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NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADINQ HEGIIO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE.
NASHVILLE. TENN FRIDAY, APRIL 5. 1918.
TEN YEARS OF
GREAT BAPTIST EDUCATIONAL RALLY
Evangelical Denominations in Session Meetings in Cincinnati Drs. Boyd
and Clark Attend;
Twenty-five Hundred Dollars The Goal Other States in Similar Cam
paign Enlightened Ministry.
SUNDAY SCHOOL COUNCIL MET THIS WEEK
MESSAGE FROM MEMBER OF 10th
CALVARY MANY INTERES
TED IN MOVEMENT HAND
SOME PRIZE TO BE AWARDED
The extension ot the time agreed
upon for the ColoreJ "Y" membership I
campaign, expired April 1st. Under
date of March 2Gth, a few days of
the close, I. L. Moore, Jr., a member
of the 10th Cavalry, sends his ap
plication for renewal ot his member
ship. Mr. Moore's membership card
was sent immediately to the Tenrh
Cavalry, Fort Huachuca, Arts. In his 1
lntn LI. .... f
ui moiuer me loiiowing i
striking comment was noted:. "Tell I
papa to see Mr. Wra. Crawl ord, give i
him my love and tell him I want a
membership card in the Y. M. C. A. i
The one I had has expired; Whatever '
it costs, mother, you pay it j
I feel very much disappointed be-1
cause I did not get to go to France. 1
i wisn l was there In the thickest of
the fight. I am not afraid to take
my chances with other soldiers."
His 1918 membership card was for
warded immediately. Mr. Moore is
the son of Col. I. L. Moore, a promi
nent real estate man of this citv. and
a brother of T. Clay Moore, a real ',
. wow ucaier. loung ivioore nas oeen
a member of the Association for some
time. He made a liberal subscription
to the 1914 Colored "Y" Building
Fund campaign, which ' was paid
. promptly. The record shows that he
immediately made another Bimilat'
subscription which was promptly
met. It seems that he is not a mem
ber of the church, but he is interested
in the work of the Young Men's
- Upon close investigation, it appears
that the workers in the campaign are
practically unanimous in reporting
that despite the fact they did not
meet with over generous responses,
Practically every man approached
maintains a most cordial attitude to
ward the Association, and in manv
cases pledged themselves to take
out a membership at an early date.!
It is the belief of those who arel
interested in the development of the
Association work, and who study care
fully the-conditions confronted' by
.iivoimm, mm wnn tne proper
co-operation of those who have been
loyal lrom the beginning and persis
tent eflort, the Colored Y. M. C. A.
work will soon become a permanent
fixture in the community life of this
city. - Already meetings of various
.. Kinds sunh aa Thrift ctr., !.i
Workmen's Clubs, Sunday School
Boards, Examining Boards and Wom
en's clubs average anywhere from
two to half dozen a week. It must
be clear to all that there Is a great
need for Just such an institution as
the ' Y," and that a large member
ship is a prime requisite for making
its place secure.
The prizes $15 in gold by the Re
tail Merchant's Association; solid
gold ring by Calhoun Jewelry Com
pany; unique lunch box by Hermi
tage Hardware Co., are all in readi
ness for the winners. The men have
worked hard and the Committee of
Management is highly gratified that
they have a few prizes to give to
those who have done exceptionally
buuu wurii. tne reports have been
delayed and the request from a good
many have come in that the prizes
, not be awarded until n imio into, t-
The Committee of Management at
Its next meeting will consult the mem
bership list with the hope of finding
suitable committeemen for the fol
lowing standing committees: Busi
ness Committee, Finance, Religious
Work, Cafeteria. House. Athwi o
clal and Ministerial Co-operative Com-
SFRfiT F H r,PrnnPVi The sessions of this council are be-
of Cincinnati. There are two" Nash
ville people from the Publishing
House attending, they are Rev. R. H.
Boyd, D. D., Secretary of the Nation
al Baptist Publishing Board, and Dr.
C. If. Clark, Chairman of the Board.
They were Joined in Cincinnati by
Mrs. L. B. Foubo, the chairman of the
National Bapttet Galeda Department
wiho represents the denomination In
the Council in the adult department.
Willie they are in Cincinnati attend-
in!? these meetings it has been learn
ed that two rousing night meetings
anion? the Baptist forces of Cincin
nati have been arranged for them.
