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ti VOLUME XII . COLUMBIA, S C. SATURDAY, JUNE 26. 1915 NUMBER 43
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. CREAT NI?ETINH OF GOL
n OBED,.'WOMEN OF STATE
. . 5 -
" ; Several Hundred Women
.^o Gather At Darlington In
The Fifth Annual Session
Of The Colored Women's
Clubs-Next Annual Ses
sion Will Be Held In Col
umbia June 191 fi.
Orangeburg, June 22,- With
the falling of the president's
gavel and the singing "God be
with you till we meet again, "
ended the greatest annual meet
ing of The State Federation of
Colored Women's Clubs, in the
history of the state. Darlington
celebrated in gala fashion the
successful ending of the meet
ings by giving a great banquet
The reports showed nearly
$4,GOO raised for all purposes
during the fiscal year. Over$G00
were raised for educational pur
poses. There were 50 clubs re
porting this year, where only a
bout half sojj^py reported last
year. Manfl^Bftiinent visitors
were xJ?k Rm all parts of
of iliiJ Border states.
S|)J| I, were read by
wf^rB HM given careful
stim>*MHrTre federation work.
PresiderTt Marion B. Wilkinson's
annual address was a master
piece Mrs. Anna Andrews,
gaper on recollection of the Na
tional Federation that met at
Wilberforce was fine. Mrs. N.
H. Collins' paper on Why The
Federation ? was all that could
The Sunlight Club of Orange
burg led all other clubs of the
state in the amount of money
raised during the year showing a
total of $473. Charleston was a
'?\ose se?on^wiib..$34???~> % i - -
"No one could possibly appreci
ate the amount and kind of work
carried on by the Federated
clubs of the state unless he were
present at the anmlal meetings.
The sessions began with reports
being made from clubs from all
parts of the state. These reports
continued to come in until the
last meeting Friday. The conge
lation of these women as shown
- Mr then* reports, is marvelous.
'One-is, made, to believe that al
last the-;women of the state ?nc
the Soi0. ""nd have struck theil
p??^-,'(? , V."-^^uJisiasm of th?
pre\ r.,r Ti' t .such a natur?
that\ .' loi (\? " a question oi
time ^>?s ,tn erated Clubs
. will cbvevei ovve ?easthed?yv
line grass/ ..,
, No other organization in th.?
state conducts its business OT
such a high plane of efficiency ai
does the State Federation. Th*
j women^eem to have profited .03
*.'' the f mistakes of the men an?
leap?t4 M?%1^et together, trans
.- <?ap^'b?'3?heBS?vi|^b[- Rapidity, with
. out th? nlany annoying feature!
. . v '".' that so Qften acc?rnp^iny the larg?
?$?P j. - gatherings of men. ;?
.'. South' Carolina's women hav(
fe S. taken a foremost part in the grea
.;:?,' / work of re-viving the Rura
^v; v Schools of the state. Long agi
X ' ; her .women of great vision an<
% \ } f?resight saw that in orde
?yv '' to have a superior civilzation
i ? built upon a firm basis the child
ren must be trained njtoerlv ii
their primary schools?^A care
ful investigation revealed th
fact that the schools of this stat
were the poorest in the country
when it came to the colore
people. In many places it wa
found that the people did nc
even receive one whole month'
training. The schools were foun
, to be-in the hands of very incon
petent te?chers. The federatio
set about to improve these ur
happy^conditions. The result is
in many rural communities th
local clubs have extended th
0," terms of the schools and in som
' "Agriculture" have been adde
Bj to the course. A'young lady wi
11 give her entire time next year t
I fostering of this Extension fes
B i ture of the federation's, worl
B '/Her salary and traveling ??'nei
1 J ses will be met by the State-, r
m$k& - cultural and Mechanical Coirej
B for colored youths at Orange I* uri
mat The federation went on rccoi
8 as being heartily in f?'?vor ol
I State Reformatory or Ne ;
? boys. ? committee ,'as apo;n
ed to meet, simil;ir commiirte
Tom the Palmetto Medical As
sociation and the State Business
League. A standing committee
was organized with Dr. J. H.
