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(Too -??ate Last Week.)
The K?;of P. Grand Lodge which
was helrPii si e last week, closed o . ??
of the best sessions in its history A
large crowd of delegates from all
over the State attended thc meetings
and. enjoyed the hospitalit?' of the
good people of Chester. The pro
grams at the Opera House wtje wit- ,(
nessed by very appreciative audi- r
enees. The parade on Thursday was 1
a,, very grand feature; throngs of
people saw the beautiful drilling at
the Pair Grounds, and will not for
get the pleasing spectacle of that
day. The people of Chester enjoyed
entertaining the delegates and the
delegates seemed pleased .with the
many courtesies accorded them. The | *
Mayor of the City, had the following
.to say, in the Chester Reporter, (a
white semi-weekly paper-, which er
marks are very highly appreciated by I '
the colored people here, and will be j1
read with interest by those in other
\. places:
?o: Editor Reporter:- "I feel that I '
should as Mayor of Chester, take'
. some official notice of last week's
Vcolored Pythian meeting in this city,
; .and say something in commendation
of the quiet and orderly behavior.
Notwithstanding the fact that there
were a great number of cars on the
streets during the Grand Lodge meet
ing, the laws of the city were mostly
rigidly observed, and not a single ac
cident was reported. The colored K.
of P's both local and from the State
at large, seemed to be an orderly, in
telligent and well behaved class of
people, and I feel sure from seeing
them in session h?re, that they are
doing their . part to advance theil
race along useful and desirable lines.
I am,
Very truly,
Geo. W. Byars,
(Mayor of Chester.)
. Miss Nannie Westb?opks, of Phila
delphia was called to the city because
of the death of*her ^>rother, Mr. Pas
chal Westbrooks, ih the government
hospital nV Asheville last week. The
remains were brought here and after
funeral services at Wilson Baptist
Wilson ""fe-^r?tery.
Prof. and Mr's. 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
Mr. John Saxon of Philadelphia,
passed through the city Saturady,
enroute to Laurens to attend the
funeral of his father, Mr. George
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 i?f
Mrs. Mary B. Butler and Mr. James
New England Conservatory, Or
to the many friends of the couple.
Best wishes for success are extended
Mr. J. S. Stanback has purchased
a handsome Sedan for his family.
Mrs. Louisa Maxwell, Cemetery St
and Mrs. Carrie Thompson, Bailey St
arc 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
St. Paul is glad to report exceller
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 church.
The B. Y. P. U. under the leade
ship of Mr. C. Lee Davis was filled
its utmost capacity. Prof. T. '.
Duckett spoke to the young peop
very interestingly on what thi
should be prepared to do in the f
Sunday night was baptism and t
right hand of fellowship was had.
Anderson is still being honored
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 construction forces of the Col
ige are at work repairing, renovat
ig and making additions to the Col
ige plant in preparation for the fall
pening September twenty-six. The
lollege Registrar reports that im
nusual number of applicants have
een registered thus,far which means
rt increased enrollment 'at the Col
age the coming year. Notable ?
iiong the applicants are those seek
ing advanced training in the College
department, and special subjects. A
uong them are graduates and former
tudents of the State College and
>ther institutions .in South Carolina
md neighboring States, There is al
io a greater demand for training ir.
5milh-Hughes Agriculture and Home
Economics. n
A new feature of the Extension
)Vork of the College was effective
luly 1st. by the appointment of Miss
Wattie Mae Fitzgerald as State A
jent of Home Demonstration Work
ipon the recommendation of Profi
lent Wilkinson. Miss Fitzgerald will
lave her headquarters at the College
but will travel over the Slate to
.supervise and inspect the work done
by the County Agents. Her appoint
ment marks an elevation r>t the work
among our people and'Will , be the
means of creating ?" larger staff of
Home Demonstration Workers, so
that in course.-<>f' time, each County
will be cared for in this respect. The
Extension Force of the College now
numbers more than fifty young men
qnd women who are teaching useful
methods of better farming and living
throughout the State.
