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NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
.VOLUME XII. NUMBER 10 NASHVILLE. TENN., FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1917. r REV. W. S. ELUtlG iOli A.B., D. D. STONE RIVER ASSO- I70TH ANNIVER SARY OBSERVED 1 1 . NATIONAL NEGRO PATRIOTIC DEMON- tCQNGRESS SEC. AT STRATIONFOR CO.G LAWRENCE6URG OWENSBORO'S NE GRO CHAUTAUQUA CATION TO MEET I hi it Indications of a Successful! Meeting President j Napier Pushing Cam-d-;.. paign. draws near for the ie National Negro Busi- ."the Interest in NnHhvilla continues to increase. President J C. Napier, who will make his lirst an nual report having just served his first year as president, is having the hearty support of Nashville, Middle and Wesl Tennessee. It was only t few flights ago at a meeting of the Colored Men's Club that ringing en dorsements o the Business League were made by this organization, ami a very large committee was appoint ed to arrange for a Business League Special if such a thing was possible. At any rate, those on the inside of affairs declare that the largest and perhaps the most enthusiastic repre sentation of business men that Nash ville has ever Bent to any meeting will leave here Alonday, August 14th, over the Dixie Flyer for Chattanooga. The round trip rate of $i.70 has proven quite a drawing card and the fact that Chattanooga is such an attractive-and historic city has added greatly to the attendance. It is con fidentially expected that delegates from the West, as well as from the North, will arrange to pass through Nashville and joined by the Nashville delegation. The chairman of the Executive Committee, Mr. T. J. Elli ott, of Muskogee, Okla., has been in vited to come through Nashville and brin.g the Oklahoma delegation. The secretary of the Business League, Mr. . Emmett J. Scott, is sending out from y; Tuskegee a beautifully illustrated cir K cular in which the points of interest An Chattanooga are shown and which gives the time of all the trains from every section of the United States. Jt also contains information concern ing Pullman and dining car arrange- ments. The local committee of Chat '"l tanooga, it is understood, has already ; been besieged with numerous letters from special parties and they are bo 1 ing assigned to homes as rapidly as their names come in. From the large number of letters and inquiries now being received by PretalHunt- T C Mantel- fit Nnahvllln ' vl,ynn., about the Chattanooga meeting L yif- the National Negro Business League will be a largely attended gathering. The dates are August 15, 16 and 17. Mr. Watt Terry, the prosperous real- Vstate dealer of Brookton, Mass., writes 'iinat it is his mirnnse to attend. He li-wiH give an interesting account of his fjj metnoas anu tne road ne has trod to ti OttlfAirA tha irnAnt ... ,1 ....... A0 ...... that has crowned his efforts. His story will prove a great inspiration to any young person who may be fortunate enough to hear it. To listen to this brilliant man of the race is well worth a days travel Almost every official of the Leairue has written President Napier that he v wjll be present. And the unanimity 4 vwith which they express their deter- mlnatlon to make the Chattanooga ,A meeting a record-breaker and a great i1 jf success is remarkable. f ." No hiore emphatic indication could 'if ' . be found of the unswerving loyalty and i: devotion to our late leader, organizer - and president, than the purpose expres- fr sea Dy letter, by telegram and by tele- I i phone from the officials of the League :, to make it what Booker T. Washington S . . " Intended it should be the greatest and I"'' most useful organization among Ne- . eroes in me worm, it should be the Negro's National Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce. That the National Negro Business League, with all of its affiliated branch es, brings together more sustantial, earnest, level-headed men and women of the race than any other organiza - tion, will not bo disputed by any one. In the seventeen years of its exis tence the National Negro Business League has brought to the surface, to - the notice of the world, untold numbers' j)f worthy, energetic and successful men and women. It was always Dr Washington's delight to