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THE SOUTHERN INDICATOR
VOL VIII COLUMBIA, S. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 15th, 1913 NUMBER 18
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Professor of Mathematics, State A. and M. College, Orange
burg, S. C., also Trustee Benedict College,
After leading Benedict College Prof. Nix did post graduate work
at Chicago University. He has* been prof essor of. mathematics at
the State ?. and M. College since its found,a$b?.. "He is also pas
S vjtojr of arte of the largest churches;ih the city o?'?rangeburg,.
in g School and its Work.
Harbison Agricultural College
commencement took pince last
week. Owing to the lack of time
I witnessed a part of thc com
Thc Junior prize contest, was
an interesting scene. Several
young men figured in the combat
anti made things lively. The
speeches were not perfect, hut
they were thought out well and
delivered in a spirited manner.
Some of the young men were
eloquent and took the audience
with them "by violence."
The committee appointed to
award the prize to thc best
speaker had no easy task on its
hands. Three of the young men
l aced so near each other that noth
ing hut the most watchful eye
and critical faculty could detect
who the superior man was. It
was neck and neck.
While I sat and followed the
contest I was convinced that a
Junior prize contest in schools of
higher grade than Harbison Col
lege would have to work very
hard to excel this one. This is ail
tlie more remarkable when it is
remembered that these Harbison
boys are in the rough, just from
the sticks, so to speak.
There was just one graduate for
the year. The address of this
man was thoughtful and attrac
tive. The outlook for him is fair.
I predict for him a future of use
fulness in whatever sphere of ac
tivity his lot may l>c cast.
Another year the graduating
class will he much larger. The
music was a noteworthy item.
Bright coi*.ge stings and others
made the welkin ring. All
students of Harbison are required
lo sing. It is a part of their work,
just like any other lesson, which
must be studied and recited. The
band of songsters at Harbison can
interest and arouse the dullest,
soul ever. While some of the best
numbers were being sung I
noticed many of the old people
present looking on with their
mouths wide open and amazed.
XTliey were 'delighted with the
miisic. . ... 7 '. - - ;
I It wa$5 n. real- qoy to . see t)\#
the commencement and to note
how happy they were. Harbison I
has spent only two or three years
at Inno. S. C., and Inno is a very
I small town. But see how the folks
leonie out and enjoy themselves
.and praise Harbison! Look at
their clothing! Did you ever see
such dresses? Did you ever see
such wealth of colors? Believe
Harbison commencement of
j 1014 was the best for years. Old
and young will cherish its memory
In closing, let me say that Har
bison College is planted right in
the midst of a dense Negro popu
lation. The school owns some
thing like 1.500 acres of land,
which is being sold in lots on easy
terms to colored people. The plan
is to surround the college with an
ideal Negro settlement which will
help the college and which the
college will benefit.
This is a splendid school for
boys. Parents desiring a good,
safe school for their boys will find
Harbison the place to send them.
President Young told me that no
matter how poor a. boy might be,
if he was willing to work and
study he would not be turned
away from Harbison College.
The course of study covers a
large field. While the science of
agriculture is the principal sub
ject, it is hy no means the only
thing taught. Many other things
which a hoy will need to make
himself efficient, c^tc, are taught.
Dr. C. M. Young, President of
the school, would be glad to give
nil necessary information.
G. T. Dillard.
?CARD OF THANKS.
Mrs. I. W. Simons and family
ivish to thank most heartily the
many friends and neighbors who
lave so kindly remembered us and
nive rendered us various thought
ful services during the many
nonths of suffering of our loved
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COMMENCEMENT AT CAMOI
Browning Horne and Mathe!
and Successful C|o?mg E??
erciiet. '?^?^^. ].r
xer?ises "of j Bjfownj
IjrirJic? Wilson an.cl Benjam?nS"
'WTJ?d deliveredjfch??r ./ess?^i
oration's in Trinity MA EJ. cl
atir^-p:'W;.';i^ll of .the :?g|f
at?s spoke ^^r^^%^Q*M|
tion shor?ld^ke^ .rtia?e.-;of. th0;^|
lutatorian; ^fias Ed fth B; Wjlspif
arid trie y?iedictoriah; Miss ?ati
arine E. Collins. These;prbduj
tions were 'good and:^
rhuch credit. The \past
B. S. A-. William^^^l
very timely jmaniier,!^^
the diplomas. '
The tiext in order was th?/i
nual addresB. This was
the highest expectatiqQs 'aifiq
erybody expressed a delight ?
