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mmCM TO WfcvJi liniatu ru. ln Ut!a Iisuk of th fcubTlll OltH plM U. l-eiii hihihp ... ' thll tlce, lianj lm lo any U. S pualxl m loye. and It will k pled In th han1 r ur lolillert or aallor at tha front. No wrap. In t". no addraaa. '-a- NASHVILLE A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE. VOLUME XIII. NASHVILLE. TEN Pi, FRIDAY, MAY '0, 1918. I YEAR'S !. U. 0. OF 0. F. OF Y. NL C. A. THE FRONT LLX 10 METHODISTS IN GEitj ENTHUSIASTIC PYTH1ANS " CONFERENCE j HOLD PATRIOTIC SERVICE ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT OF MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE MAGNIFICENT AUDIENCE AT RYMAN AUDITOSIUJI KOBE TIIAK ONE HUNDRED GRADUATES GIVEN DIPLOMAS DISTINGUISHED VISITORS PRESENT. Genuine patriotism marked the clos- Lennox. James D Merida A B Ernest ilig of the great Meharry C. Martin, A. B., C. F. Nail, Blaine Medical College, which' exercises were j New, W. F. Noville, I,. T. Nichols, S. held from the Rymnn Auditorium B. Northcross, George A. Patton,' F. Thursday night, at which time more Melvin Payne, Clifton L. Peebles, R. than one hundred graduates received ! A. Poguo, Cecil C. Porter, Jesse' W. their diplomas for medicine, dentistry, Poweli, Chas. W. Quarlos, R. R. Rob nurse training and pharmacy. The inson, B. Agri., R. W. Richardson, magniucier.t auuience mat witnessed V llliam Richmond. A. B.. R C. Rldille. the closing exercise was held spell bound by the scenes incident to the occasion. Distinguished visitors from various states in the Union were pres ent and were noticeable In the audience. The class this year was among the most cosmopolitan that has finished from this institution, nation-wide, which can boast of having sent forth more than four-fifths of all the train ed physicians, nurses, dentists and pharmacists following their . profes sion in the nUited States. While the commencement proper began last week with the baccalaureate sermon at the Meharry auditorium last Sunday, the climax was reached Thursday night. Promptly at the time appointed the processional march was played and the long line of graduates filed down the aisles, and as each passed they were EJCELLENT RECORD MADE BUSINESS MEN AND FIRMS OF CITY PRAISED FOR GENEROSI TY OUTLOOK BRIGHT FOR NEXT YEAR. NEW OFFICERS MAKE ENVIABLE RECCED ENEOWl'IENT TO IE REBUILT ALL HEEEER5 A? 2 URGED TO DO THE WHOLE DUTY. t- ' X? B. S., W. O. Rouse. J. W. Smith, W. B. Stephens, C. F. Turney, J. V. Til don, Stacy C. Thompson, K. T. Thomp son, B. S., J. S. Thompson, R. R. Trotter, John W. Walker, A. B. John H. Wallace, James H. Walters, J. F. Wells, Albert Williams, F. E. Williams, W. J. Williams, Samuel J. Wills, R. T. Wise, M. W. Withers, J. C. Wright, J. p. Yerger. DENTAL ROLL. HI. R. BoPon, J. E. BrooKs, J. E. liurke, Everett Cadenhead, S. D. Duncan, C. B. Ford, A. L. Frazier, A. B., S. C. Hamilton, T. F. Harmon, Grove Hickman, M. B. Hutto, J. W. Johnson, B. S., .1. C. Marshall, W. E. Mayo, W. 0. McGill, W. C. Nixon, B. S. R. E Parish, J. T. Rosser, M. D. Shields C C. Smith, W. O. Terrell, T. W. Tobin, Wm. Turner, D. H. Turpin, D. F. Wal lace, A. B., W. J. Walker, W. P. Walker a. u., m. L. Walton, H. J. Warren G W. West, E. M. Williams. NURSE TRAINING. Annie May Ray, Elizabeth O. Miller reiry L. Miles, Alethia Hamilton, Olivia Hamilton, Mary C. McCullough. PHARMACEUTICAL r. 71. Cook, E. B. Coffee, T. A. Irvin, P. B. Johnson, J. W. Roid. W. S. Scott. l W. V. Slmpkins, CLOSING FIRST YEAR'S WORK. At the clnse of this month the local Colored Y. M. C. A. will have round el out its firs; year's work in the new home located on the corner of Fourth .