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AUG. 27 I92?
PYTHIANS IN SOUTH CAR
OLINA HAVE $100,000
Recent Grand Lodge Session at
Orangeburg One of the Best
With full representation in both
branches, the Knights and the Courts,
the recent Gralnd Lodge session at
Orangeburg, waj> more, largely attend
ed than any elf the former annual
conventions, and was one of the best
in the history bf the order. Every
body was hzjppy. The delegates
bragged about tjie fine treatment they
had at the handjs of the local commit
tee on entertainment and the great
facilities of the! State College plant,
which added sol much to the pleasure
and happiness cjf the visitors.
Besides the thousands of delegates
and visitors, there were nineteen Uni
form Rank comjpanies at the session.
In charge of thej companies were Gen.
J. R. Nowell, frvho was assisted by
Col. Wm. and 4 B. McGhee, Capt. W.
I. Allen, Major j Ernest Hargrove and
others. The annual parade through
the principal streets of Orangeburg
was seen by m|.ny local people. The
annual prize drill in the fair grounds
was witnessed by a concourse of peo
ple from the coujnty and different parts
of the State, j
The convention opened Monday
night with the popular mass meeting.
The local committee was in charge.
A splendid program was rendered to
the delight of j the great crowd that
had already cojne in for the sessions
of the Grand L?dge.
The sessions of the Grand Lodge
were calm andi deliberate, and the
lions showed that all
the election of
a basis of me
y agree on the big
came before the con
of the delegates wrere of one mind,
and could easi
vention. The j)jassing of measures a d
officers were done on
-it after a careful re
view of the business of the t)rder had
Among the ifnportant acts passed
at the Orangejmrg session was the
future^ session, j The act allows only
one Grand Representative from a
lodge after thej number of lodges in
the State reaches 4GO. A proposition
to increase th$ endowment payment
was carried ovjer until the next ses
sion. A collection was given to Jen
kins Otphanag^ in Charleston, and a
donation was given to Tulsa suffer
ers, Tulsa, Oklla., and the Fairwold
Home for Colbred Girls, of Colum
The reports pf the Grand Lodge of
ficers were sood, covered a wide
range of busjness, brought many
needed recommendations and wrere
rich with information. The annual
report and adjlress of J. A. Brown.
Grand Chancellor, was the best ever
presented duri jig the seventeen years
of the order i|i South Carolina. His
report, on its jpassage to the commit
tees, wras ablyj commended and com
mented upon by such foremost race
men and able ! thinkers as Maj. J. H.
Fordham, Dr. IA. A. Sims, and H. B.
Thomas. Thej report of the Grand
Master of Exchequer was equally as
good and up jo the standard of this
scholarly official. The Grand Attor
ney made some very good recommen
dations, and jt is believed that the
Grand Lodge ivill yet adopt them and
President W. Manee, of Alien
University, is ?another of the powerful
leaders of the? K. P. convention. He
was nominated for the degre, of Past
Grand Chancellor and without any
canvass was elected by a large ma
The surplus in the treasury of the
Master of Lxchequer was stated as
being $108.000. The Knights collect
more than $20,000'per quarter for the
endowment, besides the Grand Lodge
receipts. At j the close of the fiscal
year, June 30, 1921, thirty-three new
lodges were br had been instituted,
and $130,000 were the receipts for the
year, showing an increase over last
yeer of $70,0010 in new business. They!
also have 20,000 financial members rn!
355 lodges. The above figures were1
taken from the reports of the Grandi
Chancellor a?d Grand Master of Ex-j
chequer, two ?ranking officials of the
order. Thes? reports have a mean-i
ing, as they were tabulated and made
up after a careful survey of the busi-i
ness of the two offices.
The order jin the State is only 17
years old, and it is said that if statis
Buy j Gujarnteec
PREACHES ABOUT MOB.
Pastor in Swansea Appeals for
Law and Order.
Swansea, Aug. 22.-Last night the
pastor of the Baptist church preached
to ? large audience and took as his
subject "The Mind of the Mob." He
i read several p-asages from the New
Testament bearing on the subject and
took for his text Acts 7:57. He did!
not mince words in the least and af ter
dealing with some of the causes of mob
violence pictured the actions of a mob.
