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THE SOUTHERN INDICATOR
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VOL VIII COLUMBIA, S. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 15th, 1913 NUMBER 18
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Pmmmm i
' ^rr^ej K Grand; 'Lodge which ?
' T ' was 'h?ifff^?'?'-?fte^.w?ek>''closed o>? 'J*
;.: of.the-bestsessions in ite.histqry:;-'"A 0
gl large*crowd- of delegates from . ail1. ?
over "the State attended the mealings u
"j andr enjoyed the hospitality of the h
^ . p? rof Chester. The pro- a
grams|a'j|'the ?Opera House weie wit- V
. nea sed by ; vefy appr?ciative audi- n
enees.'' The parade on Thursday was 11
ffi?l*p a^veW.- grand feature; throngs of *?
people, saw the beautiful drilling at r
. the Pair Gtounds, afld will not for- 9
:.!;-:v!.??t -^*i/Dj|?asihg spectacle 'of that 0
SI'??(. .^day/; The people4of Chester.enjoyed 8
. entertaining th?. delegates and the 9
>V delegates seemed pleased .with the *
. many . courtesies accorded them. The ;
Mayor of the City, had the following _
? ' ?'?."-'^ Bay,:in the Chester Reporter, (a '
f? -0-'"-white semi-weekly paper-, which er- "j
fr^i .Hinarki'.are very highly appreciated by
the colored people here, and will be *
m . read with jriteresr, by those in other ?
o^pi?:''' ' >:. .: . ? !
^Bri; $aitorv Rer rter:- , "I feel that I
"'^r^^iHojoid- as Mayor of Chester, take!.
;-^somte: official notice of last week's j
v ;.; /'^oplp^?'d^Bythian meeting in this city,
m ? ? v^ahd '.Say something in commendation
\ ofVthe quiet and orderly behavior.
Notwithstanding the fact that there,
were a groat-number of cars on the jj
streets during the Grand Lodge meet-'
>- jj ing,. the laws of the city were mostly
j .rigidly observed, and not a single ac
. j \ cident was reported. The colored K.
" of P's both' local and from the State
.Hi at large, seemed, to be an orderly, in-*
tellig?nt and Swell . behaved class of.
' _ people, and.'. Ifcfeel sure from seeing
. them in session here, that they are
>? '.- :. doing theirJ' part to advance their
race along useful and desirable lines.
I ami
Very truly,
Geo. W. Byars,
-, (Mayor of Chester.) /
* Miss Nannie Westbrqpks, of "Phils-.
??V . delphia was called to the city because
oT the death'-o^Mj^^r^JAi.ll^^
-^hal -;^^r.??W^h^ne,( gov^ral&ht."
J.VT' i-i'""hpspjitalr fe* Asheville^ iastSwe^k. .-The
remains were brought here and after.
.'.' foetal c''&r.^
Wilson^flj&fetefy.- -
Prof. and Mfs. S. L. Finley and son,
and Miss >Theopa Finley and Mr.
Thomas Buchanan, motored to Lau
rens, Sunday to attend the funeral of
the former's cousin, Mr. George
Saxon.
Mr. John Saxon of Philadelphia,
passed through the city Saturady,
enroute to Laurens to attend the
funeral of his father, Mr. George
Saxon.
Mrs. Susan Keener, of Charlotte,
spent last week in the city, the guest
of Mrs. Maggie B. Currence.
Mrs. Emma Walker is very ill at
her home on Columbia St.
Cards announcing the marriage of
Mrs. Mary B. Butler and Mr. James
New England * Conservatory, Or
to the many friends of the couple.
Best wishes for success are extended
them
Mr. J. S. Stanback has purchased
a handsome Sedan for his family.
Mrs. Louisa Maxwell, Cemetery St
and Mrs. Carrie Thompson, Bailey St
are on the sick list.
Mr. Otto Smith is improving at +hi
home of his mother on Cemetery St
Mrs. Addie Ross of Charlotte wa
the guest of Mrs. Mary Lander las
week.
