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NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE. TKNN FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1918.
HAMPTON FOLKS HEAR ELO
QUENT ADDRESS WILLIAM
The Woman's Missionary Baptist
City Union has adopted plans where
by they may best help foster this
great Institution. One of the plans
Hampton, Va., Jan. 7. (Special to
the Clobe.) James Woldon Johnson,
Doctor of letters and well known
contributing editor of the New York
Age, was the principal speaker at the
celebration of the fifty-tilth anniver
sary of President Lincoln's proclama
t on which was recently held ai
Hampton Institute and which was ac
ponded by an audience of more than
1,500 people, including some 4W) mem
bers of the Third Battalion of the
37d Infantry Regiment. A summary
of Dr. Johnson's address ioUows:
No Panacea in Giaht.
STIRS jthcy decided to take up first is to
HADLEY have linen showers each quarterly
mooting. These donations can be
made collectively or individually.
Our first shower, January 4th ex
ceeded our expectations as only a
few of the auxiliaries had been noti
fied of the plan. We are now send
ing cut an appeal to all Unincorpor
ated ltaptist women and our friends
to assist us In this our worthy effort.
Could you have heard-as your cor
respondent did how graphically Itev.
Prince Condelee'ot Africa related
the benighted condition of our peo
ple in Africa, and his earnest desire
to return home and tell his mother
of Jesus, Tell his mother and his
people that there is a true (Jod. You
would have resolved then and there,
that no sacrifice of time, talent or
money would be too great for an in
stitution that 13 preparing our young
ministers, that they may be capable
of carrying the gospel of the Lord
IS NOW COMPANY K 372 INFAN
TRY CAPT. HADLEY WRITES
GLOBE COMPANY HIKED TO
APPEALS TO NE
GROES TO SHOW
I MOBILE. ALA
Tells How They Came to Teddy's Aid
Judge William Harrison of Oklahoma
City Is Wildly Applauded
Hamilton is historic mid hallowe
ground. K is the inspiration ot two J"-'sis l hrist all over tle country even
of tne greatest white friends Imu darkest Africa. An institution
the colored people have ever liau j that is training young women tor
General Armstrong and Dr. Frisoell. I community service that they may
This spot has nourished and giv en I rescue our girls and boys from the
two of the greatest leaders thai, i tie i slums.
Negro race has had nr. Booker T. j v'v s Missionaries should and do
Washington and Dr. Robed K. Aloton. j realize if there ever was a time when
tl.i ,.in,,,i ,,,., ,. 'the gospel should be carried through-
nrohioiiis. Fm- lilt v vm l,u lew '"'it the world, now is that time, and
bem trying to Mid a solution lor j it must be done by our young men of
these problems. He has searched I t0,1:l-v- And as they must he lull,'
for a panacea. i equipped tor this great work, we
lean readily see wnui un important
:. , M,,,.,!,, ., 0,,,,, i,,., u-m
to get education; some have uivej . ... .. , . ' ,,T -V, .Z,ut...V
him to get money; and some have ' '." l- lu . . , ' . :. "h... ..' ...
i sued enu. iiuvmg cuiuu now m me
I age of woman, where we are made
comrades and co-workers with our
brothers, having liberties extended
people great i "" sisters ui me huivi
. UieailHMI til, let. mil uiu nm ueeu.-,
Gains for Colored Peoples. m'ovc thilt c uml wU1 ,,lli,my
r l Let us as Missionary women come
Who,, .v.r, i i,i,i,,.i . . ! together as one and see to it that
Some have urged the colored man
get money; ami some have
urged him to get political power.
I here is, ho ever, no such thing
as a panacea, lieu must possess all
the common powers that make a
Company K, 372nd Infantry, Camp
Stuart, Newport News, Va.
Jan. If, 1917.
Editor Nashville Globe, Nashville,
Dear Sir: Requesting to give to
the people of Nashville who are in- j
terestod in Separate Company (., 'Ten- I
iiosseu Infantry, some information as
to tlie change of status. What was I
Separate Company 0, Tennessee In-
fantry is now Company ix, liT-iid In
fantry l.egiment at Camp Stuart,
Newport News, Va. Tins regiment is
made up of a battalion 1 1 companies)
from Onio; a battalion from District
of Columbia constituting the lirst and
second Laltilioiis and Hie third bat
talion is composed of a company from
Aias-s.ichusetts, o.te from Connecticut,
out! lront Maryland and former "ii ' ,
Company from 'I enncs.sei. . '1 he com
pany is to be recrutied to the strength j
of L.'iil men which will cause an ad-j
diiional strength of 14; men. Lot-,
ters In re.u'ler addresse! to men of j
Company G should be as l'olows:
Canipauv K, oVL'nd Inl'unlry, l
Camp Smart. New poit News, Va.