Leevy of Florence, chairman,
ind Prof. Benj. F. Hubert of
Drangeburg, secretary. This
committee is empowered to wait
upon the governor of the state at |
some time to be arranged by the
secretary and lay the claims of
the Negro boy before him and
solicit his support in the cam
paign to be waged for this much
need (reformatory. Committees
wiil be appointed in every county
of the state who will wait upon
their repr?sent?t; ves and secure
their co-operation in the effort to
Much can be said in praise of
the way Darlington entertained
the delegates The delegates
one and all were of the opinion
that the federation had never
been so well entertained before.
Mesdames Collins, Gordon, Jen
kins and the pastors of the
churches Revs. Calahan, Scott,
and Rev. Perrin with the host of
others who assisted, seemed
never to tire in trying to make
things pleasant for the visitors.
The slogan for the coming year
is "A club in every town and
community of the state, and
these clubs represented at the
meeting in Columbia June 191G. "
On to Columbia in 1916! What
club will carry the best report?
BUDGET OF NEWS
Gaffney, June 2.-On the 0th,.,
and 10th. inst. Morning Startf
Chapter number thirteeni O, E
S, were entertained by the Grand
chapter of the state, Sir Knight
Bro. E. J. Sawyer and Hon ladyJ
G, E. Thomas; in fact all of th?**
grand officers were at their post
except Hon lady -Wr.i^k J
or Spartanburgi who was absent
on account of death in the farp^j
ly. The public services at Dura
ton Chapel and Limestone werei
a treat to the people of thrfjWty.
The Rev. Mr. R. F. FreAj?Fand
Dr. A. A". Sims know hj^to wel-j
corci? visitors to the city. 9
Revs'. R. B. Beaty. J. O. Allen
and Dr,.Sims were? the pastors
who attended the Baptist state
convention at Newberry from
Mesdames L. A. Gafiney and
Beaty leave here to-morrow for
the Women Baptist state conven
tion at Florence.
The colored people of Cherokee
county will-hbld _ a county fair
this fall. Thjs fair associrtion
was launched by Rev. . Richard
Carroll in 1913. Let all interest
ed begin now for another county
., Last week was one of interest
with the people of the city ir. the
installation of Rev. J. O. Allen,
of Greenviile, as pastor of Bethel
Baptist church. Great sprmons
and Lpeeches of welcome were
ma^eJ^n welcoming Rev. Allen in
our midst. Dr. A. A. S;ms. and
Rev. R. B. Beaty left no stones
unturned in thein sermons And
Dr. J. S Drill (pastor of Firsl
Baptist church white) made the
charge to Rev. Allen and deaccr
board on Sunday evening. Rev.
W M Lipscombs, of Greenville,
told how the Holy Ghost h ac
guided him in helping Bethel tc
secure a pastor. He stated thal
last fall he saw an article in the
/imdicator stating that the Bethel
Philadelphia, and Young Grove
churches were in need of pastors
He at once wrote Brown anc
Riley stating that he had a mai
to offer the chuch in the persoi
of Rev J. O. Allen; asked then
to get in correspondence witl
Rev. Allen and have him to com?
inspect the field and the resul
is that the Rev. Allen was called
$102.96 raised during the week
Miss Anna Sims of Columbi;
is here tp spend the summer.
S. J. Lipscomb
Missionary Concert at Firs
Ther ^ill be a concert give
at Fir? /Calvary Baptist church
Sunday night July 4th by th
missionary society. The public ;
cordially invited to attend. N
admission but a collection will t
Mrs. L. M. Woodson presiden
es1 Mrs. Lillie Trom. secretar;
iAPTIS? S. S. ANO B.
Y. P. UJONVENJ
Important Information Con
cerning The Convention
To Meet At Beaufort Next
Darlington, June 22. -The Ex
ecutive Board of the S; S. and ?.
Y. P. U. Convention at its last
sessionset apart the first Sunday
in July as rally day for the Sun
day schools of the state." Aa>a
means of raising more money for
the work of the convention, the
board asks further that each
Sunday school of the state ob
serve the first Sunday in Jujy
as a special convention day; hold
ing special exercises touooing on
the work of the State S. S. Con
vention. The board asks further
that the money raised in this
special rally be sent to the Cont
vention which meets at Beaufort
15-18. The board sets its mark at
one thousand dollars Let every
school rally that this amount be
raised at this coming convention.
