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The Southein Indicator
VOLUME Xl COLUMBIA, S. C. SAJT^L^D?Y, JUJLY 25, 1914 NUMBER 44
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PHILADELPHIA NEWS LEITER
Correspondent Nesbit Writes
Entertainingly from the
"City of Brotherly Love."
Philadelphia, Pa , July:20th
The pleasures enjoyed during the
first week of my 'arrival here,
were greatly marred by the news
of the. death of so many friends
and acquaintances; and especial
ly the death of our Prof. H. S.
Wallace. The school has lost one
of its most efficient teachers, the
young people, one of their dear
est friends and Columbia one d?
its best colored citizens.
We shall ever rememb?r Pr?f.
Wallace kindly, because <jpfvthe
great interest he took in onr sew
cial affairs and for instructions'
he so generously gave us-^Ken*
we would, during s the life "of'the
Star Glee Club, attempt to enter
tain our friends with literature
During my brief stay in Wash
ington, D. C,"T was enterained
by Theodore Allen, an old Colum
bia boy who will be remEmbered
by all for the active part he took
in entertaining visitors and pro
moting so many social functions
that cannot be forgotten, by those
who attended, because of their
Theodore is the "picture of
health." He is a barber in one
of the best Tonsorial Parlors in
held the responsible' position of
turning out the lights on our
"Great White Way," is here with
his wife, and it will be good news
to his friends to hear that he has
a iob of equal responsibility, with
a great paint shop herein "Phil
By chance we ran across Deck
er Johnson on the street, and our
greetings, upon recognizing each
other, were so strongly marked
that Philadelphia paused and
looked amazingly on. Decker
too ic well and spends much of
his time in Atlantic City. Like
his father Dr. Decker Johnson,
he has, through his geniality,
created many friends who make
him feel "perfectly at home
All Columbia will be proud to
learn that Dr. Ben j- F. Thomas
is meeting with wonderful suc
cess here as a physician in the
Mercy Hospital. He has been
promoted to "resident physician"
and the entire force of attend
ants is under his immediate
charge. They love and respect
him and their co-operation with
him in his work makes their hos
pital one of the most successful
in South Philadelphia.
He will be in Columbia in No
vember for the Medical Exami
nation. That he wi li pass be
yond all doubt, is the prediction
of the writer.
"Luna, you are a great big
beautiful Doll" And "Love means
Chess" are the subjects of two
songs recently from Miss Harri
ett F. Eds. Battese, and they
were great surprises as I had
never dreamt of her as a lyric
and song writer. I have had the
songs tried by some accomplished
musicians, from the Academy of
music, and they all speak in high
terms of praise of them.
Despite the fact that this is
the place of "freedom, liberty and
justice," there are some things
?going on that remind me so much
-:of the South that I can't feel
homesick. Just to show that
..race prejudice is spreading, I
Write of an incident that hap
pened last week in West Phila
delphia; the home of a colored
woman was almost destroyed by
white people who "did not want
Negroes in the neighborhood"
and "despite the efforts of the
police, the guilty parties cannot
be found." The Colored Minis
terial Union is taking up the
matter and I shall await the out
come with interest.
The doings of the Governor are
given conspicuous place, on some
ol't^Joiilletins and we see by the
first of. August he will turn out
all the prisoners in the State
Penit?htiary and turn that insti
tution intOva hospital. Probably
if theoouth will wake up; "take
a hunch" a?$l^ild-^or?insitu
tions of le^^^^the'^eeds
prisons"wil^^?%^be; as great as
they are at present, A few tnjore
decent schoolhouses,, for children
of both races, equal rights in
business for all, and'tess narrow
ness would do a lot to improve
conditions in the South. fy
The Baptists are making great
preparations to entertain their
National; Convention, in Septem
ber, wU^chWill hold its sessions
in Conv.^tB^hali;. a place with
a.Vs;eat?i^^^p^r of 80,000?
Homei|;$^ and it is
expected'r^tnfit ^mgA G?nvention
will b?'bne, if-; not^the greatest,
ever held since its organization
in 1880. I am hoping to see a
mong the Garolina delegation
Drs. R. W. Baylor, Durham,
Hall, Cheek, Wm. Howard, and
my friend Rev. Morgan the man
ager of this, paper, et al.
The one copy of The Southern
Indie?tior that we have se***? since ,
jr^p> us Jiere^; is. >stillj bfeu ? ^.r??d li
wit^tmwres?lind we; b|?ye IT??fe
we will shortly receive another
so we can file this one. We don't
throw away home papers.