Tlie indications are I hat this regi
ment will lie among the hrs; c. doted
troops to see service on the Imropeau
battlefields. The men are in pood
spirits and enjoying the best of
hi tilth and we will assuredly uphold
Ihe reputation of the great Volunteer
State from whence- we came.
CHARLES O. 1IADI.EY,
Captain I'. S. Nat l Guard, Commanding.
Heralded by his race as a second
Hooker Washington and regarded by
many as a mine magnetic orator than
W. T. Vernon, Judge William Harri
son, of Oklahoma City, addressed a
house crowded with applauding Ne
groes at the Francis
ADDRESS TO CIVIC
LEAGUE A GEM.
EIG PARADE FOUR THOUSAND
IN LINE EXERCISES IN LEAD
ING THEATRE EMMETT J.
SCOTT ORATOR OF DAY.
international jealousies they find
tliat the unwitting c-iue of tlie pres
ent world-wide con.iict is tlie pres
ence of tlie Colored people of tiie
I when the National Baptist Theologi-
c.il and Training Seminary throws
open it. doors for students, that we
will not have failed in doing. our bit,
! not only in linen showers hut iinan-
. ,, ... , . i cm I showers also, we nave piayeu
i'Jt n h g,'ei TRr-iS ,a T lit i' important part in equip-ffi-M
V?JrVerr t l0T,;"e ,heilin one of Nashville's great Insti-
colored peoples ot tne world. , ,,,. ,..,V,i, ,,, u,.,.v
(Since colored people have unwit- !,,,,. i. ,..ri,i 1 1. .. . ,. i,
,ii i. ,,,,,. p hi ,,, nonce on wie worm mat i, u 111
ion ! fri?"t'le li i ti . i t "i" ! tho raUKS to stay until the last penny
lou3 struggle, It cj tlev who vill ; .. . , , , . , ....
mrely derive the greatest results !?' llff ZtJL"
ISIrmingham, Ala., Jan. 4th. Spe
cial to -tlie Globe: With a capacity
house the colored Civic League ot
Piirmingham held their Emancipation
Celebration at the Sixteenth Avenue
Ilaptist Church. The audience was
truly a representative one, including
tiie chairman and several members
of the Hoard of Commissioners of the
city of Dirmingliam. The meeting
was presided over by. Dr. P. S. Mo
ton and Dr. P. V. S.iuuders. Tlie
orator of the day was Walter S.
Iluchanan, President of the Slate
Agricultural and Mechanical College
of Normal, Ala. Upon the conclus
ion of his address he was roundly
applauded and given an ovation til'
which any man might be proud.
His address I'oUkas:
The Negro's War Aims.
'"i he year nineteen hundred and
seventeen leaves a record that we
cannot well forget. The lights an!
shallows aie marked and abiding.
est i- j j iea i h has ciaihie 1 many of our good
Lli i I iriciids, among oiiicrs Seuatur rural;
''hici-. Frank 1!. Saahoru, II. E. More-
I l.niise i,l l '.lis iiurke 1'iissell: our own
; hem", ideal as.oc.ation, an I the van- ; u,iei s. John E. Push, M. W.
oa iiidustri.il organizations of one (iilli,,rl ,1Mll ,. lms(). e thank
from the time of the P.uslon inasacre! , . '.,.., , .,, .,, , ,.'.': ! ., ! Cod for taeir labors and we trust
through all the cmiitr.Vs wax-,. When1 , .. ', ' illim for their reward. 1 he At'anl
the lOiioMttee for the lirst tim.i in
Mobile, Ala., Jan. 4. The colored
people of Mobile, Alabama, linden
the auspices of the Mobile Emanci
pation Association, Dr. K. T. lielsaw,
Street Ilaptist ; Chairman, and including such im-
church last night. Ho came here un-, , ortant colored business and profes
tler the auspices of the Hooker Wash- cu.rence W. Allen, un-
iugton chajiter of ihe lied Cross audi
his subject was "Patriotism." dertaker; James V. Peterson. Dr. C.
"There can be no world l e.iee with-' l'irst Johnson, Charles V,. Peters and
out a world deinuci acy." he said. "Audi others had charge of the exercises,
that democracy must include all hu-1 TnL. lilaniu ,rginning at two o'clock
inanity. I want to help mv race do , ., ,, , , , , , ,,
.... , , : in the a te n ooi , led In the o beers
Us bit in bringing ain.ut this end. II , -, , .
want to be c.iunle! an I I want mvj'"' 1 "! '"""'l'1"1"" Association, pa
race to be counted in the ,,orli of thei laded the main stieets of tlie city,
world. If you don't insist on being lour bra.-s bands from ,','oss 1'-. ii.it .
counted, nobody counts you. The, ;jss . I'ensaeola, Fla.; Nov. Orleans,
world will take you at your own pri. e! , ., , ,, , , . , ,
.... ,, . , Ea.. and Mobile. Ala., t:irn:sh'd inu-
and it has n rich to i n mi 'ot :i !
