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Neatly and prcpnj
pre-war prices,
specialty. Phohe
ptly done at
Mail orders a
When placed in The Indicator.
Read by over 5,000 in-Columbia
Dr. J. W.
Thinks Live Negro Journals One ef Our
Speaks In Glowing Terms of Sumter
Attjorney. Reads 13 Negro Journals
Spartanburg, S. C, July 24th, 1921.
Mr. J. A. Roactt, Editor of The Indicator.
Dear Sir:- Enclosed find check for $2.00 to apply to my sub
scription. I do not know whether I owe you or not as I have never
applied business methods to my busy life that counts for anything in
an unbusmess vay. I never take time to congratulate the man
who is making i : possible for us all. But by your continual appeal
in a Christian ar d gentlemanly way lam forced this morning to
lay aside my bn ad winning time and use the same to give you an
expression that reaches my heart's sincere desire which is my
highest ideals o: a true and worthy man, like you, standing on the
highest and loft / peak, looking into the future from its lofty heights
viewing and julging the past advents of great nations and those
that have passai that way into the great beyond,
I can not bi t admire you in your beauty and splendor of race
cooperation and racial building. No man today is doing more than
men like you in your beautiful and unprejudiced Editorial of the
rape case of Mr Thomas, the white man, who raped or attempted
to rape a poor defenseless Negro girl. Yob are to be commended
a thousand times for your recommendation of a true and only way
to meet justice is by employing such men as our Hon. M. J.
Frederick the coming Negro Statesman and Lawyer of South Caro
lina. I have thi utmost confidence in him and know from a pro
fessional stand point he can do more in those cases for his race
than any other tor us. The same applies to such men as yourself
and other Negri) Editors along with the Hon. M. J. Frederick.
Mr. Editor,
that dark cloud
let me mention here before I forget, that I saw
arise from the Baptist State Convention to drown
you with its clo id burst rain. But you were like the truth crushed
to earth, rose again and with business-like methods still shine
with the sun. Since all others went down with the sun to rise no
more, you are still on the job pleading in terms of a true patriotic
Journalist for the race cooperation of those who smote you. Long
may you live anjd God bless you. I want you to know deep down
have my heart's sincera sympathy and congratu
you on your way.
in my heart you!
lations to cheer
I admira you from my bleeding heart when think of poor Edi
tor Labon Morgan, who lived from hand to mouth for more than
30 years, trying to establish the Piedmont Indicator, to do that
which you are trying to continue with same paper and contending
for that greatest need for our people that they can only become a
cientious pe ople by ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^s^^^tin^^?
for want of his ] retting a living out of what he, fike you wash frying
to do for his pec pie and neighbors were cursing him for making
auch efforts and did not appreciate his life of service. 4'SUCH A
SACRIFICE." No greater service any man has given than Mor
gan who stuck to this paper till the last breath was gone. Yes,
died without clothes to be buried in. Yet he is ?ead and no one
appreciates him But thanks be to God his widow and three boys
still live and hia boys are making good. Buster is in Claflin Uni
versity and om of the bright boys for his age. When his poor
mother wants ir oney from the First National Bank of Spartanburg,
Mr. A. M. Chriiitburg, the president will at any time upon my re
quest of long yc ars ago, when Morgan was struggling, lend her
$50.00 with no visible means of paying back except my name upon
the back.
Mr. Editor,* this will never be your lot; for in you are greater
possibilities, th 5 time is more ripe for a greater harvest. You con
tinue pour out the great truth that you are at the door of high and
lowly that are trying to kill you and your paper. I only regret
that I did not make you a present of the money I gave to that great
Baptist Convention paper that went to bed never to rise again
leaving in its wjake a claim against the stock holders of $43.00 each.
I paid for a shape but never received a certificate of share These
great men of ours who made the mistake, like all of us do, should
confess to the public that it takes business men like you to head a
business enterp rise.
press upon our
ing of Negro *
uplift and coop|eration
up-lif t till our
and race pride
Columbia, the
pre?cher should in every sermon preached, try to im
ir people that the greatest need of today is the read
journals. It is their God given duty to preach racial
jeration. We will never reach our goal in our racial
preachers and teachers teach this race cooperation
or realization of our hopes will never mature.