Richard W. Nesbitt.
FtEPUBUCAN STATE EXECUTIVE
*>tate Convention Called to
Meet September 29th.
On Tuesday the 21st about
nidday a number of the leaders
)f the republican party met in
he hall ot* Hardy, Pinckney and
3iggs on Washington street.
I. W. Tolbert is state chairman
md H. H. Mobley secretary
Che meeting was opened with
?.ayer by Rev. S. M. Walker.
Secretary Mobley read the min
ites of the last meeting. The
oil call, at this meeting de
reloped the fact that 25 per cent
nore were present at the meet
rig than at the last. State
hairman Tolbert delivered an
ddress that evoked consid?ra
le applause. In the speeches
phich followed the speakers de
lared it to be manly, courage
us, inspiring and tending to ac
omplish much good. Some of
lie speeches were very thought
Li I and suggestive.
The prediction was made that
ne elements constituting the
emocratic party were so discor
ant and out of harmony, that
?vision or disintegration must
ventually take place. Among
ie other things done was a res
lution thanking chairman J. W.
elbert for his manly and in
hiring address; a resolution
??inking editor C. C. Scott of
he Southern Indicator for an
litorial appearing in the issue
F July 18th; the adoption of a
?solution to hold a state con-.
2ntion in Columbia on Tuesday
apt. 20th, and the inaugura
on of a plan to prevent a re
jction of representation in the
iitianal republican couvention.:
ntire harmony prevailed
>roughout the meeting.
Mrs. Mable Dillard, of Hous
>n, Texas, is in the city on a
iree months' visit to relatives
id friends. *
FROM CITY ONTHEEDISTi
A True Representation V?,*
Facti Concerning the Ne>
gro and his Money. ;*.v-r
Orangeburg, July 21, 19?j
have information from some of
our good and experienced farm
ers that the present cotton^op
of this county is the
they have seen wi se
years, and I believe'the J
ment to be true?, for. ifc^ask
fj??n long since conceded^&a^
Orangeburg County has sarisfgf
the best lands for growing;^o|ton
in the State. The soil is richland
fertile and with suitable s^?&ons
and proper cultivation the]antic
ipated yield is always good. ' Any
of our people who may be desir
ous of buying farming lands on
easy terms would do well tb come
to Orangeburg County,
With the Negro, the art of mak
ing money is real easy, but how
to save it is a problem, the solu
tion of which gives him little
concern. His greatest enemy is
whiskey, and the mousy he
spends for this mean and?damn
able stuff in one year wcflM give
Claflin Uuiversity her^|?u,000
endownment and run several ?ru
ral schools nine month
year; pay his honest de
ding his newspaper bil
his family decently, d?i
aU benevolent cans*)
church and commJti?V
anovfar?iv some one may
say that the above statement is
both irregular and extravagant
and void of proofs; well, we will
ask our witnesses a few ques
tions. How many dispensaries
have you in Orangeburg County?
Nine. How long have they been
running? About six or seven
nonths. Amount of sales? $120
)00.00. Of this amount about!
low much was spent by colored
oeople who use "booze" ? About
;wo thirds -$S0,000 00. Come
lown; that will do. Orangeburg
bounty with the exception of five
>r six counties, is the largest in
south Carolina and has but nine
lispensaries, the same being ac
tessible to abont two thirds of
;he (Negro) drinking population
?f the county, which according
o the est imate above given spent
n six or seven months for whis
key $80,000! Now we have one
hird of the drinking population
Negro) who is without his
'booze," give him the same op- j "
lortunity as the others have and j t]
ie will spend in the same length
? time $40,000 for whiskey which
vhen added to $80,000 will give
ou $120,000.00 he spends for
vhiskev in six or seven months.
Jow the above figures simply
epresent the actual cost of the
/hiskey; but we must consider
ubsequent results. He gets
runk-whips his wife, and is
rrested by the poiice, and fined
i mayor's court $10-$15-$25
r sent to the "gang," neglect a
ood job, commits murder, drives
is horse to death, damages his
ew buggy, carelessly burns his
ouse down -disturbs r^brious
'orship-curses and uses ^fane
inguaire, gets sick from expos
re and finally dies and goes to
ell. With the aid of our c\ rch
s, schools and colleges, i ornes
nd societies let us try to redeem
The Fummer Normal at the
tate College will close Friday of
lis week. The enrolln nu is
ow over 200 and this shows the
iterest the race is now taking in
iucational work in this stnte.
