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THE SOUTHERN INDICATOR 4 ?i. v. VOL VIII COLUMBIA, S. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 15th, 1913 NUMBER 18 _.-? .' ? _:-,-._ PHILADELPHIA NEWS LETTER Correspondent Nesbit Write? Entertainingly from the "City of .Brotherly Love." Philadelphia, Pa -, July. 20th The pleasures enjoyed during the first week of my^arrival here, were greatly marred by the news of the.death of so many friends and acquaintances ; and especial ly the death of our Prof. H. S. Wallace. The school has lost one of it3 most efficient teachers, the young people, one of their dea%. est friends and Columbia orj# of its best colored citizens. J? A We shall ever remember^Prdf* Wallace kindly, because ^?^he great interest lie took in?ftr;]8fi ci al affairs and for^ insfc^?ci|?mff he so generously gaye us^fl^^ we would, during;the lij?e^^Pie Star Glee Club, attempt to eftwr tainour friends with literature and song. * - ' During my brief stay in Wash-i ingt?n, D. C.,%i- was enterained by Theodore All?n, an old Colum bia boy who will be*remEmbered by all for the acti^.part he took in entertaining visitors and pro moting so many social functions that cannot be forgotten, by those who attended, because of their brilliancy. ' Theodore is the- "picture of health." He is a barber in one of the best Tonsorial Parlors ip ?laington, v- JV heldHne responsible position- of turning out the lights on ?ur "Great White Way, " is here with his wife, and it will be good news to his friends to hear that he has a job of equal responsibility, with a great paint shop here in "Phil ly." By chance we ran across Deck er Johnson on the street, and our greetings, upon recognizing each other, were so strongly marked that Philadelphia paused and looked amazingly on. Decker too ic well and spends much of his time in Atlantic City. Like his father Dr. Decker Johnson, he has, through his geniality, created many friends who make him feel "perfectly at home here." All Columbia will be proud to learn that Dr. Ben j. P. Thomas is meeting with wonderful suc cess here as a physician in the Mercy Hospital. He has been promoted to "resident physician" and the entire force of attend ants is under his immediate charge. They love and respect him and their co-operation with him in his work makes their hos pital one of the most successful in South Philadelphia. He will be in Columbia in No vember for the Medical Exami nation. That he wili pass be yond all doubt, is the prediction of the writer. "Luna, you are a great big beautiful Doll" And "Love means Chess" are the subjects of two songs recently from Miss Harri ett F. Eds. Battese, and they were great surprises as I had never dreamt of her as a lyric and song writer. I have had the songs trier1 by some accomplished musicians, from the Academy of music, and they all speak in high terms of praise of them. Despite the fact that this is ,the place of "freedom, liberty and .justice," there are some things ?going on that remind me so much ;;of the South that I can't feel .homesick. Just to show that ?race prejudice is spreading, I Write of an incident that hap pened last week in West Phila delphia; the home of a colored woman was almost destroyed by white people who "did not want Negroes,.in the- neighborhood" and "despite the efforts of the police, the guilty parties cannot be found:" The Colored Minis terial'), Union is taking up the matter and I shall await the out come with interest. Th? doings of the Governor are conspicuous place, on some 4oy^b;iulle|;ins and we see by the firsi ot. August he will turn out -all the prisoners in the State Penitentiary, and turn that insti t?tiott in^^?hoapitalv' , Probably a hunchy ^j^ff?|^oj^^a tions of. ?fflwSbwe^?eedf? TOT at prisons 'w^^^f^^;>..;as great as they ar?Jay^?^p|'|^iewn,^^e decent scno^iKb^&^or. ch Udren ol both faces, ^t^h rights in .business ?or all, an?T?