discover strug gang, earnest and forward-looking ,-men and women wherever they might ebe found. Mr. Emmett J. Scott is still at the helm. Without him the meeting would be like a ship-without a rudder. Al ways calm, cool and collected, Is never ' a a loss to tell the League where It Is, or what is before it what is next to be done. He is a living and a breath ing encyclopedia of the League's his tory. To witness his orderly methods and smooth manner of dispatching business Is worth a trip to Chattanooga for any young man who wishes to find a model by which he may mold a career of usefulness. On every hand the slogan now is: "All roads lead to Chattanooga and the National Negro Business League." This is a cry with all of the friends . and devotees of commerce, the indus tries, the professions, and every line of helpful endeavor. Mr. O. W. Frank- lin, chairman of the local committee, ' announces that no stone is being left: , unturned to insure the comfort and pleasure of all who come to Chattanoo ga August IS to 17. MBS. WHITE CONVALESCENT. Mrs. Cora Jordan-White, the socie ty editress of the Naahville Globe, who has been 111 for two weeks, is convalescent. HUBBARD HOSPITAL CLUB. Hubbard Hospital Club will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon, August 6th, in the parlors (A at Hubbard Hospital. All members t- : are asked to he present. , k Constructive Genius-Bril- liant and Eloquent Pul- piteer-Wcrk opeaks More Plans. Regardless of the fact that practi cally all of the churches in the South and especially in the cities are suf fering from the Northern immigra tion, not so1 with the First Baptist Church East Nashville. Only ten persons of the membership have left for the northern climes, and the church is steadily growing. Three or four persons unite with the mem bership every Sunday and the ollicers and members declare that it is more powerful in its influence than at any other time in its history. The fact Is, all of the members are intact tied in every movement of the church and work hard for the extension of right eousness and the spread of the gospel in the community and the city of Nashville as well. The church is itself, "beautiful for situation," on one of the most accessi ble and inviting corners in East Nashville. It is a most beautiful brick structure lately remodeled and beautified, and is now one of the most inviting religious places of worship in Nashville or anywhere. The work of this church Isdttelarge ly to the keen foresight and busi ness ability of lu pastor, Kev. V. S. Ellingon, A. B., l. 1)., who came into its pastorate hardly two years ago. F L I f - REV. W. S. ELLINGTON, A. B., D. D Pastor of First Baptist Church East Nashville, Tenn. Upon accepting charge of affairs Dr Ellington viewed the situation. He called his officers together and tM Iheii1 that in view of the fact that Nashville was a business and cdtica tional center thousands of people and students would . Isil the city annually anc the good people of N.ishville needed a mortj beautiful house of worship. The pasiM1, o!IiC'.T ami members then Joined hand:?, nd re pairs to the amount of $1,200 were done at once, and the first Sunday in March the happy congregation re entered the main auditorium of the Church, after an absence of a few Sundays. Since that time, $1,340 has been raised, and more than $1,000 has been applied to the repai debt, exclusive of pastor's salary and other incidental expenses. Too much cannot be said compli mentary of the business ability of Rev. Dr. Ellington. Not only is he a scholar, holding an A. B. degree from Fisk University, but he is the only Negro in the world holding membership with the International Sunday School Lesson Committee. He is every whit the people's man, he appeals easily to both men and women, and is known everywhere as I the young people s pastor. Regard l'es8 t0 nls unassuming disposition, he has a peculiar character that is en tirely fascinating and hardly a person is led to the sacred altar in Nashville but what he is not in some way called upon, and regardless to denomina tion, he has the last, and almost the first say in the sad funeral rites During the State Convention in Smyrna, the pastor of the white Bap tist church of that town invited him to come up and preach to