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The Southern Indicator.
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA.
! PHONE 2637.
! Editorial Staff.
J A. Roich.Managing Editor
Rev. H. Moore, D. D., Contributing
Rev. D. F. Thompson. D. D.f Contrib
Rev. L Lowery, D. D., Local Re
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OMa ! Editor.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1921.
Boys;help to save the other fellow's
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Plant; an early garden in well pre
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Meet:your friends at the great Race
Conference next week.
Stop j knocking the other fellow and
let's ali pull together.
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Merchants who advertise usually
have something to sell they are not
afraid to have examined.
No better evidence has a pastor that
his officers and members are with him
than when he knows they reverence
him and respect his wishes.
Like all business concerns, last week
was stock taking week with us, when
it was! ours to use our "carving knife"
on "dead heads" and get a better start
for the year's work that lies before
Sorry, but .The Indicator will not
visit ijaany this year that it did visit
last year. But we are glad to say
that many new ones are being entered
on our list to take their places.
We jsolicit the co-operation of each
of our; subscribers this year more earn
estly than ever. No better friend has
any paper than the one who will pay
promptly for the same and encourage
others; to do likewise. And no worse
enemy has a paper than the one who
will receive a paper year in and year
out and never pay for it unless he is
asked in person to do so when he hap
pens to see the editor or representa
tive, and sometime never.
Newspaper statistics show that 81
newspapers and magazines were forced
to suspend publication during 1920 be
cause during the high cost of material
and every other item that went into
the publishing of these publications
were so much in excess to the returns
from advertising and subscriptions.
The Indicator will not be suspended,
but hereafter will pay strict attention
to subscription list and without notice
suspend the paper to delinquent sub
There are some who are honest and
thoughtful enough to pay up their dues
when due, to these, be they ever so
few, The Indicator will visit.
The Good Samaritan Hospital.
Among the many prosperous busi
ness institutions hereabouts The Good
Samaritan Hospital and Training
School for Nurses comes in for special
No one can fully appreciate the real
good work this hospital is doing but
one who visits this institution and in
spects it. Hundreds of patients from
all parts of the State enter this in
stitution in the course of the year and
are relieved of their many and varied
afflictions, by the best medical skill ob
tainable and the best hospital accom
modations including the tender cares
of the kind nurses. It can be said to
the credit of this hospital that it has
more registered nurses throughout the
State than any other hospital in the
State and that her nurses meet the
examination tests with success.
$*his hospital stands as a monument
of the great accomplishments of Mrs.
L. J. Rhodes, the owner. Not only
Mrs. Rhodes but the womanhood of
Columbia and South Carolina in gen
eral can point to this hospital with
pride and receive new inspiration.
Information comes to The Indica
tor that Mrs. Rhodes offers the Negro
Baptists of South Carolina this well
equipped and well established hospital.
In our mind the denomination would
not and could not go wrong on accept
ing this institution if the price and
terms can be arranged to suit and we
have not the slightest idea that they
cannot be so arranged.
THE ROYAL THEATRE,
From all reports afloat in the city,
something is radically wrong with the
ownership and management of The
Royal Theatre, also the Lincoln,
which has again opened %its doors to
our people, for patronage without
which both would soon go out of bus!*
The information comes to us that
for some time The Royal Theatre is
owned and managed exclusively by
white, and while this theatre Is wholly
supported by colored patronage, no
employment of importance is given
our people. This affair is being dis
cussed on every side by our people
as unjustifiable. And in our judgment
it is unjustifiable and should not be
tolerated. And, like many others, we
say such must not and will not be up
held. There are competent, honest
and reliable men among its only pat
ronage to manage this theatre and op
erate any and all of its machinery, and
from among its patronage ^hould come
such. Unlike the druggist, the grocer,
or clothier, the owner of a theatre ex
clusively for colored is at the mercy
of the colored and in which case he
must give due recognition or suffer im
parable loss. Though this condition is
being strongly discussed and actions
planned among those whose word
stands for something, we would ad
vise that no actions be taken until
a representative committee waits on
the owner of this theatre and allow a
?air chance to grant due considera
tion. And if he is unwilling, then,
and not until then is the time to act.
The ministers of Columbia compos
ing this committee would, we are sure,
get a favorable report to make, for
certainly the owner and manager are
considerate men and know what it
would mean if all colored papers, min
isters and leading men and women
would turn their influence against
In our judgment this is what should
be done first. Let the ministers get
SHALL WE FORGET THEM?
BY DR. H. M. MOORE.
"The evil that men do lives after
them. The good is often interred with
Too often is this really true. Judg
ing from people's general action. When
parents through hard toil and the most
sacrificial struggle put their children
through school thereby placing them
in position to live honorably then these
same children forget the loving con
sideration due their parents. They
ought bear the mark of the world's
condemnation. In fact, any who have
used their opportunity in contribut
ing to the bettering of one's condi
tion ought not be lightly esteemed and
never forgotten. But how to the con
Perhaps no set of men living or have
and will ever live to whom the world
owes a greater debt of gratitude for
real godly, unselfish, unpaid, earnest
service than to that class constituting
the ministry. To say that he is easily
forgotten, especially by Baptist, is stat
ing a well known fact which our
denomination must accept with shame.