& na&pw r^ess would do a lot to 4mpr?ye ?conditions in the South. ' \?. The Baptists are making great preparations to entertain their) I ^?tiona^?onyention,- in Septem ber, wlx^L^Hl, hold its sessions " ' * of moooi and it is Mention ^p^^OT^greatest, ever held smc?'':; its Organization in 1880. I am hoping to see a mong the Carolina delegation Drs. R. W. Baylor, Durham, Hall^Cheek, Wm. Howard, and my friend |tev. Morgan the man ager of th j 3/ paper, et al. / The one; copy of Tho Southern Indjfcfttior that we have seen since I we will Bh?rtly receive- ?nbther' so we can file this one. We don't throw away home papers. Richard W. Nesbitt. REPUBLICAN STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETS, State Convention Called to Meet September 29th. On Tuesday the 21st about midday a number of the leaders of the republican party met in the hall of Hardy, Pinckney and Biggs on Washington street. J. VV. Tolbert is state chairman and H. H. Mobley secretary The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. S. M. Walk ir. Secretary Mobley read the min utes of the last meeting. The roll call, at this meeting de veloped the fact that 25 per cent more were present at the meet :ng than at the last. State mairman Tolbert delivered an iddress that evoked considera te applause. In the speeches vhich followed the speakers de dared it to be manly, courage )us, inspiring and tending to ac complish much good. Some of ;he speeches were very thought :ul and suggestive. The prediction was made that he elements constituting the lemocratic party were so discor lant and out of harmony, that livision or disintegration must iventually take place. Among he other things done was a res ilution thanking chairman J. W. tolbert for his manly and in piring address; a resolution Kinking editor C. C. Scott of 'he Southern Indicator for an ditorial appearing in the issue f July 18th; the adoption of a esolution to hold a state con-: ention in Columbia on Tuesday lept. 29th, and the inaugur? ion of a plan to prevent a re action of representation in the atianal republican couventiori. intire harmony prevailed broughout the meeting. Mrs. Mable Dillard, of Hous an, Texas, is in the city on a hree months' visit to relatives nd friends. * FROM CITY ON THE ED?S1 A True Repr?sentatif Facta Concerning the, gro and his Money. Orangeburg, July ?; 193 have information from our good and experienced i ers that the present eottonj of this county is th?' they have seen ? WK 8/ yeats, and I believ$'vth* aient to be true?pfdK ;i been long since ctfhcedec Orajngeburg County has, the best lands for^owii^ in the State. The soil | fertile and with suitable and proper cultivation thc ?pated yield is always good, bf our people who pay ous of buying farming lt easy terms would do welt? to Orangeburg-County, Jj With the Negro, the artf? ing money is real easy, to save it is a problem, tion of which gives concern. His greatest whiskey, and the mc spends for this mean able stuff in one year 3 Claflin Uuiversity endownment and run*; ral school 3 nine montrai year; pay his honestcjej ding his newspaper his family decently^ aU benevolent^ chur?hS?nd fe iit9I9S^^/^t^8?mh .oneway say tfiat^the above statement is both irregular and extravagant and void of proofs; well, we will ask our witnesses a few ques tions. How many dispensaries have you in Orangeburg County ? Nine. How long have they been running? About six or seven months. Amount of sales? $120 000.00. Of this amount about how much was spent by colored people who use "booze' ' ? About two thirds -$80,000 00. Come down; that will do. Orangeburg County with the exception of five or six counties, is the largest in South Carolina and has but nine dispensaries, the same being ac cessible to abont two thirds of the (Negro) drinking population Df the county, which according to the estimate above given spent in six or seven months for whis key $80,000! Now we have one third of the drinking population (Negro) who is without his "booze," give him the same op portunity as the others have and ie will spend in the same length )f time $40,000 for whiskey which vhen added to $80,000 wiil give /ou $120,000.00 he spends for whiskev in six or seven months. Mow the above figures simply .epresent the actual cost of the vhiskey; but we must consider iubsequent results. He gets Irunk-whips his wife, and is irrested by the poiice, and fined n mayor's court $10-$15-$25 ir sent to the "gang," neglect a joodj?b, commits murder, drives lis horse to death, damages his iew buggy, carelessly burns his muse down-disturbs religious vorship-cur ses and uses pi ofane anguage, gets sick from expos ire and finally dies and goes t,o ?ell? Withtheaid of ourc'.rrch s, schools and colleges, i ornes nd societies let us try to