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THE SOUTHERN INDICATOR
VOL VIII COLUMBIA, S. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 15th, 1913 NUMBER 18
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NELSON C. NIX, A. B., D. D.
Professor of Mathematics, State A. and M. College, Orange
burg, S. C., also Trustee Benedict College,
After leaving Benedict College Prof. Nix did postgraduate work
at Chicago University. He has- been professor of mathematics at
the State A. and M. College since its foundation. He is also pas
tor of one of the largest churches in the city of Orangeburg,
COMMENCEMENT AT HABBISON
Our Reporter Writes Enter
i&?riiftfc?y of * tiiis ' Flourish
ing School and its Work.
Harbison Agricultural College:
commencement took pince last 1
week. Owing to the lack ot' time j
I witncssetI a part ol" the ?.oin-!
menrcmcnt only. ,
The Junior prize contest was!
an interesting scene. Several j
young men figured in the combat
um! made things lively. The j
speeches were not perfect, but I
thev were thought out well andi
delivered in a spirited maimer, j
Some of the young men were;
eloquent and took the audience i
with them "hy violence."
Tho committee appointed to
award the prize to the best I
speaker had no easy task on its
hands. Three of the young men :
raced so near each other that noth
ing but the most watchful eve,
and critical faculty could detect!
who the superior man was. It i
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 all
the more remarkable when it is
remembered that these Harbison
hoys are in the rough, just from
the sticks, so lo speak.
There was just one graduate for
thc year. The address of this
man was thoughtful and attrac
tive. The outlook- for him is fair.
1 predict for him a future ol' use
fulness in whatever sphere of ac
tivity his lot may be cast.
Another year the graduating
class will he much larger. The
music was a noteworthy item.
Bright co! .ge songs and others
made the welkin ring. All
students of Harbison are required
to sing. It is a part of their work,
just like any other lesson, which
must be studied and recited. The
hand 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.
They wore delighted with the
lt was n real joy to see thc
country and. town, people turn ont
-rn"* 7,;tfh roi^moeil^OT?
the commencement and to note
how happy (hey wore. Harbison
has spout only two or three yen rs
at Inno. S. C.. and Inno is a very
small town. Hut see how the folks
conn1 ont ?ind enjoy themselves
and praise Harbison! Look at
their clothing! I>?< 1 yon ever see
such dresses '. Did von ever sec
snch wealth <>f colors? Relieve
Ilai'bison commencement of
HM I was the best for years. Old
and young will eliorish its memory
In closing, let nie say that Har
bison College is planted right in
the midst of a dense Negro popu
lation. The school owns some
thing like l.?(X) acres of hind,
which is hcing sold in lot.-* on easy
terms to colored people. The plan
is to snrround the college with au
ideal Negro settlement which will
help the college and which the
college will benefit.
This is a splendid school for
hoys. Parents desiring a good,
safe school for their boys will lind
Harbison the place to send them.
President Young told me that no
matter how poor a. boy might l>o.
if he was willing to work and
Wilily he would not be turned
i way from Harbison College.
The course of st inly covers a
argo field. While tho science of
tgrieulturc is the principal sub
ject, il is by no moans the only
bing taught. Many other things
.vb ich a hoy will need to make
limsolf efficient, etc.. are taught.
Dr. C. M. Young. President of
bo school, would bo glad to give
til necessary information.
(?. T. Dillard.
?CARD OF THANKS.
Mrs. I. W. Simons and family
vish to thank most heartily the
nany friends and neighbors who
lave so kindly remembered us and
ia ve rendered us various thought
ill services during the many
noni hs of suffering of our loved
'he Indicator does Job Printing!
COMMENCEMENT AT CAMDEN.