-e.. and Celar St., just across the s'reet from the street car railway transfer station. The work has been elementary for the most part., but those who have watched the develop ment of things about the Colored "Y" are reasonably sure that a better lecord could have hardly been made under the circumstances. It will be recalled that men of good judgement ere profuse in their criticisms of the purchase of the property which is now the home of the Colored Association. They predicted that it would take about twelve months to demonstrate that the Board of Directors, the Com- ' 'ce of Management, along with the Advisory Board had on Its bands a 'white elephant without a circus." When the Committee of Manage ment, along with the Joint committee made up of white and colored citizens ret a little more than a year ago to work out plans to determine the bud' ?ret for the first year's trial at Asso ciation work in what was then known as the old Duncan Hotel, little did they think that the $8,000.00 budget, which they deemed necessary t6 keep the building open for the first year, Memphis, Tenn. May 3, 1918 Special to the Globe: L. C. Moore, 1). G. M. says that when lie and Prof. E. Alston, n. c. s. were uumlucicl into ofiico. there was not a book or a roll of the Lodges tunica '.er to them, therefore the.- had m, vay of knowing the name, location oi randing of any of the Lodges. Hut ihey set about as best they could and submitted the Endowment Plan that .vas adopted by the Grand Lodge to is many Lodges as they could reach, ind practically all of the Lodges adopted it. nut when the S. C. M I'ticuiveu me votes ana compared them with the roll of the Lodges in the ';ate they saw they all of the Lodges nau not voted. hTeretore the S. C, M. advised that we resubmit the En dowment Plan to the Lodge to vote on. Then we wrote Grand Secretary N'eedham to send us the roll of the Lodges in the Sate and addresses of the Secretaries which he did. Prof. Alston, D. G. S. communciated with all of the Lodges, and it is surprising to know how readily they responded with their Grand Lodge taxes and Con structive tax, and how anxious thov are to have the Endowment re-esta'j lished They have learned that the Endow cent department or an order increas- would be so well met by the young e the stability of its members and men themselves. There is every good raises the moral tone of the order and fry MEHARRY NEWS. & The Bacculaureare Spi " ? livored by Bishop Scott, last Sunday fc-y?; 11. nn n. . . . no.B imuu appropriate and befitting the occasion. The reception given by Dr. and Mrs. Hubbard to the Faculty and graduating classes, on Thursday night was a notable event. Nashville's "Elite" was out in great numbers. The following speakers represented the different Depart ments of the College Nurse Train ing, Miss Perrie Lee Miles; Dental, Mr. W. J. Walker; Pharmacy, Dr. William Sevier; Medical, E. C. Mar tin., Dr. J. A. Napier spoke for the Dental Faculty. Dr. Hale for the Medical Faculty. Mr. J. C. Napier spoke for the Trustees of the school. Fisk and Walden were ably repre sented by their Presidents, Dr. Mc Kinzie and White. Dr. Utley also represented Walden. loudly applauded by the audience. On The Alumni Association held its the countenance of every one there! Annual session in the Freshman appeared determination to succeed. I Room of the college, on Monday, Hundreds of the audience had parti- afternoon, April 29th, at which nieet cular interest in this or that student, Ing much interest was manifested; all of whom had spent from two to , Dr. Porter of Bowling Green, Ky., eight years in Nashville pursuing their i was guest and made very timely re li'erary as well as professional train-j marks. The Association went on ing. Dr. Geo. W. Hubbard, the pre3i- record as highly approving the dent of the college, called the meet-, course taken and work done by the ins to order, after the audience had President, Dr. Hubbard. The annual sung an inspiring air. Invocation by ' address was delivered by the Associa DR. GEO. W. HUBBARD. President of Meharry Medical Col lege, who awarded the diplomas to the 1018 class of more than 100 graduates. Rev. S. M. Utley. Dr. stated in the opening remarks that Meharry had been among the first schools in the country to offer its service and the service to the entire student "body to the President of the United States, the Commander-in-chief of the army and that nearly two hundred Meharry graduates are now holding commis sion in the United States' army, and it was learned