I read and (pay for 13 Negro papers and must say that my hat
is off to the tw ) greatest Southern Negro papers in their worth as
freedom of the press, namely; The Indicator and the Atlanta Inde
nandent Hurrah for Ben Dayis of Atlanta, and J. A. Roach of
p9UWVu?< r? _ il_XT_T~_l'i... liT_ /"I_?
two greatest Southern Negro Journalists. May God
ever bless youj peace and happiness ever attend your ways is my
prayer for you
my Dear Mr. Editor
Box 482, Spartanburg, S. C.
Negro Woknen's National
RepublicanLeague Calls
At White House.
Washingtoni, D. C, July 20
President Harding today was
notified of (the completion of
plans for holding the First Nat
ional Republican Convention of
Colored Wom^n in Kansas City,
Mo., August 22-27, by a commit
tee of the Negro Women's Nat
ional League, who were received
by the President at the White
House today.
The committee was headed by
Mrs, M. L. Gray, president of
the League, who also extended
to the President an invitation to
attend a session of the conven
tion. In extending the invita
tion Mrs. Gray said in part. "We
want to see our race represented
as far as possible in the various
departments of the government
?men and women of the highest
character and ability, We want
to unite our women to the end
that you will have a Republican
Congress next year.
The members of the committee
accompanying Mrs. Gray were
Miss Essie Jaekson, vice presi
dent of New Jersey; Mrs. Irving
Norris, secretary of Odgen, Utah;
Guarnteed shoes for the w
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Gethsemane Union an| Sunday School
To be held with the St. Peter Baptist Church, Irmo, S. C,
July 30 31, Rev. W. Jumper, pa8tor.
(10:00 a. m. Devotionals led by Dea. D? R. Griffin.
10:30 a. m. Introductory Sermon, Rev^ J, ty. Ferguson, Alternate
Rev. T. J. Lawrence. |
12:00 m. Reception and reading of letters.
1:30 p. m. Recess. Dinner. |
3:00 p. m. Business. Appointment ofCommittees.
4:00 p. m. Institute Lecture, Prof. RJF. Lee, Columbia,
5:00 p. m. Echoes from Rural Schools.
Collection. Adjournment.
8:00 p. m. Devotionals led by Dea. C E. Bailey.
8:30 p. m. Sermon?Rev. W. P. Peterson, Alternate Rev. Mat
thew Ford.
Collection. Adjournment.
9:30 a. m. Model Sunday School?Supts. E. E. Cornwell and A
B. Holloway.
11:00 a. m. Missionary Sermon, Rev. J. C. White, D. D. Alter
nate, Rev. J. R. Chandler.
Collection. Recess. Dinner.
3:00 p. m. Devotionals led by Dea. John Suber.
3:30 p. m. Addresses and Papers by Representatives.
4:00 p. in. Closing Sermon, Rev. D. F? Thompson, D. D. Alter
nate, Rev. W. Jumper.
Collection. Reports of Committees. Adjournment.
REV. J. C. WMTE, D. D., President
E. E. CORNw?iL, Clerk
Bull Street, Between Taylor and Smptcn Streets.
Invites you and your friends to worjafe with them at all of
their services.
??5 \ ??fl?^^P?5P(^^P^J?ejsa^Bjas^sjsjp
Sunday 10 a. m. Sunday Sem
Sunday 11 a. m., Morning Service.!
Sunday 6 p. m., B. Y. P. U. 1.
Sunday 7:30 p. m., Evening Servi<|e.
H. M. Moore,SA- B.f D. D., Pastor.
Miss Mamie Young, correspond
ing secretary; Mr3. Susie C.
Fountaine of New York: Mrs.
Gabrielle Pelham of Michigan;
Miss Olive A. Young of Florida;
Mrs. Fleming A. Jones of South
Carolina; Mrs. Curtis Sexton
Home of Illinois and Mrs. S. L.
