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eral Hundred Women
ather At Darlington In
The Fifth Annual Session
Of The Colored Women's
Clubs-Next Annual Ses
sion Will Be Held In Col
umbia June 191?*
Orangeburg, June 22,- With
the falling of the president's
gavel and the Singing "God be
with you till we meet again, "
ended the greatest annual meet
ing of The State Federation of
Colored Women's Clubs, in the
history of the state. Darlington
celebrated in gala fashion the
successful ending of the meet
ings by giving a great banquet
Friday night.
The reports showed nearly
$4,600 raised for all purposes
during the fiscal year. Over $600
were raised for educational pur
poses. There were 50 clubs re
porting this year, where only a
b??t half soj^Py reported last
year. Mar? ?raineat visitors
were r^?| Bm all parts of
of thiJ nrdcr states.
Spjfl H were read by
w<^/M WtWlWt given careful
stiKl^HpiTO federation work.
Presidenx Marion B. Wilkinson's
annual address was a master
piece. Mrs. Anna Andrews,
gaper on recollection of the Na
tional Federation that met at
Wilberforce was fine. Mrs. N.
H. Collins* paper on Why The
Federation ? was all that could
be desired.
The Sunlight Club of Orange
burg led all other clubs of the
state in the amount of money
raised during the year showing a
total of $473. Charleston was a
i* 'TNo one could possibly appreci
ate the amount aiYd kind of Wort
carried on by, the; Federated
clubs of the stateunless he wer?
present at th? annual meetings,
The sessions began with reports
being made from clubs from al
parts of the state. T?cese reports
continued to come in until th?
last meeting Friday. , The conse
' Ration qi these women as showi
'\Jyy theirreports/ is. marvelous
One- is;k madat^to believe that a
last.th^wbmeniof the state am
the Soi^ "' nd have struck thei
.P^M; T?Wa#iiW?? of.th
Pr<=\ Vinvd are tFch anatur
th?tX .Moyd.^lM a question o
ti'm?^hV^1;T" .erated Club
Will ?ove^ei ;easthed?v
! ^fche grass, .?z^. ? m.
, .No other organization in . th
state conducts its business o:
such a High plane of efficiency a
does the State Federation. T&
women^eem to have profited *
the>Tkakes of the men an
leap*% %ft?^et together, trans
i ^^.'D?}|ihe8^^)i.. ?apidity, wit?
. out thfc tflany- a^noxing feature
. that so qften acccJn^p?ny the larg
s gatherings o? men?. m
J-uiSoiip Carolina's womep hav
tak?n a foremost part in the gre?
work :*of ' re-yiving the Rur?
Js?hop)s. of the state. Long ag
If?r .women of great vision an
"??resight saw that in ord(
.' to have a superior civilzatioi
built upon a firm basis the chili
ron must be trained pgtoerly i
their primary schools!^A car
ful investigation revealed tl
fact that the schools of this stai
were the poorest in the countr
when it c*me to the color?
people. In many places itw;
found that the people did n
even receive^one whole month
training. The schools were foui
* to be-in the hands of very incoi
petent te?chers. The federatw
: set about j? improve these u
happj^conditions. The result i
in many : rural communities tl
local clubs have extended tl
terms of the schools and in sor
instances "Home Economics'^
' "Agriculture" have been add
to the course. A' young lady w
.give* her entire time next year
fostering of this Extension ff
v ture of the federation's, wor
'/Her salary and traveling ern*
? ees will be met by the State-* :
.?cultural and Mechanical ?i?te
for colored youths at Orange!" ui
The federation went pn rtivt
as being heartily in fr.vor (?1
State Reformatory for Ne
boys. ? committee .\,s apo'
cd to meet simil; ?* committ
from the. Palmetto Medical As
sociation and the State Business
League. -'A standing committee
was organized with Dr. J- H.
Leevy of Florence, chairman,
and Prof.- Ben j. F.. Hubert of
Orangeburg, secretary. This
committee is empowered to wait
upon the governor of the state at
some time to be arranged by the
secretary and lay the claims of
the Negro boy before him and
solicit his support in the cam
paign to be waged for this much
need (reformatory. Committees
wiil be appointed in every county
of the state who will wait 'upon
their representatives and secure
their co-operation in the effort to
be made.
