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THE SOUTHERN INDICATOR
VOL VIII COLUMBIA, S. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 15th, 1913 NUMBER 18
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HM. E. BISHOPS
MEET IN COUNCIL
A?? Charleston-Bishop L. J.
I; Coppin Appointed to Fill
Vacancy Resigned by Bish
op Turner-Bishop Chap
peile Fraternal Delegate to
Gen'l. Con. M. E. Church,
V ^South -Other Notes.
The Bishops Council of the A.
W&? E. ohurch was held at Char
leston, beginning last Friday and
^closed Monday of this week.
jra||pi the bishops were present
??wrijth the exceptions of Bishops
?lSVm. B. Derrick, who was sick,
i'd J. Albert Johnson, who is in
iuth Africa. Many of the gen
ii officers and other prominent
misters from all sections of the
iantry w'ere in attendance.
" fcuch business of importance was
transacted. ? Bishop W. D- Chap
11 \t of Columbia, was appoint
raternal* delegate to theGen
[conference of the M. E.
mop H. M. Turner, resigned
ihop of South Carolina
Ishop h. J. Coppin, D. D., of
e 2nd Episcopal Dist., was gi v
the oversight of the work in
Jii\th Carolina, .until the meet
Q? th&Bisbop's Council next
\ne,^ At that council, the work
Ii}J yjjmg given* permanently to
?m? bishop,*?o 'hold until the
e^Wal^nierence. Bishop Tur
be visibly affect
ive his speech^ re
fprk, and showed
_ i4^4?t^ vT
Pgrown'ne?vi?y upon h$L ?ish
Turner, is at present without
a district, anld he said to press
reporters anc5 others, that he will
write, travel, lecture and preach.
Bishop Coppin, who comes to
South Carolina, is well known,
and well liked throughout the
Among the men of Bishop
Chappelle's District, who attend
ed the Bishops Council, and vis
ited Columbia, were: Rev. Char
les R. Tucker, D. D., pastor of
the A. M- E. church at Oklaho
ma City,-Dr. Tucker is one of
the foremost men in the South
west, and is a prominent candi
date for Episcopal honors; Dr.
O. L. Moody, the president of
Shorter .'College, Argenta, Ark.,
Dr. Moody is young, well edu
cated aijid progressive, he ad
dressed: the student-body of Al
len Universi ty last Tuesday morn
ing to the idelight of all who
heard him; j Dr. W. T. Pope, the
Presiding Eider of the Sherrell
District (Ark. ) and editor of the
Arkansas African Methodist -
Dr. Pope is one of the ablest men
in Arkansas, and Dr- J. G. Rob
inson, pastor of the A. M. E.
church ?at Fort Smith, Ark. Dr.
Robins?n was the official repor
ter of the Bishops Council-he
is one of tho best known news
paper men in the country. The
leading dailies in all parts of the
country publish h i s articles
withoujl the changing of a sen
tence, j Dr. Robinson is a candi
date ?or the Editorship of the
Southern Christian Recorder.
Bishop Chappelle was the lead
ing spirit at the Bishops Council,
and it has been thoroughly dem
onstrated that he will be to the
new church in power and influ
ence what Bishop Grant was in
Mrs. R. O- Jeffers and her
friend, Miss Daisy Jackson of
Asheville, left for their moun
tain home last Thursday after a
visit to Mrs. Jeffer's mother,
Mrs. Henry Lindsey, Sr.
AT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Mrs. Gracie Vincent, a former
Columbian, but now of New York
city, where she has resided a
number of years, has set an ex
ample of church loyalty which
other people who, by change of
residence, are. removed from the
church in which their member
ship is, could well afford to fol
low. It was this way :
The first of last December the
Rev. Dr. R. W. Baylor, pastor of
the Zion Baptist church, received
an unsigned letter in which he
was told that on the first Sunday
in February 1913, "something
would drop in Zion." Dr. Bay
lor's wildest imagin?t ion gave no
clue to the source or the mean
ing of the letter. So, deciding
that it was all a practical joke,
he let the matter drop.