To meet the larger demands for
advanced instruction in the College
min year the Faculty has been large
ly increased during the Summer be
yond the. usual number. President
Wilkinson recently made announc
ment of the following additions: F
N. Fitzpatrick, Columbia University,
English and Latin; W. M. Buchanan,
Ohio State University, Biology and
Animal Industry; Louis A. Potter,
Pennsylvania State College, Bacteri
ology and Chemistry; F. M. Sheffield,
Oberlin College, French; William
Maier, Cornell University, Dairying
and Rural Education; .W. S.-Laurence
gan and YO?JO; 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.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 10.- (Preston
News Service)-A school house at 4
Roach Street was completely destroy
ed here last Saturday afternoon by
fire caused by being struck by light
ning during a terrific electrical
storm. Firemen fought the blaze for
several hours but were unable to
save the building. The home of Jos.
Blalock, 224 W. Hunter Street, was
also greatly damaged by lightning,
The undertaking establishment of the
Cummings Brothers in Whitehall St.
was slightly damaged by lightning.
Mrs. Lillian Mack Lee and litth
friend Miss Ethel Moore of Atlanta
are the guests of Mrs. Lee's mother
and father, Mr. and Mrs. Rober
Mack on Towers St.
Mrs. Daisy Sumter of Columbia i
the guest of Rev. and Mrs. J. F
le ; Greene on W. Market St.
?y ? Mrs. Janie Cary of Atlanta, Ga
was the guest of Dr. and Mrs. S. I
Edawrds on S. Fant St.
Rev. A. W. Brown is c onducting
meeting out of town this week,
by i L. A. Edwards.
Mrs. Anna Bell Whaley and chi
dren left last Sunday for Savannal
Ga., where they will spend a fe
:yles of Patter
Notes ByAThe Wayside.
(By Rev. Richard Carroll.)
It is seldom thatr'ir?^ 'in Columbia j tc
i Sunday, but I v/a?iiere last Sun- inj
iy and went to Sidney Paik Church
hear Bishop Brown, i enjoyed hi?3
rmon very much. ..../There was a
reat crowd out to . heat, him, and
om which came sonia demonstra*
Dr. Farmer has proved himself a
rogresaive pastor since he has bee? {,t
ire. Improvements have been made
; the parsonage an ? the house of
< i ship. There is no debt that can
t Le pad on thc ch sr?'h and par
? r.age after one Sunday collection,
ne can ses that Dr. Farmer m a
rent and consecrated . worker. I
ave never heard him preach, but
eard him read the scripriiio, and he
npresses j cu. Thera are few mon
rho can read the scripture with un
crstandin^. In the afternoon. I
card Dr. Fermer deliver a fine ad
ress to the Court of Cnlanthu on,
Organization." Thia was an intev
sting speech. In tho pulpit, was
'residing fc?der Walker of Augusta.
Ie too, is a "clear cut" speaker,
jieut. Henry was master of ceremon
BS. One could not help but enjo?y tho
inging. Sidney Park hns some very
ictive leaders in the person of Starks
Jrunson and others.
I heard a good speech delivered by
Dr. P. P. Watson in Sene?u last week
>n his work in South Carolina. r?r.
Watson stopped with Mr. Jonas
Thomas while attending the Women's
Convention in Bennettsv?'le.v He mu.de
a spiritual impression on Mr, Thomas
and his family that will not >*;?on be
I want to thank Dr. J. G. Stuart
and Mr. A. P. Hardy for co?rtsies in
their fine automobiles.
Greensboro, N. C., Aug. 8.-(Pro'j j
ton News Service)-Negro farmers
from all parts of the State arc gath
ering here to hear experts discuss the
questions of co-operative . marketing
tomorrow during the annual F?l
mer's; Congress at the A. and T. Col
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 prinei
j pal address on co-operative market
I ing.