ANDERSON NEWS
St. Paul is glad to report excellen
services Sunday. Beginning wit
the Sunday School which was large
than usual. The lesson was review
ed by Prof. J. B. Beck one of the ir
structors of the Summer Normal.
Rev. Brown's sermon Sunda
morning seemed to fill.the hearts (
all who heard him'. He was at h
best. Five persons,* new member
were added to the chur?h.
The B. Y. P. U. under thc leade
ship of Mr. C. Lee Davis was filled I
its utmost capacity. Prof. T. '.
Duckett spoke to the young peop
very interestingly on what th<
should be prepared to do in the f
ture.
Sunday night was baptism and t;
right hand of fellowship was had.
Anderson is still being honored 1
a host of visitors.
Prof. T. L. Duckett of Bened
College and Mrs. Ola Wakefield
Columbia are the guests of Mr. a
Mrs. C. Lee Davis on Towers St.
The latest si
The e?iistruction,forces of tHe Col
ite are at?w?rk. repairing, renovate
?g\ and maraffir^^ditions to the Col
!?E plant m'Vr?paration for *a?l
pening September twenty-aix,. The
ollege Registrar reports;; that mi
nu sim 1 number of applicants have
een registered thus,jfar,^hi^h means
rt increased enroUment?..at;>the Col
ige the coming, year.Ntftabl? ?
?ong the Applicants arer.$&6. ?eek
ig advanced training in i??^?ollege+
)eparhnent, "ariel- special subjects. A-.
non?^them are graduates, and former
tud?nts y of tibe State College ?hd
ither institutions .in South Carolina
nd neighboring States* Thercfiis al
p a greater demand fpr training" in
Jmith-Hughes Agriculture and Homd
Economics. .? O JV . U, ? .}
A new " feature of tho; Extension
Vork of the 'College effective
ruly 1st. by the appointment of Miss
Hattie Mae Fitzgerald os State A
fent of Home Demonstration Work
rpon the recommendation bf Prcsi
lent Wilkinson. Miss Fitzgerald will
lave her headquarters at the College
jut .will travel over the State to
?up?rviBe and inspect the work done
by the. County Agents. , H^er appoint
ment marks an ole vat tonar? the work
among ?ur^'.peoji?e a^^wllL be the
means. of creaking -?^ larger staff of
Home Demons^?rt?oh-Workers, SO
that in cour"sei:?fT time, each County
will be cared forbin this respect. The
Extension "Force, of the College now
numbers more than fifty young men
qtui Women who are teaching useful
method's "of better farming and living
^hrough?^ iStete. s
To meet;. the larger demands for
advanced .-instruction in the College
?tfxt year >ihe.faculty has been large
ly increased during the. Summer be
yond the_ usual number. President
Wilkinson recently made announce
ment pf the following additions; F.
N. Fitzpatrick, Columbia University,
English and Lc tin; W. M. SuchsT??r.,
Ohio State University, Biology and
Animal Industry; Louis A. Pottery
Pennsylvanih State College, Bacteri
ology and Chemistry; F. M. Sheffield,
Oberlin College, v French ; | Wi ?Ham I
Maier, ^ Cornell' Uniye^t^J>a^r^i^|
mu! -B^aL^d^p^ti^'. " "
gaif' and Voi^e; C. J. Harris, New
England Conservatory, Piano and
Chorus; Miss E. M.'Veale, Columbia
University, Teacher Training in
Home Economics; Miss Flora Knuck
les, . Columbia University, Teacher
Training in Academics; Miss Marion
E. Mickey, Simmons College, Domes
tic Art; Miss H. R. Wilkinson, Atlan
ta University, English and Chemis
try; N. C. Peterson, Boston Univer
sity, Commerical Education; Miss
Mary S. Johnson, Spellman Semi
nary, Handicrafts and Millinery. The
list is not yet completed as other ad
ditions are under consideration. The
Faculty next session will exceed sixty
members. The following members of
the regular Faculty are taking spe
cial courses this summer: Prof. F. M.
