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National Negro
Business League
Pres. Wilson
Asked to Speak
Negroes Carry Protest to the White
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it- .
Valuable Property
chased for Theological
Seminary Associa
- tions to Pledge.
Sessions Open Wednesday in Moun
tain Liy
Special Train from Nashville
The Missionary Baptist Stato Con
vention at its last session adopted the
.National Baptist Theological and
Training Seminary as its main educa
tional interest. The purchase of puch
a "magnificent and valuable piece of
property, at this time will go down
In history as an epoch in our racial
and denominational life.
The wisdom of the purchase as
shown by the recorded wishes of the
Baptists, aB they have been expressed
by the National Baptist Convention
ror tne last twenty years. It is
Bhown by our white brethren in the
worth, who offered through the Home
Mission Society of New York, $2 5.0 (JO
towards the same, if the convention
would raise $10,000.00. . The north-
i em BaptiBts after waiting a long
time, loBt faith in us, and with pain,
, withdrew their offer. The whilom of
the purchase and the urgency of the
need of such an institution for Ne
gro Baptists were abundantly at
tested by the magnificent oiler of
; $50, 000.00 by the Southern Paiuisls
Convention, if the National Hant'st
Convention would raise 25,000 .00,
which would insure a site and build
ings that would cost $75,000.00. The
site and buildings wo have purchased
could not be duplicated for less than
$100,000.00 today. The above be
ing true we have gone forth with the
approval of all the Baptists in Amer
ica both white and colored, from the
' borders of Canada An the North to
the limit of Federal control on the
.. south, from the Philippines on the
East to the sunset Pacific on the west
V History does not disclose before nor
since emancipation, where any
great object of our race ever received
universal approval, before It was
finally accomplished until now. Dear
Brethren we should thank God and
; take courage, for though at present
. time la perilous, we will write on the
scroll of the human mind, our
achievement, and point to its actual
ity as a monument to truth. Every in
dividual Baptist in the state of Ten-
nessee should pledge and pay from
$5.00 to $500.00 to be paid cash or
fn four 'years, paying one-fourth of
the amount subscribed annually. You
.. should hand the receipt down to your
children and they pass It on to future
. generations.
The great advancement of the
Negro race is attributed to his pro
ficiency In imitation, rather than
to heredity and succession, as
scientific investigations will prove
to be the case. Thus our forefathers
are robbed of their part of the glory
of our success, because they left us
no records of their deeds of charity,
their philanthropy or business trans
actions. Every church should vote a
. ,- pledge and have their pastors and the
proper officers to sign the notes and
when paid the notes should be placed
in the archives of the church for
future generations. Every associa
tion should pledge liberally. Tennes
see Baptists alone should subscribe
and pay $15,000.00 on the purchase
price or this great school. Send in
v your pledge.
-. ; Let us go to Atlanta in September
; with $10,000.00 subscribed. We
nave aoout naif that amount now
What will you do?
'. ' -. J. L. HARDING.
; At 5 o'clock Tuesday morning the
ouinmong oi aeatn came to Mr. James
King, and he quietly answered the call
t his home, 814. 19th Ave.. N. Mr
King was born In Nashville in May
1818. In 1868, he married Mrs.. Lucy
Denny, to this union fourteen children
. were born.
.; Mr. King had been in ill health
for thirty- two months yet the end was
unexpected. The funeral services were
' held at the St. John A. M. E. Church
of which he was a faithful member of
long standing at 2 o'clock Thursday
Aug. 9, 1917. Rev. Howard conducted
the services. Rev. Aired spoke a few
words. Mr. James King was the father
of Mrs. Martha King Thompson, who
is connected with the National Baptist
Publishing Board. He leaves a host
of friends and relatives to mourn his
Mr. King was an old soldier having
fought In the Civil War. Mr. King
was real proud of his Career as a
- soldier. The many florial designs at
tested the love and sympathy of his
many friends,
He is survived by his wife, two sons
and three daughters and one sister,
On Wednesday morning the 18th i Ized equally satisfactory results
session of the National Negro Business among the men and boys. Some very
nne iivesiocn anu poultry were
33rd Session at Little Rock
Meeting Well attend
ed Supreme Chan
cellor Present.