Much can be said in praise of
the way Darlington entertained
the delegates The delegates
one and all were of the opinion
that the federation had never
been so well entertained before.
Mesdames Collins, Gordon, Jen
kins and the pastors of the
churches Revs. Calahan, Scott,
and Rev. Perrin with the host of
others who assisted, seemed
never to tire in trying to make
things pleasant for the visitors.
The slogan for the coming year
is "A club in every town and
community of the state, and
these clubs represented at the
meeting in Columbia June 191G.'*
On to Columbia in 1916! What
club will carry the best report?
Gaffney, June 2. -On the 9th
and 10th. inst. Morning Sta
Chapter number thirteep, O, E
S, were entertained by tne Grand
chapter of the state, Sir Knight
Bro. E. J. Sawyer and Hon ladw
G. E. Thomas; in fact all of tm
grand officers were at their post
xcept Hon Jady_J3L M--WxteH?
i Spartanburg, who was absent
on account of death in the fa
ly. The public services at
ton Chapel and Limestone
a treat to the people of thsflfcitv.
The Rev. Mr. R. F. Fre?^Fand
Dr./SA. Al Sims know hj^to wel
come visitors to the city.'' (
Revs*.*R.,;B. Beaty, ? O. Allen
and Dr,. Sims were? the pastors
who attended 'the Baptist state
convention at" Newberry from
Mesdames L. A. Gafiney and
Beaty l?av'? here to-morrow for
the Women Baptist state conven
tion at Florence.
The colored people of Cherokee
county will-n'?ld.ra county fair
this fall.-, ?rus fair associrtior
was i?unched by Rev. Richard
Carroll in 1913. Let all in teresi
na; begin now for another count}
l?y'Last week was one of interesl
-with the people of the city hVth<
installation of Rev. J. O. Allen
of Green viile, as pastor of Bethe
Baptist church, Great sermon!
and speeches of welcome wen
ma$<!$jn welcoming Rev. Allen ii
our midst. Dr. A. A. S;ms. an(
R?v. R. B. Beaty left no stones
unturned in their-sermons Arn
Dr. J. S Dri'I (pastor of Firs
Baptist church white) made th?
charge to Rev. Allen and deacci
board on Sunday evening. Rev
W M Lipscombs, of Greenville
told how the Holy Ghost ha<
guided him in helping Bethel t
secure a pastor. He stated th a
,l?st fall he saw an article in th
?ridicator stating that the Bethel
Philadelphia, and Young Grov
churches were in need of pastor
He at once wrote Brown am
Riley stating that he had a ma
to offer the chuch in the perso
of Rev J. 0. Allen; asked ther
to get in correspondence wit
Rev. Allen and have him to com
inspect the field and the resul
is that the Rev. Allen was callee
$102.96 raised during the weeli
Miss Anna Sims of Columbi
is here tp spend the summer.
S. J. Lipscoml
! aria
Missionary Concert at Fin
Then /rill be a concert give
at Fire Calvary Baptist churcl
Sunday night July 4th by . tl
missionary society, ^he public
cordially invited to attend. >
admission but a collection will 1
Mrs. L. M. Woodson presider
Mrs. Lillie Isom. secretar
Important Information Con
cerning The Convention
To Meet At Beaufort Next
Darlington, June 22^- The Ex
ecutive Board of the S? S. and B.
Y. P. U. Convention ? at its last
sessionset apart the first Sunday
in July as rally day for trie^ Sun
day schools of the state.','!Af*^
means of raising more money for
the work of the contention, tfae
board asks further that each
Sunday school of the state ob
serve the first Sunday in July
as a special convention day; hold
ing special exercises touooing on
the work of the State S. Con
vention. The board asks further
that the money raised in this
special rally be sent to the Cont
vention which meets at Beaufort
15-18. The board sets its mark at
one thousand dollars Let every
school rally that this amount be
raised at this coming convention.
This can be done if every school
will do its duty.