his congre gration. Within twenty-four hours he had called his people together, and Dr. Ellington accompanied by a dozen or more singers, and a large number of the visiting delegates proceeded to satisfy the wishes of his white friends. By 8 o'clock sharp, the main auditorium of that massive structure was filled with men, women and chil dren. After being Introduced by the pastor, Dr. Ellington hinged his re marks upon the passage of Scripture which says: "What is man that thou art mindful of him?" He spoke for more than an hour. His words were full of logic, sympathy and sublime pathos, he carried his hearers off into raptures, he knew no consequences, position or station, he drew the most beautiful picture of righteousness in all nations, never failing to hold up the name of Jehovah and to edify the church. So much good was done that Dr. Ellington received a second invitation. Regardless to the enconlums heap ed upon Dr. Ellington, he is a man of solid foundation, and none ot these things move him. He rarely ever responds to compliments and never strikes back at critics. He goes on doing constructive work un mindful of all but the cause of Christ. 'Not only does he look after . 1 - (Continued on page 8.) his l..'.vW Citizens to he Hosts for Soldier Boys at Y. M. C. A. Great Prepara- tionsMade. As a res.ilt of the meeting of the Citizens' Club held at ih'e residence of Rev. Preston Taylor, it was voted that the club and the citizens ot Nashville would entertain Compan U. A special committee was appoint ed for this and a very elaborate, ul fair has been arranged. The demon stration will be held at the Y. M. L A. building; ihe entire population of Nashville is invited to participate. They are asked to meet the boys In the parlors and lobby of the Y. M C. A. building where there will be bands playing, Hags waving and such a send-off given as has neevr before been iMveu in Nashwlle. Company G. li the only Negro Militia in the South that has survived through these years. They have recently been attached to federal service. This Company is more than thirty years old, having survived all these years. They were first known as the Lang ston Rllles. They have made a record for theniselevs and for Nash ville for which all seem to be proud. The personnel of tlie company com prises some of the leading and best citizens of Nashville. Capt. C. O. Hadley has long since been rated as one of Nashville's leading practicing physicians, a young man of high standing. He is well known and loved by every citizen, both white and black. The demonstration to this company Is to be made a city-wide affair. Men. women and children are asked to come out and show their patriotism and loyally in sending their boys to the front to fight for "Old liiory All have been asked to come aim shake hands with the boys and bid them Godspeed. The Co tittoe oi Management of the Y. M. C. A. has consented to turn over the spacious-, building for this occasion. No one seems to doubt that Company G. will give a good account of themselves, as there has never been a time in the history of this country when Ne gro Boldiers have been called upon that they have failed in any under taking. Not only have they mad; sood soldiers, but they have been heroes and we are sure that our home bovs will continue to hold their high standard. The committee has arranged that a band go to the Armory and escort Company G. to the building, coming through the streets of Nashville, after which they will furnish music all during the oc casion. Promptly at 9::i0 a banquet will be served to the members and officers of the Comuany in the dining room. A program has been prepared and Rev. Preston Taylor, president of the Citizen's Club, will be the funster of ceremonies. Addresses '.v ill be made by Dr. C. V. Roman. Rev W. S. Ellington and Hon. J. C. Napier. A quartette from FisK Universll anil a natriotlc song by 'Miss uutft Allison The band will also furnish music for this occasion. Tickets will be given for the ban quet feature, each one making a con tribution will be admitted to the ban quet. It is hoped that every ci'i.en will respond with a donation when he is approached by the commute", tin: Citizens' Club has led off with a hearty contribution. Tickets for the hanmiRt are on sale nt the