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COLUMBIA, S.C. SATURDAY, JUNE 18 1921 NUMBER 30
THE PROPHET IS IN
On Sunday, June 9, I precahed at
New Hope Baptist church, Belton, S.
C. Rev. Stewart is the pastor. Brother
W. H. Latimer, who is a member of
my high council, met me with his
fine car and carried me to his home,
where I spent two pleasant nights.
The service at this church was fine
and the audience showed a great
spiritual interest in the service. I
was at this excellent church 11 months
ago and secured many subscribers for
the great weekly. Brother Pf C.
Clinkscales, who is another member of
the council, came a long distance to
hear the prophet. He is a member of
Pleasant Hill church. Brother Rice
came with him. A nice collection was
taken for me. I called for subscribers
for the Indicator and several came
forward. This is a fine farming sec
. tion and a great many colored peo
ple own their homes. Deacon L. E.
Cooly is one of the wealthiest farmers
in the Piedmont section; also C. C.
Latimer, W. H. Latimer, C. C. Cooly
and the diplomatic Deacon Earle and
others are -men of high standing.
After cervice we went to Brother W.
H. L&timer's home anci Sister Lati
mer prepared a fine dinner for us and
Brother Clinks:ales, who is president
of the Rocky River Singing Conven
tion, made some fine music for us on
the piano. By request of thii prophet
he played "They Tell Me 01 An Un
cloudy Day." Brother Latimer is one
of the leading young men of Anderson
county. While at Laurens I found
that half of the colored people own
their own homes and that two-thirds
of the families of Bethel church own
their homes. Mrs. Maxwell, the or
ganist at Bethel, who was the wife of
the late Dr. Maxwell, is one of the
finest that I have ever met and Mrs.
Emmaline Nelson has one of the finest
voices that I have heard. I had the
pleasure to visit Greenville and have
a short talk with a number of my old
friends. I visited Friendship church.
This is the church that I was baptised I
at by Rev. J. E. Washington. A finel
literary contest was had by Mrs. Lula
Payne. It was a high class literary ]
?t Cure judges ; a?so wns cS
to make a short address. All were
advised to not be worried by the un
favorable news in the papers but just
put your trust in God. Mrs. Payne \
is a teacher in the graded schools and
is a fine leader. I spent the night with
Rev. James Goodlett, who has been a
friend of mine all his life. He is a
preacher and a great scholar and
teacher, and has a nice home. This)
church has sent out as many able
church workers as any other church
of the same membership. Quite a num
ber of my friends subscribed for the
Indicator and one good friend sub
scribed without my request. Paris
Mountain and Blue Ridge looked so
.beautiful. I talked with Rev. Burke,
my friend. He is doing a great work.
The paper goes to (1) C. C. Latimer,
back dues $1.50; also C. C. Latimer,
$1.50 renewal, total $3, Belton, S. C,
R. F. D. 4; (2) W. H. Latimer, $1.50,
Belton, S. C, R. F. D. 4, box 6; (3)
F. C. Clinkscales, 90 cents, Anderson,
R. F. D. 8; (4) J. W. Rice, 90 cents,
Anderson, S. C, R. F. D. 8, renewal;
( 5) George Williams, 90 cents, Ander
son, R. F. D. 8. Mr. Williams sub
scribed last October for one year and
he is the only man that has said that
he has never received a paper. (6)
W. H. Sullivan, 90 cents, Belton, R.
F. D. 4, box 64; (7) L. E. Cooly, 90
cents, Belton, R. F. D. 4, box 17; (8)
J. E. Earle, 90 cents, Belton ,R. F. D.
4, box 18 E; (9) Mrs. Selena Jeffer
son, 90 cents; Laurens, S. C, box 88;
(10) Rev. James Goodlett, 90 cents,
Greenville, R. F. D. 1; (11) Rev. W.
M. Lipscomb, 90 cents, 234 Mulberry
St., Greenville; (12) W. E. Payne, 90
cents, 254 Birnie St., Greenville; (13)
T. J. Bryant, 90 cents, 230 W. Wash
ington St., Greenville; (14) B. H.
Rutherford, 90 cents, 1 Oak St.,
Greenville, S. C. Please send Mr
Williams' paper. Total, $15.30.
Rev. Arthur Ross.