The following persons have
pledged; Rev. J. C. White $25,
Dr. H. M.'*Moore; $25, Supt. O
E. Manigault; $25, Mrs. Ellen
Curtis; $25. Rev. J. H. Walker;
$25 Miss M. J. Brock; $25, Prof.
George Pegues; $25, Dr. J J.
Durham; $25, Rev. S J. Rice,
$25, E V. Averv; $25, Rev. D
F. Thompson, $5, Rev. A. H.
^Pinkney, Greenwood $5.
The program for the convent
on has been published in the
papers and notices are being
sent to each participant. We
urge that each one selected by
pbard do his or her djty, not
only to be present but putting
( his very best.into the tasl^ win or^u,
^eT"fhlltr* theTconvention might
be a g^eat spirtual and intellec
tual feast. Let no one hesitate
pp attend this convention on ac
count of fears of fever; there is
no danger of fever at Beaufort
a'ufort is really a health resort,
^portant as to railway accom
It is advisable that delegates
going to Beaufort travel on block
tickets. All delegates above New
berry should meet at Greenwood
and go from there to Beaufort
over the C. and W. C. * R. R. ar
rangements will be made for a
special cajvQyer this line. The
president, ^tev, H. M. Moore
will see to purchasing of block
tickets. Write him if you are
going to Beaufort.
All delegates who are going
through Columbia sho'ild pur
chasaa block .ticket from Col
umlmj&to Beaufort. Rev. J. C.
Whi^HfeColumbia will make ar
ran e?ml?iits at that point.
All delegates of the Pee Dei
section will purchase a blocP
ticket to Beaufort. The write]
will make arrangements at thai
Ministers who use permits an
requested to travel on a block
ticket where they are needed t(
help make out the number. Th?
rate will be the same.
If any school cannot observw
the first Sunday in July as rall:
day, the board asks the seconc
be used. We urge that ever:
union be represented by delegat
or letter. Morris College :shoul<
be especially remembered b:
every school; foreign mission
should not be forgotten by an;
one. For further informatioi
write the president or correspond
ing secretary.
Rev. H. M. Moore, president.
Rev. Wm. Howard correspond
secetary Darlington.
Barnwell, June 23.-?On th
second Sunday Rev. B. Levistei
B. D. of Orang?burg filled th
pulpit of the Bethlehem Baptis
church and preached a po werf i
sermon both* morning and nigl
which were very much enjoye
by a large congregation.
Mrs. M^B. Eve visited ip,Allel
dale last week and while ' thei
she paid an official call on tl
Allendale "Household of Rui
and gave them some helpful
In Barnwell county we can ii
y.'deed Fay we are living in tl
land of plenty for our truck
farms, especially the cabbage
farms have yeilded an hundred
fold for tney have.actually been
sold for 25 cent per wagon load
and even given away by the
loads to get them off the lands.
Miss Louise Butler is visiting
in Augusta.
Miss Emmie Allen who has been
taking a special course in music
for the past two terms at Pain
College. Augusta is at home again
to the delight of her many
Oh the third Sunday our pul
pit was graced with the presence
of Rev. G R. Mallog, A. 1$. B. D.
And the sermons he preached
while here will not soon be for
gotten for they were filled with
the Holy Qhost, sa much so that
our hearts burned while this man
of God preached.
Mrs. M. B. Eve, Mrs. Sallie
Cowen and Miss Gertie Nix leave
this, week for Flounce to attend
the Woman's State Convention.
Mr, Jas. Green ara deacon W.
W. Ryan returned^ Friday from
Charleston where they have been
for several months employed hy
the government.
Mr. John Morris the Ass't.
sup't ot the city's water and
light plant has been in complete
charge for the past month or
more, on account of the illness of
the Supt. and the whole of Barn
well and especially the colored
people are proud of the way in
which he handles the plant.
Miss Louise Gardner of Allen
dale was the guest o? Miss
Emmie Allen last week.
Th'eQueen Esther Cantata
given at Mt. Pisgah A. M. E.
church June 9 was quite .a suc
cess, the'.-best local talents playee
^eir*pih^rw%H: ^a^tr^?f^msrse
ters :
Esther the Queen, Miss Necic
B. Nance.
Ahasuerous King, Mr. Thee
Mordecai, Dr. Minus,
Homan, Mr. Goodwin.
