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The Southern Indicator.
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA
Editorial Staff. : |
J. A. Roach.Managing Editor
Rev. H. M. Mooro, D. D.. Contributing
Rev. D. E. Thompson, D. D.p Contrib
Rev. I. E. Lowery, D. D., Local Re
porter j ? ? \ i - '
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February 19, 1921
A Great Race Conference is
now a part of history for 1921.
Any honest minister, like an
honest layman will pay his debts
promptly or report the reason
why. The other class will not.
Now is the time to plant that
garden to get early vegetables
The sermons some preachers
preach can't be heard fur the
lives they live.
The typhus disease just intro
duced in New York by . irjimi
ffraojJB from Europe iq-starking
Ne.w^Yurk's best medical skill.
The Columbia State should agi
tate the landing of those destruc
tive incomers on the borders of
The woman or girl of color who
can and does look a white man
salesman or what not, sternly in
the face and transact her bu.i
ness without a "grin" or un
necessary exchange of words as
other women do our men, the
sooner will that man regard her
more respectful and the more
will our men respect her and the
more will she be deserving ol
"Loveless Love Blues."
Loveless Love Blues is the title
of the latest blues sung by W.
C. Handy, originator of the
blues idea, and better known b>
"St. Lauis Blues" and "Memphis
Blues" which ara known the
world over. The Q. R S. Com
pany has made a roll of this
number featuring a colored
pianist, James P. Johnson of
New York City. Since January
1st six phonograph companies
have mada phonograph records
of "Loveless Love" as the words
are a novel construction and the
music characteristic of Mr. Han
dy, The chorus of "Loveless
Love" is written in Spanisn tem
po and carries a simple melody
as beautiful as ' Silver Thread*
Among The Gold." Thesecond
chorus is written in Jazz tempo
and is pronounced by all who
hear it as an innovation in the
song writing game.
Pace and Handy, Music Co ,
enjoys th* distinciion of being
of being the first to publish al
song with the laughing trombone
and the first to put over a song
with Mamie Smith in the records
and the first to lend dignity to
the Blues. This Company is do
ing a pioneer work which in th<
years to come will be pointed to
with pride by members of th?
We Don't Agree.
The Indicator noted that re
presentatives Mason and Strib
ling of Anderdon are contending
th it certain parts of unsettled
ai i i in Georgia be reclaimed r y
S ? Ith C irolina. We don't agree
with the gentlemen. South Car
. . .
ulina is loo much like Georgia
now and being fearful that this
part of Georgia s.dded to South
karolina will aiao add to her dark
ulots, we say let Georgia have
that snip of land. Furthermore
were it possible to annex Ander
son. Abbeville, Hampton, Fori
viotte and like places to th?
blaek record of Geoi Kia. The In
tiieotor would legislate those
places to Georgia without fur
i ther procedure.
Thc Committee Appointed.
We had the pleasure last wee!
of calling the attention of oui
readers to The Royal Theatre, f
"movie huuse" in this city con
ducted by whites exclusively foi
the exclusive patronage oi Ne
groes. This Theatre for som?
Lime has been tee topic of dis
cussion among our people be
cause of the little recognitior
given those who patronize it, ex
cept to come in great and stn
greater numbers to patronize it,
This the Negroes of Columbi!
ire tired doing and have reallj
resolved not to do so much lang'
er. For that reason we had i
tittle say last week and suggest
ed that before the leading mini*'
ters and business men of the citj
took any steps to satisfy the dis
satisfied public that the minis
ters who have the cars cf th?
people appoint a committee tc
wait on the owmer and managei
and lay bare the desires of th?
peoole and if a deaf ear is giver
chis committee tjien take suer;
steps as the leading minds think
We gladly say that in keeping
with our suggestion the Inter
denominational Ministers Unior
nas appointed that committee
and the same is at work. We
hoping that this committee wil!
he able to make a favarable re
port back to the Union next Tues
Just what the demands ar?
that this committee will make
we do not know but we do know
that with the men of experience
and ability among us to manage
and operate the theatre in ever)
branch they certainly should be
given positions and that the
theatre should be conducted on 2
high ordor. Nothing less thar
this should satisfy, nothing lesE
than this should be granted.