redeem ur people. The Summer Normal at the ?tate College will close Friday of his week. The enrollment is ow over 200 and this shows the nterest the race is now taking in ducational work in this state. Esq. Moorer has returned fi om li icinnati and reports a most leasant and successful trip. Mr. Marion Jackson and wife re now on an extended trip west ?siting their children/ * President Wilkinson went to jp?Bfi^4J? last Friday on business. foTr^e Indicator extends to Mr. Killers* *Jas. W. McPherson TC|$&kY congratulations on the ar aSKSfia ^ine ^oy last friday jflBp}^""^'0 name is Emanuel* ^?PHftwtt?fef and son are doing Well ,'^riaT? j mm ie is singing "un to us a^pn is born." V TheiRev. a D. Sally has just closed.pis revival meeting in this city and reports glorious results. Rfev. Dr. Christie, Presiding Elder of the Orangeburg Dist, reached one of his splendids er **ns on last Sunday night at liliams Chapel A. M. E. Church. I Indicator's friend. CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY, IS NAME Esquire Moorer Warns the Public not to Call School by Any Other Name. To the South Carolina Confer ence of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Alumni Association of Claflin University, and the Methodist Membership: Greetings:-In accordance with the request of the Alumni Asso ciation and the desire of all con cerned in the present and future welfare of Claflin University, I appeared before the board of the Freedmen Aid Society of the ; Methodist Episcopal Church on ?uly,16, 1914 in the city of Cin- j cihnati Ohio, and there protested ?ng the name of i ity to Claflin Col ?'g t??^h?v'Ur Tor " any. change and* it was decided | that no further steps would ever be taken in the matter without full notice being given us in South Carolina. The name is not changed yet. It is still Claflin University and I hereby warn any and all persons not to pub lish or call the school under or by any other name than Claflin University. JACOB MOOKER, Pres. Alumni Association. HOSPITAL NOTES. we learn that Mrs. M. H. Bright has returned from the up-country where she took a much needed rest and that she will go to work now, in earnest, for the hospital. Last Sunday, at the Mt. Zion Baptist church in Laurens county, she raised $100 in cash ind pledges. She is . a strong woman, an excellent speaker, a ;rained nurse of great ability, [t is hoped, the people of South karolina will receive her gladly wherever she goes. We have been informed that ;he Rev. Richard Carroll has|been ippointed on the staff of evange ists by the Southern Baptist ?onvention. He will begin work in Peters )urg. Va Sept. 13. He will give lis time wholly to lecturing and jreaching. He will remain resident of the Hospital Association and continue his in erest, but he will be absent rom the state from one to two nonths at the time. He stites hat there are more than three housand dollars in sight for the lospital and that the money that ie raised comes entirely from /hite people. Card Of Thinks. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Pearson fould like to take this oppor unity of thanking the many riends who participated in en ertaining them os royally upon heir arrival in the city of Ipartanburg on the evening of Vednesday July I5th. We ex end to each and every one our leartiest appreciations. Spartanburg, July 20th. JOTTINGS FROM GREENWOOD. Greenwood, July 20th,-Dr. C. C. Johnson of Aiken stopped in Greenwood last week enroute to Honea Path where he went to institute a Masonic lodge. Dr. Johnson is also Grand Medical Register of the Odd Fellow Lodges in the Stat? and is a Pythian of distinguished honor He was the guest of Dr. C. S. H. Henderson while here. The people in Greenwood are dusting up and arranging things for the reception of the Annual Convention of Odd Fellows and Ruths, which meets here next month. Grand Master McCot trie and Grand Secretary, H. B. Rutherford may expect a royal entertainment while in the Pied mont. Miss Annie Mae Williams has returned from the Summer school at the State College. The session was .ilorious one thinks Miss Williams. Mrs. C. A. Thompson and daughter, of Columbia, passed through Friday on a visit to the up-ccuntry. Mrs. Nettie Bomar-Logan was in the city last week on busi ness, Mrs. Logan" married a gain to a rich preacher in Ches ter some months ago