Kill ncr cent value .... i ..'.v; - !n,iiiL' llu' '"'
this great world crisis. 1 want the
members of my race to prove them
selves worthy of American citizen
ship." Harrison spoke of Negro patriots
wound up at the Eyi 'i'heat e
1, i,i,a, ...... ,. i ....,. i .., ,i... .i: ...i ..
he told how Negro soldiers had saved; ..... ... .. '.,... . i lire. East SI. Louis and Houston
... i un i oniihii i eg lor uie 01 si lllll.J in , . ., , , ..
Iloosevelts Rough Rideis lrem a.ini-i ,,. ,,lslo,.v (), , ,,,,,.(., ,,,. ..rlhaihe m blood and s.iauie the shik-
hilalion at San Juan hill the audi- v oldie after ii was announce;! ihali'"s Mlu 01 mm',''''ll ;l" 1 sevenieeti.
enco went wild. And they cheered' ,;, ,,riM, iUuyi ss ()! ,),e occasion Miul tlla"'J ,!u' "t!l1''' sil1'' '" ""'
again when Ihe speaker said: j WOiild I,,; delivered by lion. Knni.elt shield is more be.iiiiilul to look ap-
"I know you Kre asking if 1 insist , j. SeoF, Secretary oi ihe Tuskegee , on.
that we bare our breasts to the foreign ! Ins'ituie hut no,v servine in the War I un-iu - nineteen uml sevenieen r,nu
DIXIE FLYER BANQUET GIVEN .
Y. M. C. A. DINING ROOM VISI
TORS PRESENT FLOW OF ORA
TORY AT FESTIVE BOARD.
man.' was made to
l.iioo nun were in
ileal ly every secret
A can fill
lint . incl
society, evi r
foe, ill the face of all our wrongs. Myi Hepui't'nciit at Washington as Special
answer is U'S. 'Ibis is as much my i Assistant to Secretary of War linker,
country and my Hag as Presideiu .,-. s,-iilt never spoke to he.ter el
Wilsons." I feci, and a.ter paying a lompliinen'.
Judge Harrison is a real judge, li.iv-: l:) die iiig i class oi Negro citizens. ,ip
ing once been appointeii by a white f .Mobile, told of the sj.-irit of frienu
court as a spurial judge to hear a case' , :,i r(l,i y, in wi.icii Ihe two
involving many thousand dollars. !le:
is head of the colored auxiliaiy of tlie
Red Cross for Oklahoma, and the only
FAMOUS CO. G GUESTS OF HAMP
races in Mobile live, sayi.ig. in part:
"1 lie colore i people and the white i
people of Mobile are proving thai
.Members and friends of the new
Ollice Porters' Club of the N. C. anil
St. E., were the parlicipants in a
spread in the Y. M. C. A. dining-room
Friday night. It was a sumptuous
repast served by this new organiza
tion that Is composed of some oi the
oldest railroad men in Nashville.
While ihe affajr was hurriedly gotten
up, no signs of haste were indicated
by the menu served. It was only
proposed on Tuesday, so it was learn
ed, but was pulled off on Friday, and
was therefore named "the Dixie
Flyer Faiupiet" in honor of the fa
nioas N. C. Ai St. E. train which
K lives Nashville for Florida each
.Mr. C. C. Cannon, the master of
ceremonies for the oicasion and the
vice president of the new club, ac'ed
as loasllii.i.-tcr. lie gave the purpose
of I. le spied, savin--, til'; liicmhcjrs
of the organization warned to extend
heir hospitality to so. ne o," their
xiotids. At the cIomi of his remarks
he introduced Mr. Humphrey Fowling,
Ihe president of the club and also
or, sitleiit of the Railroad Employees'
i'roleetive Association. -Mr. Howling
in ihe iii'ise of his remarks said
ihe N. C. vi St. E. employs three thou
sand an I seven hundred members of
tlie race in various capacities, and
that lie had been with the N. C. it
Si. E. about thirty-one yiars, that he
had been personally aeipiainted with
three presidents of the road, having
worked wi;h them in various capaci
ties, lit? gave a replete history of
I lie older parent organisation, declar
ing thai il was the only Railroad
I l'rivective Assoiiation that, hail kept
Famous Company from the City of .
opportunity mow in era t'iitunu.i,
Regiment- Capt. C. O. Had-
eg ro member oi the Oklahoma conn-1 ihc are ill, lere.it in color, with ins
i.dl of defense and the Oklahoma City lories and tra .itions also widely tlif
legal advisory board. toront; laey are ye, able to live sid'
East night he was in! rod, iced bv I.! by side, in a i-piril of amity and goti.i
Ramsey, a former pupil ami col
re male. Mrs. .1. !'. Oliver, vice
of our .voting people have graduated
from college and ;'..noo from high
school, in the state of New York
7ri.mil) colored women have been giv
en tiie ballot, a Negro has been se'it
10 the New York Slate legislature,
and another put on tne Hoard o
Education of New York City. We
have nearlv 1 .mill black army olli
cers and Kunne'l J. Scott advisor to 1 alive more than three years. He
t'.e Secieiary of War! Rut best o! j j ;, ; for twenty minutes and re-
ail, perhnp-, is the segregation de- ceiveil hearty applau
cUion handed down recently Ik the
chairman of the Hooker Washington
I.IIU Oil UKKIC.
