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prewar price*. Mail order* a
specialty. Phase 2637.
When placed in TJie Indicator.
Read by over 5,000 in Columbia
The Indicator will not be published
on the ] 20th of this month. Some time
ago w$ decided to omit the fifth Sat
urdays^ We did not omit last Satur
day, tye fifth Saturday in July, be
cause ^re are planning to attend the
National Negro Business League,
which jmeets in Atlanta, Ga., on the
17th, i8th, and 19th, and we cannot
do justice to our newspaper work
while Out of the city. Por that reason
the paier appeared last Saturday and
will nejt appear on the 20th.
(Too Late for last week.)
At tha close of the Fifteenth Annual
session of the State Sunday School
and B. Y. P. ?. Convention in Sumter,
where H.008.48 was raised, we at once
came t<> Asheville, N. C, for a real
needed rest, and this is an ideal place
for that purpose.
gentle the breeze sweeps down'
from these mountains by night, caus-|
ing one} to reach for his blankets. It
te no lejss favorite to its inhabitants
during jthe day. The mornings here
are almjost like our March, when the
winds aire mild, and the heat is not
felt mo|e than our April 1st. But it
seems ihat almost every cloud, as
large asj a man's hand, is full of rain.
Often t}ie mountain tops here are
lighted ijip by beautiful sun rays, while
the vall?ys are being washed with tor
rents of 1 rain. But the people are here
from almost everywhere; almost every
tenth person met is from the old State
Last Sunday we worshipped at the
First Baptist in the morning, Rev. Mr
Gordon, ! pastor, and at Mt. Zion at
night, Rev. J. R. Nelson pastor. But
we couli not be behind in the congre
gation, where we remained during the
sermons] We were urged by both of
the distinguished divines to preach at
their nejrt service, but we would not
be persuaded. Rev .Mr. Gordon is
from Birmingham, and in two years
has done a telling work at Nazareth.
Rev. J. jR. Nelson has been at Mt
Zjton^ ter| -twenty-five years, and - bis|
work speaks in tones most commend
able. He Is now worshipping in a
large, cojmmodious brick structure,
which perhaps must have cost about
$20,000 When erected. With its large
seating capacity they are taxe^, espe
cially at pight, for room. Their rally
for fourth Sunday amounted to $676,
which was good, as they rally each
fourth Sujnday.
A splendid summer normal for
county abd state teachers is being
conducted here with Prof. J. H.
Michael, j principal. The faculty is
composedj of Misses M. E. Tyler,
Alice R. Holmes and Ruth L. Hucles,
Richmond!, Va.; Dr. Whittaker, Tus
kegee, anjl Prof. W. S. Lee, Asheville.
We addrpsed this large body of
teachers. |
Dr. J. fe. Earle is here this week
gathering; new vigor for his meeting,
which begins next week. We are to
gether asj usual. Our conferences for
the most ! part are on the doings of
South Carolina Negro Baptist. Dr.
Earle is tfie logical man for the presi
dent of thje State Convention. He has
an eagle |eye, the grit of a Paul, yet
withal, he! possesses the the weakness
of Moses, i He has a large program for
the denomination which will bring
our state {work to the top if he is con
tinued in I the place of service which
is rightly; his to fill. Surely he is
God's mari for such a time as this.
Througlj the recommendation of
Mrs. L. J.j Rhodes, we are in the
homes of jllrs. E. M. Kemp, 202 Bilt
more avenjue, and taking meals almost
next door] with Mrs. J. J. Nysson.
They are ! giving royal entertainment,
which is hard to find here. Of course,
you pay de|arly for it. I shall be home j
to fill my j pulpit the first Sunday in
August. liet there be love among you
Iways, I jaStj
H. M. Moore.
The youhg Rev. Mr. L. K. McMillan
of Allendaae, who is a junior college1
student at I Howard University, preach
ed for us! last Sunday morning and
night. Thje young speaker took his
audience ijy surprise and well did he
please thejm. For a young man it
takes an c|d and experienced man to
surpass him. \
The pastor, Dr. H. M. Moore, will
be on handj tomorrow and take charge.
It is expecfed that every member will
be at his post.
Buy Guarnteed
South Carolinian Executive
Secretary of Atlanta Busi
nessLeague ? New Library
Opens?Writer Visits Val
By W. F. Williams.
Atlanta, Ga., July 27.?South Caro
lina should feel proud that two of her
sons are playing a leading role in two
of Atlanta's welfare activities. Mr.