Esq Moorer has returne t om I te
iicinnati and reports a . ost|th
leasant and successful tri)
Mr. Marion Jackson and vvife
<-e now on an extended trip west
isiting their children. ^
President Wilkinson went, to
^Barnwell last Friday on business,
fe?he Ihdicjator extends to Mr.
lld - Mrs. ?Jas. W. McPherson
?' congratulations on thear
>f a 'fine boy last Friday
^g-*l}is name is Emanuek
other and son are doing
Well, and^immie is singing "un
to us aBpn is born."
The Rev. C. D. Sally has just
closed.his revival meeting in this
city and reports glorious results.
Rev. Dr. Christie, Presiding
Elder of the Orangeburg Dist,
preached one of his splendids er
?inpns on last Sunday night at
jWrlliams Chapel A. M. E. Church.
. ? Indicator's friend.
CLARIN UNIVERSITY, IS NAME
Esquire Moorer Warns the
Public not to Call School
by Any Other Name.
To the South Carolina Confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, the Alumni Association
of Claflin University, and the
Oreetings:~In accordance with
the request of the Alumni Asso
ciation and the desire of all con
cerned in the present and future
welfare of Claflin University, I
appeared before the board of
bhe Freedmen Aid Society of the
Methodist Episcopal Church on
Tuly.16. 1914 in the city of Cin
cinnati Ohio, and there protested
phanging the name of
yiyersity to Claflin Col
>ther name. After
. ^th^.,board ,spoko u<
gainst submits ? g thech?i..2i i or
my. change and" it was decided
;hat no further steps would ever
je taken in the matter without!
*ull notice being given us in
south Carolina. The name is not
?hanged yet. It is still Claflin
Jniversity and I hereby warn
ny and all persons not to pub
ish or call the school under or
>y any other name than Claflin
Pres. Alumni Association.
we learn that Mrs. M. H. i ^
fright has returned from the j t
ip-country where she took au
iiuch needed rest and that she j (
/ill go to work now, in earnest, U
or thc hospital. ? t
Last Sunday, at the Mt. Zion i *]
baptist church in Laurens U
ounty, she raised $100 in cash L
nd pledges. She is a strong I c
roman, an excellent speaker, a I f
rained nurse of great ability, j t
t is hoped, the people of South
karolina will receive her gladly
'he^ever she goes.
We have been informed that
ie Rev. Richard Carroll hasjbeen
ppointed on the staff of evange
sts by the Southern Baptist
He will begin work in Peters
urg, Va Sept. 13. He will give
is time wholly to lecturing and
reaching. He will remain
resident of the Hospital
ssociation and continue his in
cest, but he will be absent!
.om the state from one to two ' j
lonths at the time. He states
lat there are more than three !
lousand dollars in sight for the;C
jspitai and that the money that:
? raised comes entirely from T
hite people I RI
Card Of Thinks.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Pearson!
ould like to take this oppor-\"
nity of thanking thc many I ^
lends who participated in en- !
rtaining them os royally upon ;
leir arrival in the city of;
lartanburg on the evening of ^
Wednesday July I5th. We ex-;
nd to each and every one our !
wartiest appreciations. j V\
Spartan burg, July 20th.
JOTTINGS FROM GREENWOOD.
Greenwood, July 20th, -Dr. C.
C. Johnson of Aiken stopped in
Greenwood last week enroute to
Honea Path where he went to
institute a Masonic lodge. Dr.
Johnson is also Grand Medical
Register of the Odd Fellow
Lodges in the State and is al
Pythian of distinguished honor
He was the guest of Dr. C. S.
H. Henderson while here.
The people in Greenwood are!
dusting up and arranging things,1
for the reception of the Annual
Convention of Odd Fellows and
Ruths, which meets here next
month. Grand Master McCot
trie and Grand Secretary, H. B.
