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GAVE A GOOD TALK
Roller cites some facts ox
the negro college.
3torfows History of Institution, its
Hard Fight for Existence and the
In, bidding fareweU to. Orangeourg
and the State Colored College, Wed
nesday, President Thos. E. Miller,
who has been its efficient President
aince its establishment, reviewed
ibriefly his connection with the Col
lege, his efforts to secure its estab
lishment and the struggle he has en
, countered In the administration of
"the president's office.
In the course of his address he
<ites some facts that will be of gen
eral interest to the people of both
races. It is recalled that R. S. WIV
kinscn was recently elected to suc
ceed MUler. The full text of Presi
?dent'B Miller's address is as follows: |
"Sixteen years ago the Constitu
tional Convention met for the pur
pose of disfranchising the negroes.
It was composed of not less than
one hundred and sixty members, all
?of whova save six were of the white
race, Smalls, Whipper, Wigg, Reid,
Andersen and myself were the Re
publican members. The six of us
managed, by a brave and bold fight
to secure for the negro race this
"About eighteen years previous
two negres, Bruce Williams and Thos.
E. Mill sr, made it possible, by their
votes a id voice, for the South Caro
lina Co lege and the grand old Cita
del to be restored to the white youths
?of the Eltate. That was a bitter fight
betweei the Hampton faction and the
?other Democratic faction. The: op
positior. to those two colleges had
a majoi ity of two in the State senate.
It required the votes of Senator
Bruce Williams and myself to make
it a tit. The tie was secured, and
that grand commoner, Gen Kennedy,
voted with us; the tie was broken j
and these institutions were once!
more made the shrine of learning to
and for the white youths Of the State.
At thai time the faction led by Gen.
Hampton promised us this College,
but it ivas more than eighteen years
before [ was able to force the whrte
people of South Carolina to redeem
that plsdge. Some day I will give
the pec pie of our State a full history
?of how I won this College In the
Constitutional Convention for my
"I hid no Intention of becoming
president, but ! could not have secur
ed the school for my people without
leaving active political life. I made
the sacrifice: we have had the Col
lege th'jse fifteen years. The past of
Its existence is secure; the verdict
of our people is that we have done
well; we have made good in this
College. We have matriculated more
than 10,000 students; we have grad
uated more than 700, and those who
have attended here have gone out in
the world industrious, prudent, suc
cessful citizens. We never left God
?out of the equation in the manage
ment of this school. The College's
motto :s: 'The Glory of God and the
Good of Man.* 'By the sweat of
thy brow thou shalt eat bread Is
the command of God, and our aim
here has been, and Is my fervent
nope ever will be, to inculcate Into
?every and all of our students moral
rectitude, lofty Idea of patriotism,
thrift, obedience, frugality and a
?clinging devotion to the Golden Rule.
"Very many presidents have only
to look to the government and man
agement cf the 'College, and their
task should be easy; but -nine has
been a duplex administration. When
I came here some of the white peo
ple of the State were against the
higher education of the negroes. The
negro denominational colleges were
fighting us and the one across tne
fence, through its president, vowed
?our annihlatlon. Hence, it became
my lo:. to so act and speak as to
show to the white people of this
State, :hat It was, and Is their duty to
plant, support, protect and maintain
this institution for the negro youth.
I had to prove to the negro that the
best school In South Carolina is this
school. Then, again, 1 was surround
ed In the beginning by a cabal of
?preachers on my faculty, who had
little or no experience as educators,
who were against industrial educa
tion, and they permitted no oppor
tunity to escape, one and all of them,
in their endeavor to destroy my ad
ministration and br^ak up this Col-j
lege. If they had been hired by the
people across the fence instead of
by the State of South Carolina, they'
could not have been more persist
ent in their efforts of the destruc
tion of my administration and this
"Those of us who have been here
fo:* th:;; past ten years, with very few
exceptions, have been faithful to ev
ery trust, and we have done all that
man can do for the good of South
Carolina by instructing, faithfully
Instructing, all who have come with
in our gate. Hence, I leave this in
stitution with the best wishes and
esteem of all the white people of
th s town. Words are not mine with
which to thank them all for the en
couragement and support they have
given me during the fifteen years I
have been here. The best certificate
of success that I carry from here is
the high regard my work and myself
are held by these very excellent cit
izens of Orangeburg town and coun
ty. I have but one personal regret
in leaving, and it is this: That these
goad white people will cease to be
my neighbors, but I shall ever re
member them, and prove by my labor
wherever I may go, that I have been
and will remain worthy of their con
"Students, the best and greatest
as:;et of a State or nation is her
la'jor. The State whose labor ?
