoped
the Order a pleasant stay in the
city and continued prosperity.
F)r .Tnspnli P Ttnnlffip Wrn(lnnf1
n - wnshinnn whn nni na fni.
lows: i
' o "
"Although this is a tremendously naticmal grand lodge was to erect
busy season of the year for me," I a natin'il temple. In five years he
said he, "I count it a privilege, as ias Pshed his ideas from a thcoret
well as a duty, to hearken to the call ! lcal be-KiTming to a practicai conclu.
of the ofTlcers of this great organiza-! sion- The steady growth of the Or
tion to come into your state and into der be indicated by the increase
your city at present. I count it a.ln the endowment surplus In six
privilege t0 have some small part inl'ears' which in 1907 was $6,049.57,
the formal opening and dedication ofa"u 111 1J1" ?iij,4j
this beautiful and costly structure, a
building which would do credit to the
members of any race of any oragnl
zation. When we consider this
building Is the result of the planning
and the execution of men and wom
en, who a half century ago were in
slavery, and when we consider this''ness. and that is one of the lessons
building Is erected in the midst of
the people who once were the own
ers of these slaves, and when we
further consider this organization
has the good will and support and
the sympathy of these former own
ers, who will dare venture to say we
are not making progress here in the
heart of the South; progress In the
development of our race, progress in
bringing about and perpetuating
one of whom I am glad to call my
uienaiy and rational relations be
tween black man and white man.
''You have here in the presence of
John E. Hush, as well as the other
omcers of this organization, one of
the strongest characters of our race.
mend ana i! uplifter of humanity.
Bush, from the beginning, has been
supported by such men as Alexander.
-t "co nuu a uost or others.
msiory of Organization.
- - . . w
I at rvrv i v ia
np Z " T1 ,recile something
u organized in lv!'
Ueeroea of i I 1 82 hy two
,eg.r0es J. Uttle Rock Hush and
l Ka
ine organization started
canal zone. Central Amria ,
uie Indies. Its
Zea gln consist, " r numerical
" J " "b J'10? ordi-
. Indies,
. 1 II A,
- --- IVU uuu.
". . bCO U1 "'UI
.vcs, ul ou.vuu lueuiDers. rue
a:it ollier .,....
yiwr sorted with no funds behind
the necessary amount
to (U'frav
xue su nius n Xh , CXPen8e
amount to $ 27 S n deptmeuts nJ
"n. 0 127,UO0. The new tec
, ".wu. xne new tern-
o $o7ooo out o7h , at a C0St
. Sf:G0,S?hf UJ 4 the endowment sur-
ouiiuing W
, , '?lQ ?aa be com
record for 32 years
J. E. Bush has been the financial
wizard of the Order since its birth
and has acted as national crnnrf
lost a cent by embezzlement.
Order Growth Recent.
late L: w- Keats. His work
shows up in tangible results. When
'e assed the head of the Order
"''"'sip was barely 10,000
inrouSh his work the membership
""-'sea ten-ioiu. The surplus;
i''n. .,lie endowment department was!
j ?li,0 19.57. He has inrceased the
revenues of the Order in nrnnnrHnn I
to the Increase of membershin Th'
!I,rsi recommendation he made to the
1" -
"The more fact that vou hvae been
able to erect this structure at a cost
of $00,000, without leaving any in
debtedness on it, reflects the highest
credit upon our race In Arkansas and
throughout the country. This shows
that we are learning how to do busl-
mat tnese lodges can and should
emphasize among our people.
Proud of New Temple
"When we can point to such mar
velous results achieved in so short
a time, I do not wonder that the city
of Little Rock is proud of this build
ing and that the people throughout
Arkansas and the United States are
equally gratified.
(Continued on page four)
Affair Held At The First Baptist
Church Citizens High In Praise
Of The Ex-Register Of The U. S.
Treasurer A Most Exemptory
Life Lived In The Commurty
Many Benefited.
In the presence of a representative
body of Nashville's progressive cit
izens, Hon. J. C. Napier was tendered
a banquet at the First Baptist
Church Monday night Dr. S. S.
Caruthers acting as Toast Master.
The ceremonies were very imformal
but yet very impressive. Dr. Ca
ruthers stated the purpose of the
meeting and asked that tack speaker
be as brief as possible in his remark
the first speaker was Mr. P. Ewing,
who has known Mr. Napier for many
years. Mr. Prince Ewing told of his
early career as Alderman, elected
through split Democratic party. Prof.
H. A. Cameron, member of the Fac
ulty of the Pearl High Shool, spoke
of his opinion of him as a young ob
server a source of gratification to be
able to look back over a life spent
in a community and be able to com
mand such adoration of the peopla
Dr. F. A. Ttewart said oae of the
first pleasures he bad when he came
to Nashville twenty-five years ago.
I have gotten a great deal out of
watching the "coreer of Mr. Nauier,
have learned punctuality and integri
ty. Mr. John Porter said he had pleas
ant recollection of Mr. Napier's kind
ness toward the Y. M. C. A. when
it was in Us Infancy.
Mr. Burrell Henry said he hai
known the guest of honor for a num
ber of years, and I am glad to he
here tonight.
Dr. C. V. Roman read the follow
ing: To write one's name in the chron
icles of his generation is a high priv
ilege granted to but few. It is a
privilege, however, that may be won
by vice as well as by virtue. The
infamy of Iscariot and the fame of
Paul are alike indelibly written in the
annals of Man. Benedict Arnold's
place in United States History is
quite as secure as George Washing
ton's. Contemporary history an repre
sented by the press hs an apparent
predilection for the vicious In human
life. Jack Johnson's immoral es
capades received world wide pres9
notice to the civil detriment of race,
the vast majority of whom are up
to the average in the homely virtues
ci mankind.
