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Neatly and promptly done at pre-war prices. Mail orders a specialty. Phone 2637. The Southern Indicator ADVERTISING PAYS When placed in The Indicator. Read by over 5,000 in Columbia alone. VOLUMI ? COLUMBIA, S.C. SATURDAY, JUNE 18 1921 NUMBER 30 THE PROPHET IS IN THE MOUNTAINS. On Sunday, June 9, I precahed at New Hope Baptist church, Belton, S. C. Rev. Stewart is the pastor. Brother W. H. Latimer, who is a member of my high council, met me with his fine car and carried me to his home, where I spent two pleasant nights. The service at this church was fine and the audience showed a great spiritual interest in the service. I was at this excellent church 11 months ago and secured many subscribers for the great weekly. Brother Pf C. Clinkscales, who is another member of the council, came a long distance to hear the prophet. He is a member of Pleasant Hill church. Brother Rice came with him. A nice collection was taken for me. I called for subscribers for the Indicator and several came forward. This is a fine farming sec . tion and a great many colored peo ple own their homes. Deacon L. E. Cooly is one of the wealthiest farmers in the Piedmont section; also C. C. Latimer, W. H. Latimer, C. C. Cooly and the diplomatic Deacon Earle and others are -men of high standing. After cervice we went to Brother W. H. L&timer's home anci Sister Lati mer prepared a fine dinner for us and Brother Clinks:ales, who is president of the Rocky River Singing Conven tion, made some fine music for us on the piano. By request of thii prophet he played "They Tell Me 01 An Un cloudy Day." Brother Latimer is one of the leading young men of Anderson county. While at Laurens I found that half of the colored people own their own homes and that two-thirds of the families of Bethel church own their homes. Mrs. Maxwell, the or ganist at Bethel, who was the wife of the late Dr. Maxwell, is one of the finest that I have ever met and Mrs. Emmaline Nelson has one of the finest voices that I have heard. I had the pleasure to visit Greenville and have a short talk with a number of my old friends. I visited Friendship church. This is the church that I was baptised I at by Rev. J. E. Washington. A finel literary contest was had by Mrs. Lula Payne. It was a high class literary ] ?t Cure judges ; a?so wns cS to make a short address. All were advised to not be worried by the un favorable news in the papers but just put your trust in God. Mrs. Payne \ is a teacher in the graded schools and is a fine leader. I spent the night with Rev. James Goodlett, who has been a friend of mine all his life. He is a preacher and a great scholar and teacher, and has a nice home. This) church has sent out as many able church workers as any other church of the same membership. Quite a num ber of my friends subscribed for the Indicator and one good friend sub scribed without my request. Paris Mountain and Blue Ridge looked so .beautiful. I talked with Rev. Burke, my friend. He is doing a great work. The paper goes to (1) C. C. Latimer, back dues $1.50; also C. C. Latimer, $1.50 renewal, total $3, Belton, S. C, R. F. D. 4; (2) W. H. Latimer, $1.50, Belton, S. C, R. F. D. 4, box 6; (3) F. C. Clinkscales, 90 cents, Anderson, R. F. D. 8; (4) J. W. Rice, 90 cents, Anderson, S. C, R. F. D. 8, renewal; ( 5) George Williams, 90 cents, Ander son, R. F. D. 8. Mr. Williams sub scribed last October for one year and he is the only man that has said that he has never received a paper. (6) W. H. Sullivan, 90 cents, Belton, R. F. D. 4, box 64; (7) L. E. Cooly, 90 cents, Belton, R. F. D. 4, box 17; (8) J. E. Earle, 90 cents, Belton ,R. F. D. 4, box 18 E; (9) Mrs. Selena Jeffer son, 90 cents; Laurens, S. C, box 88; (10) Rev. James Goodlett, 90 cents, Greenville, R. F. D. 1; (11) Rev. W. M. Lipscomb, 90 cents, 234 Mulberry St., Greenville; (12) W. E. Payne, 90 cents, 254 Birnie St., Greenville; (13) T. J. Bryant, 90 cents, 230 W. Wash ington St., Greenville; (14) B. H. Rutherford, 90 cents, 1 Oak St., Greenville, S. C. Please send Mr Williams' paper. Total, $15.30. Rev. Arthur Ross. AN OLD COLUMBIAN PASSES. Mr. John F. Lopez, formerly of Columbia, who madt his home in Ntw York City for the pas few years, departed this life Snnday evening, May 29, 1921. He leaves a devoted wife and five children, Mr. JohnF. Lopez, Jr., Mrs. C. T. Suber, Mrs. J Rufus Perry, Mr. Ellery T. Lo pez, Mr. Edward A. Reese. Buy Guarntee* PLEA FOR NEGRO MADE TO WOMEN Mrs. W. A. Newell Speaks on Race Relationship. The State. Anderson, June 9.?At the evening session of the Woman's Missionary