The direct' result of this conilict
y'vvill be the defeat of the Twitomu
peo;)los. 'T!ie Indirect result will be
V.Ereui gams .for the colored peoples
01 ine worm.
Democracy Is Coming.
The world is being made over. Old
lavs, customs, conventions, and even
religions are bein.g broken down in
the crucible of war. Something
vastly better is coming out of the
present struggle. This new thing,
called democracy, is coming to all the
people of the world, especially to
the colored people of the United
Despite anything that has been un
.lustlv done to Neeroes, this country
is theirs, and they have faith in
American democracy. The spirit of
thos who landed at Jamestown and
at Plymouth Rock will prevail. That
spirit, though thwarted, delayed, and
even defeated, will never be destroy
ed. It will In time make all things
safe in these United States.
Some are looking for the tangible
evidence that democracy is coming
to colored people, The exodus of
colored people out of Egvpt is a di
rect result of the Great. War, the first
effect of which was to take out of
industry many in the Northern and
ISorder slates who were called to the
colors of their native countries. The
colored people of the South have been
filling this vacuum in industry. They
have been obeying a great economic
law. Indeed, in this migration there
is the hand of God.
For generations the American Ne
.gro has had the two-fold choice of
locality in living. He could live in
the far South, where his economic
position, after a fashion, was secure,
and where his rights were denied; or
he could move to the North where his
rights were secure and his economic
position was insecure. Now he is
able to place his feet on firm eco
nomic foundations and enjoy certain
From New York to California there
will be, in time, two million Negro
votes that will be counted. Certain
things will not come to the Negro un
til lie lias, and can use, the ballot.
The recent migration among color
' ed people of masses moving leader-
less to the JJorth and to future des-
i tiny tH. on of the greatest things in
- the Negro's", history since the enact
ment of tlie Fourteenth and Fifteenth
has been paid. Our .slogan for 191S,
"The National Baptist 'theological
and Training Seminary.
Mrs. A. V. Marshall, Car. Sec.
ley 1 nrms Muaience w.tn inese Ul!ll tVss chapier, pre...,:.! !. .She!
Vvo-di: "if any of my men fall, you j Sili;. .,. ,., ., xer.-es in St. .lo-j
may U sure they will receive every j .,1, lluvu lhu Ul..j ,,.,, .,,,
bullet 111 the breast. 1 that cou.-auit efforts will be made to;
! uicie.isu the liieuinersliip. i
St. Joseph. Alo., ijauito.
will, in pea... nii.1 harmony, each eon- I ,. ' '".'I ' ',
ui:,,,,,,,: m his own vir, t...wml tliep'-''"'1' -'"'Hires it ui.consi, ntiot al t.i 1
prospiriiv not onlv of this great cit;, , ! segregate citizens 111 residential ..'.s
bit o, il.'is gieal state as well. ! fids I'hscd on race, color, or pre-,
,!'. ; eoliililtou ol sen limb'. ;
"ii'', these -nitl tl'K.es It look
we fa 1 e the omi' nine!, en and
In the history 01 our couniry. !")!'.
Phenix declared that the men from
Massachusetts. Connecticut and Ten
nesseo attending the Eiiiancip.iti m
celebration sons of those freed by
Lincoln are indeed among the sol
diers of the Republic who will help
win freedom fur all the world.
Short addresses were made by
Capt. J. llolman Pryor, commanding
the Third Hattalion; Limit. George F.
Seaman, acting adjutant; aid Capt
C. O. lladley, ot the Tennessee com
pany. The Negro and Americanism.
Hampton. Jan. 7. tSnecia! to tile
Globe.) The lifiy-lifl.il aniiiversao 01
rrcMiloiu Lincoln s 1 liiaiicipa'.iou
I'lociaiini Jou e..i:r ises v. tt-. hoid i..
Hampio.i Inslitate. i;iu I'lieai.v
made tlie opening remarks. Planta
tion melodies were rendered by Ihe
s uuieiH bo t.v and choir. The ora or
of tlie dav, Hon. James Weldon John-
. Faith Brings Victory.
This land belongs to the colored
people by right of birth and by right
of toil. 'They have paid the price of
. their heritage in loyalty and in blood.
They will gain for themselves the
precious things for which the price
was paid. . ' .