profligate, the State whose labor is
immoral, the State whose labor is
ignorant, is doomed to poverty. Hear
me, the motto of South Carolina is:
'Prepared in mind and in wealth.
If she ceases to be prepared in in
tellect, she will cease to be prepared
in wealth. 'A fool and his money
soon parts.' Whether it be individ
ual'or State. Therefore, my parting
word to you is this. He up! Up and
doing with a resolution to become
educated in the art? of thrift and
frugality, moral* and industry and
devotion <to South Carolina! Let
these principles become a part of ev- j
ery portion of you, and then South
Carolina will never have cause to
regret the money, let the amount be
large or small, she spends upon thU
institution and upon you.
"To my people, the negroes, who
have sent their children here to us,
I have not words with which to thank
them for their loyalty to me and
this College, and I assure them that
I have been p father to their chil
dren at all times. The humblest and
most needy have received my strong
est love and best devotion. II. is
my prayer that they will give my
successor their undivided suppon: in
j "Professors, instructors, teachers,!
I leave here with the best wishes for
this institution and for you. 1 pray
God that all of you shall see your
duty and discharge it. Do not re
jmain here only for the money you
[are getting, but do *11 in your power:
to prove to the enemies and friends
j of this institution that it is the best
place in Seuth Carolina for negroes
to send their, children. Be faithful
to every trust, be true to each other,
be loyal to your president. For him
to be successful he needs untiring
service from you, he needs your con
fidence, he needs your loyalty, and
South Carolina demands the fullest
discharge of every duty intrusted to
you. Here is youv new president;
on the 30th of June the keys to this
College will be handed him by me,
with them my burdens will fall upon
him. "May God give him prudence,
j patience, health, stiongth, and above
jail, fidelity to every trust, and the
(wisdom of Solomon to execute the
Honorable trustees and devoted
friends, how can I say to you fare
well? I have been here serving you
and South Carolina for fifteen years,
and I have never been associated
with or under better men. The su
perior of our board of trustees is not
to be found in the State. Governor
Evans permitted me to name the
trustees of this School in the be
ginning, and I selected Bradham,
Floyd, Brlce, KIbler, Lowman, men
of honor and integrity and patriot
ism. And as soon as some of them
have dropped out they have been
j succeeded by Mrssrs. Dukes, White.
Sawyer, each and every one of whom
have proven the equal of the*r pre
decessors. But thy future only will
reveal the fact If South Carolina has
in her confines the equal of Major
D. J. Bradham. He has been the
devoted, trusty, I say the fathers of
the board In patience, prudence and
devotion to the tai't assigned hira in
the management of this school. He
is now succeeded by Mr. Hodge.
The name is a good one, the Hodges
of America have been the leaders *o
partiotism and educated thought, I
pray for him eminent success ia the
management of this school. All of
you gentlemen know why I have
been forced to leave you; I opposed
the election of our Governor.
I have never salcl an unkind word
about him: I wrote and spoke
the truth. I uttered only facts.
God forbid that I should ever
publicly or privately slander any
man, yet I can thank my God
enough for havinr given me courage
to speak the truth, let Its cost be ev
er so dear."
"My task here has been heavy. I
have given fifteen years of devoted
service, my very best of manly exist
ence. Governor Blease hab emanci
pated me from the heavy burden.
Words are not mine with which to
thank him for my freedom. I leave
here with a heart full of gratitude
to Governor Blease for my emanci
pation. He is a gited young man;
his enemies are nraying to sum up
his administration when he shall
have finished it, and truthfully place
him in the class of Franklin J.