Just fifty-eight years have passed
since the iron heel'of oppression has
been lifted and our forefathers went
forth with songs of praise. Marvelous
has been the upward progress of our
people, too numerous indeed, to men
tion here. We proudly boast in swell
ing acclamations that often become
bpistrous over our educational ad
vancement. Our church is the only
institution of permanent duration. This
institution has grown to be a world
power, and is still increasing in favor
with God and man. Today the church
is doing vastly more permanent and
lasting good than all the other insti
tutions of the world. The undisputed
fact is, all other institutions aiming
at the uplift and bettering of humanity
owe to the church their exhalted ideas.
The questions of vast importance
are, who were the prime promoters of
these organizations? What were the,
circumstances under which this and
that church were erected? These are
facts essential to the history of any
denomination. How many Baptist
churches in the State can furnish such
data from their church records. _
The shame is these men who wrought
bo nobly have about been forgotten.
Among our denomination there are less
than one dozen of these pioneer pas
tors active who s made it possible for
these young pastors to boast of their
present accomplishments. We are but
reaping where they sowed and gather
ing where they strewed. Every young
pastor ought forget his anniversary, '
if need be, and gather the scattered in
formation of those grand good men
whe labored, often without money and
without price and have annual meet
ings in honor of those who have crossed
There is to be a real history of the
Baptist denomination in South Caro
lina in the near future. Professor
3. P. T. White, editor of the Rock Hill
Messenger, Rock H l, S. C.L is presi
lent of this hist?riai society^ through 1
jehich this record is to come. He is *
me of the best informed layman in s
he State, a writer of note and in every- c
vay worthy of this task. The history th
JUST WHAT YOU'VE BEEN
A break in the prices of Woolens.
Owing to the Reduction our Woolen Hoises have granted us, we
aro able to make a suit from $30.00 apward. See our line before
yeu bay your next Suit or Overcoat. We are experts and guaran
tee both style aud fit
B. F. PRIESTER
1323 Assembly St Phone 3763
Is found at our place. Don't rob yourself. See our stock of
all the latest styles, not samples, but whole pieces of woolen
goods from which your Suit will be made. We are now
carrying a full line of French B ack Serges, Doeskin, Drape,
Broadcloth, Navy Blues and a variety of fancy styles for
your selection. Polite service awaits your call.
Ladies' Suits, Coats, Skirts and. Dresses made to measure.
A full line of Furs and Neck Pieces. Coat Suits $29.00 and
up, Long Coats $29.00 up, Silk Seal Plush Coats $52.50 up.
Ladies, call and let us show you these latest styles.
J. W. BRUNSON
713 Main St Phone 2162 Columbia, S. C.
OUR GREAT WORD!
SERVICE was our kim
E very day during 1920!
R endering each customer the
V ery best S;E R V I C E
I n our power will be a
* C onstant feature of our business
E very hour during 1921!
ALLISON LUMBER 6?.
"The SERVICE Yard''
729 Lady Street
DR. N?A. JENKrNS,
Attor practicing for twelvjhi(ars we have found the field of medi
cine so broad that it is uoffifary to limit our practice along certain
lines in order to do the best work. While we do a very limited
amount of general practice, we are trying to' confine our work
almost entirely to office practice. We have made a specialty of
Female Diseases, Diseases of the Throat, Removal of Tonsils and
Adenoids, Stomach Trouble, Disease of the Chest and Joints, Re
moval of Ingrowing Nails and New Growths, and all kinds of office work.
We find that if these ailments are corrected before they go too long, it
will save many patients from hospital operations.
Office Hours: Telephones:
9:00 a. m. to 11:00 a. m. Office, 3763
12.00 m. to 1:00 p. m. Residence, 3873
3:00 p. m. to 7:00 p. m.
Office, 1323 Assembly St. Residence, 2202 Hampton Ave.
of these men will suddenly furnish a
splendid fountain of inspiration and
information from which the denomina
tion may drink with pleasure and
These men have doubtless done a
work that could hardly be accomplish
ed by us and to their sainted memory
we owe our all as a denomination.
Shall we forget them?
One year ago, February 3d, my dear
sister, Mrs. Julia A. Kenner, of Ridge
Springs, passed into that great be
yond, where pains and sufferings are
felt no more. Even though the
months are gliding into years, her
presence is sorely missed, and we
yearn constantly for her, whose mem
ory still lingers with us. 'Tis hard to
think of her as gone forevermore, for
she was a loving sister, wife, mother
and a consecrated Christian.
Sister, thou wast mild and lovely.
Gentle as the summer breeze;
Pleasant as the air of evening,
When it floats among the trees.
Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in the grave below;
Thou no more wilt join our number,
Thou no more our songs shall C
5Tet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled;
rhen in heaven with joy to greet thee, c
Where no farewell tears are shed. i
Her sister, i
Mrs. Mary B. Butler, ]
Chester, s. C 1
CARD OF THANKS.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Washington take
Lhis method of thanking the many
iriends for their kindly expressions,
sympathy shown, and floral tributes
luring the recent illness and death of
ieir son, Clarence. S
WANTED AT ONCE
Several reliable, capable and ener
getic young men as county agents* to
represent the Mutual Relief and
Benevolent Association of South Caro
Attractive inducements to men who
For particulars, write J. H. Goode,
General Manager, 1501% Taylor St.,
Columbia, S. C.
OUR HONOR ROLL.
Prof. T. L. Duckett, $2.00; Mr. D.
H. Means, $1.50; Mrs. Blanche Taylor,
?1.50; Mr. W. A. Thompson, $1.50 ;Dr.
H. M. Moore, $5.00; Mr. J. C. Arte
mus, $2.00; Dr. L. Bragg Anthony,
Sumter, $1.50; W. F. Dunbar, Dunbar
ton, $1.50; Mrs. E. Brown,, $1.50; Mrs.
Julia Young, 50c; Mr. Berry Davis,
90c; Mrs. W. H. Reeves, $1.00; Mrs.
Genia Chfsholm, 90c; R. H. Hill, Clin
ton, $1.00; Mrs. Anna Wright, $1.00;
Etev. M. G. Johnson, 50c; Mrs. Julia
Scott, $1.00; Mrs. J. C. Hughes, $1.50;
tfr3. Daisy Williams, $1.00; Miss Isa
iore Miles, $1.00; Miss Janie Smith,
52.00; Rev. Jy F. Green, $1.50; Mrs.
I. R. Wallace, 50c; Mrs. S. E. Sims,
0c; Rev. J. H. Johnson, $1.00; Thos.
rilliard, $2.00; Wm. Johtfson, $1.00.
GRADED SCHOOL j
Ridgeway, S. C, Jan. 20.?Our grad
;d school went down in ashes yester
[ay. We had just let out for recess
vhen the fire was discovered. The
vind was in the fire's favor, so it
Durned down quickly. The building
?ras worth $1,000 with no insurance.
The trustees say the school must go
jn, so we are teaching in a nearby
murch for the time being.
They are going to rebuild at once,
m B. L. Hall, Principal.
Hats nade to order or old hats
made nev? at the Waverley Millinery
hop, 2400 Gervais St
H?!ROY & PIN6KNEY
Columbia's Leading Colored _
Undertakers & Embalmers
Funeral Supplies at Lowest Prices
Complete Motor Funeral Equipment, consisting of
Automobile Hearse, Limousines and Ambulance.
Prices the Same as Horse Drawn Equipment.
1006 Washington Street 305 West Coffee Street
Everybody knows us now. Why? Our work bas advertised us. Way?
Because it is the best turned out by any colored shop in the State. Wks
says so? All the best dressers in Columbia and in many parts of Ue
We make our work in our shop. We guarantee the quickest deliveries
of all the shops.
We have a large, swell stock at prices from $40.00 and up for Suits and
OWEN & PAUL vi ^ .
Phone 1963. 1123 Washington Street
Columbia, S. C.
Mutual Relief # Benevolent
"The South Carolina Mutual" Ins. Co.
The Greatest of Its Kind in The State
OVER 150 AGENTS EMPLOYED
It Gires as Good Protection as Any For Less Money.
? An Investigation Solicited.
$75,000 Strong For Your
J. H. GOODE, Gen. Mgr.
15011-2 Taylor St. Columbia,. S. 0.
N. J. JENKINS
Groceries and Produce sold at Low Prices,
We carry a Full Line of Groceries etc at all times.
Give me a trial order. We solicit your orders.
601 ASSEMBLY STREET
COLUMBIA, S. C
YES: We Have Mamie Smith's
IT'S RIGHT HERE FOR YOU
THE ROAD IS ROCKY
FARE THEE HONEY BLUES
BE SURE AND COME TO OUR NEW LOCATION
Pianos, Player Pianos, Victrolas and all the latest and best
in Records and Player Rolls.
THE JOHN CHURCH CO*
1606 Main St Phone 2009 P. M. Asbory, Mgr. .',
W C. JOHNSON
H. W. Bkadliy
Johnson - Bradley-Morris
Funeral Directors & Licensed Embalmers
??5 Wasnington St., Phone 3500
You are cordially ted to visit and impact the Ml Un* at
1124 Washington St - -
ZoHege Boys, Professional Men, Railroad, ItHawiiw
In fact, to *M mes who aspiro to fool ftft su*d fa
rkoro is Snap about our Shirts, Collars, Scarfs, Hiisiiw i
ng Robes. Quality, Service and a Genial SnsD? *weJt f
Phone 2301. LOVE B. WOODS.
*UY ALL LEATHER GUARANTEED
SHOES for Men, Women and Chil
dren at I. S. Leevy's, 1221 Taylor
St Phone 319.
DR. HARRIET B. DAWKINS
Office hours, 9:30 to 11:30 fc m.;
2 to 4:00 p. m.
1006 Marion St. Columbia, 8. C