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THE HORIZON

MUSIC AND ART.

THE students of State Deaf, Dumb Youth, at Austin, Tex., recently entertained members of the legislature with a patriotic play,"The Story if the American Flag."

The Association for the Promotion of Negro Talent in New York City recently presented Florence Cole-Talbert, soprano, in recital at Aeolian Hall. Among her selections were number in French and Italian. Daisy Tapley was accompanist and Leonard Jeter rendered cello solos.

The Negro spiritual, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," has been transcribed for the or-gan by C. R. Diton of Talladega College.

At the fourth of the series of recitals conducted by Mrs. Daisy Tapley in New York City, Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois delivered a lecture. Lydia Mason, a fifteen-year-old Negro pianist of unusual talent, and Mrs. Tapley, contralto, were the musical artists. Harry T. Burleigh and Clarence Cameron White were the artists at the closing recital of the series.

The Music School Settlement for Colored People in New York City has passed into the control of colored people. The first public concert under the new auspices was given May 27, at Aeolian Hall. The Clef Club singers and players took part on the program.

Roland W. Hayes, tenor, has recently completed a successful tour of the Pacific Coast. At Los Angeles, Cal., in the name of Wesley Chapel Church, he was presented with a Spanish sword formerly owned by Aguinaldo, the Filipino general.

At the regular Vesper Service of Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Mich., the Girls' Glee Club sang eight Negro Spirituals arranged by N. Clifford Page.

The General Film Company is releasing a series of one reel comedies by a company of Negro actors.

Meetings

The fifty-second annual session of the Virginia A. M. E. Conference has been held in Danville. Bishop J. Albert Johnson presided.

The fifth annual session of the Interstate Dental Association, formerly Tri-State, will be held at Bay Shore Hotel, Buckroe Beach, Va., July 10-12.

The ninth annual session of Tuskegee Institute Summer School for Teachers will be held June 10 to July 19.

The seventh annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Congress was held at Birmingham, Ala. Dr. James H. Dillard presided.

The annual convention of colored teachers of Kentucky was held in Louisville, April 24-27. There were one thousand teachers present.

A summer school of siz weeks' duration will be held at the Theological Training Seminary, Nashville, Tenn.

The Maine Line Negro Business League of Haverford, Pa., recently dedicated it new hall and celebrated the memory of the late Booker T. Washington. Among the speakers were the Governor of the state and Dr. W. E. B. DuBois.

THE WAR

COLORED PEOPLE in Portland, Ore., have formed the Colonel Charles Young War Savings Stamps Society. It is planned to organize ten such clubs.

The National League for Woman's Service in Detroit, Mich., has provided a free club house for colored soldiers and sailors.

The colored troops in the Liberty Loan Parade of Camp Meade, Md., received much applause by the reviewing party which included President Wilson.

Colored troops at Camp Upton, N. Y., are having target practice. Men of the headquarters company averaged forty-five out of a possible fifty on the second day's training.

The 371st Infantry, at Camp Jackson, has been presented a flag by the colored citizens of Columbia, S. C. The exercises were held at Allen University, following a parade of the Negro troops. Mayor Griffith was among the speakers.

The Ninth U. S. Cavalry stationed at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., has two colored officers, Major B. O. Davis and Chaplain L. A. Carter, the latter having the rank of Captain. Out of twenty-five men sent from this regiment to the training camp at Des Moines, twenty-two were made commissioned officers. The baseball team is the champion over five white army and one civilian teams.

Five hundred colored troopers from Camp Lee, Va., are now connected with the 367th Colored Infantry at Camp Upton under the command of colored line officers.

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Two thousand colored draftees from the South have been sent to Camp Devens, Mass., and three thousand more are to follow.

The Bates Hotel has been turned into a club house for colored soldiers in Chillicothe, Ohio. When the colored troopers are removed the building is to be used as a social settlement for Negroes.

The thirty-five Negro draftees in Ocala, Fla., were given a reception at the Metropolitan Theatre, where addresses were delivered by the Mayor, postmaster, and prominent Negroes.

Three thousand Negro draftees will be housed at Fort Wayne, Detroit, Mich., at the home of the Twenty-sixth Regular Infantry.

The city of Pittsburgh has accepted a Negro battalion of three hundred as a part of the Home Defense league.

The Army Club of the 366th Infantry, colored, in Des Moines, Iowa, is the largest club for colored soldiers in the United States. It is run at the expense of $400 a month. The secretary is Herbert Wright, formerly U. S. Consul to Venezuela.

The Circle for Negro War Relief has over fifty units in twenty-five states. It has distributed over five hundred knitted garments, besides numbers of comfort kits. One unit has an ambulance nearly paid for.

Colored officers for two colored companies of the Minnesota Home Guard have been commissioned.

An improvement is noted at the stevedore camp, Camp Hill, Va., where Y. M. C. A. activities, moving pictures, etc., have been started.

The ratio of Negroes accepted for the National Army to those called has been 11 per cent higher than the ratio of white men accepted to those called, according to the United States Official Bulletin.

Dr. Robert R. Moton, Principal of Tuskegee Institute, Ala., announces that the institution has been selected by the War Department as a place to train Negro soldiers in various trades. Approximately 400 Negro soldiers, selected from army camps, will be assembled at the institute, May 15, and will be given intense courses in auto mechanics, carpentry, blacksmith work and other trades. After completing a two months' course the first contingent will be succeeded by other groups.

The following purchases of the Third Liberty Loans were made by Negroes: Colored Knights of Pythias of Florida, $25,000; workers at the Missouri Packing Shops, Little Rock, Ark., $29,750; Wage Earners' Savings Bank, Savannah, Ga., $5,000; fourteen employees at the Government Warehouse, St. Louis, Mo., $1,000; in three days Negroes in Oklahoma City, Okla., $55,000; the North Carolina Mutual and Provident Association of Durham, $65,000; it purchased $35,000 worth of the second issue, making a total of $100,000; Isaac Glaspy, a Negro farmer in Forest City, Ark., borrowed $150 on his cows in order to make a purchase; Robert Presley, $1,000; he also has two sons in the army; Mound Bayou, the colored town in Mississippi, exceeded its allotment; $5,600 was paid in cash out of $6,000 subscribed in Putnam County, Ga.

A Hostess House under the Y. W. C. A. has been opened for colored troops at Camp Upton. Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt gave the first money toward it. Miss Eva D. Bowles has appointed Mrs. Emilie D. Brown as hostess director and workers will be trained here under the direction of Mrs. John Hope, wife of President Hope of Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga., for other houses soon to be opened at Camp Dix, New Jersey; Camp Jackson, South Carolina; Camp Gordon, Georgia; Camp Dodge, Iowa; Camp Sherman, Ohio; and Camp Funston, Kansas. Among the women in training are Mrs. Amanda Gray and Mrs. B. F. Highwarden of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. R. B. Hucles and Mrs. C. Viola Grey, of Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Charlotte Seabroke, of Columbia, S. C., and Mrs. Kallie edwards, of St. Louis, Mo.

Industry

COLORED migrants from the South are arriving in Detroit, Mich., at the rate of 100 to 150 a week, according to the local branch of the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes.

Colored Women have replaced colored men as laborers in the municipal parks in Memphis, Tenn.

Negro girls have replaced white elevator boys and bell boys at the Hamilton Hotel, St. Louis, Mo.

Students of Wiley University and Bishop College in Marshall, Tex., are aiding in the labor shortage, as freight handlers for the Texas and Pacific Railroad.

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