This can be done if every school
will do its duty.
The following persons have
pledged; Rev. J. C. White $25,
Dr. H. M. 'Moore; $25, Supt. O
E. Manigault: $25, Mrs. Ellen
Curtis; $25. Rev. J. H. Walker;
.$25 Miss M. J. Brock; $25. Prof.
Ceorge Pegues; $25. Dr. J J.
Durham; $25, Rev. S J. Rice,
$25, E V. Averv; $25, Rev, I)
F. Thompson, $5. Kev. A. H.
Pinkney, Greenwood $5.
^ The program for the convent
ion has been published in the
papers and notices are being
sent to each participant. We
urge that each one selected by
yboard do his or her djty, not
only to be present but putting
his very best into the task; in or.,,
^-er that" the "convention might
be a great spirtual and intellec
tual feast. Let no one hesitate
Blattend this convention on ac
count of fears of fever; there is
no danger of fever at Beaufort
Beaufort is really a health resort.
?Hmportant as to railway accom
It is advisable that delegates
going to Beaufort travel on block
tickets. All delegates above New
berry should meet at Greenwood
and go from there to Beaufort
over the C. and W. C.*R. R. ar
rangements will be made for a
special cadaver this line. The
president, ^Rsv, H. M. Moore
will see to purchasing of block
tickets. Write him if you are
going to Beaufort.
All delegates who are going
through Columbia should pur
chase a block .ticket from Col
umbiaj^to Beaufort. Rev. J. C
Whit?M.: Columbia will make ar
rangements at that point.
All delegates of the Pee De?
section will purchase a bloc!
ticket to Beaufort. The write;
will make arrangements at tha
Ministers who use permits ar<
requested to travel on a blocl
ticket where they are needed t<
help make out the number. Th'
rate will be the same.
If any school cannot observe
the first Sunday in July as rall;
day, the board asks the secom
be used. We urge that ever;
union be represented by delegat
or letter. Morris College shouN
be especially remembered b
every school; foreign mission
should not be forgotten by an
one. For further informatio
write the president or correspond
Rev. H. M. Moore, president,
Rev. Wm. Howard corresponc
Barnwell, June 23.-On th
second Sunday Rev. B. Levistei
B. D. of Orang?burg filled tl
pulpit of the Bethlehem Bapti?
church and preached a powerf
sermon both morning and nigl
which were Very much enjoye
by a large congregation.
Mrs. M B. Eve visited ip Alie
dale last week and while thei
she paid an official call on tl
Allendale ^Household of Ru
and gave them some helpful
In Barnwell county we can i
deed Fay we are living in t!
land of plenty for our truck
farms, especially the cabbage
farms haye yeilded an hundred
fold for t?ey have.actually been
sold for 25 cent per wagon load
and even given away by the
loads to get them off the lands.
Miss Louise Butler is visiting
Miss Emmie Allen who has been
taking a special course in music
for the past two terms at Pain
College. Augusta is at home again
to the delight of her many
On the third Sunday our pul
pit was graced with the presence
of Rev. G R. Mallog, A. Bl B. D.
And the sermons he preached
while here will not soon be for
gotten for they were filled with
the Holy Ghost, sa mu ch so that
our hearts burned while this man
of God preached.
Mrs. M. B. Eve, Mrs. Sallie
Cowen and Miss Gertie Nix leave
this week for Flor ince to attend
the Woman's State Convention.
Mr, Jas. Green apd deacon W.
W. Ryan returned Friday from
Charleston where they have been
for several months employed by
Mr. John Morris the Ass't.
sup't ot the city's water and
light plant has been in complete
charge for the past month or
more, on account of the illness of
the Supt. and the whole of Barn
well and especially the colored
people are proud of the way in
which he handles the plant.
Miss Louise Gardner of Allen
dale was the guest o? Miss
Emmie Allen last week.