On Wednesday nighty the Rev. E. P.
Oreen, D. D., and his people of the
First Baptist Church, Walnut Hills,
will have a mass meeting at which
there will be representatives from the
various churches and on Thursday
niffht, they are to be at the Mound
Street Church, the Rev. W. Aueustus '
' Jones, D D pastor. Both 'meetings
are under the auspice of the Baptist
PASTOR'S AID HONORS REV.
. .II. M. EURNS EXCELLENT
PROGRAM RENDERD PROM
INENT MEN PRESENT.
A Nashville boy who is now
Camp Sherman. Chillicothe, O.
Ministers' Alliance and a notice to
fiis effect from the Rev. F. C. Locust,
As a fitting testimony ot ten years
of arduous labors, the Pastor's Aid
Society ot the Tabernacle Baptist
Church gave a reception and banquet
in honor of their pastor lust Monday
I night. This Aid Society is presided
j over by Mrs. Fannie Manns and has
a splendid membership. The occa
sion was quite an affair and attract
ed a large attendance of some of
Nashville's well known public-spirited
people. Notwithstanding the iucle
uiont weather and the storm that was
raging about 8 o'clock, by 9:30 o'clock
an appreciative audience was present.
A program had been well arranged
for the occasion and Miss Ola Beach,
who was' mistress of ceremonies, pre
sided. She told of the work of the
various auxiliaries and organizations
in the church and emphasized the co
operative spirit and the unanimity of
purpose of all Tabernacle members,
after which a solo was sung by Miss
Sergeant Frederick H. Gregory has
returned to Camp Sherman, Ohio, af
ter a week's visit to his parents, Mr.
and 'Mrs.3. T. Gregory of 1115 Jack
son street. Sergeant Gregory is in
ood health and likes the soldier's
life fine. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory have
two sons in the service of the Gov
ernment, the other, Mr. Felix Greg
ory, is at Camp Grant, Rockford, 111.
The Nashville boys were very proud
to have Sergt. Gregory at home with
them again. Among the various en
tertainments given in his honor the
most noted one was given by his
parents Monday evening, March 25,
1918. The house was beautifully de
corated with potted flowers. Among
those present were Rev. and Mrs. Jno.
B. Ridley, IMlsses Atter Lewis, Fannie
Gordon, May Ila Gordon. Berta Buch
anan, Mrs. Beulah Greer, Mr. T.
Bailey, Miss Warren, Mr. Win. Lewis,
M. L. Dauk, John Blake, Klrtes Kinds,
Mrs. Cora Washington, Wra. Price.
Mrs. Danes, Mr. Lytle B. Washington,
Mr. Eune Patterson, Mr. Wm. Haynes,
Mr. Moore. After, having spent a
very pleasant evening each gueBt de
parted, wishing Sergt. Gregory suc
cess on his journey to the ront and
expressing the desire that he return
u. u., me prarweni-eieci oi me cou-1 A K Williams. Rev. Looper offered
feren cesays that there will be a ' prayer Another solo was rendered
rrire attenaanee ana mat me enure . by Mjgg MatiIda n0gwood, then the
city is looking forward to their j wolcome acWress was delivered by Dr.
cornint?. Much Importance is at- Ernest C. Martin. This was followed
racnea to tne annual meeting or tne
Sunday School Counci' of Evangeli-1
cal Denominational Publishers that !
makes a special study of conditions
afectine the religions Snndav School
"in'Mishers, and the National Baptist
Publishing Board is the onlv "publih
lur House aniione the Negroes in the
by a male quintette, composed of the
Morton brothers. A paper was then
read by Mrs. Anna Thomas, after
which the mistress of ceremonies
called for remarks from some of the
visitors present. Those who spoke
were Dr. .1. It. Hale, Revs. A. W. For
ter and R. H. Boyd. Among the visi
Twenty-five Hundred Dollars will , pprr FMf f) P JflNF
be raised by the Negro Baptists of " " I. JUllLO
TonnMsm In nn Frliicalionnl ram-!
paign. This campaign will open in- j
nuediately after the meeting of the
Baptist Executive Board that has i
been called by President J. L. Hard- j
ing, of tho Baptist State Convention, j
This money, according to president
Harding's statement, will be augment
ed by amounts to bo raised ty organ
izations of various states. The wom
en of Texas, under Mrs. M. A. B.
