March 01, 1917
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dent has stolen daily for four or five months it is hardly neces
sary to tell him to be honest tor the next three days. He may be
frightened into outward honesty but, afterwards will be no bet
ter off at heart for his three days of grace. Fair play, square
dealing from June to June—this is what we want.
For a number ol years on the twelfth of February More
house College has held exercises in honor of both Frederick
Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. This year the usual exercises
were held and an inspiring program rendered by I)r. J. YV. E.
B iwen and the students themselves.
Having read the scripture responsively, tlie audience first
was favored with Lincoln s Gettysburg Address by James 15.
Franklin. This address being well rendered filled its heareis
with zeal and prepared them to listen very attentively to the pa
thetic and enthusiastic oration delivered on the Abbeville LmicIi
ing. In this oration Mr. David Tittle recalled the base horrors
Connected with the lynching of Anthony Crawford and pointed
out to his spell-bound audience the necessity of thorough prepa
ration in order that the problems of life maybe handled ade
quately and courageously. Following this oration Mr. J. Pius
Barbour ,an advocator and Mr. YV. II. Ilub-rt. an opposer, ex
temporaneously discussed the Migration of the Ntgio. Thus
W 'ile the part of the program rendered by tl e students was ini
Tigorating and fresh, it somewhat served as a preliminary to the
address of the principal speaker.
The speaker of the occasion, Dr. Bowen, came forth with
his masterly dignity and most eloquently depicted the outstand
ing features in the heroic life of Frederick Douglass. In doing
this he reminded us that Douglass like Lincoln and other great
heroes had a vision. And in the midst of his discomse he said,
Great men are like geysers shooting above i he level < f waves
they show that something underneath is in action;” thereby
showing that Douglass and Lincoln voiced the sentiment of their
time. Dr. Bowen sounding a prophetic note concluded by giv-