One Cent Ravings Bank and the People's Sav ings Bank and Trust Co. uy one desiring tickets must purchase them before 7 o'clock, August Uh, so that preparations can. be made to taut care of them. Never before in the history of Nashville has such a ile monslration as this been, arranged Come out. bring your family and !'m so von can loin in the demonstration and make it one of the greatest ami grandest affairs in the hislory of nur city. Twentieth Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. T. II. Spencer enter tained quite a number of their friends on Thursday evening, July 26, at their home. on East Main Street to celebrate their twentieth marriage anniversary. The house was prettily decorated with stands of Sunflowers A three course menu was served. The host and hostess received a sot of china dishes together with salad bowls and pickle dishes etc. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs Oney Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ha nicy, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Burton, Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Young, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Leftrlft, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Rouse, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Malone, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Mar- bury, Mr. and Mrs. Will Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin, Mr. and Mrs. 'Raymond French, Mr. and Mrs, J. E. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mit chell, Mrs. Annie Young. NEWSPAPER MEN WILL MEET. The Executive Committee of the National Negro Press Association ha been called to meet in Chattanooga, Tenn., on August 15th. Mr. Jos. L. Jones, editor of the Fraternal Moni lor, of Cincinnati, Ohio, chairman of the Executive Committee, is to be in the city and will preside, while Mr. C. J. Perry, the editor of the Phila delphia Tribune and President of the Association, gives assurance that the East will be largely in attendance. The Corresponding Secretary has sent out notice of the meeting and urges all to be in attendance. Be cause of the one day session, most ot them will go almost direct from Chat tanooga to the Supreme Lodge In St Louis . - Three Denominations have Drawing Cards-Manay Visitors Present-Excellent Program. I.awrencelmrg, Tenn., duly :10. Yes lerday was a hinh day in this city, '1 luce different denominations had on their drawing cards, three churches were rilled to overflow throughout the. day, and this little burg gave a hos pitable reception such us it has never given before to the three different affairs. At the St. Paul liaptist Church, of which the Rev. II. C. Cade is pastor, the secretary of the Sunday School Congress, in the person or Rev. Henry A. Boyd, or Nashville, Tenn., was the attraction. He spoke at eleven o'clock in the morning and three o'clock In the afternoon to large audiences, lie told of building front line Sunday schools, in the afternoon a special program was rendered. Mm. P. B. Burrows, a former Nashvillian, had charge of the music for the oc casion. The literary feature was ot r. very high order: the papers and the! recitations with the music all showed excellent arrangement. At the Methodist Episcopal Church the quarterly conference was the cen ter of attraction. Rev. .1. F. Booth, D. D., the superintendent, was pre siding. Notable among the visitors at this meeting were Mis1-. Mamie t'ra den of Walden University, Nashville; Dr. S. M. Utley, a member of the faculty of Walden University, and a! largo delegation of pastors In the M E. Church. It was reported that it was one of the most successful ses rlons that li'is been held for noma time. The Re''. Dr. Utley was form erly the superintendent of this (lis- riot, serving it constantly for e'i ears. The third attraction was an all-dav service held nt the Sanctified Church They had a numbT of prominent vis Itors and ministers who were given a henrtv welcome. They also gave n velccnip to one of their members just r turned from Ohio. In fact. Law renceburg Sunday was transformed from a villa "e to a city of great si.e, judging from the number of stranger? within its gates. The Twenty- first District Conference Rev. II. E. Rucker M. D., of Cumber land City, preached the