AN OLD COLUMBIAN
Mr. John F. Lopez, formerly
of Columbia, who madt his home
in Ntw York City for the pas
few years, departed this life
Snnday evening, May 29, 1921.
He leaves a devoted wife and
five children, Mr. JohnF. Lopez,
Jr., Mrs. C. T. Suber, Mrs. J
Rufus Perry, Mr. Ellery T. Lo
pez, Mr. Edward A. Reese.
PLEA FOR NEGRO
MADE TO WOMEN
Mrs. W. A. Newell Speaks on
Anderson, June 9.?At the evening
session of the Woman's Missionary
conference of Upper South Carolina
of the Methodist church, which is be
ing held here, Mrs. W. A. Newell of
Statesville, N. C, made an address on
Wednesday evening on the "Inter
racial Relationship." Mrs. Newell
made a plea for better conditions for
the Negroes of the South, better race
relationship, and cited the commis
sion on racial relationship of Atlanta,
stating that in giving the Negro a part
in the commission, and a chance to
express themselves on matters per
taining to their betterment that the
results had been most gratifying.
Mrs. Newell said that when a griev
ance is stated then half the sting is
gone. In this forum it had been found
that there were five things that the
Negro wanted: "Better opportunities
for themselves and leaders," "The Bal
lot," "Better conditions of travel,"
'Justice in courts." "Better labor con
ditions for the men," while the women
wanted better domestic service rela
tions, child welfare, better conditions
or" travel, better educational facilities,
stopping of lynching, fairness in pub
lic press, and the ballot.
Mrs. Newell begged that the white
women take an interest in the Negro
public schools, that the women have a
targe part in creating a change of
sentiment towards the Negroes of the
South. That they had no right to
send missionaries to China, Brazel or
Africa until they had done their whole
duty to the race that was with them
at home. She also urged the women
to form an auxiliary to their societies
and to help the Negro women and en
The Rev. J. C. Roper also appealed
to the women to assist in the present
campaign for Christian education, say
ing that Christian education had to
make amends for the committing of
national suicide, that the women must
stimulate the wavering line, and say,
world new hope.
Ninety-Six, S. C, June 8.?The col
lege students are arriving every day.
Miss Gertrude Moore from Little
River Institute, Miss Willie Moragne,
Benedict college, Mr. Robert Dean,
Miss Maggie Dean and Eddie Harris,
State &. Miss Mattie Forrest,
High F Baltimore, Md.; MJiss
Willie G>< High School, Columbus,
Ohio. Welcome home, young people,
we hope you all a pleasant vacation.
Mrs. Lula Griffin has been real sick,
but we are glad she is much better
at this writing.
Mrs. Maud Hawkins of Greenwood,
S. C, spent several days here last
week, the guest of Mrs. G. A. Parker.
Mrs. Adelaide Brunson is on the
sick list yet. She has been sick for
quite a while. Mrs. Brunson is a
faithful mother and church worker.
We hope for her a speedy recovery.
Mrs. Mary Floyd of Greenwood
spent a few days here, the guest of
Mrs. Nancy WTaller.
Mrs. Daisy Simmons is home, after
a pleasant visit in Milledgeville, Ga.
She reports a fine time.
Mesdames Clark and Parker spent
a very pleasant day in Greenwood last
Rev. A. A. Pinckney ,the beloved
pastor of Bethlehem Baptist church,
was the guest of Deacon F. T. Cyrus
Saturday and Sunday.
The services at Bethlehem Sunday
were real good. Sunday evening the
pastor used for a text, "Righteousness
exalteth a nation; but sin is a re
. proach to any people." Prov. 14:34.
WTe all enjoyed this great sermon.
At 7:30 we had our B. Y. P. U. meet
ing. Mrs. P. B. Martin is our presi
dent. At 8:30 the pastor preached an
other excellent sermon. He used for
a text, "And it was noised abroad that
j he was in the house." Rev. Pinckney
was at his best.
Mr. Mose White and Aaron White
spent a few hours with Mr. and Mrs.
S. D. Clark Friday evening.
I The Woman's Missionary Society,
I under the leadership of Mrs. C. A.
! Clark, is doing real good work. We
hope before December to have every
female member of Bethelehem a mem
ber of the Missionary society.