S. S. Abrams, formerly agent for the
North Carolina Mutual Insurance Co.
at Newberry, S. C, has been appoint
ed Executive Secretary of the Atlanta
Business League. This is a signal
honor, in that this city has one of the
biggest local leagues in the country,
and is to entertain the next National
League. Mr. Abrams has charge of
the official correspondence and the
securing of homes for delegates. He
was educated at Atlanta University.
Mr. Cyrus Campfield, a South Caro
linian, has charge of the Atlanta Ur
ban League and is doing a great work
in this worthy organization. The exec
utive Committee of the Tri-State Big
Brother and Big Sister movement, a
branch of the Urban League, will meet
here August 18th, during the Business
League meeting.
The Auburn Branch of the Carnegie
Library threw open its doors Monday
to those of our race who seek knowl
edge. It is the largest public library
for Negroes South of Louisville, Ky.
It is located on a beautiful, green ter
race corner of Auburn avenue and
lilliard street Mrs. Alice Carey, for
merly of Morris Brown University, is
librarian. The library cost $50,000.
Val desta Vaps.
The writer spent the whole of last
week with relatives in Valdosta. The
time was well spent with enjoyment.
Negro progress in Valdosta seems to
be on the upward stride. Probably
the leading business man in the city
is Mr. Thomas Hudson. He owns four
large merchandise stores and employs
several clerks and porters. Nine Ne
gro insurance companies have district
offices, in g&ljtiffi^^
drug stores, one jewelry shop, five
physicians, three dentists, one theatre,
two undertaking establishments, good
Bchools (one high), beautiful churches
and various kinds of business enter
prises in Valdosta. Indeed, our race
is doing well in the South Georgia!
metropolis. j
Dr. C. D. Frederick of Valdosta is a,
brother to Lawyer N. J. Frederick of]
Columbia. He and Dr. C. C. Strick
land operate a splendid hospital.
Misses Fannie and Altaire Hardon,
sisters to Mrs. C. D. Frederick, spent
a profitable term at the Morehouse
College Summer School. '
The Albany and Thomasville Clubs |
of the Southeastern Baseball League
played off their tie at the fair grounds
in Valdosta. Thomasville won the
three games.
Miss Aurelia Hudson entertained
Friday night with 'a porch dance and
whist party in honor of Miss Cora
Pittman of Fort Myers, Fla. The
writer escorted four damsels.
Messrs. Chauncey Hudson, of the
Howard University Law School, J.
Hansell Lissimore, graduate of Lin
coln, and James Lomax, of Syracuse
University, are at home for the first
time in a number of years. Charles
Larkin ^fPaine,Homer Moore and J.
A .McFall of Meharry, are spending
the summer at home.
Prof. Cyrus Gilbert Wiley, A. M.,
eighteen years principal of the Col
ored High School of Valdosta, has
been appointed president of the Geor
gia State College at Savannah. Prof.
Wiley is a-man of unusual ability and
ingenuity. His tactful and initiative
powers have enabled him to put over
some big things in Georgia's educa
tional circles. He succeeds Dr. R. R.
Wright, who was president for over
thirty years.
Back to Atlanta.
The State Sunday School and B. Y.
P. U. Convention met in this city last
week with the Mt. Zion Second Baptist
Church, Piedmont and Baker Streets,
Rev. J. T. Dorsey, pastor. Dr. P. Jas.
Bryant, of Wheat Street Church fame,
is president of the B. Y. P. U.'s and
Dr. L. P. Pinckney of Springfield
Church', Augusta is president of the
Sunday School Convention.
Miss Myrtle Doles, an undergrad
uate o fthe Nurses' Training School at
Tuskegee Institute, is visiting Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Gibson, 93 Yonge street.
Miss Wilhelmina Vaughn of Char
leston, 8. C* Is an employed profes
I shoes for the w
Grand Lodge Will Convene Tu
10:00 O'Clock A. M.?Public
Close August 11 th?D. R.
1 Opening Music by Sidney Park's C
2. Introduction of Master of Ceremo]
3. Invocation by Rev. J. W. Murph, ?
4. Music by Choir.
5. Introduction of Mayor by Dr. N. F.
6. Welcome Address to City by Mayc
7. Response by Hon. R. H. Richardso
8. Solo by Mrs. Carrie Jordan.
9. Welcome on Behalf of Churches of
ley M. E. Church.