that the entire graduating class has already registered, subject to call for service. The principal speaker of the evening was Dr. Cary E. Morgan, pastor of the Vine Street Christian Church. His was an elo quent as well as a patriotic address. Dr. Morgan will be remembered by the clti-ens of Nashville as being -mong those who were in the van of the organization of the Law and Order League, and has been Instrumental in many advanced movements in the city. . Dr. Morgan said, "I rejoice when I know you are needed especially, and that you are equipped efficiently to beln in this great war. I am sure you will make your efficiency felt in the cause of freedom. The word free dom is coming into our daily conver sation, coined as it was in the faith of our fathers. It is to be interpret ed by you. My heart is on tip toe when I think of your preparedness to answer the call for service." Through out his address he punctuated his re marks with compliments for the great work done by President Hubbard and faculty. Dr. J. A. Kumber of Ham lin, Ohio, Mr. Wm. Nelson a trustee and Dr. F. A. McKenbie of this city were introduced and made remarks. The awarding of the diplomas were made by President Hubbard,' and the prizes won by various members of the class were presented by the head of instructors in the several departments. .- Following is a list of the graduates: CLASS ROLL. Senior Medical. ' William L. Alexander, Clarence H. Alexander, John R. Arrlngton, Veo L. Beck, A. B., J. Z. Bargyh, J. E. Bell Estelle O. Brown, Theon E. Bowman Emmet Burt, Milford D. Brooks, A. B. D.-T. Cleaver, John R. Coasey, A. B., F. F. Clay, A. B.( W. T. DeVane A. B., E. A. Davis, Wanzle Allen Davis, A. B., M. M. Billard, S. D. Dillard, John F. Dove, J. Rufus Dalton, Samuel De Ramus, Edward L. Dunnings, A. B., George H. Easterly, John Edward Eve, B. H. Grant, James ' Allen Grant, Frank C. Greer, A. B., Robert O. Gathings, Ludie T. Gilmer, Henry W. ' Hall, Eugene A. Harris, C. M. Hinds, Frank J. Hugh, Robert M. Hendrick, C. F. Hopson, Walter J. Hughes, Wesley B. Jones, Ahijah O. Lee, G. B. tion's President, Dr. S. S. Caruthers was very pointed and impressive. Wednesday of this week, at 3 p. m.. there was a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the College, held in the OiTices of Dr. H. W. Morgan. Among those present from outside of Nash ville, were Dr. J. A. Kumler of Mam ilton, Ohio. Ho is an ex-president of Waldon, Also Mr. L. N. Gatch of Cincinnati, Ohio, Drs. II. W. Hall and C. L. Peebles are soon to leave for Kansas City, where they will serve as interns in the Hospital. The following seniors have already left the city for Little Rock, Ark., where they are hoping to pass the Medical Board of that State, F. E. Williams, R. C. Riddle, J. P. Yerger, E. L. Dun nings and J. D. Merida. Dr. M. Melendez, '17 has recently passed the Medical Board of Porto Rico with a general average of 95 per cent. per cent. It will be remembered that Dr. Melendez passed the Medical Board hero last year and he also holds a commission as First Lieut., M. R. C, U. S. A. For all round schol arship Uie records of the College shows that the Class of 1917 has not been equaled. Dr. F. A. Stewart of the Faculty is guest this week of the Arkansas State Medical Society, now in session at Hot Springs. The following Alumni have visited the city recently: Drs. T. II. Bullard of Springfield, Tenn., A. L. Spauld ing, Louisville, Ky. D. W.-Clayborne, Brownsville, Tenn and J. B. Dillard of Louisiana. All of these men show signs of prosperity. It is pleasing to note that most Meharry men make good. The following nurses, '18 have already been assigned to duty, at Muscle Shoals near Florence, Ala., and have gone to their post. Misses Hamilton, Miles and McCullough. Can the relations of Meharry to the U. S. Government be justly regarded as one of minor importance? Her large "Service Flag" is now bedecked with 119 bright stars, representing officers from the rank of First Lieut, up to and including that of Major. Of this number the departments of the college are represented as fol lows: Medical, 101, Dental 13, Phar macy 6, nor does she stop here, but stands ready to give more until the world is made safe for decent people to live in. The boys stand back of the President, Dr. Hubbard, who urges them to take a full share in the Interest of the government and that lasting honors can come only through service. Dr. J. Q. Taylor has been promoted to the rank of Captain. He is at present at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Capt. H. H. Walker, 192nd Division, Camp Funston, Kan., has sent us quite a number of his photographs. Thank you Captain. reason to believe that at the close of he present month an annual record will be disclosed covering the doings of the past year which will be an preeable surprise to all friends of (he work. The Committee of Management in "s meeting a few evenings ago was h ud in its praise of the business men and firms who had so generously shown them favors during the past twelve months. Among those who stood highest on the list was the Onssetty Coal Company, Phillips-Traw-ick Co., Cain Sloan, Phillip and Cutoff, H. J. Grimes and oC, Crone and Jackson and Hermitage Hard ware Co. The Executive Secretary, Wm. N. vs, called the Committee's at- tentio nto the fact that the Central M. C. A. and the entire employed staff had watched while the committee worked away. He said further that they had stood by them as big brothers It will be recalled that the Board of of Directors, immediately upon turn ing the building over to the Committee insisted that they would be expected to manage th einstitution and to look !'ier the operating expenses. It is stated that the record shows that, pay ments amounting to more than $100.00 of current fund money have been 'urned over to the building fund ac- ount. So it would seem that the Ci;nnnitteo, In a measure, has proved vorihy of the trust imposed upon them. A more detailed account of the year's work will be made later. White and lolored friends, who for a long time have been anxious to put Nashville on record as the first Southern city to do Association work in a building commensurate with the needs of the community, are proud of the inter est which is so very manifest on the part of the young men. The prospects r the second year's work are bright and plans are already under way for perfestiiiR a 1918 and 1919 program which will to a little greater extent Mian the former year meet the needs of the local young men. EVEN BISHOPS PRESENT STRONG SERMONS PREACHED BISHOP C0TTRELL EFOSE ON "CHRISTUN LEADERSHIP" COMMITTEES APPOINTED. BIJOU THEATRE THRONGED SUNDAY AFTERNOON PYTHIAN SERVICE FLAG WITH 335 STARS DISPLAYED RCSCOE COIiKLEN SIMMONS ORATOR OF THE DAY. The twelfth session of the General onference of the Colored Methodist episcopal Church of America held its rst session in St. Murk M. E. hurch. Seven Bishops and General DR. R0B11TSCN TELLS OF HIS ! CONFERENCE WITH THE PRES j IDENT. i Rev. J. (. Robinson. D. I)., of officers, about four hundred clerical ! iM'oxviue. lenn., presiding eider oi ml lay delegates compose this body. Ul Kpoxville district of the African ishop L. II. ilolsey, of Georgia. ! m l"'""-1 "urea, delivered an ad- Senior Bishop of the church pre- (I10SK ?'naay evening at 4 o clock at ided. Fervent devotional exercises 1 nl- """ -iiurcn, to a large conducted by the several bishops!11""10"00 or -Negroes. His subject marked the beginning of this aus-! was- President w llson. the ar, and nicious opening. Bishop E. Cottrell, j the Negro after the War." Dr. Rob- llolly Springs, Miss., was introduced ! wi,s secretary ami spoKesman md preached a strong forceful, spir- ul " cummuiee mat was sent ioasn- iimuin recently uy tne A. m. i. Bishops' Council to lay before the President the grievances of the Ne gro. They had an audience with the President on March 14, and accord ing to the statements of Dr. Robinson, the President gave the committee great encouragement. In his address Dr. Robinson was patriotic and urged the Negro people to be patriotic and do everything to help win the war. He said, in part: "As a part of America's citizenship the