Fuller, have a camip-algn on for Ten
Thousand Dollars, while the workers
in Kentucky, Alaibama,- Florida and
other states have similar eampaigns.
It was ' learned here thfis week,
through leading Baptists, tha all of
these efforts financially, will go to
relieve the obligations of the Educa
tional Board of the Convention, in
paying for the site known as Bosco
hel College. President Harding was
very optimistic and felt that all Bap
tists of the state will Join in this
effort. "I do not feel that the sum
of Twenty-flve Hundred Dollars is
what shoupld be asked for at ' this
time, but as Baptists we do not ask
for more than what is wanted we
could just as easily ask. for Twenty
Thousand Dollars, but Twenty-five
Hundred Dollars is enough for the
Baptdsts" declared the president who
also sent out the .following irtate
ment to his workers throughout the
state: The Missionary Baptist State
Convention of Tennessee is going on
record to put into the National Bap
tist Theological and Training Semi
nary, several thousaind dollars In the
very near future. The Clarksville
! VM.mnl f nMava. will nlar ho Hhflrflllv
TTnited Stafcn holding membership In , tors, aside from those who spoke. 1 BunPorted--ith an enlightned con
the Association. They are entitled were Mrs. J. H. Hnle. Mrs. R. H. Boyd RremHon we must have an enlighten
to eix representatives, one from each and Henry A. P.oyd. The committee , , ministry Sunday school superin
tendents and teachers, B. Y. P. U.
presidents and .I'isBiiomvy 'workers
for Home and Foreign fields. Even
now, the Home demand is greater
HOSPITALITY WORK FOR COLOR
Baptist people to have been very
wholesome. Miss Burroughs left the
city Monday for Kentucky after spend
ing a busry day visiting a number of
the Baptist Institutions, notable among
which was the National Baptist Pub-
lishin'g Board's plant and Roger Wil-j
NASHVILLE PYTHIANS OBSERVE
THE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
PROCLAMATION ISSUED BY THE
GRAND CHANSELLOR UNDER
THE AUTHORITY OF THE SUP
REME ; CHANSELLOR OF THE
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS LAST
Hampton, Va., Mrs. George J.
Davis, of Hamnton Institute, who is
nresident of ihe Colored Soldier's
Hospitality House, reports that the
welcome hospitality room in Jerusa
lem Hall. Hampton, which was open-'
ed on February lv through the un
tiring work of a few women, is at
tracting many of the boys in khaki.
The soldier boys greatly enjoy hav
ing a homelike meeting place, where,
on one afternoon each week, they re
ceive a courteous reception and re
Mrs. Davis, is describing the begin
nings of this greatly needed work,
' GETTING UNDER WAY.
"Through all the winter ever
since people have been so enthusiastic
over war work I have had the feel
ing that our colored women should be
doing more than they have been do
ing to help our won soldier hoys.
"At last I called on Mrs. Carrie Wil
liams of Hampton, wife of Rev. J. C.
Williams, who joined with me at once
in trying to start a hospitality house.
Together. we saw a white real-estate
agent, who said he would allow us to
use Jerusalem Hall for the colored
soldiers, free of charge.
of arrangements had made prepara
tions to serve e' cry ineinbtir of the I
church and visitor. This committee
was made up of Mrs. Minnie Half
acre, Mrs. Mettle Dennis, Mrs. Per
kins, Mrs. Saniuella Shannon and Mr.
Ike Prince. At the conclusion of
the program Rev. H. M. Burns made
a response to the addresses made.
He referred to the work and the
struggles that Tabernacle Baptist
Church had undergone. He told ot
the small beginning and of the dark
days that confronted him as a young
licensed and ordained preacher and
with some feeling he reviewed the
obstacles that he was compelled to
than the supply of preachers and train
ed workers. It is alarming to see
the vacnnt fields and hear the Mace
donian cries, with no response, say
ln. "Hear am I, send me."