opening ser mon. The Epworth League business was taken up with W. T. McRae, Dist. Pres pi esiding. The reports of each- charge were read, and Gootlletsville won the prize for raising the largest amount of money above their assessment. Rev. Flowers of Ml. llerinon preached a stirring sermon that night. The Ep worth League completed their busi ness Thursday morning and the Sun day school took up their work. Miss Ernestine Ellb.it and Miss Minnie Hatcher of Clarksville, Tenn., were elected Secretary and Treasurer. Wes lev Chapel C. M. li. Church of Clarks i!!e won l!;e prize for laising the most iu:iday school money since the last District Conference. Dr. E. II. Ben in: made splendid addresses. Prof. IS. U. II. Polk of Nashville were present ron, Dr. .1. A. Lester, M. D. and Rev. H. Benton read a splendid paper writ ten by Miss Ferrell a city nurse of Nashville, Rev. Ellison and wife of Danville, 111., were present and made fine speeches. Rev. J. H. Crooks pas tor of Wesley Chapel at Clarksville, preached a stirring and logical sermon Thursday night, from the 4th chapter and lGth verse of Saint Luke. Friday the Missionary Society took tip their work with Miss Mary E. Cross Dist. President presiding. After the regular routine of business was com pleted, the ladies rendered a splendid program that night to a large audi ence. Bishop Phillips A. M., M. D., D. D., LL. D., was present nnd made a short speech Goodlettsville won the prize for raising the largest amount of money over their assesment. Saturday each pastor reported their General Funds and the conditions of their churches. E. H. Brown, of Clarks ville, J. W. Baker of Gootlletsville. W. C. Casey, of Savannah, and J. H. Man son were elected to the Annual Con ference which convenes at Clarksville Nov. 14, 1917. E. H. Brown and J. W. Baker were elected Secretary and Treasurer of the conference. Rev. P. J. Coleman Presiding Elder of the Nash ville District was present and a bril liant speech concerning Bishop Phil lip's great work as bishop, he Dis trict Conference will be held at Erin Tenn., next year. Bishop C. H. Phillips A. M., M. D., D. D., LL. D., preached a splendid ser mon from the 5th chapter, 43 verse of St. Luke. Text, One thing is needful subject, Religion is the only thing that many failures, a colored Nashville is needful. In his sermon he said, that; physician, Dr. Augustine O. McNorton. the three most important points of j made the highest mark as a general religion were: The necessity of rell- average, making 100 per cent in sev gion to whom is it needful; and whenj eral subjects. Dr. McNorton was one is it needful. He further states that of the recent State Board monitors money, wealth and power cannot stop the European war; nothing but the re ligion of the Lord Jeaus Christ can stop It . Where religion is there can be no strife, envy or prejudice. Reli gion is needful to the fathers, mothers and guardians of families also, children Religion is needed now, in the hour of sickness, in the time of trouble, ' In death, and when you are crossing the River of Jordan. Many of his white friends were present and gave in the collection. Dr. J. Holmes, Professor of Meharry Medical College, Dr. C. V. Roman, the First Baptist Church to' Aiave Uainerincr ot Dan- tisfc Ladies Auxili- ary Meeting. Murfrecsboro, Tenn., July HO This fity is to entertain the Stone River Sunday School Convention and the Stonu River Association in their next annual session, wlncii opens here Tuesday August 7th. Great prepara tions are being made to amply enter tain the delegates. The meeting will be held in the First Baptist Church, pastored by Dr. A. C. Keimoii. The President of the Sunday School Con vention, Kev. .1. ('. fields, I). 