The Queen Esther Cantata
given at Mt. Pisgah A. M. E.
church June 9 was quite a suc
cess, the best local talents played
?heir pOTrobll. ' Cast of^TiHarac
Esther the Queen, Miss Necie
Ahasuerous King, Mr, Thee
Mordecai, Dr. Minus.
Homan, Mr. Goodwin.
Zeresli, Miss Sadie Perrin.
Prophetess, Miss Melrose La
grown and others give credit to
their parts. They relized the sum
Mrs. Jackson of Aiken is guest
of Mrs J. V. Stewart this week.
Janett Moore, the promis
ing son .of Mr. and Mrs Mack
Moore, departed this life June
10 and buried Sunday. Our sym
pathy goes out to the bereaved
family. The decase was a mem
ber of the K of P.
Mr, Walter Moore of Birming
ham Ala. was called heme to
the death of his nephew.
Prof. J. W. Sanders of Tilli
son college Austin, Texas, is
the delightful guest of Miss
F' Moore of Mt. Pisgah
A. M. E. church was elected
delgateto the electoral college
wnich will convene in this city
Litt'e Miss Jinnie Williams
has gone to spend a few weeks
with her grand mother, Mrs
Cornelia Robinson near Ware
MrjghHattie Weir leaves thii
weelfflf?r the mountains.
P. :^P, Robinson of Donalds
spent Sunday in the city guest
of his Mrs. Caro Williams, 36(
New Markett street.
JOSEPH MILLIGAN DEAL
Springfield^uune. 19. -Mr
Joseph Mill?K&l lived a consis
nc chriMjfjffiB member of th
maria t?agHpfehurch and diei
the faith^pP our Lord. Rey
J * C. Giimore of Columbia,v<pas
tor, preached the funeral. Rev. G
W. Rai ford ex-pastor alis? . topi
a part in the burial cermoriy.
His many friends will miss hinj
He left two sons.' three daugh
ters, four brothers, three ">Bist
and a wife to moum^bis',v
Robert Milligan whtf?
brother of the decease
down to attend the^iwrj
New York. Th ere *S J
one thousand people
the burja of the decei
Crops are looking WelUn^ni
part of the country. The sunda
.school and church are movin
upward since our new pastor
Rev. J* C. Gilmore has h
with us. Janie Corbitt.1
COURT UPSETS VALIDITY OF
GRANDFATHER CLAUSE, j
Tribunal Decides Against ?
Constitutionality of Elec-;
tion Regulations Existing
Before 15th Amendment, j
Washington, June21.^-Tho su
preme court, in what is consider
ed ono i>f the most important
race decisions in history,today an
nuled as unconstitutional the Ok
lahoma constitutional amendment
and the Annapolis, Md., voters'
qualification law restricting the
suffrage rights of those who
could not vote or whose ancest
ors could not vote prior to the
ratification of the fifteenth
amendment to the federal con
Chief Justice White, a native
of the South and a former Con
federate soldier, announced the
court's decision, which was un
amious, except that Justice Mc
Rey ni ld took no part in case.
Hy holding that conditions that
existed before the fifteenth am
endment, which provides that
the right to vote shall no: be
denied or abridge on account of
race, color or previous condition
of sarvitude, could not be
brought over to the present day
in disregard of this self exe
cuting amendment, It is general
ly believed that the court went
a long way toward invali
dating much of the socalled
"grand-father clause?, lu con
sultions of Southern states.
FROM SMALL BASIS.
The immediate effect of the
court, s decision was to uphold
the conviction of two Oklahoma
election officials who denied Ne
groes the right to vote in a con
gressional election, and to award
life MarylJmrl - Negroes' ;damage
from election officials in Anna
polis who refused to register
them. The court held that Okla
homa election officials could not
ignore the fifteenth amendment
in wiping out of state constations
the word "white" as a qualifica
tion for voting. In the Mary
land case, the court's decision es
tablished the noint that the fif
teenth amendment applies to
municipal as well as to federal
Discussing the Oklahoma case,
Chief Justice White said the suf
ferage amendment to the state
constitution first fixed a literacy
standard, and then followed il
with a provision creating a stand
ard based upon the condition ex
isting on January 1, 1866, prioi
to the adoption of the flfteentl
amendment, and eliminatec
those coming under that stand
ard from the inclusion in th?