God inspired the jvork, but the
church must prepare the inspired
ones for service. Every Baptist man
amd woman should rise to the digni
ty of the occasion, and save the Bap
tists of Tenneeree from the sttema
of ignorance and lethargy, put upon
us hy our materialistic incorporation
Rev. E. P. Jones, D. D., president
of the National Baptist Convention.
passed through the city last week. He
came direct to Nashville from Menv
phis in company wi'.h Dr. Boyd where
they both had been in attendance at
the peace conference. As soon as Rev.
Jones arrived it v.-as learnel from him
that he had issued a call at Alexandria.
Louisiana, the week before, asking all
the members of what he terms the Exe
cutive Li 'ard of his C invention to
meet in Alexandria. June 1:M7, during
the aessh.-n of the Sunday School Con
giess. "I called them to Alexandria
as an economical move because most
of them generally attend the Sunday
School Congress and we have been to
so much expense this year and then
this be ns war times, 1 felt that on
railroad fare ou:;ht to serve both meet-
incs. I am confident that a full at
tendance will be on hand. I have made
a tour through the state of Louisiana
and feel that, from my observation.
the results justify mo in making the
statement that we will have a reco-d-
brcaking attendance at Alexandria
President Jofies was
over tho outcome of the Memphis meet
ing. He felt that the Baptists every
where were demanding "peace on
earth aud good will toward men." He
was very pronounvel, however, in his
stateme ntthnthisu vmuSfiisik Si VB
statement that his brethren were de
termined that certain principles would
KNIGHTS OF ORIENT CELEBRATE
ANNTJAL SERMON AT GORDON
CHAPEL BRASS BAND FUR
Dr. W. H. Young preached the
I. 0. I. Annual Thanksgiving Ser
mon. Dr. Young's discourse was
directed along Fraternal, patriotic
and religious lines. He made a strong
and eloquent appeal to the order to
live up to its mono, piuwhj,
and Charity. The sermon was power
ful and impressive and greatly en
joyed by the large audience. The
Knights of Orient turned out in full
uniform. The Lodges and Courts of
the city were well represent.
Gems, under the care ot Queen Esther
Court No. 5 of which Mrs. Woodmore
is Queen. Mrs. Irene Dowell, mother
of the Gems, conducted the children
ercises. The I. O. 1.
uw....o -- - .. t nt
Brass Band under tne manaui. "
Mr. S. S. Hughes and led by Mr.
Thompson, lurnisnea i, u.v. .
line of march trom i. u. i. .
Brown Building, 4U wunr -
.u. i f worshiD. The Gordon
Chapel choir furnished music and
sang appropriate songs at the church
relieved in intervals oy u - -
Hand, during the rendering ot the
Easter program by the Order. .
The Knights of Orient were under
the command of tneir i;oiuiuuUC ,
,r,vi. n etorVa Praver was of-
brethreti, who succeeded in incor-
I? B ,m - i .,h,T;V be maintained iu the Baptists rankss.
nation. (Tennessee in particular), . XTh7 ' , . ,
out of Roger Williams University.
not of management only, hut of more
than that, out of legal equity, and
the same brethren have attempted
to incorporate the entire Baptist de
nomination out of all the property
held b the various Boards, and are
tow suing for their management.
Their trick worked very well in Ten
inerf'ee they dM ' not 'have to ue
for the management because tney
! made sucfli a mess of the money we
I came by Nashville on my way to
Florida in order that I might get Borne
inspiration from the big work being
done here by our publishing house
under the management of Dr. Boyd.
This plant will continue to be the
pride of the Negro Baptists all over the
Country and I am sure that those Sun
day schools who have been standing
still, marking time, will redouble
their efforts and give a greater patron
age to the National Baptist Publish
ing Board and that they will send a
,r-i-v n a fttnrVs.
fered by the Pastor, Rev. Satterfield
and an excellent paper .u.
ion was read by the Queen of Court
No 5, Mrs. Woodmore. Addresses
were delivered by Dr. J. W. Whitfield,
Grand Master ot Tennessee, Dr. J. a.
Sineleton, Supreme Master ot tne
Km. Jurisdiction S. V Joney,
Grand Deputy of the District of
Nashville and Supreme Marshall. Dr
t a Lester, Endowment Secretary of
the Endowment Bureau of Tennessee.
Grand Officers present were Mrs. J.