Zeresh, Miss Sadie Perrin.
Prophetess, Miss Melrose La
grown and others give credit ti
f heir parts. They relized the sun
4)51.00. a?
Mrs, Jackson of ?iken is gues
of Mrs J V. Stewart this week
Janett Moore, the promis
ing son .of Mr. and Mrs Macl
Moore, departed this life Jun
10 and buried Sunday. Our sym
pathy goes out to the bereavei
family/The decase was a mern
ber of the K of P.
Mr. Walter Moore of Birmin g
ham Ala. was called home t
the death of his nephew.
Prof. J. W. Sanders of Till
son college Austin, Texas, ii
the delightful guest of Mis
Mayme Williams.
F* Moore of Mt. Pisga
A. M. E. church was electe
delgate to the electoral colleg
wnich will convene in this cit
July 7.
Litt'e Miss Jinnie Willian
has gone to spend a few week
with her grand mother, Mr
A?ornelia Robinson near Wai
Mrj*Hattie Weir leaves th
weefflKr the mountains.
P.?3v. Robinson of D?nale
spent Sunday in the city gues
of his Mrs. Caro Williams, 3(
New Market street.
Spring?jBjsL^?une. 19.-M
Joseph ;;Mu|uH^ lived a consi
mt christ^^Mt mcmoer of tl
umaria BrafflKlfchurch and dil
the faith^/pT our Lord. Re
J? C. Giimore'<of Columbia^ps
tor, preached the funeral. Rev. i
W. Rai ford ex-pastor als?"\ to<
a part in the burial cerm?tf
His many friends will miss hil
He left two sons. ' threji-.dauf
ters, four brothers, rh resist
and a wife to mourn
Robert Milligan rjgf
brother of the dt
down to attend thevi
New York. Theres
one thousand people*
the burja-- of the decei
Crops are looking weiy?.
part o? tile country. Th^simd
'school arid church are movi
upward since our new pastor ty
'Rev. J- C. Gilmore haff b?
ie ' with us. Janie Corbitt.
Tribunal Decides Against
Constitutionality of Elec
tion Regulations Existing
Before 15th Amendment.
Washington, June 21.-The su
preme court, in what is consider
ed one of the most important
race decisions in history, today an
nuled as unconstitutional the Ok
lahoma constitutional amendment
and the Annapolis, Md., voters'
qualification law restricting the
suffrage rights of those who
could not vote or whose ancest
ors could not vote prior to the
ratification of the fifteenth
amendment to the federal con
Chief Justice White, a native
of the South and a former Con
federate soldier, announced the
court's decision, which was un
amious, except that Justice Mc
Reynild took no part in case.
By holding that conditions that
existed before the fifteenth am
endment, which provides that
the right to vote shall no: be
denied or abridge on account of
race, color or previous condition
of sarvitude, could not be
brought over to the present day
in disregard of this self exe
cuting amendment, It is general
ly believed that the court went
a long way toward invali
dating much of the socalled
"grand-father clause? ? lu con
sultions of Southern states,
The immediate effect of the
court, s decision was to uphold
the conviction of two Oklahoma
election officials who denied Ne
groes the right to vote in a con
gressional .election, and to award
.ti? Murylfrud Negto?V^faWtg?;
from election officials in Anna
polis who refused to register
them. The court held that Okla
homa election officials could not
ignore the fifteenth amendment
in wiping out of state constutions
the word "white" as a qualifica
tion for voting. In the Mary
land case, the court's decision es
tablished the noint that the fif
teenth amendment applies to
municipal as well as to federal
Discussing the Oklahoma case,
Chief Justice White said the suf
ferage amendment to the state
constitution first fixed a literacy
standard, and then followed it
with a provision creating a stand
ard based upon the condition ex
isting on January 1, 1866, prior
to the adoption of the fifteenth
amendment, and eliminated
those coming under that stand
ard from the inclusion in the
literacy test.
The court held that this action
recreated and perpetuated the
very conditions which the fif
teenth amendment was intended
to destroy.