1)., of Nashville, rienn., and secretary, Kev. G. I!. Taylor, ). ., hilVe been in com munication with the committee on ur langements in this city and assured them they would bring up an un usually large delegation; while the modi rat or of the Association, Rev. Tom Allen Brown, of Walter Hill, Tenn., who is so very well known in this city, has been over on several occasions personally, seeing to it i nai no stone was leu unturned to maka the arrangements complete. This historic city, which was once the capital ol the proud Volunteer State, is thoroughly prepared to throw wide its doors and every home in the city will entertain some visi tor. It is undirstood that a special train will leave Nashville at S::;n (i clot k I uesdny mornin.g over the N ('- St. L. Railway for this place an that the .Nashville delegates with those from the western part of the st tile, will be on this special. The first two days of the meeting will be devoted entirely to the Sun day School aud II. Y. I'. U. forces be cause already arrangements have been made to add the ii. V. p. ('. forces to those of the Sunday school, lu addition to this, the Stone River Women's Auxiliary will be in session. As the president of the work among the women in the state resides in this city, they are expecting big things. The meeting w ill be in session all the w eek and a Sunday school mass meet ing will be held Tuesday night. The women will hold a mass meeting dur ing the week and a great rally will be pulled off on Sunday afternoon, August 1 2th. Special rates from such points as Chattanooga, Tullahoma, Nashville and other places will be on to bring many people to the city on Sunday. The program provides for a busy ses sion and since Murfrecsboio is the gateway to so many interior points not accessible to railroads, there will be a number of overland parlies. It is understood thai the people from Knglevillo and that section of the state will come across the country, because the Stone River Association has been a drawing ard In this part for a number of years, it being the largestt association in the state of Tennessee, taking nearly forty churches out of Nashville alone and comprising the churches almost wi h out a single exception from Nashville to this city. A great manv people of the diy have been regular attendants at this Association and are planning to ghe it the same amount of atten tion this year as heretofore. Upper !"ost in the minds ol most of the Bap 'i.ils in these parts is the excellent ,, ovc already made in securing the Theological Seminary and Training School at Nashville, which will be one of the objects for which the Baptists v ill tally financially when they meet here on the 71 h. Negro Pub lic Library Vacation July Ihe second month in vacation goes on record with a great number of persons using the library. If the weather is hot. Join the band of kno- ledge sivKe. s. When you go to the parks take a book with you. It is gratifying to see the children coining during vacation also. Lot August foTTow July. Do not let vacation go by without reading a new book. Meetings. There was a canning lecture during July. There were several other meetings in spite of the fact most of the clubs are either on a rest or disbanded for summer. If you have never been to the library, never registered, wo are cor dially inviting you to come and anx ious to serve you. "Knowlcde is power." Keep up with the times by the use of your library. During the went Stats Medical Examination of the State of Kentucky the War Department of the United States decided to make and adopt that examination as the medical ex amination for entrance to the Army or Navy as surgeons. There were 21 .colored and 53 whites who took the examination, and though there were for the State of Tennessee in the last medical examination. great eye and throat specialist, Hon. J. C. Napier, Ex-Register of the U. S. Treasury, Dr. Napier, his nephew, Hon. A. N. Johnson, undertaker of Nash ville, and D. J. H. Hale were present and fine speeches. Bishop Phillip's two daughters and Dr. J. T. Phillips were nresent. Rev. M. L. Smith nreached the closing sermon of the conference. ' Bishop C. H. Phillips, H. J. Johnson, Presiding Elder. Independence cr Liber i Celebialed at Balihnore Plea for Libciia's Uplilt. linHiimirc. Md., Aug. 1. The sever. tielh anniversary of the Hccbrat ion of Independence of the R public o: , Liberia was appiop-i,'t k observed t.l John Wesley .V. K. Church, Th ;rsd e ening of lust week The c l-! "ra tion was arrange 1 by Kev. Dr. Ernest j Lon, pastor of the iburca am! !.i bcilau consul general to th1 United Slates. It was the first of th kin I hold in this country. T'i : prngrav included the singing of th I ihe ir n: -.tional anthem by the ch dr o' tl, church; the reading of the I ibcr'n De-duration of Independence bv .MUs Louise