Dr. Calvin S. Brown, principal of
Winton Normal School, will deliver
an address during the meeting. Fred
Yodder, of the A. & T. College, will
speak on rural improvement. Dr. A.
C. Kenney of State Department of
Agriculture, will discuss the value of
dairying and Prof. Hudson on how to
make the soil more productive.
The visitors will be guests of A.
& T. College during thu convention
and indications point to a very inter
esting meeting.
Macon, Ga., Aug. 10-(Proston
News Service)-U. S. Postoffice In
spectors were busy here last Monday
investigating why Chief of Police
Marshall Thompson failed to furnish
a policeman to accompany a Negro
mail collector in the business district
on Sunday night. The collector was
halted by groups of men three times
and threatened by them, it is claim
ed. The collector reported the mat
ter to Postmaster Rudisill, who asked
for police protection for the collector
and failed to receive it. As a resull
the postmaster called off the collec
tion until next morning.
The chief of police claimcds thai
when the request was made the en
tire force was busy. It is though;
that charges against the official wil
be made by the postal authorities.
It is said that a force of polici
guarded the home of C. H. Douglass
a wealthy Negro, on Saturday an<
Sunday nights, to prevent him fror
being harmed. Postal authoritie
take the position that if this wa
done, an officer should have been fui
nished to accompany the Negro ma
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MN^PAM?L^ DECL?RB^;/:'.. ? . -,
$? & . VHMJ?NU??? ." ?Sj ?fe ?? M
Sv'v . sten? " .*f$M
ty*hmtttqni$^?.,At?. , 9?-(Pres*.' ?/J
a^tf?$s^ th'e. Vi
?^iWfoi^th?.passage,fl?^e^gey ; *
. lynching' Bill, 'Mr?v^'^p^a^: i?
ti,. a.,-ATrginian, .shp's tile ^lJ?wt?g
*gp?y? ''As ? former Y^ginjap' I* ^
^.'^w^j^y^Jhea?^in' shanie. ?tf>'th? s|
t&citi??^^ftfte Southland^. Years W
?&.?- vi?wect" U^h?/.^ctii^, of "a '' mob ^
rriging" by tfre?neek--from an. apple : .
Hp fie . \yas%g?gged, his ? clothes g;
l?a ' and his skin' lacerated ,*and
l'it?sed .by ;theVsto}ne8 over which he ot
UT been dragged, W, ' ... .'*.' . ' !v\
^h?/sight sen^tf?i?dVchi?s through, ^
I saw huh'many nightj^fter iii-;
P^*.dreams. It was a sc?njai?.ehajl J
y/pr forget; and yennil, except the' j
imbers of the victim's race prattled
d giggled .is if- not?r?ng unusual 'tj
d' happerteai-.*"* {f':\. ?
;?Later in the\ tf?y-?he p?dy of the J
Stjm was cuV downland the cforor >
ijt??. jury render^- ? . verdict ,?Iyit ?
?t? victim had come' ib. hik deatfc at ,
pi Hands of persons unknown-yet ,t
fil fcpowu^-to the jury? ].Ct& , ..
i',;When mah by whom^ t'hd.Oaw^U*
Affected for thu betterment * o?, pie ^
?mmunity. fail to upho?a>:?ty.a^.'^
dme violators ?hf the do?d? .> u?uW
duch society in . the ^state^ ip ,t'o.^ej t
jKerncd, then the g?nerat?^ove^v'. j
Seht should step fonvard* and vin<jli* ?
?(fe the order of civUizatibh/ahd pass. ^
?ch a. bill as- the py?r;k&l?fy^&?-fi
1J? Bill, whether 'it..\is^ffij^fct^t? <i
?ii if o K R er s t? be constj^t^^^^ 3
iM. Human rights are ^^^^Hj I
fe CA lib OF, .T^A-NKSir |
.?airs. L. A. Hawkins liegjsv^to^ijpV. j
lattice to.the.many fri ninia*mV&l&ra v
t?flc^ .at tho Grand Ciu^tiof ;
i? dt Chester,.S. C. ^?fc^Jie witch''?j
lcj$t there has been seiihheif -h?^t?f..