Strength rIn Unio'n. *
Another step foward for Co
lumbia's colored citizenry is the
formulated plan for a large
Building and Loan Association to
help the masses. From first
hand information, this Organiza
tion is a certainty and is only a
matter of time to properly or
ganize which will be done next
Thursday night, February 24th,
ar. Zion Baptist Church. The
capital s ock is $50,000 at $50 00
per share. Many have airead}
subscribed for shares and many
more will subscribe. This is as
it should be It is high time
that our peoplein Cojumbiashovld
cooperate and combine their for
ces if we would get the recogni
The Indicator would urge every
colored man and woman to sub
scribe to the capital stock of this
new concern and help to put it
into operation at once and here
after when we need money to
buy a home or pay for what we
have let's go tu our own.
Let's meet at Zion next Thurs
The iatest introduction under
jim crowism in South Garolina ?B
a bill to jim crow pictures in the
atres- That is a white picture
cannot be shown in a colored the
atre and vise versa if the bill is
carried. And it seems to meet
with favor with the lawmakers:
for it has passed its third read
ing at this writing.
We now have jim crow publit
carriers, jim crow churches, jim
crow stores, jim crow waiting
rooms, jim crow clerks, etc., and
it seoms that now we are to have
jim crow pictures. Going some.
You will hare to move up Geor
Somehow or other during the
heat of the jim crow fever law
makers they overlook the main
ssues. Since jim crowism is the
ssue we should like to read of
?arried bills to prohibit white
?nen from owning and managing
?olored theatres; one to prohibit
vhite lawyers from defending
Negroes, one to prevent white
lectors from practicing on Ne
?roes, one to prevent white in
ujrance companies and white col
ectnrs from insuring and collect
ng from Negroes; one to prohib
t white clerks(espec:ally female)
rom serving Negroes; one to
?rohibit white printers from re
:eiving printing from Negroes;
JUST WHAT YOU'VE BEEN ,'
A break in th? prices of Woolens.
Owing to the Reduction our Woolen Mosses have granted us, we
aro able to make a suit from $30 00 upward. See our line before
you buy your next Suit or Overcoat. We are experts.and guaran
tee both style aud fit.
B. Fr 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 ysjur Suit will be made. We are now
carrying a full line olPFrench 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.OJ) 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.
I OUR GREAT WORD!
SERVICE was our aim
E very day puring 1920!
R endering each customer the
V ery best SERVICE
I n our power will be a
C onstant feature of our business
E very hour during 1921!
ALLISON LUMBER GO.
"The SERVICE Yard"
Phone 185. 720 Lady Street
DR. N. A. JENKINS,
, Atfer .practicing (or S?relxe years, we ^ have found the _fleld ot_ medi
cine so broad that lt ls necessary to limit our practice along certain
Unes 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 entirety 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, lt
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.
one to prohibit our women from I
"grining" in th? fates of white
men: one to prohibit white
drug stores from felling Negroes
anything. These and a few oth
ers. Such bills providing ample
time fer the Negrots to prepare
to meet tnie emergeney would
nc doubt bring the Negrees to
gether one fer all ways and make
them place the real value on
their dollars; for it seems that
they will only do what "white
folks" fore? them to do even for
their very best interest as a race.
So let the bills come ' 'white
We Hope It is Not True.
"Lord, you know that religion is
growing ao cold and sin 1B growing
so bold" is a striking utterance and
a bold confession I heard made In a
recent' prayer by a good man. The
statement is an old worn sentence fre
quently used in prayer. We dare criti
cise prayer less we be guility of judg
ing the heart .and motive of the per
son thus engaged by the use of these
old common sentences; none of us
"know how to pray BB we ought'." As
we study our condition and recount
a few of our many blessings we hope
this expression so earnestly uttered
in our good brother's prayer is not
There ?B every reaBon for the suc
cessful growth of the Christian re
ligion among us. The growth of plant's
depend upon suitable conditions such
as soil, sunshine, rain, cultivation, etc.