He then pointed out some of the evils
of the mob and concluded with an ap
peal for the elimination of the mob
spirit and among the main sugges
tions he mentioned better juries and
other officers, home training, personal
influence and the spread of spiritual
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Starks left the
city Wednesday, August 16th, for Tus
caloosa, Ala., to visit Mr. Andrew
Gray, the brother of Mrs. Starks, who
is very ill. They will be out of the city
about two weeks. ;
While passing through the city last!
Monday from the Presbyterian con
ference in Augusta, Ga.. Mr. W. E.
Gladden cf Blackstock called by our
tics were compiled showing accurate
ly the volume of business done by
each lodge for the year, the amount
would not be less than $500,000.
A novel feature of the convention
was the Pythian drama in five acts,
presented in the auditorium of State
College by the Charleston troupe.
The play showed Damon and Pythias,
and demonstrated friendship and em
phasized the Pythian story as had
never been seen before. It was wit
nessed by hundreds of Sir Knights
and members of .the Grand Court, who
wore not. only highly pleased, but re
eeived a fund of information. The
drama was directed by Sir Knight J.
\. Brown, and the characters, who
performed their .parts so well, were
Th? Grand Lodge elected by ac
clamation J. A. Brown and R. S. Wil
kinson. Supreme Representatives to
attend the bi-annual session at Tope
ka. Kan. C. H. Dannerly and N. C.
Nix were elected in the former ses
sion at Greenville.
L. A. Hawkins of Columbia, E. W.
Biggs of Greenville, G. H. Pugh of
DSrlington, T. A. Williams of New
berry and A. A. Sims of Union are
the members of the Endowment
Board. The/ have a general over
sight . of the affairs of the order.
The following is the list of Grand
J. A. Brown, Charleston, G. C.; T.
H. Henry, Columbia, P. G. C.; E. F.
Floyd, Newberry, G. V. C.; R. W.
Manee, Columbia, G. P.; R. S. Wil
kinson, Orangeburg, G. M. of E.; J.
B. Lewie, Columbia, G. K. of P. & S. ;
i. M. A. Myers, Columbia, Secretary;
N. J. Frederick, Columbia, Grand At
torney; G. W. Maxwell, Sumter, G. M.
D.; Solomon Guignard, St. Matthews,
G. A.; J.' R. Nowell, Columbia, G. L.;
W. R. Stewart of Greenwood, G. M.;
J. S. Blocker, Beaufort, G. I. G., and
H. P. Crawford, Clinton, G. O. G.
J. B. Lewie, the Grand Keeper of
Records and Seal, had his report
printed in book form. The delegates
were able to carry a copy on their
return. The report was good.
One of the most remarkable char
acters in the Pythian Order is Julius
A. Brown, the Grand Chancellor. He
was first Grand Chancellor sixteen
years ago, when the order was in its
incipiency. He passed to the station
of Past Grand Chancellor where he
remained. At different sessions his
friends put him in nomination for the:
office of Grand Chancellor, and many
times he polled a tremendously big
?vote. Some of his friends lost hope,
but many of them-stood by their con
viction that there was not a man in
South Carolina better fitted to head
and man the Pythian affairs than Mr.
Brown. They kept this determination
and three years ago at Florence they
elected Julius Brown Grand Chan
cellor. He has made an ideal official,
and so well has he conducted the af
fairs of his office" that there is hardly
a man in the Grand Lodge sessions
Iwho would vote against the present
Grand Chancellor if he votes his eon-j
viction. Mr. Brown's annual address !
at the Orangeburg convention was a
i shoes for the wi
We are facing a critical period in
our denominational life. Already signs
are apparent of division of opinions re
garding the man to head our conven
tion. Three of the best, strongest and
wisest sons of the State (Drs.'Brock
ington, Rai ford and Durham) who
filled with becoming dignity and honor
the office of president, have crossed
the bar. We are prepared as never be
fore to appreciate their worth to the
denomination. They were of the old
school, a type of rare manhood and
Christian statesmanship that the
young men have not had years to ma
ture. They lived in a day and at a
time when men who followed selected
? leader and made him great by their
The United States government se
lects a vice president capable in every
way to fill the oflice of president in
case of removal by death or otherwise.