I The- title o#thi?':.rha?ter-p"i
was . 'Watchfulneesr" TJhis?;
well delivered and the -speat
with, humor and wit attach?e
his philosophy, Tcept every)
old and ypum?, in:. deep ?ttityjj
of expectan?y^imt?l ijpe.had '
at-large are proud of the honor
conferred upon them through the
faculty ()f this good school by
having Dr. Burroughs serve on
this occasion. The church and
church grounds were well crowd
At 9 p. m., the alumni associa
tion conducted its annual banquet
in the spacious and well ordered
dining hall of the academy. Af
ter the general reception of
guests in the drawing room, the
party was conducted to the beau
tiful tables and served with well
prepared delicacies. The music
was grand at all times. The
next feature was the toast speech
es, most of which were very
good. The toast orators were :
Dr. J. P. Pickett, Dr. J. H.
Thomas, Prof. C. C. Lowerr, Rev
J. W. Boykin, Messrs I- B. Eng
lish, W. E. Boykin, Fred Aaron,
and Mrs. Julia Douglass. Miss
Rachel C. Brown, the senior alum
nus read a grand essay to the de
light of all. The closing address
was delivered by the president of
the association, Mrs. D. C. Bulk
ley. Much credit is due her for
the successful evening.
Too many thanks cannot be
given Miss Frances V. Russell
snd her interesting faculty for
the great work they are doing in
behalf of our people. This school
has a fine $20,000 class room
building and excellent girl dormi
tories The school had its largest
enrolment this season, but did
not need to occupy the dormitory
for little girls ; this shows that
jpwards of 50 more girls can be
accommodated easily, and Miss
Russell wants them. Long live
Browning Home and Mather
Academy. G. C. Lowery.
DEATH OF MISS LUCY
After an illness lasting six
nonths Miss Lucy Wannamaker,
;he youngest daughter of Rev,
ind Mrs.T. W. Wannamaker, died
it the home of her parents on
Valnut St., Tuesday night, May
2th, at 11:30 o'clock. She wa,]
^patient sufferer from sciatic
heumatism and- was happily pre
ared for the end. She was a
aithful and consistent member
Jones Chapel A. M. E. Zion
hurch and greatly admired by
who knew her for her christian
??ty. The funeral was conduc
ed from Jones Chapel Thursday
owing at 3 o'clock by the pas
r, Rev. J. C. Lewis. A large
ncourse of sorrowing . friends
ere but to pay their last tribute
f respect to th? memory of this
; vable and splendid young lady,
ie floral offerings were many
ha* lovely. The body was ten
derly laid to rest in Randolph
EWS FROM CITY ON EDISTO
Orangehurg, May 26.-The
ops are suffering for want pf
in and the farmers are becom
g som?what alarmed on account
(f the long dry spell. However
ley are watching, wail in? and
raying for show?^ t5f blessings
^ich they say willi ?come b? and
)y? The oat crop is f?irhf^good
fn'this ;secti?nv and the same is
j?ing.rapidly gathered. The veg
etable crop is fine ^arfd a great I
je?p'to; those Who suffer from the !
ligft cost, of living. After all we
}a^?,rio right; to complain, for we
i4v^ jrriany. sources frorti; which
>iessijbgs come":- 1??J^s^i"charges
?terpaid. The Gre#^v??^?v-,
i?ry goocj and pgtfj?ct?giit deserves
while we have had some sick-;
ness and a few deaths the health
of the people in our cjommunity
is generally good, and they all
seem to have good appetites.
The graded school ,of our city
has closed, and also the two col
leges, thus considerably reducing
our city's population, for most of
the students have gone to their
various homes to see friends and
loving ones and to prepare to re
turn again when school opens.
Dr. N. C. Nix, pastor in charge
of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church
of this city, is running a glorious
revival in which he is assisted by
the Rev. Dr. T. L. Jones, of Voor
hees Institute, of Denmark.
The wife of Mr. Robert Cottrell,
who several years ago, moved
from this city to Birmingham,
Alabama, with her husband, died
last week in that city. The body
was brought here for burial and
the same was interred last Sun
day afternoon in River-side cem
etery in the presence of a large
concourse of relatives and friends
The funeral services were con
ducted from Trinity M. E, church
by the pastor, Rev. Dr. Hickson.