Although they will have many dis-
couraeements, they must not lose
faith in themselves, or in their race,
' or In' their country. When . things
', grow blackest, they must have couf-
age and faith in God, for-the hand of
God Is present even in this world wide
struggle. , 1
The drops of blood shed by Lincoln
have not been shed In vain.
The tears, prayers and efforts which
have gone un to God will not be for
. gotten. In time they will all 1e an
. swered. r -
Dr.' George P. Phenix, vice princl
'.. palfof 'H'amnton, referred to the
Biimlng of the Emancipation Procla
. mation as one of the. important days
William Everett Clark, of Roanoke,
Va., who is a member of the Hamp
ton Institute graduating class, speak
ing recently on ' The Negro and Amer
icanism," before a great, audience as
sembled at Hampton Institute to cele
brate Lincoln's famous Emancipation
"The, claim of Negroes to Ameri
canism'dates back to tlie landing of
the first slaves at Jamestown. From
that day in 161!) the Negro has been
an important factor in the develop
ment of this country. Though hel l
in shackles, he was gradually absorb
ing the ideals of the liberty-loving
"When the American colonists were
being lorded over by, a tyrannical
mother country, a Negro lighted the
fiery flame of liberty. After the Re
volution, the people of Boston erected
to the memory of that brave Negro
and his companions a monument. On
it you may read these words:
" 'Long as in Freedom's cause, the
Dear to our country shall your fame
While to the world the lettered stone
Where Caldwell, Attucks, Gray and
"It is said that one out of every
ten men with Perry on the Great.
Lakes was a colored man. The assis
tance that the slaves gave General
Jackson in New Orleans prevented
the British from capturing that city.
"During the Civil War black sol
diers fought and died for the Union
at Fort, Wagner, at Petersburg, at
Fort Pillow and many other places.
"Thirty years later the Negro sol
dier faced the Spanish .."tins and
again proved to the world his courage
and his wiljingness to lay down his
life for his country.
"When we entered this Great War,
the loyalty of the Netrro was ques
tioned by some, although in previous
wars the Negro had fought gallant
ly for a freedom which was not his
"The United States Government,
however, soon indicated its faith In
these dusky-skinned Americans. Af
ter passing the Selective Draft Law,
it. established a training camp for
Neero offcers. In four months the
Negro had so well shown his capaci
ty, for leadership that Uncle Snm ac
cepted six hundred Negro commission
"From the eightv-odd thousand Ne
groes in camps, the Government Is
contemplating the formation of sev
eral divisions of colored troons. An
engineer corns is being formed by
men who are skilled mechanics.
"Negro soldiers, are go'n.g forth to
protect the flag of this countrv and
the freedom of the world. When
thousands of them have laid down
their lives for the peace and happi
ness of posterity, no one can disnu'"
lov-ij ait Oniy normal a.i
tii.iOJ.it. ;Ut.u o lno InnHljci'.s
itisocuuiOii by inure, uiuii a,, jn.;
aau 01 n,e donars j.er uaj. i,i older
'.1 m tin, 1 lie C0.-1 01 tUol, fclt'lttit
lll:l,s. v. i:..ii..Li. 1. ..... , .
son, contributing editor of the New 1 aml u,itc.eo 0l Uio looms ana biuui-
i.,0 ui 0e..eiai e.it c,u j tne amount
paid .uy liiuse wiiii uajov ihe pi 1,1
ie.,es by j-uui. auout ouu-uuirtu o. the
cost. For eucii lour ilooars spcui
aiiutit three are pioviut.u pj too ineiu
L.1.1.S, Ineiauei Hilly lee a. HI room rem. 1
llio coal bill alone lor ..ne luiiiUn of i
Ducciiioer amounted to uluio.-u te.t
doliui'o per ua.v. Hut teu tloiiars a !
day spent in lieatiu.g forty rooms is !
not a bao iuvvstineiu. .iust Humes
would be mighty glad to get 0111 wiiu j
tinny cents per nay lor heatin.g a I
miiig room. These are some facts!
.which will no doubt be of iuLeresi 10
business men who are aii.vi.ous about
tlie success of tlie long juayeil-for
and mucli-talked-uboiu ""; In Nasn-
It is an honor to lie invited I
spe.iii nere at any tine', nut part ice- ,
l e. l, u,, lt tiiiitt lk. :'ni e wh 11 . n : Wl'olb
wo.i.l i a.i. me. it were: vlie 1 civ-ieighleeii wit'.i : rea faith in our
ili:,ii,,n i'self is iin.u railing its a.e it- ceur.lrv and w ith r wed hope
est. tesl and democracy l bi-in-i H'ied
out in tiie I'm liaco of !i"t. To be
tbeiu'lit wo-ibv ' e lei ii.g WO" O;
York Age. made tne ai dress.- iliu
Tliird Hattalion comiiosed of Co. !. I
'1'ennesbce, t'.tli ?,las3aeliusetis and iird
Connecticut were present. Capt. J.