Carson of South Dakota.
Meditations and Wayside
By Rev. Richard Carroll
During the Baptist Sunday
School Convention, Dr. J. P.
Garrick made a speech' on the
Bible. He spoke especially on:
"Laying Emphasis on the Wrong
syllable and in pronouncing words
correctly/' I got a moral from
this speech.
We are a race, who are a great
people for putting the cart be
fore the horse?laying stress on
the wrong syllable, or putting
the "bridle on the horse" at the
wrong end; "for bragging too
much on what the race has done
or can do. " We are a great peo.
pie for going too far, or do things
at the wrong time?for blowing
off to much steam. It really
takes to much steam to blow our
religious and educational whistle
any way.
I am a Baptist from principle
and try to know the Baptist doc
trine, but I get disgusted some
times when our brethren "blow
the whistle" or put the emphasis
on the wrong syllable. I asked
Gardena, the little four year old
daughter of Dr. J. P. Garrick,
was she a Christian; her answer
was "no, I am a Baptist." This
was a good answer. That little
child put the emphasis where
hole family and
most of us put it, or the cart be
fore the horse?the shadow be
fore the substance. "What Bap
tists believe," should be studied
by many of our pastors, preach
ers, believers and ckurch mem
bers. Baptism has a place in
our denominational career. Let
other racials find their places.
Some of our other brethren em
phasize Methodist, Episcopalian,
Presbyterian and Catholic, too
A woman or man of character
is worthy of standing. Let us
all learn, that high life is better
than high standing.
Mr. J. F. Roberts began search
for his purse Sunday morning,
July 17th, only to find that a rob
ber had entered his home and
rid j him of it. The purse con
tained $237. Who ever the rob
ber^ was evidently well under
stood where the money was sup
posed to be as nothing else in
the house was moved out of its
ft a late hour ih the night 2
nefct door neighbor heard sonu
onfewalk up on the back porcb
h shoes on and come out oi
front door without shoes bui
;n at this the neighbor's sus
*?n was not aroused. And il
'not known what the missior
*e late traveler was until thi
rch for the purse the nexl
J^ing ended in vain.
J*. Roberts being a carpentei
builder, had just completec
building the day before anc
ived payment in full too lato
toake his deposit in the bant
*r meeting his pay roll, hence
e money was placed in his
* to await the opening of th<
lk on Monday is why the
0I*y was in the house.
ents t^urnishini
By Rev. Richard Carroll
It was good to be there. I
with many others stopped with
Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Garrick.
Mrs. Garrick did her best to
make things comfortable. A
mong the distinguished visitors,
who stayed there were Dr. and
Mrs. J. W. Boykin, Dr. and Mrs.
H. M. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Mil
ler of Greer, Rev. William How
ard, Miss Janie Brock, Mrs.
Mike Watson, Miss Mamie Sum
ter, Mrs. Richard Carroll and
others that I did not know. I
know poor Mrs, Garrick is tired
out and sick until this day. The
entertainment all around was
most excellent. Dr, and Mrs. J.
J. Starks had more than they
could say grace over at Morris
I preached the Convention
sermon from Jeremiah 5:1. I
was a sick man, but did my best.
Rev. S. J. Rice, D. D., preached
the Educational Sermon. Drs.
J. C. White and H. M. Moore
presided and made the proceed
ings pleasant. Dr. D. F. Thomp
son delivered one of the finest
speeches on "The Graded Sun
day School," that I have ever
heard; he certainly did himself
; credit. They tell me that Dr. E.
R. Roberts, "got there also" on
"The Cradle Roll. " The Rev. J.
P. Garrick, B. D,, crowned him
self with glory and honor. The
singing of the Convention was
it and ?fae tehayior ?f tfee
lege, showed us the spirit of the]
Master; he was the meekest man
in the bunch. Though Dr. An
tisdel had the greatest scholar
ship, he did not go on display.