Staley at Cornell University; Prof.
T. J. Williamson at Iowa University
and Mrs. M. B. Williamson at Co
lumbia University.
LIGHTNING DOES MUCH
DAMAGE.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 10.-(Preston
News Service)-A school house at 4
I Roach Street was completely destroy,
ed here last Saturday afternoon bj
fire caused by being struck by light
ning during a terrific electrica
storm. Firemen fought the blaze foi
several hours but were unable t<
save the building. The home of Jos
Blalock, 224 W. Hunter Street, wai
also greatly damaged by lightning
The undertaking establishment of th.
j Cummings Brothers in Whitehall St
was slightly damaged by lightning.
Mrs. Lillian Mack Lee and littl
friend Miss Ethel Moore of Atlanti
are the- guests of Mrs. Lee's mothei
and father, Mr. and Mrs. Robe:
Mack on Towers St.
to j Mrs. Daisy Sumter of Columbia i
L. 'the guest of Rev. and Mrs. J. I
le ; Greene on W. Market St.
iy k Mrs. Janie Cary of Atlanta, Gs
was the guest of Dr. and Mrs. S. 1
Edawrds on S. Fant St.
Rev. A. W. Brown is c onducting'
meeting out of town this week.
L. A. Edwards.
Mrs. Anna Bell Whaley and ch:
dren left last Sunday for Savanna
Ga., where they will spend a ft
weeks.
yles of Patter
D,r; Farmer has ; prove?!himself'&
rogresaive pastor since he .has been
ere. Improvements have been made
.i the parsonage ah ? the house of
H iship. . There is no debt that can-.
. t, Le paid on: the ch^?vb~ and par--'
.r age afUr one Sundifotf colle'etiym. J
?ne can ' see that". Dr. Farmer iii a"
.?eat and . consecrate *., worker., : .Tljj
?ave never heard him preach; /bat
card him road the scriptum,, and. hi?
mpres?es 5 cu. There are fewmcn4|]
/ho can read the scripture with un
lerstanding. In the afternoon. I
leard Dr. Fermer deliver a fine ad
bress to the Court ?>f Calanthe on,
'Organization." This was art* intev
isting speech. In thc pulpit, was
Presiding Elder Walker of Augusta.
Ele too, is a "clear cut" speaker.
Lieut. Henry was master of ceremon
ies. One could not help but enjqy tho
linging. Sidney Park has some very
active leaders in the person of Starks
Branson and others.
'. I heard a good speech delivered by
Dr. P. P. Watson in Senate last week
on his work in South Carolina. r<r. ]
Watdon stopped with Mr. Jona#:
Thomas while attending the Women's
Convention in Bennetts vi' *e-v He mu.de
a spiritual impression on Itfr, Thomas
and his family that will not soon lie
forgotten.
I want to thank Dr. J. G. -Stuart
and Mr. A. P. Hardy for courtsies in
their fine automobiles. . "* ' .,'*
M H P?RMFRRJiflijl MPFTIMR
??. w. 1 Iffiinsuv uvfw mu?,!n.v
. ? ?-. .
. . !.' y' - . ' V-;
Greensboro, ; % C., Aug. 8.-(Pr BU .
ton News Service)^Negro \f armevs
:from all parts .'of the State arc gath
ering here to h??r; experts dja?uis the
-questions pf ' co-operative marketing
tomorrow during the annual Far
mer's; Congress at the A. and T. Col
lege.
Co-operative marketing, fall and
winter legumes, the family cow, pro
ductivity of the soil, rural economics,
and other agricultural subjects will
be discussed by men who are authori
ties on these subjects. Dr. B. W.
Kilgore, director of N. C. States' Re
lation Service, will make the princi
pal address on co-operative market
ing.
Dr. Calvin S. Brown, principal of
Winton Normal School, will delivei
an address during the meeting. Fred
Yodder, of the A. & T. College, will
speak on rural improvement. Dr. A
C. Kenney of State Department o?
Agriculture, will discuss the value ol
dairying and Prof. Hudson on how tc
make the soil more productive.