Mrs. Susan Cottrell for a number
of years, was a faithful and con
sistent member of the above
named church, and has left a
host of friends and loved ones to
mourn her departure.
Dr. A. P. Dunbar, bf Columbia,
who is general msnager of the
Mutual Relief and Benevolent
Association, was in the city last
Saturday and Sunday looking af
ter the interest of his company
which has a large membership in
this city and is in charge of Mrs.
Laura Daniels, widow of our iate
friend and brother, H. B. Daniels,
who represented this company
previous to his death, a few
months ago. We commend this
?ood and reliable company to the
favorable consideration of all
vvhose duty it is to patronize race
Picnics are now in season and
/ou may judge the balance.
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LIFE AND F
The Rey:Simons, who
died last Tue???8^ of kindey trou
ble at his home, Fairview, in the
eastern suburbs of the' city, .was
Was born in Kershaw in 1849.
Since. 1,878 he ha's made his home
. He was happily married .Oct.
28. 1880, to Mi si-Minnie J; Wil
liarus, of ?ohuiiJ>ia, and of the
marriage Avere.norn twelve chil
dren.two of wKpm have long since
preceded him t?'t.h? better land,
;He has ever beelj^' faithful and I
tooyal .member o^S^areth.Baipftist !
ot the church to a suburb of the
city, nearer the people who con
stitute its membership. This has
finally been done, and it is a very
sad realization to his family that
his should be the first funeral
al most, the first service-held
there after the removal.
He graduated at Benedict Col
lege in the class of 1801. He has
served efficiently and successfully
is pastor of the Nazareth Baptist
.burch in Columbia and churches
in Georgetown. Newberry, Con
traree, Batesburg and Lexington.
lie enjoyed the rare privilege of
>a pt ?zing six of his children in
lis own beloved church. One of
he unfulfilled desires of his life
vas that he might baptize the re
The funeral service was con
lueted at Nazareth on the 28th,
ind. according to his well known
viril of years standing, the fami
y had it very simply arranged,
ising the 23rd and 90th Psalms
md two of his favorite hymns.
Tn All My Lord's Appointed
Vay," and "A Charge to Keep I
The Rev. J. J. Durham, who
?as known him many years, made
few appropriate remarks on his
His four sons, his nephew, W.
I. Thompson, and his brother-in
nw, W. H. Howell, served as pall
learers. The honorary pall bear
rs were: Messrs. R. ?T. Palmer,
as. Hicks, Joseph Cook, W. A.
His only expressed wish for
cstored health during the five
lonths of his illness was that he
light be able to help build up
is church in its new home. But
rod had a higher work for him,
> called him away from us. We
ow in humide submission to His
ill. The Family.
BUR SPARTANBURG LETTER.
Spartanburg, May 29.-Mr. Al
n Jackson was killed by a train
Charlotte on the 18th inst. The
irial was at Easley, his old
>me. He is survived by his wife
E. W. BIGGS
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who was Miss Martha Mas?ey, of
this city. She has the sympathy
of her many friends.
The Social Hearts Club was ?p-, *
tertained by Mrs. Worth Little'-*
john at her beautiful home on Nv
Dean St. last Friday^evening. "JA
tempting course ot sajad, cake
and ices was served.' >>>
The May .Festival atj Sii^er Hill ."
M. E. church last w??k was a
great success. * . .
After a few hours illness, Mrs.
Millie Waters died at her homelon
Rice St. Monday evening, May 25,
Funeral services were held Tues
day at 3 o'clock at the home. Rev,
Smith, of the Holiness church of
?ciated. The burial was at Friends
ship cemetery. V 'V.'; ' : - I
? M?s. Elias BQ^t^?ied su?t?en??
at Thompson Street ; Baptist.
church Monday night, May 25th.
The audience was much pleased
with the selection, "I hear you
calling me," Miss Ida Gist pre
sided at the organ.
Mrs. W. D, Freeman was seen
at Thompson Street church Mon
The many friends of Mrs. Mil
lie Jane Cheatham are glad to see
her out again.
Mrs. Retha Gailiard is quite ill
at her home on Hines St.
THE CONTEST IS RAGING
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The following is the standing
of the contestants in the Graf o
nols Contest for the week ending
Wednesday, Jun e 3d, 1914 :
' " 4.62,890
31. 28 240