Nature plays an important part, then
too, human skill comes in with ita
contribution. The Christian religion's
growth among a people depends upon
similar agencies. We have the divine
side and human side. The unique plan
of redemption has been wrought by
Jesus and the Holy Spirit ls heaven's
agent in the world and the Christian
people are being used by Him In keep
ing alive and very active this religion
which in time must reach that large
proportion so as to cover the whole
Let us take time and count our
human aids which are rightly to be
depended upon in their contribution to
the development of religious growth.
We have the home, church, schools,
colleges, universities young men und
women's associations temperance
unions, hospitals and many other like
agents which are unknown to us. If
these are playing their real part in
advancing the one thing upon which
the destiny of the whole world de
pends, why do we go mourning before
death strikes its last and Anal blow.
But since this suggestive statement,
in the prayer referred to above, meets
the assent of the large majority of
those listeners it is undoubtedly some
thing tilting about this development.!
Some of these departments are evi
dently falling short. Upon which shall
this fault be placed? Surely the homes
are not at fault. These are the bed
rock of any nation's civilization. Here
in is the father, priest, prince and
king, and the mother a veritable queen.
The children honor those in whose
facen they first' looked, above all' other
as the imbodiment of purity and love.
They believe in their parents' re
ligion and every thing else until they
&re deceived, then all respect and con
science take the wings ot doubt and
inbellef and light upon a cliff in an
More anon. H. M. M.
BUILDING AND LOAN
All persons interested in the
proposed People's Building: and
Loan Association, those who have
subscribed for shares and pros
pective subscribers, are calif d to
meet at Zion Baptist Church,
next Thursday night, Feb. 24 at
B o'clock. Don.t fail to come
and come on time.
Hats made to order or old bats
made new at the Waverley Millinery
Shop, 1100 Gervais St.
HARDY & PINeKNEY
Columbia's Leading Colored
Undertakers & Embalmers
Funeral Supplies at Lowest Prices
Complete Motor Funeral Equipment, consisting of
Au tomobi lesearse, Limousines and Ambulance.
Prices the Same as Horse Drawn Equipment.
.1006 Washington Street 305 West Coffee Street
Everybody knowe us now. Why? Our work has advertised us. Why?
Because lt Is the b ' ^ut by any colored shop in the State. Who
says so? All the i Columbia and In many parts of the
We make our > .. We guarantee the quickest deliveries
of all the shops.
We have a lar 4t prices from $40.00 and up for Suits and
Overcoats. \ - .
EN & PAUL
Phone 1963. ?* 1123 Washington Street.
olumbia, S. C.
(Chutai ?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 Por Less Money.?
r An Investigation Solicited.
$75,000 Strong F qr Your
J. H. GOODE, Gen. Mgr.
l?Ol1-2 Taylor St. .Columbia^ S JD.
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.
: We Have Mamie Smith's
IT'S RIGHT HERE FOR YOU
THE ROAD IS ROCKY
FARETHEE 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 2000 P. M. Asbury, Mgr.
W C. JOHNSON
H. W. BRADLEY
J. W. MORRIS
Funeral Directors & Licensed Embalmers
1115 Washington St., Phone 3500
You are cordially ted to visit and inspect the full lines af
CoeWmSt^ SB C
1124 Washington St. -
CeHege Boys, Professional Mon, Railroad, Steamship and Hot?]
In fact, to all man who asoire to foal fit and fashionable.
Thar? is Snap about our Shirts, Collars. Scarfs, Hosiery, Lona*,
tn* Robes. Quality? Serrice and a Genial Smile await yen nt
Phons 2301. LOVE B. WOODS.
BUY 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 a-, m.,
2 to 4:00 p. m.
1006 Marlon St. Columbia, 8. C.