conference of Upper South Carolina of the Methodist church, which is be ing held here, Mrs. W. A. Newell of Statesville, N. C, made an address on Wednesday evening on the "Inter racial Relationship." Mrs. Newell made a plea for better conditions for the Negroes of the South, better race relationship, and cited the commis sion on racial relationship of Atlanta, stating that in giving the Negro a part in the commission, and a chance to express themselves on matters per taining to their betterment that the results had been most gratifying. Mrs. Newell said that when a griev ance is stated then half the sting is gone. In this forum it had been found that there were five things that the Negro wanted: "Better opportunities for themselves and leaders," "The Bal lot," "Better conditions of travel," 'Justice in courts." "Better labor con ditions for the men," while the women wanted better domestic service rela tions, child welfare, better conditions or" travel, better educational facilities, stopping of lynching, fairness in pub lic press, and the ballot. Mrs. Newell begged that the white women take an interest in the Negro public schools, that the women have a targe part in creating a change of sentiment towards the Negroes of the South. That they had no right to send missionaries to China, Brazel or Africa until they had done their whole duty to the race that was with them at home. She also urged the women to form an auxiliary to their societies and to help the Negro women and en courage them. The Rev. J. C. Roper also appealed to the women to assist in the present campaign for Christian education, say ing that Christian education had to make amends for the committing of national suicide, that the women must stimulate the wavering line, and say, ^^^o^y^^r^^^^^^^^^^^p world new hope. NINETY-SIX NEWS. Ninety-Six, S. C, June 8.?The col lege students are arriving every day. Miss Gertrude Moore from Little River Institute, Miss Willie Moragne, Benedict college, Mr. Robert Dean, Miss Maggie Dean and Eddie Harris, State &. Miss Mattie Forrest, High F Baltimore, Md.; MJiss Willie G>< High School, Columbus, Ohio. Welcome home, young people, we hope you all a pleasant vacation. Mrs. Lula Griffin has been real sick, but we are glad she is much better at this writing. Mrs. Maud Hawkins of Greenwood, S. C, spent several days here last week, the guest of Mrs. G. A. Parker. Mrs. Adelaide Brunson is on the sick list yet. She has been sick for quite a while. Mrs. Brunson is a faithful mother and church worker. We hope for her a speedy recovery. Mrs. Mary Floyd of Greenwood spent a few days here, the guest of Mrs. Nancy WTaller. Mrs. Daisy Simmons is home, after a pleasant visit in Milledgeville, Ga. She reports a fine time. Mesdames Clark and Parker spent a very pleasant day in Greenwood last week. Rev. A. A. Pinckney ,the beloved pastor of Bethlehem Baptist church, was the guest of Deacon F. T. Cyrus Saturday and Sunday. The services at Bethlehem Sunday were real good. Sunday evening the pastor used for a text, "Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a re . proach to any people." Prov. 14:34. WTe all enjoyed this great sermon. At 7:30 we had our B. Y. P. U. meet ing. Mrs. P. B. Martin is our presi dent. At 8:30 the pastor preached an other excellent sermon. He used for a text, "And it was noised abroad that j he was in the house." Rev. Pinckney was at his best. Mr. Mose White and Aaron White spent a few hours with Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Clark Friday evening. I The Woman's Missionary Society, I under the leadership of Mrs. C. A. ! Clark, is doing real good work. We hope before December to have every female member of Bethelehem a mem ber of the Missionary society. Mr. Jessie Alexander is home to stay with his family a while. Mr. Alex ander is a first class painter. d shoes for the wl RICHLAND SU Allen University - June 13th to July 22nd.?0 ers of Richland and adjacent c did faculty will be provided, u Our County Board to give ins School work. For other information; add?i Alle DONT GET TOO D-M SMART "Oh there is my insurance ni an," said one colored lady as she threw her arms into the air and rushed to him in terror, ?s the throng of looters and vandals rushed into her home with their death and torches. Poor con solation she got from her supposed friend, who had been collecting in surance from her every day. "Get back, dam you, don't get too smart." is the answer she is said to have re ceived. Her house is in ashes roday, her white insurance agent was one of those who made up the fiendish party thrt caused her