Negro has answered the call of President Wil son and gladly gone forth to help fight for the cause of democracv. As a committee we went to Washington and reminded the President of the Negro s loyalty in all of the wars that the country h;is ever engaged in. We told him of the unjust and in puts a premium upon thrift and sav ing, which is so essential to the wel fare of our people. Our boys are call ed to arms, our boys are going to war giving mem as a patriotic duty. Many tnoir mothers, sisters and wives ai who go with brave hearts, carrvin d them loving memories will not return. It is our duty to rebuild on endowment and throw it's strong and nclplul arms about their dependent ones, while their boys give their live: o make it safe for democracv, lei a do our best to make it safe for the dependent ones. Could we ever main be happy, knowing that we had failed to do our duty, whilo they are doing theirs? We are now resubmit ting the Endowment Plan to the mem ers for their approval. This Is the time for the drawing together of all of our enrogies and making it safe for our widows and democracy. Let there io no slackers. Good loyal, active Brothers and Ruthltes wanted for deputies. tual, introductory sermon. He chose as his theme '"Christian Leadership," and declared in his opening senten ces that God always had a man pre pared for any emergency that may arise, but experience ana ooserva- tion, which had come to him, led him to believe that God chose a man to lead his people and his cause who had been faithful in small things before being called to fields of great er usefulness. He did not believe that it was in the province of human activity to do effective work without some mistake, but he did believe that men called of God to do heroic serv ice were men of clean hearts and the errors which they would make were rather errors of the head and not of the heart. He gave examples, Moses, Elijah, Daniel, Gillian as God's chosen men whom he selected to do the work for the world in their day human treatment meted out to us in and generation. various sections of the country. We After the sermon Bishop Lane, ot asked him to lift his voice in our do Jackson, Tenn., often designated as i fonse. The President sent us away the Missionary Bishop of the church, i from the White House filled with led in fervent prayer. Then followed j hope an encouragement for the thi administration ot the Lord's ; future. His words to us were words Supper in-which the above five him-, of cheer ami were like music to a tired persons participated. suf'oring and helpless people. .Now. let us do our part in help ing to win the war. Let us be proud Aftsr an intorm'.ss-on of thirty to give our sons to die, if need be, on minutes tils organization of the Gen- J the battlel'ront for the establishment eral Conference began. Bishop Hoi-1 of democracv (such as defined by sev. the Senior Bishop presided. The President Wilson) in the world. Siinday afternoon May 5th, was a '.ay Id g to be remembered by the memli'Ms of the nKights of Pythias and their friends in the city of Nash ville. The central figure at the great patriotic meeting held under the ausir-ce of the Knights of Pythias, .vas ths sroa'est of American orators, K"sc e Conklim; Simmons of Louis ville, Ky. Long before the speaker arrived leirly every seat on the lower floor f the Bijou theatre was taken. The illeriei were utilized t otake care of he ever-fiow crowd after the ar rival of Col. Simmons. While the nrnwd was assembling the audience .vas entertained with music from an electric piano. A most pleasing incident in the neeting prior to the speaking was he raising of the Pythian Service flag. As the flag was being raised the crowd bnke into a Btorm of applause. The service flag as presented represented 385 pythians who are officers in the Yatioual army fighting for their coun 'ry This flag Is now on display at the Y. M. C. A. on the Fourth Ave., side jf the building. Afternoon Session. following Committees were appoint ed: (11 Credentials. (2) Committee on Public Worship. (3) Committee on Rules. (4) Election