"It is true," continued th(
chief, "that it contains no ex
press word of an exclusion ol
any peoson on account of race
color, or previous condition o:
servitude, but the standard it
self inherently brings that re
suit into existence.
"In other words, we seek ii
ls vain for any ground whicl
st ! would sustain any other interpre
30 j tation but that the provision, re
curring to the conditions exist
ing before the fifteenth amend
ment was adopten^^proposed h
make them the ^asis of the righ
to suffrage. And the same result
we are of the opinion, is demon
strated by consideration whethe
it is possible to discover ??y bas
is or reason for the ?tandan
thus 'fixed, other t'Aan the put
pose above stated."
^..The chief justice had preface
ps .state by a developement o
ie argument that the restrictioi
imposed by the fifteenth amend
ent on the power of th? state
^?uffragejvas coincident wit
e power itself. H
the principle tha
true sense the fil
ndment gives n
.suffrage., "it wa
?ng J^HKflfenized that in opei
crimination against which it was
aimed, the result might
arise that as a cones
quence of the striking down
o? a discriminating cause a
right of suffrage would be enjoy
ed by reason of the generic char
acter of the provision which
would remain after the discrim
ination was stricken out."
State Teachers Association
and State Farmers to meet
at College during Summer
Orangeburg, June 22,-Each j
day brings letters of inquiry about
rooms and accommodations at
the Summer School, which will
open Monday June 28. Reduced
rates have been granted on the
coupon ticket plan by all railroads
in the State for the occasion, and
persons expecting to attend
shuold ask for these rates upon
purchasing tickets. It would be
well for those living at stations
where coupons tickets are not
sold to inquire of the agents for
them at least three days previous
to the time of departure, so that
the ticket form might be had
when the time for the trip
The College has become an all
the-year-round place of instruc
tion. Two weeks after the dos
ing of the regular session a
kindergarten was opened, and
has been attended by a large
number of children. These little
folks will compose the Practice
Sch 1 for teachers in the sum
ir0* ^sion, affording them ideas
o? WO?-K to be done in the lower
grades of the rural school, which
most of them teach. At the con
Jojugf !t^e.^ninier_.sessioi]La. -
JT'C course school of Agricul
ture will be opened for the bene
fit of farmers who will be able
to give time to this instruction '
after they are through laying by
their crops.
The State Teachers Associa
tion will meet during the summer
session, the dates of July 21-23
having been set aside for this
purpose. An excellent pragram
of papers and addresses has been
arranged, and those who attend
will be greatly benefited. Dele
gates to the National Teachers
Association, which meets at Cin
cinnati July 27th, will be chosen
at this meeting.
The State Farmers will gather
at the College July 27th and dis
cuss problems connected with?
rural schools and farm economics.
The attendance at this meeting
is expected to be large and gener
Pullman Porters hold their
first weekly meeting.
New York, Juue 21.-The
Summer session of the pullman
porters weekly began .Sunday
morning June 20th ll: a m. at
Mott Haven yards New York
City. There was a large number
of pullman porters present from
schools of every section of the
country. The meeting was a
very interestion one. The prin
cipal address was delivered by
Rev. M Edmonds of Va. Union
Theological Seminary. Among
the others who spoke were
Rev. M. C. White, Davis of
Va. Union, Mr. M- M. Snowden
of New York City agent for the
continnental casuality Co. at
Mott Haven yards and Mr. Wil-,
iam L. Bryant of State College-'
of South Carolina atOrangeburg?
Bryant made a very interes
ting speech and many expressed
their hopes that he would 73e
with them the following Sunday.
He is a porter of this Cleveland
- j
Ali Capital City Civic League
members are cord'ally invited to
be pr?sent at the regular monthly
meeting, July 2 1915 at Martin's
Hall, lill Washingtoifcgt. J?ish
op Wm D. Chapp?ll?? A.?m, D.
DMiwiil address us on the-, situa
te ?f the day. AJI men.and wo
Manare solicited to come and hear
.vh^Bjshop. I?
W^Wm? J- R- '???well president.
?.'Simon, secretary.

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