A. Lester, Grand Queen of Tennessee.
Dr F. D. Smith, Grand Medical Reg
ister of Tennessee, Mrs. Irene Dowell,
Grand Deputy ot the Courts of Nash
viUe E. L. Kinzer, Grand Treasurer
f h. Rnrtowment Bureau of Ten-
at Alexandria. ul v" - , , .',,. vnichn Ex
very optimistic nessee "4
field Brown, Grand Chaplain and
Supreme Permanent Scribe , roa I the
Easter Proclamation of the State
Grand Master. C. A. Starks per-'
formed in a very acceptable manner,
j. .!., f Mnatpr of Ceremonies.
The sermon by Dr. Young at this
celebration of the Order will long be
remembered as one of the best, most
practical and beneficial sermons ever
delivered in the city to any Fraternal
Order. State Grand Master and Edi
tor of the Fraternal Gazatte, J. w.
Whitfield announced that for ninety
days a fee of 1.00 will be the price
to join Lodges and Courts.
j. W. Whitfield, G. M.
REV. H. M. BURNS, D. B., '
Pastor Tabernacle BaptiBt Church.
An executive committee nf flvo
The services Were held at thn was then fnrinfirt nt a montine- whtph i . . '. 7. .. ' .. ! "
Spruce Street Baptist Church, Mrs. was held in the home of Mrs. Thomas ftn h.Bftit hBw..Sn thS
E. W. Tffiniiftr aoHn o T ti a rrv. . I climax to it all he felt he was on the
a. w. Kenzier acting as master of J. Howard. The following officers were
ceremonies for the occasion. The an- also chosen: Mrs. George J. Davsi,
nual Thanksgiving sermon was preach- president; Mrs. Cash Fields Gay, Vice
ed by the Rev. W. S. Ellington, the President; Mrs. Emma Dean, Treas
editorial secretary of the National urer; Mrs. Carrie Williams Secre
Baptist Publishing Board. Every lodge, tary; Mrs. W. E. Atkins, ' Assistant
every court and every Juvenile chap- Secretary,
ter in greater Nashville participated j '
in tne services. The lnriees. mnrta ! nprsAMT7iin vcm rdisttt.th
: mittee. With a fairly good member- and chapters meet at their respective
snip and almost a year's experience I 0a8tUs h8 at 1:30 o'clock while the
ujhw upon, it seems that the Asl
that tha aJ
-uvianuii movement ror colored men
and boys in the city of Nashville has
a mighty bright outlook. The white
and colored, friends, whose subscrip-
Hons and donations made the pur
chase of the building possible, must
V'0?Tnul tne,r Payments on their un
Vpaid subscriptions or the Associa
. tions' present home will be greatly
endangered. The Committee of Man
c agement has made repeated appeals
to responsible citizens whose pledges
have long since been due. It must
r i J . lo a" tnat tne money de-
fliV.f fTthe room rents- member
; ship and Cafeteria hardly makes it
l6n !? are 01 thft mate
; nance.. Don't be a slacker. ' .
: V. 1 ' 't 1 - ,
. t; MISS NANIE BURROUGHS SPEAKS.
'''tn?hfSdaf afternoo, and Sunday'
. night of last week Miss . Nannie H
Burroughs og Washington, D. C, ad
dressed two audiences in the city She
scame here upon special Invitation of
some of thfl Baptl8t wonm
dR"taP XTof, her being in these parts
? e Nashville hear and see what
,. lead ng platform speakers and work-
. m m . uuuomination. The first
v r' ' ?'f" Ave'. N, Pastored by
. ,WUnau,.ij. u., wno only
recently took charge of the church
2 coming here from Toronto, aCnada
: wuio me secona services were held at
.'. the First' Baptist Church East Nash
ville, pastored by Rev. W. S. Ellin
- ton, D. D.
. The Sunday night audience and
-meeting were the climax of the said
efforts. The welcome address deliver
' ed by Mrs. Evans the wife of the pas
1 tor : of the Slyvan Street Baptist
Church and the Introduction by Mrs.