Moses, Jr. But my prayers are for
the good of South Carolina and him.
that God may direct him, pro-.ect him
and keep him from wrong, that when
the impartial historian shall take up
the pen to write his administration.
LATE W. R. SABIN
WHAT IS SAID OF HIM WHERE
HE WAS BEST KNOWN."
Rev. J. L. McLeea, Pastor of the
Orangeburg Presbyterian Church,
also Speaks Highly of Him.
Editor Times and Democrat:
Please copy in your paper the fol
lowing taken from the Tribune, of
Editor The Tribune:
The article printed In the Journal
and Trlbue on yesterday, and the
statement Quoted from the Sou'.h
Carolina papers relative to W. R.
Sabin, who met a tragic death on
last Tuesday at Orangeburg. S. C.,
needs some correction.
Only one brother, Archie D., has
died, who was a student at Mary
ville College at the time 'of his death
by meningitis in 1908. Am glad to
say that be leaves two brothers alive
Instead of one. The eldest of the
family, Albert S., who Is married
and lives In South Carolina, and Guy
E., named for his father, lives with
his mother, in Fountain City, Tenn.
His mother is the only daughter of
the tlae Dr. W. R .Sevier. of Jones
boro. Tenn., who died in 1 882, and
he was a nephew of the Rev. Dr. Na
The Columbia State says: "The
cause of the shooting is not posi
tively known, but family trouble is
said to be behind the affair."
This Is an exceedingly unfortu
nate and misleading statement, cal
culated to leave in the mindB of
those not acquainted with Mr. Sabin
the Impression that this noble young
man had been guilty of some graze
His moral character Is absolutely
unimpeachable. The facts In the case
aa they will ultimately be made,
known will free him from the least J
suspicion of moral taint. Honest,
pure, kind, peaceful and energetic,
he was a most exemplary and valua
ble citizen. I can think of no true
manly virtue that did not belong to
him. His mother, brothers, and his
host of friends have the consolation
that the dear departed established a
3potless Christian character and that
he now knows experimentally the
meaning of the Savior's vows.
"?Blessed are the pure In heart, for
[they shall see God."
Calvin A. Duncan.
The above tribute to the memory
of W. R. Sabin, from his home In
Tennessee, meets, I have no doubt
with a hearty response from the citi
zens-of Orangeburg who knew him
as I rUd. During our short acquaint
ance he Impressed himself upon me
as a young .. an of very exceptional
character. He identified himself
with the church, and all good things
Immediately upon his arrival in our
midst, and ever since has maintain
ed the highest confidence and re
spect of the congregation of which
he became a member. As his pastor,
I feel that I have lost a true friend,
and the church a noble worker. H's
deplorable death has saddened the
hearts of many. For a young man
with such characteristics to bo thus
cut down is sad indeed. Mr. Sabin
was a member of one of the o!d< Ht
Severn families, being a direct de
sce'^ant of John Sevier, the first
Govp>-' or of Tennessee, and who wa3
one of the hardy mountaineers who
captur- ' Kings Mountain duri-ig the
Revolt-t!"n. He also had four un
cles in the Confederate army
J. L. iMcLees, Pastor.
That C"-'-?e;o negro lawyer who
has sued r*?wle Sara for infringing
on a paten' "Mist be under the im
pression tha' ''ie old gentleman has
money to thro- away.
he will be elf !?ed in truth, with
Moultrie, Rutledge. Pinckney and Mc
Duffie, and last but not least, with
the immortal Wade Hampton.
"Only one mor>? word, and I am
through. Teachers, my successor,
students let all of you remember
that 'In union there is strength.'
Hence take unto yourselves this mot
to. "We are Mary In One.' Fare
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IN HIGH LIFE.
"Met your wife lately?"
"No; but I see by the society papers
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Josh?Don't be a fool.
Bosh?You want a monopoly or the
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"How did Brown come to be 110 hijhl/
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A HELP TO HIM.
The Bookkeeper?The fact that your
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Office Boy?I guess so. Ain't I got an
other grandmother ter die now when I
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"Sontt nah ate the bait right off my
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"Cheer up. He'll be r-i. the bl.rger
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