It was all .cleared up however
when, during the last weeks in
January, he received from Mrs.
Gracie Vincent, whose member
ship is yet in Zion, a beautiful
individual silver communion set,
valued at $100, with the request
that he present it to the church
on the first Sunday in February,
1913 and that the time of presen
tation be made the occasion for
the re-union of the older mem
bers of the church, those with
whom she had been associated as
a church worker.
Acting on the suggestion, Dr.
Baylor planned and carried out a
great day at old Zion on the first
Sunday in February. In the
morning at 11:30 o'clock Dr. A.
P. Dunbar.J?ireac^ed ah umisit?!- j
?y'strong1 sermon ; ut ::..-?? Dr.'
R. B. Hall, "the young man elo
quent" who leads the hosts at
the Union Baptist church, even
surpassed himself in a sermon
appropriate to the occasion.
Then the deacons from all the
colored Baptist churches in Col
umbia entered from a rear room
bearing the communion set, the
gift of Mrs. Vincent. Dr. J. J,
Durham then delivered an ad
dress in which he made plain the
appropriateness of the gift. At
night, Rev. Dr. Baylor himself
preached, urging his congrega
tion to "let us therefore go on to
When it is stated that Mrs.
Vincent is a widow, is poor and a
working woman, her gift to her
church is the more remarkable
for it reprepresents toil and sac
rifice. And when it be stated
as her pastor does state-that, in
all the years of her absence, she
has regularly paid her church
dues, her example becomes the
more worthy of imitation and
HAIR IS WOMAN'S GLORY
MADAME ELSIE C. NELSON
who lives at 718 W, Blanding St.
is also engaged in Hair Dressing.
She took lessons in Washington,
D. C. in 1906 from an experienced
Hair culturer. "Hair i s wo
man's glory." Why not get it
before it is Loo late, " Mrs. Nel
son says, her hair in 1906 was
too short to braid and had been
? falling out for some time. She
began to work on her hair and
other folks' also. Now her hair
is long and in the up-to-date
style. She believes in improve
ment and is now taking lessons
in Hair Culture from the Won
derful Hair Grower Madame C.
J. Walker of Indiana. Anybody
who wants hair grown on tem
ples, bald heads, who needs
shampooing, or desiring long
hair, will please write or call on
Mrs. E. C, Nelson, 718 W. Bland
ing St., Columbia, S. C.
REV. J. H.
who was elected secretary of the
of the committee on reformate
and elected secretary-tre
SOUTH CAROLINA UNION BANK
lias Opened Book of Sub
scription. An Enterprise
Manned and Controlled
At the recent session of the
Race Conference held at Car
roll's Auditorium Columbia, S C.
E, J. Sawyer, Esq., Bishop W.
D. Chappelle, Revs. Richard Car-r; j
roll, C. C. Scott, J. H. johnson;
son and Mesar?! 'x~~A. W?llra$&
and J. W. Thomas, were appoint
ed a committee to consider the
matter of establishing a Banking
institution in the State of South
Carolina with headquarters at
Columbia, S. C., and to formu
late plans, etc., for the organiza
tion of same. The report of the
committee was as follows:
"Your committee beg leave to
report that they have given the
subject mature consideration and
that they heartily endorse the es
tablishment of such an institu
tion, believing as they do that
the effort will at once command
the confidence and enlist the co
operation and support of a great
number of our people in the va
rious sections of our State who
for years have been clamoring
for an institution of this charac
ter, and, who are now looking
forward to, and praying the en
terprising, intelligent and pro
gressive men of the race to give
them a chance to show their in
terest and race-pride by rushing
to their support."
Your committee beg to recom
First. That we associate our
selves together for the purpose
of carrying on the business of
banking under the laws of the
State of South Carolina, and that
we do subscribe for the stock of
the association hereinafter named
and that we do enter into the
following articles of association:
Second. The name of this as
sociation shall be THE SOUTH
CAROLINA UNION BANK.