The visitors will be guests of A
I & T. College during the conventioi
I and indications point to a very inter
I esting meeting.
POLICE CHIEF FAILS TO FUR
NISH GUARD FOR MAIL
COLLECTOR.
Macon, Ga., Aug. 10-(Presto:
News Service)-U. S. Postoffice In
specters were busy here last Monda
investigating why Chief of Polic
Marshall Thompson failed to furnis
a policeman to accompany a Negr
mail collector in the business distrk
on Sunday night. The collector ws
halted by groups of men three time
and threatened by them, it is clain
ed. The collector reported the ma
ter to Postmaster Rudisill, who ask?
for police protection for the collecta
and failed to receive it. As a resu
the postmaster called off the colle
tion until next morning.
The chief of police claimeds th:
when the request was made the e
tire force was busy. It is thoug!
that charges against the official w
be made by the postal authorities.
It is said that a force of poli
guarded the home of C. H. Douglai
a wealthy Negro, on Saturday a
Sunday nights, to prevent him frc
being harmed. Postal authoriti
take the position that if this w
done, an officer should have been fi
nished to accompany the Negro m
collector.
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Harding Administration the Balti
more Afro-American in'a printed edi
torial under the caption of "Making
A Mess Oi' It," takes issue with the
New York World.
"The New York World remarks
that President Harding and the Re
publican Congress have made a mess
of everything.
This is not altogether true.
One thing, however, the Harding
Administration is making a mess of
. the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill. Sixty
four lynchings last year, is the record
I of the mob's toll. A President and a
I Congress pledged to pass anti-lynch
ing legislation, hems and haws on
j the issue as if no such pledge existed.
. The house passed the bill and the
' Senate pigeonholed it from January
1922, to date.
The passage of the Dyer Bill is up
j to the ' Republican ' party. It has
made its pledge. So far as the Afro
American is concerned, No Republi
can Candidate for National Office
need expect support until the party
carries out its pledge to put Anti
Lynching legislation on the statute
books.
BENEDICT COLLEGE NEWS
To All Benedict Students:
As students are applying rapidlj
for entrance, please send in youi
application promptly that room maj
this wonderful improvement latelj
to know how many text books t<
order as freight is being delayed.
Permit me to strongly urge yoi
this summer to review your studies
no matter how high your standing
It will be much easier next year fb
you, and if you failed in any subjec
or are behind your class in any, b
sure to study up to be prepared t
take an examination on retumin;
and get straight in your class.
We must raise about $1,000 mor
for the College. Please solicit froi
your church and friends. Ever
student can surely collect a few do
lars. If possible get $5.00.
The Faculty:
C. B. Antisdel, A. M., LL. D.
Dana M. Albaugh, A. B.
Mrs. C. B. Antisdel.
Miss M. V. Ashton.
John S. Bangson, M. S.
Mrs. John S. Bangson, B. Pd.
il. LE EVY'S IV
mm
v.Dr.
. #f wventi^
y./^var'^dtr.cr ,?n ?Jurist:, :'; \,. agawkf?
? addressing to you tthis *." '*-?i%
arj^^', to "stirlip.your pure mi^:-' I- >.'
a-y-: 'bf - . remembrance.pf ?the fpV . ?
miter having served fivp success!- r . ra
?i?r* as nrst Vice President.-ofv'pti.* T?
leftist State. Convention, ? you .were, :??
ii a .manner most signal, and enthu- T?
i?n?vTtiiiiGUSjCtiGsen at. v^o- ? :
imbin, last yeai-, the president. The te
^^^hdir.g'reason, that choice of you ra
?^f?nad?^Was the , fact1,, that where-' &
flmhnd. with whatever, the denomi- ia
I^SEhas entrusted '.'you, y?? have m
K^i^i^sviperior qualities of leader- 01
hfp^^d /accomplished splendid, re- ^
uits'^^C'our,. brethren then believed si
nat you were^-r-and'X yet belie e..that fi
ou are-our .God"given Moses, by. bj
>hom ?our State. Convention wilL.T
ventuiilly, be lifted out pf the ruti
f conformity to customs.: which we j gi
l?Ve long outgrown^. jtPd^ia^c?1 it 'up'pn? $
he mountain peak"oT mij^
laments to hte '^Wr^^o?$
tpd of? his .Christ.^ B?c?u^l^? tb,rjs4^|
le^?fs^nd ex IH\C ta t io n ?; i:vam$
rivinjSfvpice ,t?, the' ]yi^?^?Mftt^^\ '?