Browning Home and Mather
Academy Hold Brilliant
and Successful Closing Ex
.June 2.-The com
?iexercises of Brown;
?fyd Mather Academy^
ss bf^914, viz. : GeJ
Allen; Catharine Eli
.^fr" Collins, Ch^rlott?i, Ant
Sllins,?Harold Leonidas Bibbh
Lottie Belle Reynolds, Edith
?trice Wilson an cl Benjamin Tea
Wood delivered their essays aiiji
orations in Trinity M. E. churcr?
at 1:30 p. m. All of the gradu|j
ates spoke well and'special menM
tion should be made of the sa?|
lutatorian, Miss Edith B. Wilson*^
and the valedictorian, Miss Cathi
arine E. Collins. These produt?
tions were good and r?flejot?q
much credit. The pasto^jfev^
B. S. A. Williams;: ina $?eto?J
very timely manner, presrote
The next in order was the. ah
nual address. This was./tip;
the highest expectations ana-,^
erybody expressed a delight in'ij
The title of' this master-pi
was "Watchfulness." This
well delivered and the speaker^
with humor and wit attached
his philosophy, kept everybodyY*
old and young, in deep attitu^
of expectancy until he had corSrJ
eluded. This able and worthy j
orator who served us Wais in;^^|
at-large are proud of the honor
conferred upon them through the
faculty of 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 I
party was co..ducted 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
I. W. Boykin, Messrs I- B. Eng
lish, W. E. Boykin, Fred Aaron,
md Mrs. Julia Douglass. Miss
Rachel C. Brown, the senior alum
lus read a grand essay to the de
ight of all. The closing address
ivas delivered by the president of
;he association, Mrs. D. C. Bulk
ey. Much credit is due her for
.he successful evening.
Too many thanks cannot be
riven Miss Frances V. Russell
md her interesting faculty for
-he great work they are doing in
>ehalf of our people. This school
las a fine $20,000 class room
milding and excellent girl dormi
ories The school had its largest
?nrolment this season, but did
lot need to occupy the dormitory
br little girls ; this shows that
ipwards of 50 more girls can be
.ccommodated easily, and Miss
tussell wants them. Long live
frowning Home and Mather
Academy. G. C. Lowery.
)EATH OF MISS LUCY
After an illness lasting six
lonths Miss Lucy Wannamaker,
be youngest daughter of Rev.
nd Mrs.T. W. Wannamaker, died
t the home of her parents on
Valnut St., Tuesday night, May
2th, at 11:30 o'clock. She wa: J
% patient sufferer from sciatic
Rheumatism and was happily pre
pared for the end. She was a
^faithful and consistent member
?of Jones Chapel A. M. E. Zion
(.church and greatly admired by
? all who knew her for her christian
ijpiety. The funeral was conduc- ?
ped from Jones Chapel Thursday ?
[following at 3 o'clock by the pas
ttor, Rev. J. C. Lewis. A large
^concourse of sorrowing'friends
pyyere out to pay their last tribute
Epf respect to the memory of this
Rovable and splendid young lady.
gThe floral offerings were many
Bind lovely. The body was ten
derly laid to rest in Randolph
NEWS FROM CITY ON EDISTO
m Orangeburg, May 26.-The
orops are suffering for want of
[iain and the farmers are becom
ing somewhat alarmed on account
&>f the long dry spell. However
jxjiey are watching, wailing and
^praying for showers bf blessings
p?yhich they say will come by and
py. The oat crop is fairly^ good
pn this section and the same is
Seeing rapidly gathered. The veg
etable crop is fine and a great
Hielp to those who suffer from the
l&righ cost.of living. After all we
Ihave no right to complain, for we
|have many sources from which
.blessings come to'- us, charges
?pre-paid. The Great Giver pf ev
?jfe'ry good and perfect gift deserves
?our never-ending praise for these
While we have had som?e sick
ness and a few deaths the health
of the people in our community
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, of Columbia,
who is general msnager of the
Mutual Relief and Benevolent
Association, was in the city last
Saturday and Sunday looking af
;er the interest of his company
vhich has a large membership in
;his city and is in charge of Mrs.