Mr. Jessie Alexander is home to stay
with his family a while. Mr. Alex
ander is a first class painter.
d shoes for the wl
- June 13th to July 22nd.?0
ers of Richland and adjacent c
did faculty will be provided, u
Our County Board to give ins
For other information; add?i
DONT GET TOO
"Oh there is my insurance ni an,"
said one colored lady as she threw her
arms into the air and rushed to him
in terror, ?s the throng of looters and
vandals rushed into her home with
their death and torches. Poor con
solation she got from her supposed
friend, who had been collecting in
surance from her every day. "Get
back, dam you, don't get too smart."
is the answer she is said to have re
ceived. Her house is in ashes roday,
her white insurance agent was one of
those who made up the fiendish party
thrt caused her ruin."
The above is a clipping from The
Black Dispatch, published in Okla
homa City concerning the Tulsa riot.
A similar consolation awaits all Ne
groes of white insurance companies
with the kind of agents who have al
ways at their command such nick
names as "Auntie," "Uncle," "John,"
"Jim," "Ben," etc. Such as always
make themselves so familiar and so
much at home that it is never becom
ing to move their hats in the best
Negro parlors, except when they are
after contracting business, with the
thought of moving the hat will help to
draw the occupants into their nets.
Not only is this true in the insur
ance field, but in all other walks of
life when the climax is reached.
In sad but loving remembrance of
my dear friend,^ feffie^^^^^^^;
A dear friend from me has gone j
And no other one can take her place
But God, who knows all things for th<
Take them that is near to us.
But God, who is a just God,
Saw fit and sent His death angels
With the message to her to come up
Where there are no more pains and
And when my life journey is over 1
shall see you for myself.
My dear friend, you have left me,
Oh, how I do miss you when
I sit and think of those kind words
and sweet smiles.
Oh, how my heart does ache
With tears in my eyes for you.
Dear friend, you know not this:
But sometime sooner or late, I don
But God knows I will see you in thai
WThere there's joy and peace.
Watch on, watch on for us, my friend
Dear friend, we shall see you in ou:
Isabel Sally and
Jennie E. Thompson.
INSPIRING TRIP TO WASH
INGTON AND RETURN.
Dr. J. H. Goodwin, county chairman
Hon. H. H. Mobley, State Secretary o
the G. 0. P., and Mrs. Goodwin, ;e
turned from Washington last Sunda;
much elated over their trip, and qui:1
jubilant over the expected outcome ?
They made the trip in Dr. Goo:
win's Marmon car without a punctur
or blowout on the trip.
They report that affairs were som*
what muddled by misrepresenting r<
ports made to oust the Negroes polit
Gaily, but Hon. J. W. Tolbert was a
jtrue to his trust as steel, and tha
jw-ith the encouragement of other trJ
(and tried Republicans, things wer
jleft very much in favor of the part
I as it has heretofore been conducted i
this State. It is thought that old ma
Thos. Miller will not care to come t
Columbia any more.
noie family and
> Columbia, S. C.
^rses of instruction for Teach
ounties will be given. A splen
der the direction of the State.
Auction in Primary and High
R. W. MANCE,
n University, Columbia, S. C.
A BPTEF RECORD OF
REV. DR. R F. LEE.
(By his old teacher and friend.)
Conspicuously foremost among the
leaders of the Baptist denomination,
and the race in South Carolina, and
throughout the country as well, is the
Rev. Dr. R. p. Lee, who, until recent
ly was, and long had been, dean of
the Theological Department, whose
excellence so greatly contributed to
the prominence of Benedict College in
! realms educational. And because he
'was a former student of mine in
; whose advancement I have ever taken
Ino small interest, as well as his in
jspirational achievements, I experi
ence pleasure both genuine and great
.in heralding his inspiring examples of
j courage and determination to make
himself a man educationally prepared
i and the splendid consecration and
j energetic employment of that prepar
ation when secured. For be it known
and to his credit, often repeated, be
cause it is unvarnished truth, Dr. Lee
has always evidenced but little, con
cern about making money, but has
ever shown a consuming passion to
render great and sustained service in
j whatever field of endeavor his duty
pointed the way. That passion de
veloped into a habit, and that habit
developed into a principle and that
principle has so saturated and adorned
his richly fruitful career that there
are whole communities that attribute
to his abundant labors and sane lead
ership the beginning of their epochal
progress and betterment while, wher
ever he has labored, individuals not a
||ew wj| without s^ar^Aimd
ducation acquired, or money accu
mulated, is due to his pleadings, in
struction or counsel.