Third. That the place where its
banking house and office shall be
located, and its operations of de
posit and discount be carried on,
and its general business conduct
ed shall be at Columbians. C.
Fourth. That the capital stock
shall be $20,000.00 divided into
2000 shares of ten dollars each;
Twenty (20) per cent of the a
mount subscribed for to be * paid
cash, or when called for, and
shall constitute the first install
ment; and, 20 per cent to be paid
Ministers' Federation, Chairman
ry for Negro juvenile criminals
?asurer of the proposed
L Union Bank.
quarterly thereafter until the a
mou?t-subscribed for is fully
The committee's report was un
animously adopted and the con
ference pledged itself to stand
by".the committee in its further
I efforts for the furtherance of the
enterprise, and as an evidence of
its extermination 207 shares of
?A?jthis is to be the people's
B?iij?&the committee decided to
r^^foar ^alue of the stock .small,
an^^e payments easy ia order
iii the South Carolimytf:i u . : bank"!'
Tne people therefore, thi ./Ughout
the State are urged to unite
themselves in this undertaking
I and write at once to Rev. J. H?
Johnson, 2029 Marion street, Co
lumbia, S. C. giving their name
and address in full and tell him
how many shares of stock they
will take in order that they may
have a part in this splendid en
terprise. The men who consti
tute the committee and are ask
ing your co-operalijn, are men
who have achieved something
and have character and standing
in the social, religious and busi
ness world, and who are daily
making sacrifices for the uplift
of the race without thought of
And, now Mr. Editor, let me
say for the encouragement of all
j that the committee on the 7th of
' February filed with the Hon.
Secretary of State its declaration
and petition for permission to
open books of subscription to the
capital stock of the association;
that the commission- was duly
granted and books for subscrip
tion to the capital stock of the
j association have now been open
ed at the tailoring establishment
of Mr. I. S. Leevy, 1221 Taylor
All communications should be
addressed to Rev. J. H. Johnson
Sec.-Treas., 2029 Marion street,
and prompt attention will be
All newspapers as well as the
ministers of all denominations
and other persons of influence
are requested to bring the matter
to tlie notice of the people and
urge their cooperation. Let
those not in accord say nothing
against it as this is an effort at
union, harmony and cooperation.
Yours for success,
J. H. Johnson.
Columbia, February 12th 1712.
When you can't find who did
it just lay it on the Negro. That's
DR. A. S. ORNE SPOKE
TO BIG GATHERING
Famous Slum Worker Made
Appeal for Boys and Girls
at Carroll's Auditorium.
Dr. A. S. Orrie, the "father of
the juvenile courts" and one of
the country's most famous "slum
workers, addressed a large gath
ering at Carroll's Auditorium
Sunday afternoon in the interest
of his life's work-the better
ment of living and working con
ditions for the young boys and
girls of the qation.
He is a most interesting talker
and his work in many of the
states has been productive of
great good. In many places he
has established homes for the
boys and girls that ' were crimi
nally inclined, and placing in
these homes an environment for
eign to that of the jail, in which
the boy or girl of tender years
not infrequently have as "v jail
companions, the hardened crimi
The address in part is as fol
"At a meeting in Chicago J. T.