of Secretr ies. (5) Secretaries were elected as follows: . Dr. M. J. Brenson of Georgia; Mr. W. M. Bobo of Arkansas; Prof G. S. Goodman of Mississippi; J. E. Raine, of Texas. Dr. J. A. Martin was elected official HENRY A. BOYD AT NEW ORLEANS. Rev. H. A. Boyd, D. D., Secretary of the Sunday School Congress and Assistant Secretary of the Publishing Board at Nashville, Tenn., delivered the goods in New Orleans, Sunday morning. At 9:30 the flying squad ron, composed of the following parties: Drs. H. A. Boyd, E. W. White, Bros. J. H. Denson, P. A. Lnndix, Supt. F. C. Butler, Rev. Columbus R. Foreman, Mrs. Eva B. White, Misses Ruth Wilson, Susie Denson, Geneva Staltz with two big seven passenger autos made twenty seven Sunday Schools, making shori speeches in each, and was back in the morning services at Tulane Ave nue Baptist Church at 11:30 a. m. It was a high day in Sunday school work. At 3:30 p. m., Dr. G. W. Lucas in his auto drove the guest and party up to the First African Baptist Church door which at once opened the en' thusiasm of the big Mass Meeting. Frof Tulane Avenue Bulletin. MR. HENRY FLOYD DEAD. Mr. Henry Floyd, a valued employ ee of the National Baptist Publishing Board of the National Baptist Con vention (unincorporated) located at 523 2nd Ave., N., died Tuesday night and his funeral was held Friday after noon from the iNew Hope Baptist Church, .South Nashville. Mr. Floyd, who waa a quiet Chris tian gentleman), had been employed in the presia room for a numlber of years. A few days ago he resigned and went to work at the great Powder Plant that the Government is buflding at Hadley's Bend. IHe was taken des perately ill and several physicians were called in to attend him. It was thought best to operate, which was done, but so seriously 111 was he that he could not recover a,nd death reliev ed him from his sufferings-.. Mr. Floyd leaves to mourn his loss a mother, iwhose only child he was, a wife who was at one Time employed at- the same institution as her hus band, and two children together with a host of friends. - it: 'i' l ill a-ri-"i" rf"i i. SUNDAY, MAY 12. IS MOTHER'S DAY "Let us buy Liberty Bonds and purchase Thrift stamps to the limit of our ability. Let us help in the conservation of food and other sup plies, so that the American soldier and the Allied armies may be sup plied whilo fighting the battles of liberty. "But while doing these things, let us of the South remind the white man of the South that the Negro is anx ious to show to the world that right here in the South is where we are looking to receive help and friend ship. We have given our toil and we have shown our white friends of the South that we are patient and that we trust them, now when thous ands of our sons must go and fight side by side with their sons, we want j Bankhead, of Alabama, and not I Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts V-' j-Vi ' w v" h-- DR. J. P. CRAWFORD, Grand Chancellor K. of P., Jurisdiction r-f Tennessee, who was Master of Ceremonies'. '.; - WW "Honor this father and thy mother that thy days maybe long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. At about, three thirty o'clock the llstin.'-Tiilslied speaker of the evening nppe-i-el amid a storm of deafening applause. Immediately upon the arrival of Col. Summons. Dr. J. P. Crawford, the pre i li:ig oCcer started what proved to be t- 'realist patriotic meeting ever to take the stand at the bar or public i n Xashvtllo by a fraternity by defense for our cause. Wo want ' levins Hie vast audience sing America Governor Henderson, and not Frank ))v Dr. S. S. Caruthers. Rev. Pres O. Lowden, to speak for us. We want : t,, T;;vlor Brig-lien, of the uniform llelfin, and not Longworth, to see ...v nli'ered praver. The groat Fisk some good in the Negro. We want 11 WORSHIP AT SOME CHURCH SUNDAY-HONOR YOUR MOTHER. GREAT FOLK SONG MUSICAL Add Several Thousand Dollars to Y. M. C. A. Building Fund Mr. David T. Howard Breaks Record. "An audience of over five thousand people last ni.ght heard a selected chorus of Negro voices render their ever popular old time