Kllington, the wife of the pastor of
tho .First Baptist Church East Nash
ville, only gave a taste of what was
' . lo come. Miss Burroughs spoke for
an hour Sunday night, drr,vinr excel
; lent pictures of the future of the No-
gro women, but did not fail lo pay
.' h?r tespect to the men. The imprcs-
sions left on the' city aa the result of
these two meetings are Baid by 'the
Lord's1 side. He declared that he had
the best membership in Nashville and
perhaps the most loyal. A summary
of the work done is said by those
informed to total an expenditure of
over twenty thousand dollars. The
membership boasts of a brick build
ing comfortably furnished and modern
pews,' fine pulpit furniture and pas
tor's study, latest style lighting appli
ances, and located In a section of
Nashville that makes it easily acces
sible from two car lincV "We want
It thoroughly understood that .Taber
Then, thrniisrh tho no-nnerfltinn nf
Uniform 'companies . under the com-; the local ministers, notices were given
mand of Brig. Gen. Preston Taylor, in the churches that a special meet
Col. E. Vaughn, Col H. A. Boyd and . ing of all women who were interest-
TQ 1 flortfO'n XJnll . I i. 1. j.1 1 f xl l : ' 1 I 1 13 1
"""B" i-uuuciiLBu wnu tno ea jn me movement woum ue uem m nnci Bantlat Church is to be found
vw. biuiuij Miu iuo.1 cueu iu lue lue nome oi ivifa. w. r.. aikiiih.
hall from whence the Rights were Twenty-eight women attended this
escorted to the church. meeting.
.These unform companies 'attracted The following committees' were
much attention and one of the larg- appointed: Entertainment, Mrs. W. T.
est audiences that ever witnessed the B. Williams, Chairman, Mrs. Allen W.
thanksgiving exercises was at the Washington, Chairman; Refreshment,
Spruce St, Baptist Church where the Mrs. Wm. Walker, Chairman; and
aciviuca uceau at mree o ciock. liis- , Decoration. Mrs. Mattie Rnhlnsnn
to church and denominational life,
We propose to have at least two del
egates to leave Nashville to go to the
gave to help buy Roger Williams, we " "'u Z "
Just let then, have he whole , gch'00, Congrei(8 )n A,exBndrla
at lenH what there was of it. Unless
we help build and maintain our Theo
logical feminary, we will always be
retarded as a lot of Ignorant and
nonroEressive Baptists. The State
next une. My state, Mississippi, and
my town, Vicksburg, have agreed to
carry a special train over and we will
join Henry Allen Boyd and his special
at Monroe, going into Alexandria on
Executive Board wlir meet on Friday, mnrni'nf. of une 13n , time t0
rffiore. me nf"""J,',u get the biggest oxation that has been
month, April 2G, 1918, at the lorn accord0(1 to any smiav School forces.
Avenue Baptist Church, Rev. A. W. x am to ije In Florida for ten davs.
Porter, pastor, at winicn time me
great Theological Seminary and Edu
national drive will be launched
think nnd pray, and decide what part
you, as an individual, will take, and
what part you will try to Influence
others to take. Brothers and sisters,
let us pray and work.
J. L. HARDING, President,
Missionary Baptist State Convention
all of the selections of the evening
were, beautifully rendered but those
that , deserve special mention are
Queen Esther and her attendants;
The Lighted Cross; solo by Miss
Carrie V. Wilson; cornet and saxo
phone selection by Messrs. Daniel
Sunday School Congress. We are I Stafford and Eugene Stafford. The
tinguished representatives from ' the j Chairman. There were seven women
Grand Lodges from Middle Tennessee, 0n each committee. Women from the
some coming as far as Gallitin, were town of Hampton and Hampton Insti-
ju oiicuuuuue. aiio ruie sermon, spec-1 tute worked together."
mi uuuressea were ueuverea uy urana
. The manager of a large hotel, see
ing in a local newspaper an account of
the colored soldiers' hospitality house,
asked Mrs. Davis to let 'him know the
details of this pioneer work. He gave
the workers a table, some plates, some
flage and fifty dollars In money. He
commended the enterprising women
' "I recommend that you open the hos--ultallty
room for colored soldiers on
Sunday and serve tljose men a hot
drink and some refreshments. . You
will be serving God in doing this
work." 1 ' ' ' '
Chancellor Crawford, Prot Batt.
Brig. General Preston Taylor,
Messrs. J; C. Napier, A. N. Johnson, Dr.
Mattie Coleman, Mrs. Kate Wilson,
Mrs. Clemmie White, Mrs. Powell and
one of the visiting nKIghts from Galli
tin, all of whom made string appeals
for united efforts to lift the standard
of PythlanlBm. Sir nKight Robert Gee
was Grand' Marshall tor the occasion.