Born in the city of Mobile, Ala., and
reared in the by no means cosmopoli
tan town of Singleton, in that State,
lie early began and continued persist
ently to take such advantage of the
country schools and certain night
schools as his duties on the farm
would allow that, at 18 years of age;
his educational attainment inspired
him to go to Talladega College, in
which he spent nine years?three
years in college preparatory course?
and three years in the college course
And be it known to his credit that the
whole of his expenses at Talladega
were paid by work?for three years
on the school farm out of schoo
hours?and the remaining time in the
college printing office, in which he
learned the trade, and of which, dur
!ing the last four years he was there
*he had complete charge and entire
Being a Baptist and convinced of i
jjcall to the owrk of the gospel minis
try. he determined to find or make s
*ay, to secure the training of a fui
course in a worth whole Baptist The
ological Seminary. So being advisee
by friends, that the consumation h<
greatly desired would be mor<
easily attained were he to%ttend ?
Baptist college, he entered Benedic
College, Columbia, S. C, at which h<
*as duly graduated from the full col
le?e course. He then promptly en
tered the Theological Seminary of th<
?reat Union University of Richmond
va., from which in 1900, in a class o
he was graduated. And having, h
the April preceding the June in whicl
bis graduation took place, been calle"
to the pastorate of the First Baptis
Church of Asheville, N. C, which cai
be accepted, he was the first of hi
class to enter actively the work of th
ministry. Still while the call to Ashe
ville was urgent and most flatterini
jt was far from being wholly invitin
and most desirable.
?>ue to local and internal condition:
the membership was much scatterei
and those remaining were obviousl
humiliated, somewhat divided, an
manifestly discouraged. Still Dr. Le
radiating a cheer and enthusiasm thi
*ere infectious, energetically so 1
0 bored and diplomatically wrought thi
e soon had erected the foremoi
In loving memory of our dear hus
! band and father, James E. Middleton,
who departed this life one year ago
today, June 15, 1920.
The will of God, what trust, what
In His all loving plan,
How brief in His eternal eyes,
Our little mortal span.
Then look we forward to that hour
When life's straight pathway trod,
We shall through all eternity
Still do the will of God.
Sadly missed by
Mother and Daughter,
Mrs. James E. Middleton,
Mrs. Edward Conwell.
church edifice extant among Baptists,
white or colored, in all of North Caro
lina, and had, by recalling the scat
tered ones, by restorations, and by
frequent additions, secured a member
ship that, numerically and otherwise,:
would not have suffered in a compari-,
son with that of any other Negro Bap
tist Church in the entire State, which
membership was thorougly organized
and successfully functioned in the de
partments of Sunday school, Senior B.
Y. P. U., Junior B. Y. P. U., Mission
ary Circles, Mothers' Bands, and such
minor or temporary organizations' as
need might dictate or emergency re
quire. All efforts were made and all
endeavors were conducted through
perfected organization. And the
splendid and increasing results more
than justified the wisdom of such pro
As change is the only certain and
permanent thing in this world, the re
ciprocal contentment of pastor and
people experienced a change and fin
ally terminated, due to the fact that
Mrs. Lee, Dr. Lee's wife, who was
formerly Miss Rebecca Evangeline
Boykin of Camden, S. C, was not suffi
ciently robust to withstand the sever
ity of the winters that obtain at Ashe
ville. Wisdom advised and duty neces
sitated Dr. Lee to accept the urgent
protests, tears and the enthusiasm
with which his resignation was re
peatedly voted down, he, acting in the
light of compelling duty, severed his
pastoral connection and came away.
Taking charge at Barnwell, he imme
diately gave free rein to his mania for
organization and speedily had the
Bethlehem church organized similar
to the church in Asheville and the or
ganizations functioning as perfectly.
In fact, the church soon began, and,
during the entire pastorate of Dr. Lee,
continued to lead all of our churches
in the State in the work and attending
results of Sunday school and B. Y. P.
U. In addition to the duties which
his work as pastor made necessary at
Bethlehem church, Dr. Lee for two
years held, in response to popular de
mand, Sunday school institutes among
all the denominations throughout
Barnwell and Bamberg counties. Af
ter a three year's highly successful
pastorate at Barnwell, he resigned to
ccept the professorship, for which
he was urgently sought at Benedict
College, upon which resignation the
church and the Sunday School Con
vention and the association of that
field jointly wrote the American Bap
tist Home Mission Society, earnestly
ly requesting that he, after one year's
service at the college, be allowed to
return to them.