ruin." The above is a clipping from The Black Dispatch, published in Okla homa City concerning the Tulsa riot. A similar consolation awaits all Ne groes of white insurance companies with the kind of agents who have al ways at their command such nick names as "Auntie," "Uncle," "John," "Jim," "Ben," etc. Such as always make themselves so familiar and so much at home that it is never becom ing to move their hats in the best Negro parlors, except when they are after contracting business, with the thought of moving the hat will help to draw the occupants into their nets. Not only is this true in the insur ance field, but in all other walks of life when the climax is reached. MEM?RI?M. In sad but loving remembrance of my dear friend,^ feffie^^^^^^^; A dear friend from me has gone j And no other one can take her place But God, who knows all things for th< best, Take them that is near to us. II. But God, who is a just God, Saw fit and sent His death angels With the message to her to come up higher. Where there are no more pains and sorrow, And when my life journey is over 1 shall see you for myself. Jennie Thompson. III. My dear friend, you have left me, Oh, how I do miss you when I sit and think of those kind words and sweet smiles. IV. Oh, how my heart does ache With tears in my eyes for you. Dear friend, you know not this: But sometime sooner or late, I don know, But God knows I will see you in thai promise land, WThere there's joy and peace. Isabel Sally. Watch on, watch on for us, my friend Farewell, Farewell. Dear friend, we shall see you in ou: Father's Kingdom. Isabel Sally and Jennie E. Thompson. INSPIRING TRIP TO WASH INGTON AND RETURN. Dr. J. H. Goodwin, county chairman Hon. H. H. Mobley, State Secretary o the G. 0. P., and Mrs. Goodwin, ;e turned from Washington last Sunda; much elated over their trip, and qui:1 jubilant over the expected outcome ? political conditions. They made the trip in Dr. Goo: win's Marmon car without a punctur or blowout on the trip. They report that affairs were som* what muddled by misrepresenting r< ports made to oust the Negroes polit Gaily, but Hon. J. W. Tolbert was a jtrue to his trust as steel, and tha jw-ith the encouragement of other trJ (and tried Republicans, things wer jleft very much in favor of the part I as it has heretofore been conducted i this State. It is thought that old ma Thos. Miller will not care to come t Columbia any more. noie family and MMER SCHOOL. > Columbia, S. C. ^rses of instruction for Teach ounties will be given. A splen der the direction of the State. Auction in Primary and High ?SS R. W. MANCE, n University, Columbia, S. C. A BPTEF RECORD OF REV. DR. R F. LEE. (By his old teacher and friend.) Conspicuously foremost among the leaders of the Baptist denomination, and the race in South Carolina, and throughout the country as well, is the Rev. Dr. R. p. Lee, who, until recent ly was, and long had been, dean of the Theological Department, whose excellence so greatly contributed to the prominence of Benedict College in ! realms educational. And because he 'was a former student of mine in ; whose advancement I have ever taken Ino small interest, as well as his in jspirational achievements, I experi ence pleasure both genuine and great .in heralding his inspiring examples of j courage and determination to make himself a man educationally prepared i and the splendid consecration and j energetic employment of that prepar ation when secured. For be it known and to his credit, often repeated, be cause it is unvarnished truth, Dr. Lee has always evidenced but little, con cern about making money, but has ever shown a consuming passion to render great and sustained service in j whatever field of endeavor his duty pointed the way. That passion de veloped into a habit, and that habit developed into a principle and that principle has so saturated and adorned his richly fruitful career that there are whole communities that attribute to his abundant labors and sane lead ership the beginning of their epochal progress and betterment while, wher ever he has labored, individuals not a ||ew wj| without s^ar^Aimd ducation acquired, or money accu mulated, is due to his pleadings, in struction or counsel. Born in the city of Mobile, Ala., and reared in the by no means cosmopoli tan town of Singleton, in that State, lie early began and continued persist ently to take such advantage of the country schools and certain night schools as his duties on the farm would allow that, at 18 years of age; his educational attainment inspired him to go to Talladega College, in which he spent nine years?three