The convention unanimously
endorsed him as president of
Benedict College and expressed
themselves as sympathizers and
helpers in his five thousand dollar
drive. The Rev. J. C. Tobin, D.
D., was the finest speaker in the
body, The Presiding Elders and
visitors of other denominations
spoke feelingly and encouraging
ly of Morris College, Dr. Starks
and Negro ownership, They
pushed the Baptist brethren up
and eluded them somewhat.
There were too many "hot"
speeches about Negro ownership;
too much race prejudice and Bap
tist talk. The cart was often be
fore the horse. There was toe
much stress and emphasis 01
Baptistism and not enough or
character and real religion
There was not enough attentior
given to the "stranger" in theii
midst; we were too free to give
insults to our visiting brethren
in our eloquent speeches. Then
was too much stress laid on th?
wrong syllable and too muci
boasting of learning. There was
Too Much child likeness, play
talk of our equality ("a little
learning made us mad") anc
play to the gallery.
In the absence of the president,
Dr. J. C. White made a gooc
presiding officer: He is a gooc
mixer and is not easily provoked,
The Rev. William Howard oi
Darlington, came a little late,
t but talked enough' to show ui
/'where he was at". Dr. Tobin's
eyes turned red when he begar
to "fling his eloquence." Prof
S. L. Finley, Pres. Reed and Mr,
John Finley were equal to th<
occasion. _ .
I was glad to see the brethrer
treat Dr. Antisdel as well as thej
did. He is a man, who deservei
*s from I. S. Lecvy
Representative Body of Men
and Women Applauded
Competent Speaker.
The promoters of The Victory
Bank movement, Friday called a
mass meeting to further the
bank's interest, Friday night,
July 22nd, at Sydney Park C. M.
E. Church. Mr. I. J. Joseph,
presided over the meeting. Mr.
C. C. Spaulding, Vice President
and Manager of the great North
Carolina Mutual Insurance Com
pany of Durham, N. C, was in
vited to address meeting which
he did with dignity and honor,
frequently bringing laughter and
applauses from a representative
audience of men and women who
are anxious to see The Victory
Bank, a much needed institution
put over in Columbia.
The strong and helpful mes
sage brought by Mr. Spaulding
will repay Columbians for having
extended the- invitation and urg
ing the coming of this man who
has wrought so well in the insur
ance and banking field.
As a result of Mr. Spaulding's
message many shares were sold
and interest injected into the al
ready interested members of this
institution while the banking
laws and plans were made so
bare to those who were waiting
until the institution got down to
business before taking shares,
that many were converted to the
necessity of a bank for and by
our people, that they fell in the
still coming over.
Dr. R. W. Mance, president of
Allen University, the educator,
pulpiteer, and orator, responded
to Mr. Spaulding's timely address
as only a Mance could do.
Bishop W. D. Chappelle made
the closing remarks. Like Dr.
Mance, he strongly endorsed Mr.
Spaulding's address and bank
movement for Columbia.
Next Monday, Aug. 1st, and
every first Monday is registra
tion day. Every person, man
and woman, who has not as yet
secured his or her registration
certificate, should make it their
business to go to their court
house Monday next, and secure
their registration certificate.
If you have any doubts about
your being qualified for registra
tion see some one who has al
ready secured his or hers and
they will lend any assistance
By all means put forth the ef
fort and be prepared for any
We want your printing. Special
cash prices on letter heads, note heads,
bill heads, envelopes, cards, etc., until
the 15th. Cheaper than you can get
elsewhere. Call phone 2637 and get
prices on what you need.
MILLINERY?Hats made to order, old
Hats remodeled and trimmed. Wav
erly Millinery and Dressmaking
Shop, end of Waverley car line.
honor, whether he is prej
of Benedict College or nAf f*
and his wife have wa|^m
selves out in Africa. Jp
Rev. H. M. M00J& * Kood
man to stand in the?^> *nd the
brethren will mafcp mlltake m
following his le?pship.
It was a goojp?igto be there.
on Taj&r Steet.

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