The degree of doctor of divinity was
conferred on Dr. Lee by Benedict Col
lege, where for sixteen years he ren
dered herculean sevice, and as an in
structor took foremost rank. And
while at times he did teach the Latin,
Greek, Logic, Mathematics and phil
osophy of the college department
ever performing with credit to himself
and satisfaction to the college author
ities any duty assigned, the majoi
portion of his service was rendered ir
the Theological department, from the
duties of dean, of which he was re
i-'lieved only after his own urgent anc
I, ' often repeated requests. And dean i
g was his duty to teach?and he die
I teach?not Barrow's Companion, Pen
dleton's Christian Doctrine, and sucl
admittedly fine but elementary works
But he did teach the Standard Theo]
ogies in use in the standard Theologi
cai Seminaries among Baptist
During all the sixteen years of hi
at (splendid service at Benedict Collegi
stlthe close of school meant no vacatio
gs from I^S. Lecvy
Four dozen pairs of high grade slip
pers for women, made of hlack and
brown kid of the very best leather,
with full and baby "Louis heels."
These beauties have oire strap across
the instep and are sure to please the
most particular customer.
These slippers were bought to sell
for $10.00, but we are going to run a
special sale on this shipment for ten
days, giving them to you at a sacrifice,
the price being $6.50.
We also have many bargains in
shoes for father, mother and the chil
dren from $1.00 pair and up.
To the first twenty customers pur
chasing slippers on Saturday, June
11th, will be given either a pair of
hose or half hose for 25 cents.
I. S. LEEVY,
1221 Taylor St., Phone 319.
Subject, "Spreading Light." Text,
Dan. 12:3, "They that be teachers
shall shine as the brightness of the
firmament. And they that turn many
to righteousness as the stars forever
6:00 p. m?Endeavor. Dr. R. N.
Perry will speak.
8 p. m.?Stereoptican. Subject, "Star
light and Sunlight/' "The DaFkness of
By request we are giving this ser
mon and picture. It takes in crea
tion and is all hand painted.
This is the last service in the old
church. Come, help us say good-bye
to the old building.
T. H. Wiseman,
for him. What should have meant to
and for him a vacation was energeti
cally spent in traversing every nook
and corner of the State in the ca
pacity of "a getter of studeajts^ for
improvement in the gospel minisi
among Baptista in South parolina.
And what he is often pleased to refer
to as "the joy and crown of my abun
dant labors" includes the major por
tion of the strongest pastors in the
State, the length of the list making
impossible the naming of them here.
After 16 years of immeasurably
great service at Benedict College, Dr.
Lee, for reasons staisfactory to him
self and to other not made known, has
of his own accord, tendered his resig
nation and severed his connection at
the college. What his plans for fu
ture work are, I do not know. But I
do know that the church or school for
tunate enough to secure his services
so adequate in preparation, so rich
and seasoned in experience, as well as
energetic ni activities, might well be
considered blessed. The admitted
prominence of the man, make most
flattering the appended testimonials
Rev. Dr. J. C. White, Columbia:
Dr. Lee is unquestionably one of the
best pulpiteers in the State.
Rev. Dr. E. R. Roberts, Principal
Voorhees Institute. I have great con
fidence in Dr. Lee as being equal to
any demand in the educational field.
Rev. Dr. N. C. Nix, Orangeburg: Dr.
Lee conducted the best revival meet
ing that Mt. Pisgah Church has ever
Dr. M. P. Hall, President Friend
ship College: I regard Dr. Lee as su
perb in the conducting of Bible insti
President Valentine in a parting
Dr. R. F. Lee, Columbia, S. C.
My Dear Dr. Lee: Before laying
down my work as President, I wish to
assure you of m yappreciation for
your loyalty and good will, which have
been manifested many times as you
have been in and out of the office, at
your work on the campus, or as you
traveled in and about the State. You
have always had the work of the col
lege on your heart and have spoken
-1 for it in season and out of season, in
ila loyal, earnest manner. I wish to
J assure you of my appreciation of the
[-j service rendered and the good will
With kind regards, hoping that the
coming days may be among your very
s I best, 1 am
B. W .Valentine.
x>n Taylor Steet.
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