Finley. ^"S.'t?^^is t^?^f?
trpiey and otber^. t^M^. , ;p
;v. ?HM A KING?.-A MEf^l^?F. ?T."^^ ?
i ^?iliniore, m'^xjl?^^^^ i
What had been accomplished by the
Karding Administration the Balti
more Afro-American in'a printed edi
torial under the caption of "Making
A Mess O? 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
of the mob's toll. A President and a
J Congress pledged to pass nnti-lyneh
ing legislation, hems and haws on
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
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
To All Benedict Students:
As students are applying rapidly
for entrance, please send in your
application promptly that room may
this wonderful improvement lately
to know how many text books tc
order as freight is being delayed.
Permit me to strongly urge yoi;
this summer to review your studies
no matter how high your standing
lt will be much easier next year foi
you, and if you failed in any subjec
or are behind your class in any, bi
sure to study up to be prepared t<
take an examination on returninj
and get straight in your class.
We must raise about $1,000 mor
for the College. Please solicit fror
your church and friends. Ever;
student can surely collect a few dol
lars. If possible get $5.00.
The Faculty:
s* C. B. Antisdel, A. M., LL. 1).
Dana M. Albaugh, A. B.
il Mrs. C. B. Antisdel.
Miss M. V. Ashton.
John S. Bangson, M. S.
Mrs. John S. Bangson, B. Pd.
? i. [>&m ?? .. wv.,
E? the Rev. Dr. -
p?te- Conventici ,
% -V^j
y .iiear'Bi'?thor in Christ: ?
LfenY addressing to you this
siter" to "stir up your pure mn
*y. bf remembrance of the fol .. .
After having served five successi
ars as first Vice President of ou", in
artist State Convention, you .were,
a-manner most signal and enthu
astic, unanimously" chosen at Co
inton,, last year, the president. The
i?ljtunding reason that choice of you
afl'imade' was the fact that wherer
tnd with whatever, the denomi
nas entrusted you, .you have
''^superior qualities of leader
lip >|(fi^ accomplished splendid re
fits.. .'.^Your brethren then believed
lat you were-and I yet believe that
ou are-our God given Moses, by
[hom our State Convention will,
ventually, be lifted out of the ruts
? conformity to customs, ? which we
ave long outgrown and place it upon
be mountain peak of mighty- acd?m
?lishments to bte 'glory'*.of jo?r God
nd of* his Christ. Because ;of thes?
le^iefs..und expectations; -I'am butj't
riving voice to the v iews'and hopes ?
>f the denomination generaUflL "f rom ! 1'
he fountains to the sea/ivnSjfe say :
W-e are exceedingly tir^&)$(ffl very
dek o?, and look to ybu'io^BcC?r de
li?rise some means M^elief^rbni, the
pmbajftic, hipl- hurrah I fatuff"" suip?r
iurdtjfiftrl ? W.itb). arrogance gr eat, '^Jf
^ki^rgi^'^e rAckingj
pie, m^^??al?ry Raising gfe^jTO^W
tsV?imp^vgo?ii? bosh yet^hgaitt^f^^ M
^h^^^ore^houili' fnstda6d^,J *
N^i'-^?ie ' Cob ve Aticm" ^umlcffc -i?he,l-:
U^s> *3t?ianbmer ? c? ^nis^^?^v-^^^g
Hon^, fissions the amaHplix^ n^e^oi3^
M1 .t&?^.Convention 's socked'rmssiori-^
ari es would be in the .least danger.of
c?tehing' it. ? in fact AOUX Stator. Miri-'
sion tvork is the crowning / f airee nf
m .'present: age j tn the*' light, o'f. the
great; ^commi?s?o?? ?tbi? ;: ori?y substa?fc
tittling ?u& EOcat??^^
'ffa?.r? 4^wt?f;.to;f*^^i: ';imn?bq^rat'
.thjBs'? rconuwi?ns; ?r?> AbVoifettt about;
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 bc 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
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 thc 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
1 preachers could even read. It was
Truman G. Brownson, A. B., B. D.,
13. D.
Mrs. Francis H. Brownson, A. B.