where she and the children are most happi ly located. G. W. Gilreath has issued the program for the Odd Fellow Grand Lodge. Even Rev. Mc Kinzia-f?arr?son-.Jil .Sujntexjwill be ''delighted" with everything. Messrs. J. T. and Theodore Percival, who worked for years Ml The Press and Banner in Ab beville, have opened a first class printing snop in Greenwood. Mr. B. F. Means, went to Col ombia Monday night to attend the meeting of the State Execu tive Committee of the Repub ican party. The writer understands that ;he colored citizens of Abbeville lave made ample preparations for the entertainment of the An lual convenion of Knights which ?onvenes in that town next veek, and that Col. T. H. Henry, he Grand Chancellor, holds a ipecial letter from the City Council of Abbeville, promising he Colored Knights every pro ection available while there ?his is one of the most represen ative bodies of Negroes to as emble any where. The growth if the order is marvellous and its uture is so fruitful that even he man who runs may read. Misses Beatrice and Florence thue of Georgetown have been n Greenwood several days the :uest of Miss Geneva Nance on ?illiam street. IN MEMORIAM LOVING MEMORY Of Matthew Cornelius Brown JULY 1913. Thou art gone but not forgotten fo the land without a cloud To the home where wait the faithful, ust beyond the pearly gates. At the bidding of the Father, ?ne by one we'll join you there And enjoy His loving presence hro'out all eternity. OTHER, SISTERS AND BROTHER. Obituary Dearest Matthew, Thou hast ieft us 'ere thy loss we deeply feel, But 'tis God that hast bereft us ecan all our sorrows heal. Yet again, we hope to meet thee fhen the day of life is fled, When in Heaven with joy to greet thee fhere no faaewell tear is shed. * ERTIE DASH. OUR SPARTANBUR6 LETTER. Spartanburg, July 15-Mrs. Mary Sullivan and family have gone to Washington, D. C. to stay indefinitely. After a pleasant visit to friends and relatives in Jonesville, Union, and Spartanburg, Mrs. John Woodson has returned to her home in Greenville. Mr. Jno. H. Austin has re turned srom Hendersonville, N, C. He is the picture of health. Mrs. Sallie Beason and Mrs. Henrietta Brewston are in Ashe ville. Mrs. Belle Gaither of Augusta is visiting in the city. Mrs. Julia Coleman went to At lanta last Monday. Rev. W. L. Barre of Cleveland Ohio is visiting his brother-in-law Mr. Gus Smith on Hines St. Rev, Barre preached an excel lent sermon to a large and ap preciative audience last Sunday night from the 12th Chapter of Corinthians. Subject The power of a strong fervent prayer. It was good to be there. Mrs. Rosa Douglass was well enough to sit up a little last Tues day. Aside from being a well trained nurse, Rev. Douglass is a good cook and housekeeper. While staying around home to care for his wife, he has filled twenty half gallons and six quart cans with peaches and six or eight quart cans with black ber ries. Hurrah for Bro. Douglass. _Mrs. Frank Miller is sick at her home on'j^?grimSt.*"^ -\ Mrs. Arthur Hardy is seriously ; ill at home on Wnfford St. .>" Mr. Kid Wallace died Wednes day morning at his home on ^ax on Ave. He appeared to be in good health Snnday night but was found speechless Monday morning and remained unconsci 3us until tne end came. Miss Annie Mayberry is dead it her home on Wickert. We are glad to learn that Mrs. Ella Adams and Mr. George Cole nons, who have been sick at their ?omes on Cleveland St., are able ;o be out again. A large number of delegates ind other visitors are in the city ?or the Sunday School Conven ion at Mt. Moriah. We welcome hem to our homes and wish them t pleasant stay in our city, A Reader.^ Special Services At Ladson Presbyterian Church, To Be Held Sunday. Dr. H. L. McCrorey, president ?f Biddle University, Charlotte. *J. C. will preach Sunday mora ng at ll o'clock and at 5 p. m. friends are cordially invited to :ome out and hear Dr. McCorey, GRAFONOLA CONTEST. The following is the standing f the centestants in the Grafo mla Contest for the week ending Vednesday, July 22d, at Collins' Apartment Store : No. 3,.174,745 4.60,420 44 . 6.625 7. 20,240 8........!.94,845 10.40,260 ll.24.420 17.10,140 19.21,275 30.91,240 31.4,185 32.4,260 36 .26,120 38.94.245 43.90,050 51.151,805 60.24,420 109.28,440 112.9,420 115.28,280 121.4,240 137.58,485 138.34,105 145.2,420 146.1,210