Dennis, daughter of n former cabinet oil cer of Liberia, an addn v by Rev. Dr. L. G. Jordan, of Phil.i delphia, in charge of the Foreign Mission work of the National Banti;' Convention; Rev. Georcc U. Bragg and Thomas X. R. Clarke of Washing ton. Rev. A. L. Gaines presided. Howard M. Gross offered a resold (Continued on page S.) ELDER PRF'vTON TAYLOR FORTY EIGHT YEARS IN THE MINIS TRY ANNIVERSARY CELE EEATI0N. Forty-eight years is quite a long time, but Elder Taylor has been in I the ministry that long ami looks good j for a great many years more. Elder i Taylor his been pastor of Lea Ave-1 nite Christian Church for thirty i ELDER I'RIOSTOX TAYLOR. Pastor of Lea Avenue Christian Church. years. The junior members of the Sunday school prest i ; ! him with: beautiful bouquets of Mowers whi'di were highly appreciated b. the 1 ler Sunday evening at n o'cii the elder was tendered a ve, v gr til'., ing surprise in the dining l.inm of IV church. The room wrs Ik's.hi it'ully decorated with Hovers and pottei plants and was v ,y i .v ri.:;ii i:i its splendor. A very unit ling litre, jourso menu was servd. Dr. Sevier acted as master. Many beatitifitl tributes were paid to the el let's nobility of clriracier and his Christian bearing. The older members of the church grew very reminiscent and tallied feelingly of the early days of the church. Among those who spoke were Mesdames Susan Brown, Ella Smith. Taylor, Messrs. ('has Vaughn, R. B. Cheatham, Mr. J. C. Thompson and Johns. Ihe elder responded wiln one ot his clever characteristic talks, lie reviewed the history of the church told of its early struggles. He prais ed his members for their unswerving ioyi'hy I.) the church and to their pastor. He said that his whole mind and soul was wrapped in Lea Avenue Christian Church and its splendid membership. Those present spent a very enjoy able nnd instructive evening. In honor of his forty-eight years in the ministry each of those present pre sented him 48 cents which the elder received with profound thanks. THE NASHVILLE COLLEGE OF EMBALMING WILL CONTINUE OPEN. The departure of President J. L. Leach of the Nashville College of Embalming will not close the college. Mr. Geo. W. Lee of the Leo and Co., Undertakers will succeed Dr. J. L. Leach as President of the Nashville College of Embalming College of Em balming nnd wiil carry the work on. Mr. Lee comes to the head of this institution well prepared and well trained for the educational interest of the race. He is a graduate of one of the leading Embalming Colleges of Chicago and has had many years of practical experience as an undertaker in the field. Mr. Lee will be assisted bv Dr. tl. M. Kendrick and Dr. J. D. Fowler, Mrs. J. L. Leach, Secretary and Treasurer of the Institution and is taking her course in the mean time. Dr. G. M. Kendrick will in all prohr.hility succeed Dr. J. L. Leach a3 Medic il Instructor of the colored schools as Dr. Leach made this ar rangement before leaving the city. He is flso Medical Inspector of the Nashville College ot Embalming. Dr. G. M. Kendrick comes in possession of this new position well prepared for the work, having been closely asso- ciated with Dr. Leach all along the time he was serving. 1 I'll 61 f ' " i I I . ; ,,t, A Kyi : Session in rro- nc.1. romi- nent Speakevs-Excel- 1C1U 1 ro2iam. Owensboro. K, August 1. 1917.- Many new features were added to the Owen dorn Negro Chautauqua which opened here last r ruiay anu which i id continue in session until August i he .Vh Their annual affair is now in ii event it session and has at- iracteil many visitors trom every quarter of the United States. It has pi oven no less a drawing card this .oar. Some: tin ago an e.lhdal Pro Liant was i.-sued b the O-vcnsboro rhaulai.Mta tin 1 amusements added li sliov s that the committee had ! e-.i more wideawake this ear than on lornicr ociasions. as every possi ble arrangement had Leon made t ) have the decnl!i session go down in uh-tory as the banner car. Judging from the attendance already regis ttretl. ihe indications are that the ten thousand mark will be reached bv the time the Chantatiqu i doses Sttnde.v night- One of the big fea tures of the meeting was Sunday School Day which held yesterday at a. in. There was a band con cert at 1 0 : ISO a. in. Miss Holland ap peared, and then at 2 p. m., the L. & C Hand of Louisville under excellent directorship gave another one of R rare musical entertainments. The Sunday School Instittltte was perhaps the greatest feature of the (lav The soeeial guest for the occasion was the secretary of ibe Sunday School Con gress of Nashville, Tenn.. who cou i,...t.i it,,, institute. There were Sun day school workers from various cit'ies that had gatlnred he.e for '.!u; benefit ot' this special work. The Rev. Mr. l.