When Providence changed the course
of events I do not recall an instant of
the party ever offering another man
as^ candidate for the presidency. Of
course, this government is not neces
sarily a standard for the . Baptists,
even though its constitution, any
measure, was formed from our church
polity. Admittedly Dr. J. S. Earle
was elected vice president at Laurens
because the brotherhood saw in him
those aimiable qualities which fitted
him to function the high duties of the
office. The time-has come to prove
our loyalty of the sincerity of our
action at Laurens or to admit that
those who clamored then were using
The three persons who have been
named for the president of the Baptist
convention are my personal friends.
They are'grand, good men of the new
school, thinking and acting upon the
same plane. The election of either
will give to the State a man of whom
the State will not be ashamed. But
two things ,in particular stand out be
fore us, first, our duty to Dr, J. S.
Earle, and second, the unwise politics
which we are about to enter to fill, the
office. Let us come to the convention
ly upon the* grounds of his fitness and
adaptability. His success will wholly
depend upon the support given by
South Carolina Negro Baptists. Let
us not muddy the stream.
H. M. Moore.
BENEDICT COLLEGE NEWS.
Nearly all the members of the fac
ulty of Benedict college for next year
have been selected. Most of the teach
ers of last year will be back. Al
though several of them have been of
fered much larger salaries in the
North than Benedict is able to give,
yet they are returning to Benedict.
Among the strong additions is a
teacher of Spanish who has had some
years' experience as a missionary in
Cuba, and hence speaks the language
Spanish is one of our most impor
tant modern languages and is now be
ing taught in all of the advanced col
leges. The United States is now hav
ing many business and political deal
ings with South and Central America,
in most of which Spanish is the na
tional language, that a knowledge of
it is of great practical importance. A
mastery of it assures the possessor of
a good position.
This language will be taught with
the purpose of training the student to
speak it fluently.
French or German, perhaps both,
will also be taught.
While arrangements have not yet
been perfected, yet at the solicitation
of some business men, it is hoped and
expected to add a business course. The
college is now in correspondence with
a skilled bookkeeper of twenty years'
experience with a view of adding this
important course to the college cur
There will certainly be one and per
haps two additional teachers in the
Also a domestic science teacher has
The teaching staff for the theologi
cal school has also been strengthened.
With these additions to the faculty,
the teaching force will be even strong
er than in the past. Higher and bet
ter standards are required of the
teachers who are to instruct our col
ored children, and the development of
high Christian character of the stu
dent will be stressed.
Notwithstanding the very hard
times many students are applying and
a good year is expected.
ide family and (
?NfW ROYAL THEATRE TO
BE TAKEN OVER BY MR.
! P LEE RATLIFF.
j ?p. G. Lee Ratliff, one of Coium- j
j bia-J most successful business men, j
j anol the most efficient colored Motion j
(Picture Theatre manager in the j
jSoi&h, will take charge of the New!
IR03&] Theatre. 1012 Washington!
jstr4et on September 1, 1921.
! As the theatre-goers of Columbia;
j well know, it has always been bis j
: policy to give them the very best'
i phofo-plays obtainable, and this policy.
j vv'UU be strictly carried out.
Ofc account of the present financial j
j depression, the admission will be re
j duced to 10 cents for children and 15
cents for adults, plus war tax.
The same polite and courteous at-j
tendants that were at the Old Royal;
win be at your service, and Miss Viola j
Nelson will resume her position as \
BENEDICT STUDENTS WILL
HEAR KING DAVID'S OR
j All students and graduates, to-!
?gether with those who hold honorary I
degrees from Benedict college, are:
most earnestly requested to help make1
I the entertainment at Benedict college <
on the night of August 29, 1921, a j
signal success. The King David's Or
chestra will play in concert, using
a bout a score of pieces of high class
music and .-acred songs.
A contribution of not less than ten
[cents will be taken at the door. Pro
It', es ls are for the $5,000 drive in aid
I ing Benedict coiiege. All friends of
! the college and lovers of music and
?education are asked to come and bring
! t nen' tnends.
I The program will begin at S:30
NATIONAL BAPTIST CON
VENTION, CHICAGO, ILL.,
SEPT. 7-12, 1921.