He was ably assisted by representa
tives from various other lodges. After
the services It is Bald that there had
been no accasion' of Pythian history
for the jurisdiction of Tennessee that
has been more benerally observed in
SERGT. MILES E. ELLIS VISITING
IN NASHVILLE THIS . WEEK.
Sergt. Miles E. Ellis who' is con
nected with the Field Signal Battal
Uon Corps number 325 located at Camp
Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio, was visit
ing In the city this week. Sergt. Ellis
Is a native of Springfield, Tennessee
and has a number of friends in the
State. He was visiting his brother,
Rev. Dr. Ellis, one of the general sup
erintendents of the Methodist Episco
pal Church. Sergt. Ellis has already
distinguished himself in the military
service. It was the flrst furlough that
has been granted since ' he has been
called to service from Chicago, where
he was living at the time he ' was
notified to report for duty.
sending out young ministers. A orm
er superintendent. of this school is
now pastor of one of the .churches of
Ohio. We have a young man belong
ing to this congregation who is to
graduate from medicine tind we want
the people of Nashville to know more
abput Tabernaclej'' declared the pas
tor' in his closing remarks. . There
was a splendid five course menu
served during the evening. '; . ,
choir was at its best.
At the close of the program a few
remarks were made by Mr. Charlie
Burns, who has been called bv the
government, The collection for the
evening was $8.31.
A MILITARY WEDDING.
Chicago, 111., Mar. 30, -1918. '.
Beautiful was the military wedding
on Tuesday afternoon, March 19th, at
3 o'clock, when Dr. Orestes Blake
Johnson and Miss Allie Mai Brown
were united in holy matrimony by
Rev. G. S. Smith. The wedding was
only -a family one with the exception
of a few Intimate friends ot the bride
and groom. The affair, was .carried
out in strictly military style. Dr.
Johnson is a First Lieutenant, being
connected with the Dental Reserves.
He finished Meharry Dental College
in 1915, while Mrs. Johnson was a
graduate of the Pearl High School
In 1916 and had one year's experience
in the public school of that city. ,
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MISSISSIPPI BAPTI8TS MEET.
Hattiesburg, Miss. -Promineat Bap
tists and laymen from the various
sections of the state are In session 1
here this week. Among the distin
guished visitors at the meeting is
Rev. E. P. Jones, D. D., president or
the National Baptist Convention,
whose' home is at Vicksburg. The.
purpose of the meeting was for the
organization of a state convention to
lake in forty or fifty various associa
tions in the different parts of the
State. The committee in charge ' of
the affair is E. Herrington, John F.
Johnson, Dr. L. R, Young. Rev. I. W.
Reynolds. Dr. J. Randall. The In
troductory sermon was preached by
Rev. J. L. Hutchlns, of Brookhaven.
Prominent among the preachers here
are Revs. J.;W. Miller, M. A. Allen,.
L. C. Mclnnis, J. H. Sims, R. H. Reed,
I. W. Reynolds, S. S. Thomas, L.
Johnson, G. B. Ducks and a number
of prominent laymen. The principal
address wa$ delivered by President
Jones, who .received a great ovation;
Have Just returned from Louisiana and
Texas more encouraged than ever be
fore for the future of the Baptists."
Y M C. A. WAR WORK AT HAMP-
' TON INSTITUTE.
Y. W. C. A.
ROCK CITY, BAPTIST CHURCH.-
. A very Interesting program was
rendered at the Rock City Baptist
Church on Easter Sunday evening un
der theirection of Mrs. Rosie B.
Jennings, Misses Mary E, Bowling
and Eunice Johnson, the church
was decorated with potted plants and
ROBERTSON COUNTY DRAFTMEN
.The select men of Robertson
County were given quite a patriotic
reception by the ladles of the Spring
field Relief Club Friday night, Mar.
29th; A select choir made up of
members; from all tho church choirs
of Springfield sang patriotic songs.
Miss Delorah Jordan had charge of
the music and presided at the piano.
The following is the program:
Song Onward, Christian Soldiers
Invocation Rev. I. T. Jefferson, B.
Readlnc The Colored Soldier
Address1 Prof. Murry 1
In course of his address Prof. Mur
ry said, "The cause lor which we
have met is a very important one.
