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38 THE CRISIS and state officials were among the speakers and the Negroe's condition was discussed. [[symbol]] A Race Congress convened in Washington, D.C., October 3 and 4. [[symbol]] The twenty-first session of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention was held during September in Richmond, Va. The total receipts for the year amounted to $11,000. Dr. C.S.Brown was elected president. [[symbol]] At the meeting of the National Equal Rights League, held in New York during September, Rev. Byron Gunner was elected president and William Monroe Trotter, of Boston, Mass., secretary. [[symbol]] The thirty-seventh annual session of the National Baptist Convention, unincorporated, recently held in Atlanta, Ga., re-elected Rev. E.P.Jones, president. Every state in the Union, except Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, was represented; and $15,000 in cash and subscriptions was raised. The purchase of the Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tenn.,valued at $100,000 was ratified. The Educational Board headquarters will be moved to Nashville,Tenn., and the Foreign Mission Board will be established in Louisville, Ky. [[symbol]] Dr. E.C.Morris of Helena, Ark., was unanimously re-eletced president of the National Baptist Conventions, incorporated, held during September in Muskogee, Okla. Over 7,000 people from twenty-six states were in attendance. Gov.R.L.Williams and Mayor J. E. Wyand addressed the body. [[symbol]] The sixteenth annual convention of the American Federation of Catholic Societies was held in Kansas City, Mo. Resolutions were adopted denouncing lynching and mob violence. Capt. L.C. Valle is Chief of the Colored Roman Catholic Bureau in Chicago, Ill. [[symbol]] Four hundred representatives attended the first national convention of the Madam C. J. Walker Company held in Philadelphia, Pa., and elected Mrs. C. J. Walker president. Mrs. Margaret Thompson, of Philadelphia, was unanimously elected honorary president. MUSIC AND ART. The Louisville Music Association has been organized by colored people in Lousiville, Ky., with Miss Mildred Bryant, supervisor of music in colored schools, as directress. [[symbol]] Colored people in Omaha, Neb., through Mrs. S. Joe Brown, presented the episode "Colored Americans" at the missionary pageant given by white missionary workers. [[symbol]] The Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression opened late in September. It has forty graduates and will have Mr. R. D. C. Dorsey and Miss Grace Gibbs added to its faculty. [[symbol]] Mrs. Fannie R. Givens organized in 1914 a National Historical Art League Club and writes us that art leagues have been incorporated in fifteen states with a membership of about 1,600. The co-operation of persons interested is asked, particularly for a gallery which it is proposed to erect in Washington, D.C. [[symbol]] A portrait of the late Dr. B.T. Washington, by Henry Salem Hubbell, has been painted for the chapel of Tuskegee Institute. [[symbol]] The Music School Settlement for Colored People in New York City, directed by J. Rosamond Johnson, open October 4. Messrs. W. J. Carle and H.G. Marshall haven been added to the faculty. SOCIAL PROGRESS The city council in Los Angeles, Cal., has ordered that colored men be placed in the Fire Department at Fourteenth and Central Avenue. [[symbol]] Miss Caroline B. Chapin has been elected president of an organization for the welfare of colored people in Englewood, N.J. [[symbol]] Mr. William M. Ashby, a graduate of Yale University, has taken up his duties as executive secretary of the Negro Welfare League of New Jersey. [[symbol]] The Mosaic Templars, a colored organization founded by the late John E. Bush in Little Rock, Ark., own $30,000 worth of Liberty Bonds and the organization has $183,000 cash in the banks of Little Rock. [[symbol]] The Pennsylvania Railroad Company has installed a playground for colored children, living near Summerdale, at Enola, Pa. [[symbol]] Mr. George Foster Peabody laid the cornerstone of the new colored Y.M.C.A. building in Brooklyn, N.Y. Its cost will be $204,534. [[symbol]] At the tenth session of the National Association of colored graduate Nurses, held in Louisville, Ky., a National Nurses' THE HORIZON 39 Registry