10. Response by Dr. A. A. Sims, Uni?i
11. Music by Choir.
12. Welcome on Behalf of Good Sams
13. Response by Rev. R. E. Brogdon,
14. Music.
15. Welcome on Behalf of Daughters c
16. Response by Mrs. Maggie V. Glove
17. Instrumental Solo by Prof. F. H. '
Announcements by Grand Chief.
J. W.
D. R. !
sional nurse ai the Mercy Hospital.
All business men and women of our
race should attend the National
League here July 17-19. There are
grave problems facing our race, and
they must be solved through the busi
ness men. Education and diplomacy
are not sufficient to demand the man's
respect. Money is his hypnotizer. Get
it and he will dance to your music.
Follow the Jew?do "beezness" and
the hat-in-hand will be equally divided.
The pastor and members of Bethel
church are rejoicing over the splendid
results of their rally. The total
amount raised last
visiting her brother, Mr. Larney
Moore, of this city.
Miss Elizabeths Watts returned to
New York last Friday after spending
a few weeks here. She was accom
panied by her mother, Mrs. Adeline
Watts, and Mrs. Rachel Hailstock.
Those attending the Grand Lodge
of Knights and Courts at Orangeburg(
are Mrs. Addie Byrd and Mrs. <L. J.
Maxwell, Messrs. W. H. Reddick, B. J.
Madden, J. N. Finley, N. S. Torrence
and Rev Homer Hill.
The revival closed at St. Paul last
Friday night. Many were added to
the church. Ten were baptized Sun
day morning. Come again, Dr. Tobin.
Mr. Wil?iam Wilburn was taken
suddenly and seriously ill last Satur
day night and is improving very slow
Mrs. Fanny Means, little Charlotte
and Master David, Mrs. Biggs and son
of Greenville, were delightful guests
last Thursday.
Rev. Richard Carroll of Columbia
and Mr. Jonas Thomas, "Cotton King"
of Bennettsville, will arrive in the city
Saturday to stay a week at Mrs. Car
roll's mother's home a few miles from
Atlanta, Ga., July 25.?Unusual
preparations are being made by mem
bers of the Atlanta Local Negro Busi
ness League for the entertainment of
the National Negro Business League,
which meets here August 17th, 18th,
and 19th. A. L. Holsey of Tuskegee
Institute, transportation agent for the
National Negro Business League, was
here last week conferring with rail
road officials and with the officers of
the League, and following this con
ference, announcement was made that
in addition to the usual social features
held in connection with the annual
meeting of the Business League the en
tertainusent program arranged by the
Atlanta Business League included
sightseeing tours, visiting important
places of interest in Atlanta, and in
specting the large number of success
ful Negro business enterprises located
here. Also an old fashioned Georgia
barbecue at the Howard farm on the
Peachtree road. The annual reception
will be held Friday evening, August
19th, in the city auditorium. On Sat
I urday following the close of the meet
ing a special side trip to Tuskegee In
stitute has been arranged at special re
hole family and (
T 8:00 O'CLOCK P. M.?YOU !
esday Morning, August 9th, at
Invited to All Night Sessions.
Starks, Secy. Committee.
hoir (America),
tties?Mr. T. H. Henry,
?r R. J. Blalock
rc, Wedgefield.
City by Dr. J. F. Greene, Pastor Wes
ritans of City by Dr. E. A. Hug^gins.
St. Matthews.
>f Samaria by Mrs. H. B. Brown.
r, Sumter.
BRUNSON, Chiarman.
STARKS, Secretary.
duced rates, and the delegates will
have an opportunity to visit the fa
mous institution founded by the late
Booker T. Washington.
The committee on arrangements has
succeeded in listing a large number of
I homes for the visitors, and a uniform
rate of one dollar a day for rooms has
been decided upon. Persons who are
planning to attend the forthcoming
meeting are requested to communicate
at once with S. S. Abrams, Executive
Secretary of the Atlanta Local Negro
Business League, 146 North Butler
Street, which will also be the official
headquarters for the delegates.
^^disconnection of two of our worthy
mers, namely, Miss Ola A. Glenn
bd Miss Daisy V. Roach. Miss Glenn
was one of the faculty for the past
four years and Miss Roach for the past
three years. Their work gave perfect
satisfaction. These two young ladies
leave of their own volition. They were
re-elected in May but they had decided
to go into a new field. Miss Glenn will
do similar work in North Carolina.