"Foot-prints on the sands of time,"
are not always worthy to be followed.
Men are remembered for honor or for
obloquy. Infamy and fame are alike
passports to remembrance.
Character Is the results of heredity.
uieais, conduct and enviroment A
man whose character materialiaes
the best ideals of his generation into
conduct that meets the exigencies of
his environment is a good man,
worthy of the poet's eulogy:
"A simple prayer but words more
By human lips were never uttered,
Since Adam left the country seat
Where angel wings around him
The old look on with tear dimmed
The children cluster to caresss
And every voice unbidden cries,
Master of ceremonies, we are met
o honor a man who has earned such
i eulogy, Hon. J. C. Napier has
proved himself "A friend to all his
race, God bloss him."
Rev. W. S. El.ington pastor of the
First F.aptlst Church said: I am al
ways glad to do honor to a worthy
cl'nrnotfM, as a race wo nro learning
slowly but I trust surely to honor our
rront mon. He cited the scone that
was pTjOsonted by the poople who pawl
the demons! ration and which caused
a ray of sunlight to come over their
oountenahees. He declared Mr.
Napier to be a great friend of the
inimblofit of the race. Wre have
prathered here tonight to do him hon
or and as we Jo so honor ourselves.
We show to the young that there is
room at the top for all that will
Rev. II. A. Boyd said, on an occa
sion likes this when we have before us
such a leader it behooves the young
to look around them and endeavor to
discover the methods he has em
rloyed to reaci honorablo heights.
Nothing can be a greater inspiration
tnan to have such a man as our guest
who when the raoe was being discrim
inated against gave back to the na
tion that honor that had been be
stowed upon him.
Dr. J. H. Hale, snid It takes a man
a long time to reach the point in life
where he can be of use to his people,
and wg should strive to prolong the
".Ives of men that they may he of
ereat service. I am glad to he here
to night to do honor to our distin
guished guest
v (Continued on page four.)
Hon. J. C. Napier, Ex-RegisUr ef
Treasury And Dr. G. H. Bandy,
President of Board of Trade In
Crowd Large Streamers Float
To the Breeze From All sides
Of The Train.
The Nashville Booster Club left
their initial trip Tuesday nioriig to
visit the exposition that is heisg heli
in Kioxville. The party left fr the
People's Saving Bank on Cedar Street
in hacks furnished free. Whea they
arrived at the Union Statioa their
Special coach was awaiting for them
and the command of all obouri the
Boosters crawled in and pulled their
luggage behin.l them. They had
every thing to tell about Nachville
and every pig path from this ity to
the Eastern metropolis knows some
thing now about the Capital ay. It
was a noisy crowd but they ireit bent
on one thing and that was to tell the
world what it is possible to get in
Nashville for less money thaa else
where. Murfreesboro heard about
the Boosters and at once got bisy to
keep the fact that they are oa the
map and for such a small tow they
certainly did keep a big rocket they
acted just like they were Chicagsians,
At 4:35 the jovrney was oontimued
eastward and at every stop the
Boosters kept up the boost Chatta
nooga and Knoxville will never for
get the Nashville Booster Club.
"Oushi Running With a Message,"
will fee the subject of Rev. W.- S.
Elllngtoa's discourse Sunday morn
ing, October 26th. Rev. Mr. Hllinr-
to la to spend the week in Knox
ville attending the State Convention
but will return in time to occupy
hia pnlpit at both services Sunsday.
The Ordinance of Christian Baptism
will he administered at the prayer
services Tuesday night, Oetober
The ' Allen 1 Christian : Endeavor
League of St. Paul A.
invites you to be present at song
m TTiirH, aunuav evening nkfhQ
ze, vju at 7 o'clock. Dr3. J
Oaldwell, general fierretnrv anA
" O v w yj v.. i
bnaniborguer of Clark Memorial
M. E. Church will address fche
League. A splendid musical pro
gram will he rendered.
Arthur Ramsey, colored, charged
with the murder of Sol ITendHT iar.
colored is a street hrawl Saturday
night on Fifth avenue, and who
escaped detection at the time of the
fight, ht was arrested Sunday by
Sergeant Longhurst and Patrolman
Griff en, was bound over tn ihn rim.
inal court Monday from the daily
city court.
It has just been learned t.hn.k 1?o
J. Davenport Bushell has accepted
the position as president of the lit
erary work nnd training department
of the St John Ornhanasre wMah u
located at Austin. Texas. Thl in.
stitutkm is operated by the St John
AShoeiauon, easily the largest and
most influential association
Baptists of the South. Rev. Buch
ell and wife returned to Nashville
aiter an absence of several weeks.
He held a meeting with the church
people on Sunday and with his wife
left the city Sunday night. It is
not known that the Rev. L. L. Camp
bell, D. D., who is the moving spirit
in the Association, was here during
the recent sessions of the National
Baptist Convention and that certain
overtures had been made for tho
purpose of securing the services of
tho Dr. Bushell who had visited the
Lone Star State and who with hb
wife filled an engagement during the
St. John Encampmetn two years ago.
Special to the Globe.
Florence, Ala., Oct. 17. An
teresting farmers' conference
held at Burrell High School
week under the ausnlees of
farmers of Lauderdale County. Prof.
Parks of Normal School, Hartsvllle,
Alabama was the conductor. He
was assisted by Prof. Geo. White,
principal. Dr. Jog Moore of Nash
ville spoke on, "The Force of Habit"
counties. The fact was brought out
that about 85 per cent of the farm
ers in that community are renters.
The farmers that represented this
conference were land owners, hav
ing on an average more than 100
acres ol land. Then considering
the problem to help the less favored
farmers get out of debt and secure
farms of their own and educate
will he held in December At the
their children. Another aneeting

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