Our Brother in Red. (Muskogee, Indian Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, February 1, 1884 Page: 2 of 16
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Death of the Key. Watson T.
When a small boy the parents
of the Rev. Watson T. Deer died,
leaving him in the care ol his
uncle, Joshua Iioss, Muskogee, I. T.
Alter he grew to be large enough
to leave home, he was entered as a
student in Asbury Manual Labor
School, where he remained for i hree
years. T wo of those years the writer
served as teacher in said school.
During this time Brother Deer was
converted, and joined the M. E
Church, South. After leaving As-
bury, he attended school at Central
Institute, Altus, Ark. Then, after
receiving license to preach, he was
admitted into the Theological De-
partment of the Vanderbilt Uni-
versity in Nashville, Tenn. At the
beginning of his second year in this
school, his health gave way, and
three months ago he returned home,
hoping that rest and medical at-
tention would restore him to good
health again; but his hopes were
not well founded. He continued
to grow wo^e until his death,
which occurred J an. 31,1884.
Among the many young men
attending school at Asbury who
professed religion and joined the
Methodist Church, only four felt
called to the ministry, viz., Chillie
Yargee, John Grayson, Geo. Free
man, and Watson Deer. They were
as promising young men as any at-
tending the school, and we often
hoped for 1 he day when they would
be received into the Conference.
But alate! one by one they have
died, until all are dead. Brother
Deer was the last to die.
Harrell Institute Locals.
RLANCHF. HEREFORD, )
J E ANNETTE LERBLANCE, > kdltors.
We are sorry to announce the
death of our young friend and
school-mate, Geo. W. Elliott, jr.
At a meeting of the officers and
students of the school, Jas. Locke,
Mattie Fiffe, Eliza Sixkiller, and
Daisy Woodson were appointed a
committee on resolutions. We
hope to publish their report next
Captain Severs is now in St. Louis
looking after Harrell Institute mat-
ters. If all the friends of the school
would show their friendship to be
as great as his we would not long
1. ck for funds with which to build.
The students of Harrell Institute
are enjoying a rare opportunity for
learning vocal music. Prof.Waugh,
of Iowa, has been employed by some
friends of the school to give lessons
for a month.
Our young friends Lena and Ma-
bel Grayson are recuperating their
impaired health in the Capital city
of the United States. We hope
them much happiness and a safe
Captain Severs expects to move
this month into his nice residence
just completed in Muskogee. This
will add another student to our roll
in the person of little Annie.
Jeaunette McIntosh, of Eufaula;
Florence Austin, of Buckhorn; and
Katie Harverson, of Okmulgee, are
among the new students from a
Several new students have been
admitted since last report, making
our roll number nearly 14Q.
The parents and guardians of
students are cordially invited to
attend our Friday afternoon exer-
cises. We will try to interest them
if they will come.
What has become of the Logan
College Acanthus f We miss its
monthly visits. Hope it has not
Two new classes in Algebra and
one in Physical Geography have
been launched this month.
Mrs. Locke is still quite feeble.
Hope she will soon be well again.
God does not require any thing
until he has given something.
Notes from Washington.
We have just returned from
services at the Metropolitan M. E.
Church, the finest and most impos-
ing Protestant church structure I
have seen anywhere. This is an
extraordinary occasion with it, be-
ing a kind of jubilee services in
thankfulness for the fact that it is
now clear of all debt. Bishop Simp-
son, of New York, delivered a grand
sermon, besides which the music
was immense. In our trip trom St.
Louis here we traveled to Pittsburgh
in company with Mr. Boogher, of
St. Louis, and we had considerable
talk about your school. He is thor-
oughly friendly toward it. I took
occasion to mention to him what I
thought I had discovered as a fault
in the educational operations of the
Church in our country, namely, the
tendency to frequently change man-
agers of schools. He is fully in
sympathy with my views on this
point. Several nights since we at-
tended an enthusiastic meeting of
the friends of Indians held at the
Congregational Church, over which
presided Senator Dawes, of Massa-
chusetts. The audience were en-
tertained by a band of music in
which the performers were wild
Indian boys from the Carlisle train
ing-school. " Sweet by and by"
and other pieces were rendered
with telling effect and great satis-
faction to the friends of Indians.
These young men also delivered
three original addresses in English,
and were liberally applauded. The
burden of their talk was their de-
sire to see more light diffused among
their tribe. Senator Dawes, Rep-
resentative Cutcheon, of Michigan,
and Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Price, made eloquent addresses in
favor of fair treatment of the red
man. Mr. Price stated that the
Churches had done much for the
Indian, that he was in spirit and
inclinations favorable to vard mis-
sionary operations, but had no great
deal of patience with that spirit of
philanthropy which led to spend-
ing the money and labors of Amer-
icans in China, Japan, Africa, and
other foreign territories before the
great work which lie at their doors
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