melodies in a manner which has, probably never been equalled before in our city." Thus betian the Atlanta Constitution- in its issue of May 1, in comment ing upon the big musical that was given at the Auditorium-Armory1 on the evening of April 30th for the benefit of the new building fund of the Y. M. C. A. In addition to the $2,500 that was taken in at the door on the sale o tickets, $9,750 was iaised on the inside, making a total for the evening of more than $12,000. This unannounced feature was car ried out by Mr. J. K. Orr, President of the Red Seal Shoe Factory, and reporter to public press and Miss Maggie M. Clark of Birmingham, Ala., as official stenographer. Provision is made that the daily Christian Index will be published each day during the session under the direction of Dr. J. A. Martin as Gen eral Manager, Rev. P. A. Ilryson as Editor, Dr. J. A. Lester of Nashville, Tenn., Rev. A. W. Womack, Camp Pike, Ark., as editors. (Continued on page 4.) Dr. R. H. Boyd, the Secretary of the Publishing Board, who has been indis posed for tho past month is reported be improving but. not able to spend the time In his office. His physician advises a complete rest. solo work of Miss Violet Thomas of Cuthbert, Ga "Her voice and its precision might well serve as a model for mora widely known singers." One of the greatest surprises of the evening was the giving of an- Rev. P. James Bryant, pastor of the j other thousand dollars by Mr. David Wheat Street Baptist Church. In a few well chosen words Mr. Orr stated the present needs of the Y. M. C. A. and then introduced Dr. Bryant, who made a masterful appeal which re sulted in the above figures. Twelve thousand dollars in one evening's ef fort makes a new record that is hard to beat for a musical. These figures sound like Grand Opera, and since Atlanta did not have Grand Opera this year this musical was used in Its plaoe and on the same date. Here is the heading of a double column article that appeared in the Sunday Atlanta Journal, April 28th: "HERE'S ATLANTA'S OWN SUB STITUTE FOR GRAND OPERA." And among other things this same article said: This concert by our Negro people, for our Negro young men is a great idea. We want all Atlanta to help put it over his." The Georgian in referring to the T. Howard, one of the leading under takers of the race. This makes $3,200 Mr. Howard has put into the Atlanta Y. M. C. A., which makes him the largest single contributor of color in the United States. The big chorus of three hundre l voices was trained by Prof. Kemper Harreld, musical instructor of More house College. Mr. W. J. Trent, Secretary of the Y. M. C. A who act ed as manager of the chorus, feels very proud of the receipts as well as he does' over the fine Bhowing the chorus made upon the big audience. iThe whole affair was largely pro moted by a committee of leading white citizens under the chairman ship of Mr. J. K. Orr, who had the hearty support of several of the lead ing ministers and laymen of the race. Among some of the' most prominent citizens who occupied boxes were Governor and 'Mrs. Hugh Gorsey and Mayor Candler. - Rev. George R. Stewart, the Sodth's frrcatest preacher, to thunder out against the wrongs done us. and not Ouns-iiilus. of Chicago. We want Woodrow Wilson, of the Smith, to see in us the value of cil izenshin as well as Theodore Roosevelt. When that lis done the Negro will prove to the i South, and to the whole countrv, that I we are the most grateful people on I the slobe. If tho Southern white I man will join in the lltflit to wipe ffom the status books the laws Hint are placed thereon to degrade us, and will give us justice before the courts, i'nd decent and eoual aceominoda-1 tions on the railroads, and stop lynch-! ing the members of our race for every j frivolous oi'ense, we will show our i patriotism in this struggle by lining-i the banks of the Atlantic and, if ships I are not at hand, we will attempt to i swim to Germany to get the kaiser. "The white man has been too good to the Germans ar.d everybody else who came to this countrv, and he his done so much to