&ff* denomination 1 g?ne^j^fr?nt-' |
:he^9untains'to the se^^i^g^'s.ay:; .)>
fifi are e.xe ce dirig? ii^WgjSp very c
MPV ?f, .and look to.-^^S^^-^ $
s^
1. We have utterly outgrown the
need of having done the kind of work
our socalled missionaries pretend to
be doing. In consequence, the denom
ination would be the gainer by far,
were we to do away with the workers
and the work.
2. The financial cost of operating
this socalled mission work is justfied
by no moral, spiritual or financial re
sults.
3. This monumental farce of so
called missionaries has so bruised and
butchered the spirit of mission of the
denomination that it now knows a
death to which no ressurrection can,
for many years, be made to come.
1. In the days of slavery, the
Negro's church membership had to be
in that church to which his master
belonged. Asa result, at and for
many years after, freedom, we had,
in the State, many thhousand Baptist
laymen and several hundred Baptist
preachers who were unable to "give
a reason for the hope" within them.
A missionary was needed to indoctri
nate them. Then again: Scarcely one
out of a hundred of those Baptist
' preachers could even read. It was
Truman G. Brownson, A. B., B. D.f
D. D.
Mrs. Francis H. Brownson, A. B.
Miss Catherine Clark.
Miss Effie B. Dilley.
T. L. Duckett, A. M.
Mrs. T. L. Duckett, L. I.
Miss Lula J. Gambrell, L. I.
Miss Fleda B. Hall, A. B.
M. H. Holloway.
Mrs. Clara T. Joyce.
Miss Mabel Knight, B. Pd.
Mrs. Jane McGilvray,
Ruben S. McKim.
Miss Mary W. Merriam.
H. M. Moore, A. B., B. D.
Miss Lotta B. Neel.
Miss A. A. Nelson, R. N.
Mrs. Eliza Perrin, C. P.
H. J. Perry, A. M., B. D.
Mrs. H. J. Perry. ?
Miss Carrie M. Phillips.
Mrs. Margaret Phillips.
P. C. Redfern, A. B., Ph. D.
Mrs. F. C. Redfern.
Miss Clyde B. Singleton, A. E.
D. F. Thompson, B. D., D. D.
Zack Townsend, A. B.
Miss Ruth Watson.
C. B. ANTISDEL,
President.
lillinery Dept. i
. ^ei Jflqing of. that mission >woj^:-*v : - ^.l,"; .
e4 r|b^?ntion 'Society, paidi V?/'
:a^?ej?fc-/.- salary.. .' and all expenses?tey V ;
?e;^e?ro Baptist pdijl-hot on? Vent/' v.'? v '.'.'
He made Columbia his" headqd?r-/v{
rs* awd lived on the go, indoctrin?t-vK';^ '
g,. ustnblishing ' c^ujpBhes,/ or.-ot- ''. ;? * \*-?" ....
ihizing Sunday-Schools, ^il.*bViiigf-''-;4v .?. ?f- ?
g'?nto exigence -uaaociations, Sun- : .s^j"; '??J*?'*} .
Vy School . conventions, ' and .finally ' .
ir State .Convention. * - '.. . '
^n fhe meantime ho exorcised him- . J ' ?tl
i}t very Energetically and most ' ef- x.^?H i
;ctivelyr-not to'money*'grab forcett, :
at;;?:>to.- educate j?ome ^achW^^'^^v*.,
brough Npr^fcHenr benevolence/; arta'' ? t?ffi?f. .