League will be called to order by Presi-
shown and the Boy's Pi,g Club had
dent J. C. Napier in Chattanooga. The : some promising pigs which they are
local league of the Lookout City has! fattening for fall killing. '
made ample preparations to make this
the greatest session in the history of
the league.
Mr. G. W. Franklin, Jr., Prof. Single
ton, ' and Mr. J. M. Easterling have
worked untiringly in order that each
individual may he cared for.
In connection With the Business
League. The National Bar Association
of which Hon. P. W. Howard, of Jack
son, Miss., is a moving factor. The
National Emhalmcrs' Association, Mr.
U. V .Franklin. Jr.. iif Chattanooga,
President of the Executive Committee
of the National Negro Press Associa
tion. Jos. L. Jones of Cincinnati,
Chairman and Henry A. Boyd, of this
city, Secretary will hold sessions dur
ing the week.
Mr" T. J. Elliott
To stimulate interest In the di
versification program of farming
among Negroes, the leading white
business men of the county offered
$lu0 in gold lor the best exhibits and
they helped by their presence and
words of inspiration to encourage
greater activity in the rural dis
tricts. Dr. W. E. Hinds, State En
toiuologist from the Alabama Poly
technic Instil ule oi Auburn (through
which the Smith-Lever funds are
administered for this Stale), was
no piiiu-ipul speaker Saturday, July
isth, and Suniaj, July 'alli, brought
liiany visitors to witness the exer
cises. Uwo very impressive address,
es wire delivuicd at the morning
stssiou -by .Ma;-or 1. I!. Feagiti oi
Union Springs and Hon. K. I... Cope,
the merchant of i i,uu-in..n oi the County Board of
"Some Public Word" Want d
Muskogee and Tusla, Okla, is Chair- Education, and in the afternoon mem
man of the Business League. Mr. ,ers of a party lrom Tuskegee ln
Napier will make his first annual ad- stiiute, in.iuding T. M. Campbell,
dress. Secretary Scott will be on hand . District A.ueut of the State Aunt-til-!
to direct the affairs as heretofore. Maj. turul Extension Service for Ne-I
Motott, or Tuskegeo Institute will also noes; G. It. lirldgefortn, Director of j
bo present. I tat; Agricultural Department of the i
Nashville is planning her biggest: iusKogee insiiiiue; v iem lucnaru
reprosentation to any league in previ-lsou, Assistant Director of the Aca
ous vears. The different clubs and or- deiuic Department, and Albon L. llol-
sey, of tho Principal s Ultico, were
called on for brief addresses. Other
afternoon speakers were J. L.
Thomas, of Union Springs, and
Harry Simnis, Special Agent in
; charge ol Extension Schools.. Messrs.
CO-OPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK i W. E. McGowan and E. T. Barney of
tho Post Oak Community, deserve
ganization of the city have elected
their representatives and it b expected
there will be a sufficient nuniber for a
special train.
special credit for the success of this
annual fair.
State of Alabama News Item Ala-
Bama Colored People Hold Two
Days Industrial Fair.
Dr. J. Harrison Robinson a Mehar-
ry graduate of the class of 1917 re
cently passed the examination for U,
S. Medical Officers Reserve Corps,
The examination was held in Atlan
" ta and Dr. Robinson passed, the ex
amination with flying colors. Col. T,
; S. Bratton has recommended that he
as the Negro troops are mobilized
. This signal honor means that anpther
one of Meharry's brilliant sons will
- be added to the reserve force at Des
-Moines. Dr. Robinson is practicing
at Rockmart, Ga., where he is en
. dearing himself in the hearts of the
people of that growing little town
and they are pained to hear that he
. must leave them just as he is begin
ning to establish himself.