Miss Roach, we learn, has already en
tered her new field. She is co-partner
in an up-to-date millinery and dress
making establishment in the city of
Columbia, S. C.
The Trustee Board of Seneca Insti
tute take this method of thanking
these ladies for their work in the past
and to bid fair to them in their new
field of labors.
May God's richest benediction abide
with them.
(Signed) The Board,
Rev. T. A. Gibeon, Chairman;
Rev. J. j. Blassengame, Secy.
Next Sunday, August 7th, at 5
o'clock, St. Luke's will have a pew
The special preacher for the day will
be the Rev. James E. King, D. D.,
rector of St. Michael's and All Angels'
church, Charlotte, N. C. Dr. King is
one of the best pulpit orators of the
church and it will be a treat for any
one who hears him.
Morning prayer at 11:15, at which
time Dr. King will be the preacher and
j celebrant, and we extend a most cor
I dial welcome to the public to attend
this service.
At 5 o'clock in the afternoon the
pew rally will be had and it is at this
service also we will have the privilege
of hearing Dr. King.
Special music has been prepared by
the choir which will be assisted by
local talent from the various churches
for this occasion and we extend to
the public and friends a cordial invi
tation with the assurance that they
will be highly pleased and much bene
fited by attending either one or all of
these services. The music promises to
be exceptionally good.
Come out and give Dr. King, our
visiting minister and guest of Colum
bia, a good nearing ^ fhat when he
leaves our city the praises of our peo
ple win be on his lips and he will
feel himself that it was good for him
to have been here.
To the public at large we extend to
rents Furnishing
Women in the Fight Led by
Mrs. Monen L. Gray?Prof.
J. Silas Harris of Missouri,
and C. A. Cottrell of Ohio
Will Win.
(By Olive McCoy Young)
Washington, D. C, Aug. 1.?The
present week will mark the close of
the long struggle of prominent Ne
groes of the Nation to get to the fed
eral "pie counter." Candidates for
every place formerly held by Negroes
and for places which it is believed
they can get, are here from every sec
tion of the country. Some have been
here for months while others have
come and gone and returned. Bush
wacking, character assassination and
pussy-footing have been the "order of
the day*' among those would be lead
ers and statesmen and due to this
fact the final outcome is uncertain. It
seems to be a settled fact that Presi
dent Harding is committed *to the
views held by former President Taft,
now Chief Justice, that appointment
of Southern Negroes to collectorships,
postmasterships, etc., would be hurt
ful to the interest of the Republican!
party and this view has blasted the
hopes of the "Old Guard" (Negro) in
the South. Link Johnson, Walter
Cohon, Ben Davis, H. H. Mobley,
Elijah Hawkins with many lesser
lights of the South seem to be alarm
ed over the present situation. John
son has been named for the Recorder
of Deeds for the District of Columbia,
a place for which he was not an ap
plicant, and his confirmation is hang
ing in the balance, and this, tot), in
spite of the fact that his name has
been before the Senate for more than
a month. The Republican party of
Georgia has been reorganized with
"Link" left out of the equasion. Last
week a delegation of representative
Negro women, led by Mrs. Monen L.
Gray, president of the Negro Women's
National Republican League, called
pose of extending to him an invitation
to be present at the -first National con
vention of Negro Republican Women,
to be held at Kansas City, Missouri,
August 22-27, 1921. After the delivery
of a most remarkable speech by Mrs.
Gray?pleading for a square deal for
the Negro?asking that they be placed
in every Department of the Govern
ment, and insisting that these places
be given only to men and women of
high character and acknowledge abil
ity. President Harding in reply said
that he would appoint Negroes as rap
idly as possible and that he would send
to the Kansas City convention a state
ment defining his attitude upon the
race question. The delegation was
composed of the following well known
women: Mrs. Monen L. Gray, Miss
Essie Jackson, Mrs. Robert Pelham,
Mrs. James C. Fountaine, Mrs. Curtis
Sexton,Horne, Mrs. Irving Norris,
Miss Mayme Young, Mrs. Fleming A.
Jones, Miss Olive Young, Miss S. L.
Carson, leaders in school, church, so
oiety and politics. Just now Mrs.
Gray is being warmly commended by
the leading women o? the race for the
brilliant fight which she is making for
her people and it is predicted that the
Kansas City conevntion will be the
most important political gathering
ever held by Negroes of the United
States. Many leading representatives
Republican (white) including Secre
tary Miller of the Republican National
Committee, will attend the convehtoin.