The Southern Railway has been
choseji as the official route for the
'^Cafrolina delegates and others
^ ^ convention.
ing"Jewill be provided on Carolina
Special leaving Columbia Monday, Sep
tember 5th, provided a sufficient num
ber apply for accommodations beiore
The official schedule is to leave
j Charleston 7:40 a. m., Orangeburg 10:55
a. mjColumbia 1:15 p. m., Spartanburg
4:50 Jp. m., September 5th, arriving
Cincinnati 11:00 a. m., and Chicago
| S:15j) m. September 6th.
j The following < round trip reduced
?fares ?viii apply, Including war ta::, on
I .presentation of identification certifi
cates, which will be furnished by the
undersigned: Charleston, $5?>.31;
Orangeburg $53.65; Columbia .$5:; 79; j
Sumter 53.25; Florence $55.53; Darl
?ington $55.53; Barnwell $54.42; Spar-,
tanbury $45.28; Greenville $47.13;
Greenwood $49.15; Newberry $49.43.
Be sure that your tickets are routed j
Southern to Cincinnati and Big Four j
The Pullman fare w?ll be about $9.00 j
per lower berth, and about $7.00 per j
uppei berth additional.
Those who expect to attend this con-!
vent-ion and desire Pullman accommo
dations should send their names at j
once to Rev. D. F. Thompson, 1414!
Riehbnd street, or to Rev. H. M. Moore, j
1403 Pine street, Columbia, 8. C.
FOR COLUMBIA. !
rbcTc was organized in this city last:
Saturday, Aug. 20, 1921, by Miss Ella!
Leitv.i h, an orphanage, for boys andi
(girls ut 1002 House Street, Waverley.:
M;ss [.eftwich says she has already!
j enro;.eu 21 for the home, which con-!
, sists f an eight room well furnished I
j T" begin with Miss Leftwich is re-;
ceiving much encouragement from the
cttiz ns. The building has been com
[fortubiy equipped by the sympathetic
(?citizens of the city.
We are proud of the confidence doc
tors, druggists and the pubiic have in
666 Chill and Fever Tonic.
' ^!-s Alma Bailey planned and car
ried out a very excellent entertain
ment, which netted $25.00. In this
Miss Bailey displayed a high degree of
haiti ttive and executive ability. It was
?in'ihe interest of the $5,000 Benedict
' college campaign. If all students
would do likewise "this amount would
soon be raised.
C. B. Antisdel.
SENTIMENTS OF TEACHERS
OF BOOKER WASHING
TON SCHOOL CONCERN
ING MISS ESTHER F.
The ranks of Columbia teachers has
been invaded by an enemy, the attack
o? whom cannot be withstood. The
ranks are broken. One is missing.
All are touched. All stand mute. And
while we bow in humble submission
to the power and mighty works of Al
mighty God, a tear drop reminds us
that we are human nevertheless.
Miss Esther F. Toatley was, for the
past live years, connected with the
Booker Washington school as teacher
of the second grade.
She was considered one among the
best teachers in the school. She was
young but steady beyond her years.
As to her personality, which was very
marked, she was always in appear
ance and work as neat as a flower,)
as pleasant as the balmy breath of
spring, gentle in her dealings and
considerate, even wise, with the wis
dom which would have been becoming
to a more mature mind, earnest and
After leaving ? scliool she was ap
pointed to teach in the Booker Wash
ington school during its first year of
aeration. She was ushered right ,
out of ''school life" into ''life's school"
and was able with the guidance of a
a wise mother to make good. Her
name goes down as one amidst the
names of the first faculty of this great
After serving five little short years
the Heavenly Father has seen fit to
bring her work on earth to a happy
close and to gather her unto Him
self where she will spend ceaseless ;
ages among the blessed of all times.
She was held in very high estee?i :
by her superior officers, loved by her ;
co-workers and adored by her pupils. <
Her personality was strong and her
patience very lasting. Her success as
a young teacher will be hard to find
The pleasant smile, the gently sway
ing gait of the willowy form, the soft
and cultured voice, the much beloved
console ourselves, . when we remember
that with a wave of the hand, a toss
of the head (as it were) she has just
passed into the Great Beyond to which
place we all are journeying.
She has out stripped us in the race.
Her life's work has been completed.
She has received her "well done, thou
good and faithful servant; thou hast
been faithful over a few things, I
will make thee ruler over many; en
ter thou into the joy of thy Lord."