Homer Pryor, commanding oilmen
gave many encouraging lemarks con
cerning the Negroes' attitude. Capt.
C. 0. lladley was the nest speaker
He told of the hardships of Company
(I and how Governor Rye said it was
the best in the state. Capt. lladley
remained silent for a moment and
then with hands in his side standing
like an Immortal warrior said, "We
have fought from the dry lielils 01
. 1,. ..1. .l.,a
nexlnglOll 10 UK' K'lllAieu piitiim
Carrizal, and we will fight from Car
rizai to victory and return to our
claims. 1 will assure, you that it'
any of my men fall in our attempt to
drive tlie fleeted Hun, you may bo
assured that he will reciive every
bullet in the breast."
The Hampton chorus sang' for the
audience and soldier boys "Over
After the exercises coffee and
sandwiches were served to the men
and the Nashville boys yelled for
Tennessee, led by Irvin S. Curry, of
Hampton. There were many men
who hailed from Pearl High in the
ranks, and the leader le 1 them . In
three long rahs and seven short rahs
for the "Cherry and White" of Pearl
High. The last yell was
z z z z!
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After the veils every lover of the
"Cherrv and White", though it has
trailed the dust on many gridirons,
nrnmisprt to be true to the stars ann
Stripes" and tioep the Pearl spirit
with them in battle or peace; j
After this the leader led a song
"Oh, Pearl High, We Love You!"
and here the bugle sounded and every
loval "Cherry and White" admirer
fell into ranks with the excellent
calm and lamb-like spirit of Dr.- F. O
Smith. The boys are stntioned at
Pn.mn Stuart. Newport News, Va., and
hiked over, to Hampton, seven mile
ville. Eenelits along Oilier lines of
eiual interest to lriends lot young
in en will be enumerated lroju time to
occasionally a fellow is heard to
say as one passes through. the hulls,
"Gee, the 'Y' has some cosy 100ms."
At present there are sixty, young
men stopping in the building who
are almost unanimous in agreeing
that while conditions are not ideal,
more comforts and greater conven
iences for the money in the heart
of the city of Nashville could not
reasonably be expected. Almost all
rooms available are about taken for
the, present. It is stated, however,
that young men wanting rooms can
be put on the waiting list and will
he given first consideration when
space now occupied is made vacunt.
THE Y. M. C. A. TAKING LEAVE
OF YOUNG MENMANY IN ',
WAITING LIST. ,
For the past three months between
three and four hundred young men
have been housed by the Association
for the most part comfortably. For
tho past two months, more than 1,(100
nieais have been served in the Cafe
teria. This volume of business done
by the' Association in so short a
time justifies many, many times the
sacrifices made by the people whos
gifts hfive made the Association pos
sible. If there Is any doubt as to the
need of Just such work as the Asso
ciation is doing under ihe auspices
of the Y. M. C. A., one has to have
but to consult the financial records
of the rooming apartments for the
past three months. The economic
value alone of this department of
the Association to the young men In
days such as we are passing through
now amply justify the work which
the community is doing in maintain
ing the Association. The comforts
the Negro's claim to Americanism." ' and con eniences provided for tie fel-
DEATH OF REV. JOHN MOORE.
in the death of Ilev. John Moore
of Hopkinsvilie the denomination
loses a very devoted Christian gen
tleman and the race an exemplary
business genius. Rev. Mr. Moore was
of the ante-bellum type, with many
years teaming upon him. It was
learned he came to his death by being
run down by an automobile. A tele
gram sent to Itev. Dr. Clark of this
city did not give any particulars but
merely spoke of his death and tlie
date of his funeral, which would be
Wednesday morning. Rev. iJlr. 'Moore
was blessed with a large portion of
this world's goods.- According to re
ports, he owned a large farm and a
.third of a business block in the heart
of the city of Hopkinsvilie. He was
a great loral philanthropist, building
shveral churches out of his own
earnings! pastoring them a short
while and leaving them to call whom
they chose. . He was pastoring a
church at Hopkinsvilie which he bull
and had nursed because -.of Its in
ability to care for a pastor,
' The Women's Auxiliary I of St. Eli
W P. Baptist Church met in ..the
home of the president, Mother Mary
E. Black. The house was. called to
order by the president. Song and
prayer by.the chaplain. The minutes
were read by Sister Vera Campbell.
Roll cull of officers and rkll call of
members by Sister Fannie Rucker.
Miss Sylvia E.- Henderson was chos
en as corresponding secretary. Elec
tion Of officers was postponed until
the third Monday. " 4' two course
menu' was Served. The hostess, Mrs."
Mary E. Black, was assisted 'In serv
ing by hej daughter,: Mrs. Bateman.
; counsel at a time like this ia hnro.