Union Springs, Ala., Aug. 3. 'The
two days' fair which was held at Post
Oak, twelve miles below here, closed
yesterday with speechmaking by
leading white and colored men, who
in most serious words emphasized the
various problems of food conserva
tion and production.
Fully three thousand white and
colored people from all sections of
.Bullock County attended the meet
ings and inspected the very striking
agricultral and industrial exhibits.
The colored women whose work in
handicraft and canning was on ex
hibltion testified by their earnestness
and enthusiasm that the efforts of
Miss N. J. Coleman of the State
Agricultural Extension Service and
other workers are showing excellent
Mr. M. B. Ivy, IT. S. Demonstration
Agent for Bullock County, has real
"One thing I am resolved upon: 1
will not be a songe or a parasite. 1
will give an honest equivalent for
what I get. I want no man's money
for which I haven't rendered a full re
turn. -UI want no wages that I haven't
earned. If I work for any man, or
any company, or any institution, I will
render a full, ample, generous service.
If I work for the city, or State, or
the nation, it shall have my best
thought, my best effort, my most con
scientious and efficient endeavor.
"No man, no body of men, shall
ever be made poorer by their dealings
with me; ,if I can give a little more
than I get every time, in that shall
be my happiness. The great com
monwealth of human society shall not
be the loser through me. I will take
good care to put into the common fund
more than I take out.
Washington Oladden.
Little Hock, Ark., July 2S, 1917.
(Special to the Globe.) In one oi the
most closely contested and fierce
struggles tor ollices in l'yihianism,
the "mighty triumphed over its foe.''
The Grand Lodge of Arkansas closed
its oiird annual session in Little
Rock at the Arkansas Baptist Col
lege, after a week's struggle for of
fices. The meeting was called U or
(ier by Grand Chancellor Avant ol
Helena, and after the reading of the
proclamation by Sir T. J. Walker oi
Deriuott, and appointment of commit
tees, the "political pot" began' to
boil. The ndnil.iisration candidate
stood for re-election and against them
were Juh.n II. Young. Pine Bluff, Su
promc M. of K. for Grand Chancellor;
Fred D. Morris, I .it I lo Bock, for G
!' 1! and S; Geo W. Edwards, Pine
Fluff, for G. XI. of E. Supreme Chan
cellor Green presided over (he ' le
lion which resulted in the machim
leeching a "slight bust." Grand
Chancellor Avant of lle'ena was re
1- Vcted over Sir Voting a vote ol
2- 10 to !S. Then Bond va re-e'e-ted
over his O'lpoiient bv s votes a i '
F. D. Morris won over lite G. K. of
P. nivl S by n narrow margin of '.'
votes. Thus the Grand Lodce of Av
'ifiiisas posse t in'o history wi'h noth
ing to boast of being done Pvceit r
closely contested election. Quite a
number of prominent Pythinns were
i-respnt among whom were: Supreme
Chancellor. S. v. Green, of Now
Orleans; Rev. James Jones, of PiiK
fluff; John IT. Blount, of Fo-ros1
Cltv; XV. I?. Sprinsrer, Mariannn: J
T. T. Wnrrrn and Dr. C. M. Wad" o''
Dot Rprines: John H. Ynnnrr. of Pine
Muff: Dr. Jos. A. Booker of the Ar
kansas Baptist College; It. O. Tren
of Fort Smilh; Dr. E. C. Morris, ol
lelr-nn; p,-nf. H. p Ye'er of Hone.
and Dr. N. R. Parker of Dermott, etc
iThe following officers were elect
Tlenrv Avant. Helena. O. C.
J. H. Culler, Forrest City, V. O. C.
W. H. Allen. Mon'ieello, G. P.
Fred D. Morris, Little Rock, O. K
R. and S.
Theo Bond. Madison, O. M. of E.
E. J. Lunon. Marianna. G. L.
J S..Dv)s, Little Rock, O. M. at A
Mntt Gilliam.. Hot Springs, O. M.