years in college preparatory course? and three years in the college course And be it known to his credit that the whole of his expenses at Talladega were paid by work?for three years on the school farm out of schoo hours?and the remaining time in the college printing office, in which he learned the trade, and of which, dur !ing the last four years he was there *he had complete charge and entire management. ' Being a Baptist and convinced of i jjcall to the owrk of the gospel minis try. he determined to find or make s *ay, to secure the training of a fui course in a worth whole Baptist The ological Seminary. So being advisee by friends, that the consumation h< greatly desired would be mor< easily attained were he to%ttend ? Baptist college, he entered Benedic College, Columbia, S. C, at which h< *as duly graduated from the full col le?e course. He then promptly en tered the Theological Seminary of th< ?reat Union University of Richmond va., from which in 1900, in a class o he was graduated. And having, h the April preceding the June in whicl bis graduation took place, been calle" to the pastorate of the First Baptis Church of Asheville, N. C, which cai be accepted, he was the first of hi class to enter actively the work of th ministry. Still while the call to Ashe ville was urgent and most flatterini jt was far from being wholly invitin and most desirable. ?>ue to local and internal condition: the membership was much scatterei and those remaining were obviousl humiliated, somewhat divided, an manifestly discouraged. Still Dr. Le radiating a cheer and enthusiasm thi *ere infectious, energetically so 1 0 bored and diplomatically wrought thi e soon had erected the foremoi Gents Furnishim MEM?RI?M In loving memory of our dear hus ! band and father, James E. Middleton, who departed this life one year ago today, June 15, 1920. The will of God, what trust, what hope In His all loving plan, How brief in His eternal eyes, Our little mortal span. Then look we forward to that hour When life's straight pathway trod, We shall through all eternity Still do the will of God. Sadly missed by Mother and Daughter, Mrs. James E. Middleton, Mrs. Edward Conwell. r church edifice extant among Baptists, white or colored, in all of North Caro lina, and had, by recalling the scat tered ones, by restorations, and by frequent additions, secured a member ship that, numerically and otherwise,: would not have suffered in a compari-, son with that of any other Negro Bap tist Church in the entire State, which membership was thorougly organized and successfully functioned in the de partments of Sunday school, Senior B. Y. P. U., Junior B. Y. P. U., Mission ary Circles, Mothers' Bands, and such minor or temporary organizations' as need might dictate or emergency re quire. All efforts were made and all endeavors were conducted through perfected organization. And the splendid and increasing results more than justified the wisdom of such pro cedure. As change is the only certain and permanent thing in this world, the re ciprocal contentment of pastor and people experienced a change and fin ally terminated, due to the fact that Mrs. Lee, Dr. Lee's wife, who was formerly Miss Rebecca Evangeline Boykin of Camden, S. C, was not suffi ciently robust to withstand the sever ity of the winters that obtain at Ashe ville. Wisdom advised and duty neces sitated Dr. Lee to accept the urgent ggjfei^^ by 1 ?r wi protests, tears and the enthusiasm with which his resignation was re peatedly voted down, he, acting in the light of compelling duty, severed his pastoral connection and came away. Taking charge at Barnwell, he imme diately gave free rein to his mania for organization and speedily had the Bethlehem church organized similar to the church in Asheville and the or ganizations functioning as perfectly. In fact, the church soon began, and, during the entire pastorate of Dr. Lee, continued to lead all of our churches in the State in the work and attending results of Sunday school and B. Y. P. U. In addition to the duties which his work as pastor made necessary at Bethlehem church, Dr. Lee for two years held, in response to popular de mand, Sunday school institutes among all the denominations throughout Barnwell and Bamberg counties. Af ter a three year's highly successful pastorate at Barnwell, he resigned to ccept the professorship, for which he was urgently sought at Benedict College, upon which resignation the church and the Sunday School Con vention and the association of that field jointly wrote the American Bap tist Home Mission Society, earnestly ly requesting that he, after