Rutherford may expect a royal
entertainment while in the Pied
Miss Annie Mae Williams has
returned from the Summer
school at the State College. The 11
session was a glorious one thinks j i
Mrs. C. A. Thompson and (
daughter, of Columbia, passed c
through Friday on a visit to the
Mrs. Nettie Bomar-Logan was c
in the city last week on busi- c
ness. Mrs. Logan married a- t
gain tu a rich preacher in Ches- g
ter some months ago where she N
and the children are most happi- c
ly located. t
G. W. Gilreath has issued the c
program for the Odd Fellow e
Grand Lodge. Even Rev. Mc- r
Kinzie-Harrison of. Sumter.will
be ''delighted" with everything, j h
Messrs. J. T. and Theodore
Percival, who worked for years
on The Press and Banner in Ab
beville, have opened a first class I d
printing snop in Greenwood. jo
Mr. B. F. Means, went co Col- u
um bia Monday night to attend v
the meeting of the State Execu- n
tive Committee of the Repub- o
I i can party. i
The writer understands that: a
the colored citizens of Abbeville1
lave made ample preparations j E
for the entertainment of the An-in
mal convenion of Knights which j h
convenes in that town next ; t<
veek, and that Col. T. H. Henry,
:he Grand Chancellor, holds a a
ipecial letter from the City f<
Council of Abbeville, promising ti
;he Colored Knights every pro- : tl
ection available while there a
Chis is one of the most represen
ative bodies of Negroes to as
icmble any where. The growth^
if the order is marvellous and its j
uture is so fruitful that even!
he man who runs may read.
Misses Beatrice and Florence)
Ihue of Georgetown have been : .
n Greenwood several days the .? >j
juest of Miss Geneva Nance on
jil liam street.
Matthew Cornelius Brown ; ?:
JULY 1913. j (J
Thou art gone but not forgotten ^
"o the land without a cloud j ^
To the home where wait the
ust beyond the pearly gates.
At the bidding of the Father, !
hie by one we'il join you thorn
And enjoy His loving presence J
'hro'out all eternity.
[OTHER, SISTERS AND BROTHER. '
Dearest Matthew, Thou hast
ere thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that hast bereft us
ecan all our sorrows heal.
Yet again, we hope to meet
fhen the day of life is lied.
When in Heaven with joy to
there no faaewell tear is shed.
OUR SPARTANBUR6 LETTER.
Spartanburg, July 15-Mrs.
I Mary Sullivan and family have
gone to Washington, D. C. to stay
After a pleasant visit to friends
and relatives in Jonesville, Union,
and Spartan burg, Mrs. John
Woodson has returned to her
home in Greenville.
Mr. Jno. H. Austin has re
turned srom Hendersonville, N,
C. Me is the picture of health.
Mrs. Sallie Beason and Mrs.
Henrietta Brewston are in Ashe
Mrs. Belle Gaither of Augusta
is visiting in the city.
Mrs. Julia Coleman went to At
lanta last Monday.
Rev. VV. L. Barre of Cleveland
Ohio is visiting his brother-in-law
Mr. Gus Smith on Hines St.
Rev, Harre preached an excel
ent sermon to a large and ap
sreciative audience last Sunday
light from the 12th Chapter of
Corinthians. Subject The power
)f a strong fervent prayer. It
vas good to be there.
Mrs. Rosa Douglass was well
jnough to sit up a little last Tues
lay. Aside from being a well
rained nurse, Rev. Douglass is a
food cook and housekeeper.
Vhile staying around home to
:are for his wife, he has filled
wen ty half gallons and six quart
ans with peaches and six or
light quart cans with black ber
ies. Hurrah for Bro. Douglass.
Mrs. Frank Miller is sick ai b'"
lome on Pilgrim "St."
Mrs. Arthur Hardy is seriously
ll at home on Wo ff ord St.
Mr. Kid Wallace died Wedges
lay morning at his home on ^ax
il Ave. He appeared to be in
:ood health Snnday night but
vas found speechless Monday
norning and remained unconsci
us until tne end came.
Miss Annie Mayberry is dead
t her home on Wickert.
We are glad to learn that Mrs.
Illa Adams and Mr. George Cole
10ns, who have been sick at their
ornes on Cleveland St., are able
D be out again.
A large number of delegates
nd other visitors are in the city
jr the Sunday School Conven
on at Mt. Moriah. We welcome
lem to our homes and wish them
pleasant stay in our city,
pecial Services At Ladson
To Be Held Sunday.
Dr. H. L. RlcCrorey, president
f Biddle University, Charlotte,
?. C. will preach Sunday morn
?g at ll o'clock and at 5 p. m.
riends are cordially invited to
)me out and hear Dr. McCorey,
The following is the standing
? the contestants in the Grafo
?la Contest for the week ending
rednesday, July 22d, at Collins'
epartment Store :
" . G. G25