Dr. Z. M. Mazique, Wabbaseka, G
M. E.
Wm, Meacham, Camdei, O. T O.
.T. B. McGowan, Tillar. O. O. 3.
Frank A. Young. Little Rock, G. T.
Sunreme Representatives: Rev
James .Tones, P.ine Bluff; Ed Pem
broke. Gaines Landing.
The Grand Lodge will meet next
year in Ft. Smith.
If Course is not Completed
-Wrong Idea Prevalent
Masses Ignorant of
Danger in Battle.
The following Special Dispatch from
Washington appeared in the New York
Evening Post of August 1.
Washington, August I. Negroes of
the nation carried to the White House
l-'l. Des Moines, Iowa, August 5.
(Special to the Globe.) When it was
forth in our petition, and we come, recently called to the attention of
further, praying that the President I Colonel C. C. Ballon, Commandant of
may find it in his heart to speak some j the Oliicers' Training School for Col
public word that will give hope and i ored men at Fort Des Moines, that
courage to our people, thus using his
today their protest against the atroci- great personal and moral influence in
ous attacks made upon them at F.ast
St. Louis and other industrial centers
recently. They appealed to President
Wilson through Secretary Tumulty to
speak "Some public word" that would
give hope and courage to the Negroes
of the I'nited States.
Xlr. Tumulty listened to the reading
of a petition and promised the delega
tion, which was headed by James Wel
ilcm Johnson, secretary of the National
Association of the Advancement of
Colored People that "Ihe matter would
not be io;l.'c!ed." Hi; told his cal
lers also thai the President has been
in consultation with department otli-
our behalf.
"And to these ends, I have the honor
to read and respectfully present the
following petition:
"To the President and Congress of
the Cited Slates:
"We, the Committee of the Negro
Silent Protest Parade, representing the
colored people of Greater New York
anil the sentiment of the people of N
grc descent throughout Ibis hind, come
to you to present a petition for redress
of grievances.
"In the last thirty-one years 2.Sil7
colored men and women have been
lynched by mobs without trial. I
cials concerning better prelection for . ;haii half a dozen persons out of the
the .egro citizens ol tne country, i no
delegation iv'iuo'lcd a personal inter
view with the President, which request
Mr. Tumulty said he would place be
fore Xlr. Wilson.
tens of thousands involved have re
ceived any punishment whatsoever for
these crimes and not a single one has
been punished for murder. In addi
tion lo this mobs have harried and
inurreder colored citizens time and
time again with itnpuiiy, culminating
in the late:-.! atrocity at Kast St. Louis
where nearly a hundred Innocent, hard
, working citizens were done to death in
broad daylight for seeking to earn an
REV. V. S. SMITH, A. M., D. D.,
Pastor of the Washington Street Bap
tist Church of Paducah, Ky.
. Rev. Smith is one of the leading
factors in the Baptist work in the
state of Kentucky, representing the
western division of the "Blue Grass
State." He was born in Pittsylvania
County, Va., was converted in. 1893
in Mayberry, W. Va., ordained in
1894. He organized and pastored
Wingfleld Baptist Church, Echman,
W. Va.; Galilee Baptist Church, Ar
lington, W. Va.; Baptist Church in
Algoma, W. Va.; Main Street Church
Cliftonforge, "a,
He was trustee of Lynchburg
seminary and College, Lynchburg,
Va., trustee of Hilltop Seminary and
College, Red Cross, W. Va., was mod
erator of Flat Top Association, West
Virginia. He was president of West
Virginia State Convention for two
years, came to Earllngton, Ky.,
1907 and is now in the tenth year of
his pastorate of said church. Built
The remarks of X'r. Johnson in ad
dressing Secretary Tumulty we're as
"We. the Committee of the Negro
Silent Protest Parade, in which l"..uoo honest living.
colored men, women and children took "We believe that this spirit of law-
part last Saturday in New York, come Iessness is doing untold injury to our
lo present to you and through you to country and we submit that the record
the President and Congress a petition j proves that the States are cither un
for redress of certain grievances. Wo willing or unable to put down lynch
come representing not only the Negro j ing and mob violence.