-oyd devote I one an 1 onu haU hour., in a splendid talk and tbe.i quenched it with practical demonstra tions. The program provided immedi atelv at'toi- this that alMe'Ls ' , in dulged in. At 7-.:'.o p. t,. a ba ld con cert was pit' on. This was follow e 1 by moving pictures, llvm car.'1 the piinoipal feature of the da;, . an ad dress by L'ev. Henry Allen Boyd under the auspices of this ehautau qtia. He was saluted by the host of admirers, many who knew him per sonally and manv who had heard of him. lie was ushered to the plat form by J. A. Agnew and introduced by Prof. S. Lorenzo Darker, lie gaa a practical talk to the magnificent audience that was seated in tin- grand stand of the (.wensboro Fair ; iiuin.ls where the meeting is being bold. The Rev. Mr. Boyd was Ihe only re peater on the program this year. I lis address was listened to and was punc tured throughout with applause, spe cial days will come thick am' fast from now on ti' t;l the ehaii;uiitiua i loses Wednesday, August the 1st, is Woman's Lav. A spe-ial pro- irafi has boo'i arranged p'-o-nting 'Jad im .Mac Cresar Porter i!h a i address by I'n f L. D. William-. T,i other features of th: proera"" "ill be that of Friday, ugu--' :'r.l. " hie': ill he known as Flag Da . Coheol Ros eoe C. Siuinin:;- wilt to-be the riu dnle address tit v"" o'clock. Colonel Simmons has a lets' ot f-iea.is in Western Kenficli'.. Sand:". August :th, is de.-igna'ed as I tan nor "av. and the services cf -e of the l.f'.i el,,, intent pnlpiieo'--" ha'e be"i secured in the person oi' 'Vv. A- C W'il'ianis, nasinr of Sixt-eii'h Stvct 't-.ntist church of F.ir i"".he".i 'a Rev. v.'iUianis is to prca-h a' !':'!' ami i hen di liver a vil..lu-.o: y - i'i.i:t at Villi) p. tn. Pot h sor'cons it' de livered at the Fair ('rounds Last night Miss Helena M Lowe, of Nashville., delight ed Hie audience with a niusi r.l. bringing to the .diau taiioua and to Western Ketitin ',.;. the musical atlaitipo tils Irom lite Vliens of the Sotuh. Na-hvi'le. iTh r will be a demonstration bv V - ':' "ntd and an atb'ress by Ilomira'-l '' - Hall. Chiiutnmpin. w" r " "' statements frm odVials nnl ::!-' directors, with connection '-'i'h auxiliary, is i"'.v pecv-ina'. ' uliinw nre being, wade for : '' the the ret rger afe. session ll 'Vt ve;i". The I'oUo'vii'g n,n odW.nvs for the present ear: R T Jackson, president; tohn !L Wells, vice president: O. n. Simmons, man ager; P. ".. Walker, treasurer; S. Lnrenza Barker, secretary. pniird of Directors: John Wlckliffe. chairman; Wm. Weaver. T. J. Clay brooks, F. E. Barnett. O. H. Simmons. .1. A. Agnew, Samuel Varin. Woman's Auxiliary. L B. Clark President Ada Wheatley Secretary p, V McMiekens Vice President Bettle Price Treasurer Two Sunday school workers in the persons of Mrs Madelene Elliott of this city and Miss Flora Byrd of Utl ca. Ky.. are mentioned as Sunday school institute conductors for next vear The former being a teacher In ihe city schools of this city and the latter alreadv enrage 1 In t"situte work. Secretary Barker has been busy already selecting a long list of speakers for next year. Some of the most prominent members of Dotn races have appeared on program or these chautanquns from year to year. GRAND COUNCIL U. B, F. P. F. Hill. Grand Master, Miss Hat tie Bramlette Endowment Secretary Dr. J. A. Napier, Grand Secretary, and W. L. Millet left yesterday for Dick son where they will attend the Grand Council of the U. B. F. and S. M. T. This Council will transact such busi ness partalning to the order as may come before it. hey will also elect representatives to the Supreme lodge which will be held In Indianapolis, next year. They will also elect Grand Lodge and Temple omcers for tne ensu ing term. The order is tn a very florishing condition and is growing i rapidly. . . ;