! eno'tg'i for an iti.iiviiiucl.
j "Great social, ecenonii' and polit!-
cal changes are being wrought, an I
i In (-very p ,rl of t'lis couniry lire.s
! of pat riot ism are burning in tin
I hearts of men and women us the.,
j have never burned before.
We are seeking through the Piesi
j dent of the United Stales an I
I through the great arms of the nation
! ul .government, in every way i.ossl
1 hie, 10 preserve tho ideals of the'
I founders of Ibis republic; and who
, aro those in all the woil I bitter en
titled to help light the battles ot
freedom than we, the ci lored people,
who ha1'"- come through the very
fires of adversity and have struggled
up to the noontime of n now day?
"Hut we are not here to rehearse.
Hie trials of the long period of slav
ery, nor the dark days ot reconstruc
tion during which period injustice
alike was done to white and black
men of the South, not to discuss any
of the problems of a half century ago.
We are facing a new day, with new
determinations, with a new vision an I
with' new ideals.
"Tlie great world war which has
engulfed our fair couniry along with
ot. er nations of the world is now
mobolidiig every resource of men and
materials and money to the end that
autocracy shall be dethroned, so that
tills thing we call democracy, liber
ty, freedom, shall reign throughout
the world. We are facing the war
with lips set. ' We know that our
country Is right, and 'thrice armed is
he who hath his quarrel just.'
"There are ten millions and more
of us in this country and we consti
tute an asset of overwhelming value
to our country. It call have no con
cern that is not our concern. It can
share no disaster that we do not
share: it can have no triumph o' right
and justice in which we should not
have a part, and sharing in the great
privileges of this country we are
ready and willing to join our country
men in the great struggle which is
"We appreciate the fact that privi
leges and opportunities go hand i.i
hand with duties and responsibili
ties, and, so, whether we sjiall be
co-operating with the War Depart
ment at Washington, bearing mili
tary arms, or helping the food ad
ministration towards the conservation
of food, or the' fuel administration to
conserve the nation's supply of coal
and wood, or through the agricultural
department to promote the growing
of crops that our armies and the
armies of . the allies may be fed we
are seeking to do our part as Ameri
can citizens, conscious of the fact
that our country has been courageous
enough and just enough in this hour
of national emergency and need, to
call to the colors representatives of
that race which up to fifty years ago
was enslaved, and which has during
the years which have followed sought'
to prove themselves worthy, not only
of the constitutional guarantees of the
Federal Government, but at the same
time q' the confidence and .good-will
of their fellow citizens of whatever
race and color."
wit 1 renewed hope 111
Ul" iil'i.unte tiiuin'ih of justice.
But with all tho-e thitv-'s and
iutx' !o reflet-', ti;u'i the thought up-
Iperniost m rear minds as the New
j'lci'.r dawns is the Gl":il World War
jt'tid '.'hat wi.l come of it. W: grew
j impri' ient with the while people re
icently because we thought t'.iey were
oil going to let. us tai-e part in !!!':
rwrr. but we found later thai they
.were oniv giving us u chance to
gather our crops rail wind up our
business before I hey called our boys
We are glad to light our i o'i'itrvf. lot
ties. V.'e herr no malice for (he wrong
""have suffered, mid we wan! our
H-ief Executive to know Cat al
thotir?1' we are gathered in bl'i rear
ton million strong, with offended
Mexico at our bar': and German con
spirators in our midst, we will never
co'inivo with our country's foes nor
lift a treacherous baud. On the con
trary, we shall fight side by side
with our fairer comrades in the very
front line trendies where difitvr
the moment of nttr country's peril
vi'ete so'die.T and black sol'dicr,--vvith
no thought, save that of our sa
cred homo and 'common country, will
wash out all racial animosity in the
blood of our heroic dead.
We tiould do otherwise for
from Court Suuare in Huston, whero;
Crispus Altucks charged the Bri"sh
crown on through Wagner and Fort
Pillow to the block houses of San
Juan 1 1 ill. and even to the recent
death tnm at Carrizal "whero some
one blundered" and the part of the
bravo black soldier was but to do 'id
die. we have shown a strong and
uniform patriotism, which must in
time win the honest, and ennui protec
tion of the flag we have died to save.
It must be so,
"For right Is right, since God is God,
And rigilit the day will win;
To doubt ivvould be disloyalty,
To falter would be sin."
The leading nations encaged in
this war state tlteir war aims from
time to time. England, Russia, Ger
many, the United Stales, nil have
stated their alms. Bui each of these
countries Is but a larger group com
posed of smaller industrial, political,
or racial groups, which in turn have
their own separate and distinct war
aims, which so far as have been re
vealed have not been entirely out of
harmony with the governments un
der which they are fighting. Eng
land would restore Belgium to the
Belgians, and Ireland would help her
do it, but demands In return Home
Rule' for the Irish. Russia wants
an ice-free seaport, and Finland would
help her get it, hut expects a Scot
free Finland in return. Our own
government would make the world
safe for democracy, and the- Neg-r.