Silent Protest Parade, but the colored! "We ask. therefore, that lynching
tieoole of Greater New York, and the ' and mob violence be made a national
there was a tendency on the part of
acquaintances to cnti.ise candidate-
ho are being discharged and re
turned home, said:
".Many persons seem to fuel that
failure to complete the prescribed
course at an Otlucrs' Training Camp
carries with i; a certain stigma ap
proximating to disgrace.
"This is, in general, not true, and
is o.iiy trui' in cai-s of men sent
home by reason of misconduct.
"There is more dangerous and er
roneiui; In lb f than that indulged in
bv many of our people, to the effect
that any and every mini can become
a fiio I mili'ary ot'ii er This idea is
:i;"ier c'tnivaloMi to the notion that
palling a iinilorm on a man and a
;t i- in bis hands makes him a soldi'!-
P,i ii h ideas ;(! as incorrect and
i!i!:.intii!. alis'trd as would be
the belief taut putting a scalpel In
a hi in's bands converts him into a
. .-i:i gei.ii, or thai pulling on the cap
-i naval otl cer qualities a man to
mtvicato and light a b.itiel-hip.
"Not the least useful result of our
M eat irainine ramus v ill he the cor
rection of these absurd notions,
"1 once mustered into service as
: -i-i o'l'cer of Pig'i rank a man who
! frankly said: "I don't Know anything
i "iiotM military matters. I don't know
j how to get my regiment going, and
il I once got it going, I wouldn't
know how to stop it again.' Yet
I twelve hundred lives and rational in
I icrests were made dependent upon
I this utterly umiualilied man for pure
ly political reasons.
sentiments and aspirations and sor-! crime punishable by the laws of the i The mass of the people have had
rows, too, of the entire Negro popula-1 Vnited States and that this be done j very little idea of the danger and
tion of the United States. by Federal enactment, or if necessary,! disaster that lie behind such appoint-
"We come representing twelve mil-! by constitutional amendment. We be-1 ments, but there an', nevertheless,
lion citizens whose devotion and loyal- lieve that there can be found in recent i many wives, mothers and sisters who
ty to the nation have never been ques-! legislation abundant precedent for a ro beginning to realize that they
tioned twelve million citizens who, action of this sort, and whether this be
when the present storm broke over our true or ot, no nation that seeks to
land, tok their unqualified stand side
by side with tho original American
stocks that landed at Plymouth Rock
and at Jamestown.
"We feel that in coining to you, we
are well within our rights the right
given by birth, the right given by labor,
and the right given by loyalty. We feel
further, that it is especially fitting that
we come at this time when the heart
of the nation Is so deeply touched by
the cause of democracy and of humani
ty. "We come asking that the President
use his great powers to have granted to
us some redress for the grievances set
light the battles or civilization can
afford to march in blood'smeared gar
ments, "We ask, therefore, immediate action
by the Congress and the President of
the United States."
(Signed) Rev. F. A. Cullen, Chair
man, James Weldon Johnson, Vice
Chairman, Rev. Charles D. Martin,
John E. Nail, Treasurer, Rev. E. W.
Daniel, Rev. Geo. F. Miller, Fred R.
Moore, A. B. Cosey, Dr. W. E. B. Du
Bois, Dr. I. Hoage, I. B. Allen, Mrs. M.
C. Lawton, Mrs. C. J. Walker, Rev.
A. Clayton Powell, Rev. Wm P. Hayes,
Rev. J. W. Brown.
The Shame of Illinois
In 1879 the military department
of the United Brother of Friendship
and Sisters of Mysterious Ten was
organized under the name of the
name of Knights of Friendship. The
object of the organization was and
is to train men in time of peace for
active military Bervice. From its or
ganization it has served as a feeder
for the regular U. S. A. During the
late Spanish-American war statistics
show that more men from the camps
of Knights ot Friendship became of
ficers and rendered excellent service
than from all the other secret orders
among Negroes within the states.