at Lincoln Hospital, New York, was established. Miss Adah B. Thomas, Lincoln Hospital, New York, was elected president. [[symbol]] Colored people in Chicago,Ill., are to have a new Pythian Temple, costing $20,000. [[symbol]] The State Board of Health in North Carolina is planning a health campaign among colored people. Rev. James E. Holder, of Kinston, has been selected as an agent for this work. [[symbol]] A bill to make lynching and prevention of race emigration a Federal offense is soon to be introduced in congress. It has been brought to Washington by Mayor Curley, of Boston, Mass., and was drawn by William H. Lewis, former Assistant U.S. Attorney-General. [[symbol]] Ten thousand people witnessed the laying of the cornerstone of the new $180,000 colored Y.M.C.A. building in St. Louis, Mo. Nearly 4,000 people participated in a street parade led by Grand Marshal William H. Butler and his staff as Brigadier-General of the Uniform Rank of Knights of Pythias as military escort. The collections passed the $25,000 mark. [[symbol]] At the recent banker's convention in Atlantic City, John Mitchell, Jr., chairman of the special thrift committee for work among colored people, made a report. [[symbol]] At the recent conference of the Intercollegiate Socialists at Bellport, L.I., addresses were made by W.E.B. DuBois and James Weldon Johnson. Mr. Johnson spoke on "The Negro in Art and Literature." [[symbol]] A the National Association of Letter Carriers, which met at Dallas, Tex., the segragation of Negroes in separate locals was advocated. It was opposed by P.M.E. Hill, a Negro delegate from Yazoo, Miss., who was warmly applauded. [[symbol]] A National Home for Colored Children has been started at Absecon, N.J. A farm of forty acres is being used. [[symbol]] The Home for Aged Colored Women, Pittsburgh, Pa., was founded in 1883. It houses thirty-eight women at an annual expense of about $6,000, of which the state appropriates about one-third. There is also a small endowment. The property is worth $46,000 and is out of debt. Contributions for the support of the home are earnestly solicited. They may be sent to the president, Mr. David S. Richards. [[symbol]] The thirty-third annual conference of church workers among colored people was held at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Baltimore, Md. The Rev. S.W.Brice was elected president. [[symbol]] Dr. W.S.Brooks, of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Baltimore, Md., has raised $15,000 to pay off the second mortgage on the church. [[symbol]] Charles S. Morris, Jr., has been acting as field agent for the association which is collecting funds for colored French war orphans. Over $1,400 has been raised to date. [[symbol]] A colored Country Club, with a membership of over 200, has been formed at Chesire,Conn. It is about twenty-five miles from New Haven. It has tennis courts, golf links, billiard and ball rooms. [[symbol]] Miss Mary Pulliam, a Kentucky white woman who has done excellent work at the head of the Red Cross during and since the East St. Louis riots, has been dismissed at the request of the authorities of East St. Louis. [[symbol]] The National Board of the Young Women's Christian Association has called to its staff Miss Mary G. Evans as student secretary, Miss Josephine V. Pinyon as war worker and Miss Adela Ruffin and Miss May B. Belcher as field workers. [[symbol]] The Silent Parade Committee, of New York City, who organized the march of 10,000 Negroes protesting against the atrocities at East. St. Louis and elsewhere, have voted to merge themselves into the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as the "New York Branch." EDUCATION DR. J.B.SHAW will succeed Dr. A. B. Camphor, who is now a bishop in Africa, as president of Central Alabama College. [[symbol]] J.W.E.Bown, Jr. has been elected Dean of Walden University, Nashville, Tenn. [[symbol]] An increase of 3,600 colored school children is estimated in Philadelphia, Pa. [[symbol]] The New Orleans, La., Board of Public School Directors has changed McDonough number 13, a white school, to McDonough number 35 for colored children. The school will have a high school department. [[symbol]] At an educational and missionary convocation held in Tyler, Tex., at Texas Col-
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