Yielding to the protest of white wo
men employees, in the office of Regis
ter of the Treasury, it is very general
ly believed that President Harding
will not name a Negro for that office.
However, it is rumored that he is fav
orable to the appointment of Prof. J.
Silas Harris, who has behind him the
solid support of the Republican mem
bers of Congress from the entire West
and many of the strong men of both
Houses of Congress, from other states
of the Union. The fight for this of
fice has dwindled down between Har
ris of Missouri and Cottrell of Ohio,
with chances favoring the appoint
ment of Harris. It now seems a cer
tainty that both Harris and Cottrell
will be taken care of in other depart
ments, and that their appointments
will be made within the next few days.
you a most hearty call to worship with
us at St. Luke's next Sunday, August
7th, at 11:15 a., m. and 5 p. m. A
welcome awaits you at all times at St.
R. N. Perry,
3 from I. S. Leevy
JUNE, 1921.
During the month of June the Auxil
iary of the Associated Charities had
66 cases under its care. The worker
made 118 visits in the homes, wrote 16
letters in their behalf and made 44
phone calls and sent five telegrams to
The main causes for the month's
work was illness, unemployment and
desertion of the breadwinner -of the
.family. Relief was furnished in cases
where needed. Employment was found
for three, thus making them self-sup
porting. Hospital care was secured
for one while medical attention was
furnished others in their homes who
were unable to pay for same. Board
was paid for a small boy for a week
while a plan was being worked out for
his future care. Clothes were also
given those who needed them.
There was one family of eight who
came in from the country to work.
The woman was a widow and had
seven small children to support. The
mother was anxious for employment
for the older children. Temporary
employment was found for two and a
permanent employment for one, at fair
wages. This family is now self-sup
porting and the family is being kept
There was also a man ill with T. B.
too far advanced to go to camp. He
was dependent on friends and they,
feeling the burden too heavy .appealed
to us. It was learned that the man
had relatives and a visit to them dis
closed the fact that they were able
and willing to take care of him and he
has been provided for.
One out of town inquiry came from
a New Jersey town relating the story
of a mother who left her small son
with a sister in a neighboring town
of this State, while she went to find
work. During the years pending a set
tlement she kept in touch with the
sister, sending of her earnings what
she could spare for the boy's keep. At
last she found she could make a home
for herself and boy. She then wrote
J*e*~*ister of her Intentfoif^nnave"
the boy come to live with her and
would most likeiy come for him. She
later found it inconvenient to come
and wrote the sister asking her to
come and bring the boy. For this trip
she sent the money. The sister read
ily consented to take the boy to his
mother, but before going she prepared
in her mind to get pay for the time
she had kept him. She, however, kept
this intention from the boy's mother.
The trip was made. After the inci
dents relative to the happenings since
they were last together had been gone
over a business session was gone into
for the custody of the boy. The visit
ing sister contending for pay for her
services in caring for the boy. Day
after day these conferences were held
until the visit extended over a month.
The visiting sister finally agreed to
leave the boy and return home. This
done, the mother went to her work
with the understanding that she would
return at 5 p. m. and accompany her
sister to the train. The visiting sister,
however, had decided not to be out
witted and when her sister left, she
called a cab and had her trunks and
the boy taken to the station at 10 a. m.
At 5 p. m. when the mother came
home, sister and boy both gone, she
immediately went to the Traveler's
Aid. They telegraphed Washington
with the hope of intercepting the boy
at that point. The party had passed
there, but were by telegraph stopped
at Lynchburg, Va. No one there to
get him after a night ancT day, they
were allowed to come on. This infor
mation and a request that the sister
be communicated with. A visit to the
sister at her home found her still con
tending for pay but when the possi
bility of trouble from mother was
mentioned she promised to talk the
situation over with her husband and
friends and let us have their decision.
Some days later a letter stating that
the boy would be sent on receipt of
shoes and hat was received. This in
formation sent to the home onice.
Several days later a message to
meet -the boy and send him on to his
mother was received. The train was
met, the small boy of nine years dress
ed in his Sunday best, his change of
clothes in ^a basket, a shoe box of
lunch and 50 cents arrived, as happy
as a big sunflower. Through the co
operation of the conductor and porter
on the Southern train, the Travelers'
Aid at Washington, D. C, and the As
sociated Charities at his new home
the trip was made without mishap. A
letter received later stated he was
I happy in his new home.
on Taylor Steet.

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