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THE SOUTHERN INDICATOR 4 ?i. v. VOL VIII COLUMBIA, S. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 15th, 1913 NUMBER 18 _.-? .' ? _:-,-._ HM. E. BISHOPS MEET IN COUNCIL A?? Charleston-Bishop L. J. I; Coppin Appointed to Fill Vacancy Resigned by Bish op Turner-Bishop Chap peile Fraternal Delegate to Gen'l. Con. M. E. Church, V ^South -Other Notes. A?. 8 The Bishops Council of the A. W&? E. ohurch was held at Char leston, beginning last Friday and ^closed Monday of this week. jra||pi the bishops were present ??wrijth the exceptions of Bishops ?lSVm. B. Derrick, who was sick, i'd J. Albert Johnson, who is in iuth Africa. Many of the gen ii officers and other prominent misters from all sections of the iantry w'ere in attendance. " fcuch business of importance was transacted. ? Bishop W. D- Chap 11 \t of Columbia, was appoint raternal* delegate to theGen [conference of the M. E. ih South. mop H. M. Turner, resigned ihop of South Carolina Ishop h. J. Coppin, D. D., of e 2nd Episcopal Dist., was gi v the oversight of the work in Jii\th Carolina, .until the meet Q? th&Bisbop's Council next \ne,^ At that council, the work Ii}J yjjmg given* permanently to ?m? bishop,*?o 'hold until the e^Wal^nierence. Bishop Tur be visibly affect ive his speech^ re fprk, and showed /past turmoil _ i4^4?t^ vT Pgrown'ne?vi?y upon h$L ?ish Turner, is at present without a district, anld he said to press reporters anc5 others, that he will write, travel, lecture and preach. Bishop Coppin, who comes to South Carolina, is well known, and well liked throughout the State. Among the men of Bishop Chappelle's District, who attend ed the Bishops Council, and vis ited Columbia, were: Rev. Char les R. Tucker, D. D., pastor of the A. M- E. church at Oklaho ma City,-Dr. Tucker is one of the foremost men in the South west, and is a prominent candi date for Episcopal honors; Dr. O. L. Moody, the president of Shorter .'College, Argenta, Ark., Dr. Moody is young, well edu cated aijid progressive, he ad dressed: the student-body of Al len Universi ty last Tuesday morn ing to the idelight of all who heard him; j Dr. W. T. Pope, the Presiding Eider of the Sherrell District (Ark. ) and editor of the Arkansas African Methodist - Dr. Pope is one of the ablest men in Arkansas, and Dr- J. G. Rob inson, pastor of the A. M. E. church ?at Fort Smith, Ark. Dr. Robins?n was the official repor ter of the Bishops Council-he is one of tho best known news paper men in the country. The leading dailies in all parts of the country publish h i s articles withoujl the changing of a sen tence, j Dr. Robinson is a candi date ?or the Editorship of the Southern Christian Recorder. Bishop Chappelle was the lead ing spirit at the Bishops Council, and it has been thoroughly dem onstrated that he will be to the new church in power and influ ence what Bishop Grant was in other days. Mrs. R. O- Jeffers and her friend, Miss Daisy Jackson of Asheville, left for their moun tain home last Thursday after a visit to Mrs. Jeffer's mother, Mrs. Henry Lindsey, Sr. AT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH "SOMETHING DROPPED" Mrs. Gracie Vincent, a former Columbian, but now of New York city, where she has resided a number of years, has set an ex ample of church loyalty which other people who, by change of residence, are. removed from the church in which their member ship is, could well afford to fol low. It was this way : The first of last December the Rev. Dr. R. W. Baylor, pastor of the Zion Baptist church, received an unsigned letter in which he was told that on the first Sunday in February 1913, "something would drop in Zion." Dr. Bay lor's wildest imagin?t ion gave no clue to the source or the mean ing of the letter. So, deciding that it was all a practical joke, he let the matter drop. It was all .cleared up however when, during the last weeks in January, he received from Mrs. Gracie Vincent, whose member ship is yet in Zion, a beautiful individual silver communion set, valued at $100, with the request that he present it to the church on the first Sunday in February, 1913 and that the time of presen tation be made the occasion for the re-union of the older mem bers of the church, those with whom she had been associated as a church worker. Acting on the suggestion, Dr. Baylor planned and carried out a great day at old Zion on the first Sunday in February. In the morning at 11:30 o'clock Dr. A. P. Dunbar.J?ireac^ed ah umisit?!- j ?y'strong1 sermon ; ut ::..-?? Dr.' R. B. Hall, "the young man elo quent" who leads the hosts at the Union Baptist church, even surpassed himself in a sermon appropriate to the occasion. Then the deacons from all the colored Baptist churches in Col umbia entered from a rear room bearing the communion set, the gift of Mrs. Vincent. Dr. J. J, Durham then delivered an ad dress in which he made plain the appropriateness of the gift. At night, Rev. Dr. Baylor himself preached, urging his congrega tion to "let us therefore go on to perfection." When it is stated that Mrs. Vincent is a widow, is poor and a working woman, her gift to her church is the more remarkable for it reprepresents toil and sac rifice. And when it be stated as her pastor does state-that, in all the years of her absence, she has regularly paid her church dues, her example becomes the more worthy of imitation and emulation. HAIR IS WOMAN'S GLORY MADAME ELSIE C. NELSON who lives at 718 W, Blanding St. is also engaged in Hair Dressing. She took lessons in Washington, D. C. in 1906 from an