?aura Daniels, widow of our late
xiend and brother, H. B. Daniels,
vho represented this company
>revious to his death, a few
nonths ago. We commend this
jood and reliable company to the
avorable consideration of all
vhose duty it is to patronize race
Picnics are now in season and
ou may judge the balance.
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LIFE AND FUNERAL OF REV.
Thc Kev. *tj^yv. Simon-, who
died Inst Tuosmry c?t* kineley trou
ble at his home. Fairview, in the
eastern suburbs of the city, was]
was born in Kershaw in 1840.
Since 1878 he has made his home j
He was happily married Oct.
.28. 1880, to Miss Minnie J? Wil
liams, of Columbia, and of the
marriage were born twelve chil
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dren, two ot' whom have long since
preceded him to the better land.
He has ever bceitl^a faithful and
loyal member of lazaret h Baptist
e;hurch,.>where ,?\?. Carriage was
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ i ^
of the church to a suburb of the
city, nearer thc people who con
stitute its membership. This lins
(?nally been done, and it is a very
sad realization to his family Hint
his should be the first funeral
almost the first service-held
there niter the removal.
Ile graduated at Benedict Col
lege in the class of I SOI. He has
served efficiently and successfully
as pastor of the Xazaroth Baptist
church in Columbia and churches
in Georgetown. Xewberry. Con
gi! ree. Batosburg and Lexington.
Ile enjoyed tho rare privilege of
baptizing six of his children in
his own beloved church. One of
the unfulfilled desires of his lin?
was that ho might baptize tho re
Tho funeral service was con
ducted at Nazareth on tho 28th.
and. according to his well known
wish of years standing, tho fami
ly had it very simply arranged,
using the 23rd and 00th Psalms
ii nd two of bis favorite hymns.
;<Tn All My Lord's Appointed
Way." and "A Charge to Keep I
Tho Rev. J. J. Durham, who
luis known him many years, made
i few appropriate remarks on his
His four sons, his nephew. W.
II. Thompson, and his brother-in
law, W. IT. Howell, served as pall
)onrors. Tho honorary pall bear
?rs wore: Messrs. R. J. Palmer,
Tas. Hicks. Joseph Cook. W. A.
His only expressed wish for
.ostored health during Hie live
nonths of his illness was that ho
night bo able to help build up
lis church in its now homo. But
?od had il higher work for him,
o called him away from us. We
?ow in humble submission to His
rill. The Family.
OUR SPARTANBUR6 LETTER.
Spartanburg, May 29.-Mr. Al
m Jackson was killed by a train
i Charlotte on the 18th inst. The
urial was at Easley, his old
ome. He is survived by his wife
NCKNEY E. W. BIGGS
kney & Biggs
iking- establishment in
er ve and treat the peo
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? 1695. Columbia, S. C.
I Branch Office is 113
1986, Greenville, S. C.
who was Miss Martha Massey, of
this city. She has the sympathy
of her many friends.
The Social Hearts Club was en
tertained by Mrs. Worth Little- .
john at her beautiful home on N.
Dean St. last Friday evening. "A
tempting course of sajad, cake
and ices was served.
The May Festival at Silver Hill
M. E. church last week was a
great success, *
After a few hours illness, Mrs.
Millie Waters died at her home|on
Rice St. Monday evening, M?y 25,
Funeral services were held Tues
day at 3 o'clock at the home. Rev,
Smith, of the Holiness church of
ficiated. The burial was at Friend
Mrs. Elias Bom?r died sudden
ly at her home on Highland
Heights, Tuesday 26th. , \
Tfirore^^f.-ietifea 'and san*
at Thompson Street Baptist
church Monday night, May 25th.
The audience wa.; much pleased
with the selection, "I hear you
calling me." Miss Ida Gist pre
sided at the or m.
Mrs. W. D, I- reeman 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
The following is the standing
sf the contestants in the Grafo
nola Contest for the week ending
Wednesday, June 3d, 1914 :
31. 28 240
58 . 32,450