Smith, London's greatest tem
perance orator, said 'I have dis
covered that the peril of your |
America today is a laxity of en
forcing certain laws. ' I replied
that is not true and I know just
what I am talking about, having
carefully canvassed every class
and condition of humanity from
the humble home in the country
the time-honored White House
Lat the capital and personally, in
and yet-Yn? most laWiess 3.ge
history. The peril of our coun
try today is a lack and laxity of
parental control, care and cul
ture of children or Christian
homes. God did know what He
was doing when He created men
and women told them to multi
ply and replenish the earth, fail
ing to follow Divine directions,
Deut. ll, 18, 19, 21-29 has filled
our otherwise fair land with
charitable and correctional insti
"One of the most startling
crimes of the times was commit
ted in New York city a few years
ago. A young man of enormous
wealth walked through a crowd
ed assembly in an amusement re
sort, to a table at which a man
was sitting, and, drawing a re
volver from his pocket, shot
three times, killing him instant
ly. So far as can be learned, not
a word was spoken on either side
nor was any gesture made by the
victim that could have provoked
the act. Rumors were current,
however, that the dead man,
who was a wealthy architect of
some prominence, had been in
former years a friend and patron
of the lady whom his slayer af
terward married. It is suggest
ed by the friends of the murder
er that the crime was committed
to avenge her wrongs and to vin
dicate her from aspersions cast
on her reputation. The princi
pals in the affair may be dismiss
ed with little consideration. The
dead man's life is reputed to have
been of a character that was like
ly sooner or later to bring him to
death. The murderer inherited
his father's millions, which he
was squandering with utter reck
lessness, and was living a life of
idle pleasure. Neither for the
man who is dead nor for the man
now in Matteawan is there need
"The real cause for concern is
the attitude of the public on the
subject. It is reported that a
Chicago lecturer, speaking in
Kansas on the crime, said that
the murderer should be acquitted
and his remark was cheered by
hundreds of women in his auni
ence- The same sentiments ex
pressed in New York and Phila
delphia society and in the press,
show that there was a similar
drift in public opinion elsewhere
That is the most ominous feature
of the case. It is an indication
of lawlessness that bodes ill for
"Who would be safe if young
men o f unregulated passions
drew the inference, from the
treatment of this criminal, that
they might proceed to avenge
some real or fancied wrongs by a
pistol shot? To applaud an act.
so cowardly as to walk up to a
man sitting peaceably in a pub
lic place and shoot him without
remonstrance or warning, is to
raise a criminal to the position
of a hero. It is a step backward
in our, social progress, a disgrace
to our civilization and an insult
to Him who said, "Vengeance is
mine; I will repay, saith the
"This crime reveals a condi
tion of society that should give
the patriotic citizen serious con
cern! Histary gives no warning
so emphatic as that of the dan
ger to a nation's life, that comes I
frpm depravity of this king :t&.
mong what are called its higher,
classes. It has been proved over ?
and over agrin that the greatest.V'.y
peril to a nation is not its 'in -
terior enemies, but in wicked-;
ness and corruption in its -Ow-n ;
high, places. When its aristocra
cy and its wealthy" cities d?'-' t '.
vote .their means to idlfc pleas- /.
tirejrand t% .teati?^ot?ffij?
ir.g to4t2 fail. . As the *|K^f;
prophet said, when h?lr?ad *v ex
plain why a nation was Swept
out of existence. 'Pride, fullness
of bread and abundance of idle
ness was in her and in her daugh
ters, neither did she strengthen
the hand of the poor and needy.
They were haughty and commit
ted abominytion; therefore, they
were taken away.' "
Concluded next week.
THE BAPTIST STATE CON
The Executive Committee of
the Baptist State Convention met
at Zion Baptist church, this city
Wednesday Feb. 12. A very
large number of the brethren
were present and after transact
ing other routine matters the fol
lowing program was arranged
for the convention which meets
at Sumter, S. C.. Wednesday be
fore the first Sunday in June
1913, with the Mt. Zion Baptist
church, Rev. E. W. Dick, pastor.
Introductory Sermon: Dr. G.
W. Raiford of Aiken, S. C.
Doctrinal Sermon: Rev. D. F.
Thompson of Greenwood.
Educational Sermon: Dr. G. A.
Goodwin of Springfield Baptist
Conventional Sermon: Rev. I.
W. Williams of Cheraw.
Saturday night: Dr. R. Kemp
Missionary Sermon: Dr. J. D.
Brooks of Chester.
Sunday afternoon: Rev. A. L.
Wilson of Society Hill.
Sunday night: Rev. E. A. P.
Cheek of Columbia, S? C.
Rev. J. C. White of Union is
Secretary of the Trustee Board
of Morris College and reports
that the affairs of the College are
in* good shape. Prof. Starks has
made good from the very start
and the Baptist brethren all over
the State are rallying to his sup
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