When the U. B. F.'s flourished In
this state in the eighties, several
camps were in good working order.
Now that the order Is returning to
its pristine glory the camps begin to
reinstate and take on new life. The
Rock City Camp recently reinstated
is a part ot the National Guard
Camps which is composed of local
camps in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois,. Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma,
Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Al
abama. Once in three years these
eeveral camps send delegates and
meet at the time and place of the
National Grand Lodge of the U. U. F.
In 1915 the last encampment was
held In Kansas City, Mo. $500 were
paid for prizes won in hotly con
tested drills. Dress, parades and
general street parades were great at
tractions to the entire city and the
1,500 delegates. The next encamp
ment will be held at Indianapolis,
Ind., July, 1918. It Is planned to
have 500 uniform men In Gen
cral H. R. Ferguson of Indiana, is
National Knight Commander and Dr.
J. A. Lester of Tennessee is Nation
al Knight Recorder.' Other ..national
officers are elected from the several
states. Hon. Ferd Davis, Pine Bluff,
Ark., National Grand Master cf the
The riot at East St. Louis is one!
of the worst blots on the good name
of an American community in our
whole history. Illinois must bow
her head in shame before this dis
grace. We have no excuse. There
can be no excuse for such a break
down of the most primitive safe
guards of civil government, for such
betrayal of the first duty of ordered
The Tribune, which has flailed the
evil of lynching and especially re
proached its countrymen of the south
for their failure to stamp it out, does
not propose to ofler any palliation of
I this outrage In Illinois. The blood
I of victims spatters the state. The
riot will burn as an unforgettable
dishonor In our memories. We do
not propose to talk now about race
hatred or economic rivalry or any
other learned aspect of the offence.
There is just one truth, one sicken
ing, shameful truth In an American
city, in a city of Illinois, there has
been a loathsome irruption of the
brute and neither civilized public
sentiment nor constituted authority
was capable of arresting it.
If Illinois has a conscience it will
solemnly resolve that no such dis
honor shall ever lift its head among
us again. We ask Gov. Lowden, and
if need be the legislature to exam
ine at once the conditions which
created this outrage and the condi
tions which left society at the mercy
of brutlshness in this region.
We demand especially that It be
made clear why neither the police
nor the militia were capable of
strangling the riot at the beginning.
We demand the guilty be tracked
down remorselessly and punished to
the lull extent of the law. We un
derstand the difficulty of this task.
We understand how a mob and even
its leaders escape in a jungle of an
onymity and political influence. We
realize how race prejudice and other
complications will block discovery
punishment. We know that
We know that
But we know
officers or privates, or both. But the
system under which they exist and
the laws under which they are com
pelled to act are all wrong, and have
been proved wrong time and again.
We demand that the governor and
the legislature wipe out this system
and create one that may be relied
upon to protect civilized communi
ties from anarchy.
The East St. Louis riot is nothing
to be covered with official whitewash.
Illinois stand shamed before the
world. Her authority has been
proved futile. Her name will be a
by-word if she does not establish that
authority so it will never be defied
again. Chicago Tribune.
don't want husbands, sons, fathers
and brothers ordered in battle by
men who don't know how to give
them the least show for their lives.
And these training camps are going
to vastly Increase tho appreciation
of the simple proposition that a sol
(Her needs to know his business just
as does the surgeon, the lawyer, the
sailor, the electrician and every oth
er man of profession or trade.
"Furthermore, they will spread a
conception of the fact that Army Of
ficers, on whose competence or in
competence depend the lives of men
and the fate of nations, require for
the proper discharge of their grave
duties, training and abilities of a
higher order and more varied charac
ter than do men of any other profes
sion in life.