Miss Catherine Clark.
Miss Effie B. Dilley.
T. L. Duckett, A. M.
Mrs. T. L. Duckett, L. 1.
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.
F. C. Redfern, A. B., Ph. D.
Mrs. F. C. Redfern.
Miss Clyde B. Singleton, A. B.
D. F. Thompson, B. D., D. D.
Zack Townsend, A. B.
Miss Ruth Watson.
lillinery Dept. i
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"'j-?S i*/ V
* Si . . .-"Amern ?, .
"i- ,. v .-/' Pldlade;.lphu
;v .i , work among.,the
u- -j?ti?t of South Carolin*, f?:>
'"rh? -doing of that mission work,
e Tiihycation Society paid Dr.'*
"awlf-y's salary and all expenses. /
ie Negro Baptist pa'id not one dent.
He made Columbia his hcadqdar
rs and lived on the go, indoctrinat
g, establishing churches, ? or or
inizing Sunday Schools, and bring- '?,. .
g' in^o existence associations, Sun- s
iy School conventions, and finally
ir State Convention.
In the meantime he exercised him
;lf very energetically and most ef- ,
jctively.-not to money grab for self -v
ut kto educate some preachers. fj
brough Northerri benevolence and
'hat he could .raise; in our:- own
tiurches ,and -associations, he "sup-'
ort?d in ? school quite a number of >:
oung'men who have since .jjerfqrmed ,-.,<
erculean work for the' denomination,
lome bf them were: I.-P; Brooking- <?. *f>
t>n,<D. M. Peirce, P. W. Prince, Scipio A '; 7
itratfort.M. W. Gilbert, R.'W. Bay- "? .?
pr,:-F. R; Wallace,^. W. Raiford, E. %
r.yGassaway, A. J. Stokes ?nd num
rpusfothers whom my memory fails
?"recall. Bujt *"* the conditions that
ib^ihed,;?ra?ng the Negro Baptists
ben ;4o,!n$tve3ast today; nor does the
?eeri, of r, that kind of mission work.
all'vof. our missionaries since, and
japl?icia^y- now,.tried to put over the
l^$*jejr plan,'with needs wholly dis- -
i?m?Har to those with which Brawley
jSpfcito deal. As a rosult they find
^mSelves with, nothing, td do but to
; money. '". Then to make some .
t*^ct/>f show,-they g<i to jails and re
the Lord's, Pi-ayei1, and nail up
^??n "Cpmmandments" on trees and *
fences where they will be read by
BOWS only. And they come to the
Cphventiou and,'with bombast great
i^k'^how they "bless . God-and take
cj^?j?l?e.''. Gourag?^f?r what I know '.
j^^?nfe'ss ''it te '?ouxag? to continue
toy ^b.h?.?^? ty?gro Baptists under
wtVr^aJ?e-^?t?ns'eh::ifj^doing mission
2. True, our nerve racking, money
grabbing, mere salai*y raising, gener
al missionary, did in his report, which
he made with much bombast and in a '
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 $2(58.87 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 $3,236.30. 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
anil are 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
! ed that he had gobbled up for him
self, without any effort to raise it,
j money that had been raised by the
I churches and sent to the associations,
j conventions, unions, etc. for missions
I $700.00. Of the $1,500 salary he is
; allowed for misrepresenting missions,
I it will thus be seen that he raised on
ly $730.94. The remainder he merely
"goblbed up." The great Gethse
mane Association of which that peer
less Baptist and princely leader Dr.
J. C. White is the moderator refuses
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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