The court held that this actior
recreated and perpetuated th<
very conditions which the fif
teenth amendment was intendec
"It is true," continued tb
chief, "that it contains no ex
j press word of an exclusion o
; any peoson on account of race
color, or previous condition o
; servitude, but the standard it
self inherently brings that re
5 suit into existence.
"In other words, we seek i
; vain for any ground whicl
would sustain any other interpre
) j tation but that the provision, re
curring to the conditions exisl
ing before the fifteenth amend
^ ment was adopted, 'proposed t
' make them the ^asis of the rig!
to suffrage. And the same resuli
. we are of the opinion, is demor
- strated by consideration whethe
e it is possible to discover arfy baf
d is or reason for the standar
thus 'fixed, other tAan the pui
m pose above stated."
r$| MANY BECOME POSITIVE.
kjffrjrhe chief justice had preface
fis state by a developement c
e argument that the restrictio
i? imposed by the fifteenth am?ne
? ment on the power of th? state
crimination against which it was
aimed, the result might
arise that as a cones
quence of the striking down
of a discriminating cause a
right of suffrage would be enjoy
ed by reason of the generic char
acter of the provision which
would remain after the discrim
ination was stricken out."
NOTES FROM STATE COLLEGE.
State Teachers Association
and State Farmers to meet
at College during Summer
Orangeburg, June 22,-Each
day brings letters of inquiry about
rooms and accommodations at
the Summer ?School, which will
open Monday June 28. Reduced
rates have been granted on the
coupon ticket plan by all railroads
in the State for the occasion, and
persons expecting to attend
shuold ask for these rates upon
purchasing tickets. It would be
well for those living at stations
where coupons tickets are not
sold to inquire of the agents for
them at least three days previous
to the time of departure, so that
the ticket form might be had
when the time for the trip
The College has become an all
the-year-round place of instruc
tion. Two weeks after the clos
ing of the regular session a
kindergarten was opened, and
has been attended by a laree
number of children. These little
folks will compose the Practice
School for teachers in the sum
mer session, affording them ideas
of work to be done in the lower
grades of the rural school, which
most of them teach. At the con
dusi.on .of 'tfte^imjQex session-a.
snorfc c?ur'?e school of Agricul
ture will be opened for the bene
fit of farmers who will be able
to give time to this instruction
after they are through laying by
The State Teachers Associa
tion will meet during the summer
session, the dates of July 21-23
having been set aside for this
purpose. An excellent pragram
of papers and addresses has been
arranged, and those who attend
will be greatly benefited. Dele
gates to the National Teachers
Association, which meets at Cin
cinnati July 27th, will be chosen
at this meeting.
The State Farmers will gather
at the College July 27th and dis
cuss problems connected with
rural schools and farm economics.
The attendance at this meeting
is expected to be large and gener
Pullman Porters hold their
first weekly meeting.
New York, Juue 21.-The
Summer session of the pullman
porters weekly began Sunday
morning June 20th ll: a m. at
Mott Haven yards New York
City. There was a large number
of pullman porters present from
schools of every section of the
country. The meeting was a
very interestion one. The prin
cipal address was delivered by
Rev. M Edmonds of Va. Union
Theological Seminary. Among
the others who spoke were
Rev. M. C. White, Davis of
Va. Union, Mr. M. M. Snowden
of New York City agent for the
continnental casuality Co. at
Mott Haven yards and Mr. Wil
iam L. Bryant of State College
of South Carolina at Oran geb?rgt
Bryant made a very interes
ting speech and many expressed
their hopes that he would be
with them the following Sunday.
He is a porter of this Cleveland
All Capital City Civic ^League
members are cord'ally invited to
be present at the regular monthly
meeting, July 2 1915 at Martin's
Hall, lill Washington St. Bish
op Wm D. Chappe'lle A. M., D.
D.? will address us on the situa
tivst .f the day. AU men, and wo
)f i T$ftl?re solicite^ to come and hear
t- 'jpFiffl?jshop. v
a-p.-J^Hf J. R.*,Nowell president,
s- v ' ? v A. E.'Simon, secretary.