Indeed, we are bewildered, as she
has left us so suddenly, when we were
thinking we should have a good long
journey through life together, in pleas
ant company. Those of her co-workers
who have worked and walked with her
these five years, while loath to give
her up, will have only pleasant recol
lections of her as a faithful worker
and an agreeable companion. Sad will,
it be when they look into that room
and see her not. They cannot beat
back the feeling of remorse when the
little ones begin to file out of that
room, not led by Miss Toatley, when
the host of little ones who may not
understand will inquire for their loved
teacher a falling tear will accompany
God knows best and we must not
forget that "He careth for His own j
even as a father careth for his chil-?
And may we just here use the words
of the poet when he says:
Mourn not the dead who calmly lie
By Cod's own hand composed to rest, !
For hark! A voice from yonder sky
Proclaims them blest-supremely ?
With them the toil and strife is o'er;
Their labors end, their sorrows!
MATHER INDUSTRIAL SC
Mather Industrial School will begin
only school in South Carolina for colore
hood by religious, moral, industrial an
in housekeeping, teaching and in relig
est training for their work are securec
for High School courses and instructio:
basketry, cooking, truck gardening, poi
Sloyd. Bible courses are followed dai.
leaders in Sunday schools, Christian
Enrollment fee, $1.00; incidental fe
instrumental- and vocal music, $1.50 fe
For further information, application
Carrie A. Hunt, Principal of Mather I:
from L S. Leevy
"DRY BONES IN
j At First Calvary Baptist Church
Sunday morning the (Pastor, Rev. D. F.
Thompson, D. D., has prepared and
will preach a special sermon on the
"Dry Bones in the Valley."
Ali members and friends are re
spectfully invited out to hear this
Some few months ago, Mr. Paul A.
White, the new manager of The Gate
City Barber's Supply Co., 151 Auburn
Avenue, Atlante, Ga., while a traveling
representative for said firm, collected
up many barber utensils for repairs,
etc., some of which got lost in transit.
Those barbers in Columbia, Charles
ton, Augusta, Ga., and other cities
whose utensils got misplaced in this
way will please so notify Mr. White at
once and, he will cheerfully make good
every legitimate claim.
The Gate City Barber's Supply Co.
is one of Atlanta's leading Negro en
terprises that bids fair for a great
It was our good fortune to look in
upon this supply house last week and
secure unsolicited, the above informa
tion for the barbers whose lost Mr.
White keenly feels and offers to amend.
REV. D. F. THOMPSON
Ridgeway, S. C., Aug 23, 1921.
Mr. J. A. Roach, Editor The Indicator:
Please announce in your paper that
1 shall preach Sunday morning at the
First Calvary Baptist church, from the
subject: "Dry Bones in the Valley."
C shall adjust my other iblls when I
D. F. Thompson.
For they have gained the blissful
Where dwells serene eternal peace.
Mourn not the dead, though like a
Nipped by disease's cruel power,
She fell from love's embrace away.
Where breathes no chill or tainted air,
Where falls no darkness of the tomb,
They prove the loving Saviour's care
And blossom in immortal bloom.
Mourn not the dead, whose lives de
That they have nobly borne their
For victory's golden crown they wear,
Reserved for every faithful heart.
She rests with glory wrapped around,
Immortal on the scroll of fame,
Her works her praises shall resound,
Her name an everlasting name.
Drop the warm tear for Jesus wept,
Sorrow shall find relief in tears,
But let no secret grief be kept
To waste the soul through nameless
She rests in hope; her hallowed dust
Is watched and from the grave shall
Earth shall restore her sacred trust,
Made all immortal for the skies.
One less at home!
The charmed circle broken; a dear
Missed day by day from its accus
But cleansed and saved and perfected
One more in heaven.
One more at home
That home where separation cannot
That home whence none is missed
Lord Jesus, grant us all a place with
At home, in heaven.
HOOL, BEAUFORT, S. C.
her 53rd term October 3rd. It is the
d girls solely. Its aim is to fit woman
d literary training to become efficient
ious service. Teachers with the high
I. Mather offers thorough preparation
n in music, sewing, millinery, weaving,
iltryraising, housework, laundering and
ly and students are trained to become
Endeavor, temperance and missionary
e, $1.00; board, $7.75 for four weeks;
>r four weeks.
blanks, clothing list, etc., write Miss
ndustrial School, Beaufort, S. C.
on Taylor Steel.