Is with it to the man, hut we would
first have democracy safe in Aaia
bama! ' Some of the smaller groups In this
country have already exacted of the
crovernment -their pound of flesh.
Capital has done it by, boosting
prices and labor 'has done It by
forcing up wages. But the Negro is
far too patriotic to eniibarrasst his
government in the time of the na
tions peril iby making any demands
whatever, and yet our fellow citi
zens must expect us, as the only dis
tinctly proscribed group in the: body-
The next speaker was .Mr. . 1.
Eaws, a member of the organization,
wlio trade a report ot the donation
that the men at the general nieces
had made for various oecii'-ions dur
Mt ; the pas' ve il'. Tln-v run from
: I up to as high as ?75.7.". Then
Mr. Jackson Tate, who i known as
the lather of the railroad men aroati 1
the N. C. iV S'. L. general, office, de
livered a timely talk. He'v'ias been
foriy-live years with the N. ('. and
St. L. Company, lie told of some of
llu-. ear1;.' tneidents that, .were respon-v
siiile lor the organiziiu- of the rail
read men. M was given a gtcat
send off at the close of bis remarks.
Among the others who spoke were
P.iHhop 1. I! Scott, of the Methodist
Episcopal Church; Mr. .1 C. Napier,
cashier of the due (Vnt Savings
Hank; Mr. Henry A. Boyd, ge'tetary
of the Sunday School Congress; Mr.
W. N. Sanders. Secretary of the Y.
M. C, A.: Mr. Thomas V.'ebster. Dr.
J. A. Napier, Dr. S W. Croslhwait.
ll v as a real stag baiuiu"f. The
eatables vver. solved ami the party"
was paired off in tables of four and
six. Alter the conclusion of the
speeches Ihe members offered a vote
of thanks to the visitors for the
tjnu-ly remarks and arrangement,
while the visitors in turn offered a
resolution, urging that they be re
membered on this annual festival oc
casion. President Howling unfolded
tentatively some of his splendid plans,
uncorking some activities for the fu
ture, which, il .carried to a success
ful conclusion, will put Nashville far
ahead of anv other city for railroad
Under the direction of their two
main leaders, the ollice porters of tho
N. C. and St. L. Railroad general of
fices organized a club last. Friday
night. The organization was perfect
ed In the front parlors ot tne . .vi.
C. A. There were in nil thirt1- in
attendance. The meeting was called
by some enthusiastic supporters and
workers of the Railroad Men's Pro
tective Association. After they had
been there for some few minutes, a
tetnponirv organization was perfected,
and (innllv a permanent oreanlzation
was entered into. Mr. Humphrey
Howling was chosen as president, ivir.
Mack Hale, secretary; Mr. Thomas
Webster, treasurer; Mr. C. C. Cannon,
vice president. It was understood at.
innniin.T th.it. the work and scope..
of the new club would be set fi th
in the constitution and by-laws later
on. Enthusiastic talks were not
lengthy, but with enough ginger to
give color to the occasion.
Quite an enloya'de evening was
spent. Mrs. Lena Jones will be sup
ervisor of the club. The club will
meet in the home of Mrs. Fannie
Cnnrtihtill. 1ft(U Smith Mtrpot novt
Mondav. A vote of thanks was turn- I -politic, to look' forward to certain
ed by MrB. Francis-Lynch. Dismissed ' lonS sought benefits as a result of
by Mrs. Fannie, Campbell.
this great conflict in-which we are
freely co-mingllng our blood with
that of our countrymen and our coun
try's allies. We feel justfied, there
fore, in stating our war alms and we
have reason to hope that they will
one day bo realized.
Aim number one. In the first place
we want a chance to work. The Ne
gro hopes that when he returns from
France with missing leg, blinded eye,
and- empty sleeve, he will not be de
nied the opportunity to earn his
bread by the sweat of his brow in
any occupation whatever, on account
of race, color or previous condition
of servitude! And this ai mdoes not
annlv to mechanical trades only. In
this couutry which clamors for world
democracy, a white man of whatever
nationality or allegiance has open to
him fully one htimired lines ot em
ployment to the Negro's one. 'And
yet both salute the' same flag and
1 ,l,.,l,m im o.imfl I'.IV (,!.
Ulllieavui io utnific mo oumv m.i i
lector.' This unpatriotic practice has
put more Germans and Atistrians in
to positions of trust and responsibility
in this country than the government
can find and weed out In the whole
course of the war.
. A :w days ago a prominent No.
gro was eugaged In raising a pujb-y
subscription to pay for Testatnenn
to bo presented to the colored mir
of hla town who had been drafteT
And when he approached a certa
wWte inian whoste naroe lindlcate-
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