"It is, therefore, only reasonable
to expect that large numbers of
those who enter Oliicers' Training
Camps will find after a few weeks
trial that they were not destined by
nature for the duties and responsi
bilities of military command. This
fact, should Involve no reproach. It
Is no more disgraceful to be a mis
fit at an Officers' Training Camp
than to be a similar misfit in training
for the church choir. Real military
leaders are as rare as good musi
cians, and the unlit must be eliminat
ed as ruthlessly as are the discordant
aspirants for a place In the orchestra,
and this elimination is not evidence
that the rejected ones are not good
men, grave men or patriotic men."
entire order. Is Commander-in-Chief.
Grand Master P. F. Hill and the late and
J. Thomas Turner both served as , whites are guilty,
national officers. - It is hoped that i blacks are miiitv'
ramps in Memphis, Knoxville, Chat-1
tanooga and other Tennessee cities gtate are guilty before all. And if we
will reorganize and let one state take cannot punish the community and
her rightful place in the National , the state more than in the punish
Grand Camps. iment already visited UDOn its good
Mrs. Cora Booth of McMinnville,
Tenn., wife of Rev. J. B. Booth, a
Presiding Elder of the M. E. Church,
was In the city several days last week
as the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Pete
Gordon, of Tremont Avenue. It had
been several months since Mrs. Booth
had seen Mrs. Gordon and many happy
hours were spent chatting over "by
gone" days. Mrs. Booth left Nashville
to attend the conference at Lawrence
burg, and from there she will go to
Lebanon to visit her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Drake.
Rev. J. A. Ramsey of Normal, Ala.,
passed through the city this week
enroute to his home.
Mrs. L. Kizzie Myers of Knoxville,
Tenn., and Past Grand Princess of
the State Grand Temple ot S. M. T.
of Tennessee, visited .' the State
Grand Council and Endowment Board
meeting at Dickson, Tenn., last Fri-
name, we can at least study its guilt
and do our utmost to root it out.
We ask the government especially
to probe at once into the cause for
the deplorable showing of the militia.
Twelve companies, a regiment, were
called out for service which halt a
troop ot regulars or a handful of
Pennsylvania constabulary could
day. and on her return en route to
her home in Knoxville stonned over have handled with swift effect
'ti the el'v a few duvs the guest of1 We know this is not entirely the
four churches in West Virginia and Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Hill, of 1107 17th fault ot the men of the guard. There
one In Kentucky. - avenue, N. . imay havo been weak individuals,
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Tuskegee Institute, Ala., Secretary of
the National Negro Business League
The Sons and Daughters of Cyrene
held their annual convention August
l!nd and !ird In tho colored Y. M. C.
A. This was one of the best sessions
ever held. There were delegates
from Nashville, .Murfreesboro, Chapel
Hill, Wartrace, Shelbyville, Caldwell,
Pocky Fork, liellville and Haley. The
president, W. B. Smith, in bis an
nual address, recommended the Bu
rial Bureau, which will go into effect
inter. Dr. J. H. Singleton, who has
been tho Financial Secretary for a
iiun.lmr of years, submitted his an
nual report which showed the order
in good condition and able to meet
all obligations. His report was re
ceived with much satisfaction to the
convention and he was re-elected by
acclamation. The election was as
follows: President, Jas. Bumpass;
vice president, W. D. Hawkins, finan
cial secretary, J. B. Singleton; re
cording secretary, G. C. Harden,
chancellor, A. Potton; grand warden,
Mrs. Augusta Laster: trustee, Rev.
W. R. Smith; grand deputy. Dr. Mc
Clellan. The next session will meet in Mur
freeboro, Tenn.
Mr. J. C. Thompson, Jr., who ar
rived in the city Monday evening
from Saratoga Springs New York is
very ill at the residence of his par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Thompson,
1820 Albion St.
The many friends of Doctor O. W.
McPeters will be glad to learn that
he was successful In passing the Texas
State board ot Medicine and shall begin
practicing in early Spring.
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