experienced Hair culturer. "Hair i s wo man's glory." Why not get it before it is Loo late, " Mrs. Nel son says, her hair in 1906 was too short to braid and had been ? falling out for some time. She began to work on her hair and other folks' also. Now her hair is long and in the up-to-date style. She believes in improve ment and is now taking lessons in Hair Culture from the Won derful Hair Grower Madame C. J. Walker of Indiana. Anybody who wants hair grown on tem ples, bald heads, who needs shampooing, or desiring long hair, will please write or call on Mrs. E. C, Nelson, 718 W. Bland ing St., Columbia, S. C. REV. J. H. who was elected secretary of the of the committee on reformate and elected secretary-tre South Carolina SOUTH CAROLINA UNION BANK ? _ lias Opened Book of Sub scription. An Enterprise Manned and Controlled by Negroes. Mr, Editor: At the recent session of the Race Conference held at Car roll's Auditorium Columbia, S C. E, J. Sawyer, Esq., Bishop W. D. Chappelle, Revs. Richard Car-r; j roll, C. C. Scott, J. H. johnson; son and Mesar?! 'x~~A. W?llra$& and J. W. Thomas, were appoint ed a committee to consider the matter of establishing a Banking institution in the State of South Carolina with headquarters at Columbia, S. C., and to formu late plans, etc., for the organiza tion of same. The report of the committee was as follows: "Your committee beg leave to report that they have given the subject mature consideration and that they heartily endorse the es tablishment of such an institu tion, believing as they do that the effort will at once command the confidence and enlist the co operation and support of a great number of our people in the va rious sections of our State who for years have been clamoring for an institution of this charac ter, and, who are now looking forward to, and praying the en terprising, intelligent and pro gressive men of the race to give them a chance to show their in terest and race-pride by rushing to their support." Your committee beg to recom mend: First. That we associate our selves together for the purpose of carrying on the business of banking under the laws of the State of South Carolina, and that we do subscribe for the stock of the association hereinafter named and that we do enter into the following articles of association: Second. The name of this as sociation shall be THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNION BANK. Third. That the place where its banking house and office shall be located, and its operations of de posit and discount be carried on, and its general business conduct ed shall be at Columbians. C. Fourth. That the capital stock shall be $20,000.00 divided into 2000 shares of ten dollars each; Twenty (20) per cent of the a mount subscribed for to be * paid cash, or when called for, and shall constitute the first install ment; and, 20 per cent to be paid JOHNSON, Ministers' Federation, Chairman ry for Negro juvenile criminals ?asurer of the proposed L Union Bank. quarterly thereafter until the a mou?t-subscribed for is fully paiitj;" The committee's report was un animously adopted and the con ference pledged itself to stand by".the committee in its further I efforts for the furtherance of the enterprise, and as an evidence of its extermination 207 shares of stoc(c|were subscribed-for. ?A?jthis is to be the people's B?iij?&the committee decided to r^^foar ^alue of the stock .small, an^^e payments easy ia order iii the South Carolimytf:i u . : bank"!' Tne people therefore, thi ./Ughout the State are urged to unite themselves in this undertaking I and write at once to Rev. J. H? Johnson, 2029 Marion street, Co lumbia, S. C. giving their name and address in full and tell him how many shares of stock they will take in order that they may have a part in this splendid en terprise. The men who consti tute the committee and are ask ing your co-operalijn, are men who have achieved something and have character and standing in the social, religious and busi ness world, and who are daily making sacrifices for the uplift of the race without thought of reward. And, now Mr. Editor, let me say for the encouragement of all j that the committee on the 7th of ' February filed with the Hon. Secretary of State its declaration and petition for permission to open books of subscription to the capital stock of the association; that the commission- was duly granted and books for subscrip tion to the capital stock of the j association have now been open ed at the tailoring establishment of Mr. I. S. Leevy, 1221 Taylor street. All communications should be addressed to Rev. J. H. Johnson Sec.-Treas., 2029 Marion street, and prompt attention will be given. All newspapers as well as the ministers of all denominations and other persons of influence are requested to bring the matter to tlie notice of the people and urge their cooperation. Let those not in accord say nothing against it as this is an effort at union, harmony and cooperation. Yours for success, J. H. Johnson. Columbia, February 12th 1712. When you can't find who did it just lay it on the Negro. That's fashionable. DR. A. S. ORNE SPOKE TO BIG GATHERING Famous Slum Worker Made Appeal for Boys and Girls at Carroll's Auditorium. Dr. A. S. Orrie, the "father of the juvenile courts" and one of the country's most famous "slum workers, addressed a large gath ering at Carroll's Auditorium Sunday afternoon in the interest of his life's work-the better ment of living and working con ditions for the young boys and girls of the qation. He is a most interesting talker and his work in many