one year's service at the college, be allowed to return to them. The degree of doctor of divinity was conferred on Dr. Lee by Benedict Col lege, where for sixteen years he ren dered herculean sevice, and as an in structor took foremost rank. And while at times he did teach the Latin, Greek, Logic, Mathematics and phil osophy of the college department ever performing with credit to himself and satisfaction to the college author ities any duty assigned, the majoi portion of his service was rendered ir the Theological department, from the duties of dean, of which he was re i-'lieved only after his own urgent anc I, ' often repeated requests. And dean i g was his duty to teach?and he die I teach?not Barrow's Companion, Pen dleton's Christian Doctrine, and sucl admittedly fine but elementary works But he did teach the Standard Theo] ogies in use in the standard Theologi cai Seminaries among Baptist throughout America. During all the sixteen years of hi at (splendid service at Benedict Collegi stlthe close of school meant no vacatio gs from I^S. Lecvy f a ti d t il ? s e1 JUST ARRIVED Four dozen pairs of high grade slip pers for women, made of hlack and brown kid of the very best leather, with full and baby "Louis heels." These beauties have oire strap across the instep and are sure to please the most particular customer. These slippers were bought to sell for $10.00, but we are going to run a special sale on this shipment for ten days, giving them to you at a sacrifice, the price being $6.50. We also have many bargains in shoes for father, mother and the chil dren from $1.00 pair and up. To the first twenty customers pur chasing slippers on Saturday, June 11th, will be given either a pair of hose or half hose for 25 cents. I. S. LEEVY, 1221 Taylor St., Phone 319. BETHEL'S SUNDAY SERVICES. Subject, "Spreading Light." Text, Dan. 12:3, "They that be teachers shall shine as the brightness of the firmament. And they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever." 6:00 p. m?Endeavor. Dr. R. N. Perry will speak. 8 p. m.?Stereoptican. Subject, "Star light and Sunlight/' "The DaFkness of Sin." By request we are giving this ser mon and picture. It takes in crea tion and is all hand painted. Everybody welcome. This is the last service in the old church. Come, help us say good-bye to the old building. Officiary. T. H. Wiseman, Pastor. for him. What should have meant to and for him a vacation was energeti cally spent in traversing every nook and corner of the State in the ca pacity of "a getter of studeajts^ for improvement in the gospel minisi among Baptista in South parolina. And what he is often pleased to refer to as "the joy and crown of my abun dant labors" includes the major por tion of the strongest pastors in the State, the length of the list making impossible the naming of them here. After 16 years of immeasurably great service at Benedict College, Dr. Lee, for reasons staisfactory to him self and to other not made known, has of his own accord, tendered his resig nation and severed his connection at the college. What his plans for fu ture work are, I do not know. But I do know that the church or school for tunate enough to secure his services so adequate in preparation, so rich and seasoned in experience, as well as energetic ni activities, might well be considered blessed. The admitted prominence of the man, make most flattering the appended testimonials Rev. Dr. J. C. White, Columbia: Dr. Lee is unquestionably one of the best pulpiteers in the State. Rev. Dr. E. R. Roberts, Principal Voorhees Institute. I have great con fidence in Dr. Lee as being equal to any demand in the educational field. Rev. Dr. N. C. Nix, Orangeburg: Dr. Lee conducted the best revival meet ing that Mt. Pisgah Church has ever had. Dr. M. P. Hall, President Friend ship College: I regard Dr. Lee as su perb in the conducting of Bible insti tutes. President Valentine in a parting note: Dr. R. F. Lee, Columbia, S. C. My Dear Dr. Lee: Before laying down my work as President, I wish to assure you of m yappreciation for your loyalty and good will, which have been manifested many times as you have been in and out of the office, at your work on the campus, or as you traveled in and about the State. You have always had the work of the col lege on your heart and have spoken -1 for it in season and out of season, in ila loyal, earnest manner. I wish to J assure you of my appreciation of the [-j service rendered and the good will shown. With kind regards, hoping that the coming days may be among your very s I best, 1 am Yours truly, B. W .Valentine. x>n Taylor Steet.