It Is a crave moment In which there
is required much thought, and patri
otism. We have assembled here to
extend the hearty handshake to these
boys who have answered the call of
our country to prepare to enter this
war. It is our duty to follow the flag
wherever it waves over land or sea.
We have never unfurled this fag for
war except In the defence of Justice
and humanity and it has now been
unfurled to show the world where we
stand 'in this great war for liberty.
We do not falter in the discharge of
our duty, . but we go willingly and
bravely to-the front, trusting God to
give us-the victory. He who places
his life on the altar for the freedom
and safety of others is the noblest of
them all. We are living in a period
'when the inhumanity of man has
f '- .
Superintendent of Tsacher-Training,
who conducted the great revival at
ML Olive Baptist Church, whict
resulted in nearly 100 converts.
overrun his renHon and thus caused
millions to mourn as American citi
zens we have assembled here, to
honor these men who are representa
tives of that citizenship to carry the,
banner over the ocean to a foreign
soil, and it is needless to sny do your
duty, for I am euro you will do so.
We simply say, do your best. We
would tell you of the valiant soldiers
of bygone days and say that lu every
battle from Wagner to Carrizal the
colored soldiers have proved their
worth. And now, the Spartan moth
er sent her son to war with these
words: 'Return with -your shield or
on your shield.' Let every wound be
in front. We send you forth with
the same words; and when you are
done with this war you will march
home to receive the plaudits of the
faithful citizens whom you leave be
hind." The choir sang the battle hymn of
the Republic and Rev.. J. T. Ridley.
Th. D., pastor of the' First Baptist
Church, was introduced and said in
part: "Nothing but an occasion like
this would cause me to speak at
length. .The doctor having cautioned
mo against speaking." le reviewed
; (Continued on page 4.)
Hampton, Va., March An Interest
ing and picturesque sight greets the
eve as one stands on the threshold ot
Ihe Hampton Institute girls' study
hall at 4:30 on a Monday afternoon.
All up and down the length of the big
room, anywhere from 85 to 100 girls
are gathering In small groups of fif
teen or twenty. Each group has Its
own teacher, who directs and inspects
These girls have come as members
of the Y. W. C. A. Patlottc League and
have voluntarily given an hour from
their busy day to do their bit for the
men ax. the front.
Some of the girls are Seniors who
have hurried home from their teaching
at the Whittier Training School.
Some are the Night School girls, who
have Just come in from the long day
of work in tho kitchen or laundry.
SERVICE OF LOVE.
As the girls come Into the room,
they find the work laid out and wait
ing for them. Hastily donning their,
aprons and head covering, they ar
range themselves around the tables
and desks, where they are soon absorb
ed in the folding of gaube compresses.
Over 2,000 of these surgical dress
ings have already been made by the
Hampton girls, inspected, and packed.
They have made also several hundred
bandages of different kinds.
The Senior girls, organized into a
Lend-a-Hand Club, have enpoyed the
cutting and making of 19 dresses for
French orphans, which they have
sent to the Smith Reconstruction nUit.
One class of girls have just nnisn
ed 150 shirts and pajamas for the Red
HELPING HAMPTON BOYS.
The enthusiasm for knitting became
contagious last fall and the Hampton
glls grew ambitious to supply the
Hampton boys with sweaters.
As fast as the wool could be pro
cured, the girls knitted It up in their
spare moments. They made 83
sweaters, 12 helmets, 9 pairs of
wristers, and 3 pairs of socks. '
These articles have been Bent, aa
soon as they were finished, to the men
who have gone out from Hampton
Into the camps. Many girls at Hamp
ton at present are busy knitting socks,
as the demand for them seems, to be
. On Wednesday morning, April 3rd,
Mr. James Thomas Hamlin and Miss
Ernestine Florence Pegue's were
united in holy wedlock at the First
Baptist Church of Raleigh, N. C. The
bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
A. 'W. Pegues ot Raleigh. Dr. Pegues
is the superintendent of the State
school ot this state and is a well
known Baptist minister. The former
Miss Pegues Is one of Raleigh's most
cultured and accomplished young
ladles, while the groom is active in
the affairs ofBluafield, W. Va. They
are at home at 423 Scott; street,
Bluefield, W. Va. ...: ,