of the states has been productive of great good. In many places he has established homes for the boys and girls that ' were crimi nally inclined, and placing in these homes an environment for eign to that of the jail, in which the boy or girl of tender years not infrequently have as "v jail companions, the hardened crimi nal. The address in part is as fol lows: "At a meeting in Chicago J. T. Smith, London's greatest tem perance orator, said 'I have dis covered that the peril of your | America today is a laxity of en forcing certain laws. ' I replied that is not true and I know just what I am talking about, having carefully canvassed every class and condition of humanity from the humble home in the country the time-honored White House Lat the capital and personally, in and yet-Yn? most laWiess 3.ge history. The peril of our coun try today is a lack and laxity of parental control, care and cul ture of children or Christian homes. God did know what He was doing when He created men and women told them to multi ply and replenish the earth, fail ing to follow Divine directions, Deut. ll, 18, 19, 21-29 has filled our otherwise fair land with charitable and correctional insti tutions. "One of the most startling crimes of the times was commit ted in New York city a few years ago. A young man of enormous wealth walked through a crowd ed assembly in an amusement re sort, to a table at which a man was sitting, and, drawing a re volver from his pocket, shot three times, killing him instant ly. So far as can be learned, not a word was spoken on either side nor was any gesture made by the victim that could have provoked the act. Rumors were current, however, that the dead man, who was a wealthy architect of some prominence, had been in former years a friend and patron of the lady whom his slayer af terward married. It is suggest ed by the friends of the murder er that the crime was committed to avenge her wrongs and to vin dicate her from aspersions cast on her reputation. The princi pals in the affair may be dismiss ed with little consideration. The dead man's life is reputed to have been of a character that was like ly sooner or later to bring him to death. The murderer inherited his father's millions, which he was squandering with utter reck lessness, and was living a life of idle pleasure. Neither for the man who is dead nor for the man now in Matteawan is there need for sympathy. "The real cause for concern is the attitude of the public on the subject. It is reported that a Chicago lecturer, speaking in Kansas on the crime, said that the murderer should be acquitted and his remark was cheered by hundreds of women in his auni ence- The same sentiments ex pressed in New York and Phila delphia society and in the press, show that there was a similar drift in public opinion elsewhere That is the most ominous feature of the case. It is an indication of lawlessness that bodes ill for the future. "Who would be safe if young men o f unregulated passions drew the inference, from the treatment of this criminal, that they might proceed to avenge some real or fancied wrongs by a pistol shot? To applaud an act. so cowardly as to walk up to a man sitting peaceably in a pub lic place and shoot him without remonstrance or warning, is to raise a criminal to the position of a hero. It is a step backward in our, social progress, a disgrace to our civilization and an insult to Him who said, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.' "This crime reveals a condi tion of society that should give the patriotic citizen serious con cern! Histary gives no warning so emphatic as that of the dan ger to a nation's life, that comes I frpm depravity of this king :t&. mong what are called its higher, classes. It has been proved over ? and over agrin that the greatest.V'.y peril to a nation is not its 'in - terior enemies, but in wicked-; ness and corruption in its -Ow-n ; high, places. When its aristocra cy and its wealthy" cities d?'-' t '. vote .their means to idlfc pleas- /. tirejrand t% .teati?^ot?ffij? ir.g to4t2 fail. . As the *|K^f; prophet said, when h?lr?ad *v ex plain why a nation was Swept out of existence. 'Pride, fullness of bread and abundance of idle ness was in her and in her daugh ters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. They were haughty and commit ted abominytion; therefore, they were taken away.' " Concluded next week. THE BAPTIST STATE CON VENTION. The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention met at Zion Baptist church, this city Wednesday Feb. 12. A very large number of the brethren were present and after transact ing other routine matters the fol lowing program was arranged for the convention which meets at Sumter, S. C.. Wednesday be fore the first Sunday in June 1913, with the Mt. Zion Baptist church, Rev. E. W. Dick, pastor. Introductory Sermon: Dr. G. W. Raiford of Aiken, S. C. Doctrinal Sermon: Rev. D. F. Thompson of Greenwood. Educational Sermon: Dr. G. A. Goodwin of Springfield Baptist church, Greenville. Conventional Sermon: Rev. I. W. Williams of Cheraw. Saturday night: Dr. R. Kemp of Charleston. Missionary Sermon: Dr. J. D. Brooks of Chester. Sunday afternoon: Rev. A. L. Wilson of Society Hill. Sunday night: Rev. E. A. P. Cheek of Columbia, S? C. Rev. J. C. White of Union is Secretary of the Trustee Board of Morris College and reports that the affairs of the College are in* good shape. Prof. Starks has made good from the very start and the Baptist brethren all over the State are rallying to his sup port. The Indicator is only $1 a year