keep the Negro down, until wo at times become a , little suspicious. If the white man wishes to know the heart, of the Nero he can't find that out by styl ing one Negro a leader without the consent of the Negroes. Ho has tried that. They made one great Negro the leader of the Negro race, and nine-tenths of the Negro race never did recognize him as their leader. Let the white man know that the Negro will follow men like Osrar W. Adams, Ben J. Davis and others like the great Bishop Connor, who spoke at the Sociological Congress, and not men net up for the purpose of bossing him. My mother used to tell me that the slavery-time Negro would always love the big white man, but a hired overseer never. "Tell the white man that we help ed Washington at Valley Forge, we helped Perry at Lake Erie: we helped Jackson at ew Orleans', wo helped Grant at Vicksburg and Appomattox; we helped Lee during the entire struggle of the South by obediently staying on the farms and feeding his army, and caring for his women ana children. Tell the white man we followed Dewey and Shatter and Roosevelt through the Spanish-American, war. We went with Pershing down in Mexico, and in all of these struggles the records at Washington show that we made good. And what do we see as part of our pay? Jim crow cars, segregation acts and disfranchisement clauses to keep us from participating in the government. We see upwards of three thousand Negroes lynched since the Civil war. But having faith in the government, believing in the final triumph of right as written in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, we once more eager- I " n'.? e,n.i;-"ettc sung several selections iini'itm which was Prof. Work's latest I var sr.v;, "Oh Freedom don't you -r'.p." Another pleading number was Remember now thy Creator." The :r:. 'id Chancellor then introduced the '-,!. .!. ('. Napier who in turn intra- ; I've! Cd Roscce Colliding Simmons, ! patriot and oiator. ! V -.r more than an hour and thirty 1 u'i;r,i'e:-; Col. Simmons held more than 'Teed lnni'ired prisons spell-bound I ',.v h:! matchless oratory. He urged I hi", pe: pie to stand by the government 'i !( o'T' y v.'ny possible that the war might be won and liberty be insured I to a'l i-eeplo. During his remarks he ".al'j it" very plain that the Negro had !.r word and had always been loyabo 4ho central government in :. e ::f war. That which appealed most to his bearers was his frankness and the ne.ty of his purpose in regard to lie. ;ro;t problems confronting tho mericiin Negro. 'Ihe distinguished speaker ended b's eloquent address by making' a ;u;.n;; appeal lo every patriotic Ameri 'ui to d i all that he could to help '.is e utitry to win the gigantic war .u'.v ra.;lns in Europo. A:;i,i:,:r tho distinguished citizens :l:u were i;ii the platform w-ith Col. . iur:u; were: .1. P. Crawford, A. W. I'Uo. T. Clay Moore, J .C. Napier, R. T. l'.oy.l. Bishop I. B. Scott. Dr. S. VV. Crostwaite. A. M. Cackrell. Dr. J. . Mi-pier. J. R. Kenan, Rev. Treston Tay'ior, N. W. Ryder, Prof. J. W. W'H'l: Dr. S. S. Carulhers, J. W. Work, iv. ! 10. W. White. Walden I'niver !'y, ,T. A. Jones, D. 1)., T. A. Williams, Fra:'l;Hn, Tenn., E. V. Anthony, Gal r.')a. Tetin., Dr. C. V. Roman, Mrs. D. Wellington Berry, Rev. Allen Charles Winn Lebanon. The Pythians of Nashville feel that i"h good has bejn done by bringing Cnl. Simmons to Nashvilie and he will In nil probability return to the city in July at the time ot the Grand Ses sion of the order. ly grab the sword and the rifle, and don the American uuiform and follow Wilson and Pershing to France, and there wo will mix and mingle our blood with the blood of the proud white American, and we are coming home wtth victory for the flag of our great republic, an dif we are not ac corded the rights that follow sucn struggle, and that have followed such efforts throughout all of the ages of the past, the democracy for which we say we are fighting will be a farce, and will become the laughing Btock of the world." Dr. Robinson spoke under the aus pices of the Colored Citizens' League. Birmingham Reporter.