Hat he could . .raise;. in our ?, \? *. <}
twrehes ^?^tt^ herfcup- ffi 'I* .
pungfme^ wboihaVe^Tsi!jce^rTqrmedl:'.;. V.tj-v^'.
S^^S^n'-'^?rk'. .for. thc1 d?riomir.atior;. ' 'rf '
lome of them^were;;prockihg^ v.o^l.>'$?%\'
t>Ti?^)k ;M. Peirce, F.\W. Prince; Scipio ^?|w?ft''.V ?
ltraifort,M/ W. >QilbeTt;^ % Bay-- , ' ^?gP
^|p>; R:^allaceisG. WC Raiford, E.' :
"^G^away,;A.-. J? Stok^knU ?t^m* ' '/".' ^
^l^^ra^y memory fails '.'?>'-*."
S^al?.;; |h?^.-tb?- c?n'd^on^J'r tbaV. >
??eu^^-iJtt?V kind of mission" work.
|^^^V^u^mbiaiona^e6' 'since; and ." . ..
jB?eciM^vlnow,.tried to put over the
Wj^M plaiV/ with needs wholly dis-. - '." V
Wgf?r tP those With which Brawley
t?,.tp deal. As a result they'-.-find - j
jpffi'ij^. waij^bthinR to do but to' '
jf|gP;tKe Lord'a /Prayer*, an^d ,*??? -up-...
^?m^CpmmaWcunerrfs on' trees and >.? $ ?'/
fe.n'c&s' "where they will '.be. read' by : ' ^
Sfi^ ; only^ ^ncl;^.they ^ome .t?\the . "
G?^?ntioj^ - ?..! '/ : . t
^w?g^e.'.'. . G?uraVe f?r what I know.-; '. - ? ,
^tfh^ss^jt^ 'courage to continue .,:
i^^j^^^ - Bai!tiHta ^er ?
'^^'^T^eT^^rnerv^eracWng,^^ ^^^^j^
grabbing, mere salary raising, gener
al missionary, did in his report, which
he made with much bombast and in a I
basso profundo voice at Columbia,
last year, tell how he of himself, by
himself, without any assistance in
making choice of the beneficiaries,
gave the enormous sum of $45.00 a
mong nine aged preachers. He also
told how, in accordance with his own
sweet but imperious will only he gave
the unbelievably stupendous amount
of $268.87 among thirteen ministerial
aspirants to help them in school.
True he did not tell that the greater
part of that thirteen was in no need
of the help so given. Has he not a
right to be generous to his friends
with other people's money? Be that
as it may, this is true:
According to the State Conven
tion's minutes, our socalled mission
aries cost us, in salaries and expen
ses, last year $3,236.36. By means of
this small outlay on them made, we
were able to benefit 21 person-some
who did not need it-to the enormous
amount of $313.87. In addition to
that, we were thereby instrumental
in having the Lord's Prayer repeated <%
in some jails and some "Ten Com
mandments" so posted on trees and
fences as to attract the attention of
some gentleman cow and perhaps
cause him to treat his family better.
3. The belief obtains among
many that our socalled missionaries
raise their own salaries and expenses
and arc no expense to the denomina
tion. They do not raise their sala
ries and expenses. So in addition to
being tolerated nuisances, they are an
unwarranted expense. To illustrate:
Our bombastic general missionary in
his annual report at Columbia show
I ed that he had gobbled up for him
self, without any effort to raise it,
j money that had .been raised by the * ,
j churches and sent to the associations,
j conventions, unions, etc. for miesions
($760.06. Of the $1,500 salary he ia
j allowed for misrepresenting missions,
j it will thus be seen that he raised on
j ly $730.94. The remainder he merely
i "goblbcd up." The great Gethse
' mane Association of which that peer
. less Baptist and princely leader Dr.
! J. C. White is the moderator refuses
I to turn over their mission money to
him. If other associations would ex
ercise the same good sense and excel
' Continued on page four.
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