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VOL VII. KO. 20: RICHMOND. VIRGIN Ii SATURDAY. MAY li, 1890. PRICE 5 CTS:
THE I'LA NET
ra??Jrarara***Bra . . . ? ? .ara a. ? ra ? in
BA TORBAY, - - Mw :\, 1~
the pirrERsiirRt. troiblk.
m Stol mr S>? ne in the Ministers' Con?
ference Over the Reception of a Let?
Tl nc*** of IV;?i>
;MIl r the Thtr 1 Baptist
eliuieh last Tn -"lay ;i? 1 -
K.-v. II. IV. P-c^er-on pl
The question as to who cn'at.-.!
lett. l*he lejnat-s nt th.
various minister** relative to their
tields of 1 '!?oi ?
Wh"ii Bser.C. li. W.Gonlo's/siiame
wan called he nns*>\er*ed that he was
pastor td DU dint li
in ol t in* M. B l niircli in Aiuer:
Bditor Mitchell was iiitro.iucc.i
on motion of Rev. Henry AYilliunis.
.Ir. After the reports bad Imvii heanl
the letter from the church of which
Rev. Conlon was formerly pastor
was reiul, Deacons Green and Cosby
Ix'ing present, lt is as follows:?
Fikst Baptist Ciuuch. Harrison St \
I'rrr.Ksiu itu, Va.. April 2\), '?.>(). J
T> the Minister** C >?f*rence of
Dear Brethren :
Wt* hereby notify you that Rev
C. B, NY. Goroon a member of your
Conference has been hohling fellow?
ship arith a nomber of expelled mem?
bers from our church, mid in still
soliciting names to get our mem beni?
to join in arith them. We pronounce
sucb actions to be wrong as we have
done as cominan.hil by the Scrip?
tures, withdrawn from those who
walketh disorderly. [Ill Thess: 8*6]
and believe he as a minister of the
gospel should do like wise. We ask
yon as yon are the proper ones to
plan out for the welfare ot the Bap*
list denomination to take the mat?
ter under consideration and comm.ms
such actions of one in your midst.
We semi to repnscnt us DeOCOlVS
Speii.er Green ami Richard Cosby in
whom .ve contide our interest.
Done by order of the Church Si her
regular <-burch meeting held April
W. A. I'knn. Clerk.
The motion was on the reception.
UKV. WILLI WIS* OI'l'OSITION
R.-v. Henry Williams. .Ir., said that
he was sorry that the bret bren that
Malled themselves ministers should
kee- tin t!ii>? t1. ililli!
r. T. M. Pow inna saitl that he
did not believe the Conference hat!
anything to do with it. Churches
must fight their own battles. He
wanted to gt) on r- cord as being op
pooed to tin* reception.
Rev. Miles Walker thought that
the Conference should give advice.
It was time to condell ii their prac?
tice of organizing churches without
letters. The Lt ter should Ik* receiv?
ed and the ntlvice given.
Rev. ('allis saitl that the matter
could la* easily sy input hi zed with.
There was no fixed law by which a
conference was to be governed.
[Rev. Williams: Wont the discus?
sion ol the merits ol this trouble hen*
unfit so far as sitting in connell
(should OOO Ix* called] Rev. Callie
granted that it might, but thought
the advice should be given.
Rev. Williams read tbe law relative
to Ministers' Conferences. Said he
"You all know the feeling existing
between this brother and nie, but
I will not use this conference to strike
at liini.'' lie woilldjuot bo tWO faced.
He would "my what he thought.
The church to which the minister be
longed should col] him to account
if ho WM disorderly a council should
The letter did not ask for advice.
If it had, he would have been ready
to give it, but it asked the Confer?
ence to condemn, this the body baa
lafl right to do. lt should be sent
back to the church in order that it
might be sent in its proper sha*
Deacon Cosby explained that tin
spirit of the paper WBM to ask foi
advice. Rev. Williams insisted that
Um Conference had nothing to tb
arith it. He asked of the liarrisoi
St. Church had not received two ex
Kel led members of tbe Hi<ih St
apt ist church (Rev. ('allis pastor)
Rev. Cubis responded in the atilrnia
A UROAU CHAROE.
Deacons (Jreen nial Cosby explain
ed that these two mein hers had beei
received upon recommendation o
Council, and was consequently ii
o.'der. Revs. Williams and Milo
Walker contended on the question
" Yes, yon are nil corrupt, " exclaim
ed Rev. Williams. He was called tt
explain by the chair. Ile state.
that he said it becalms) the Va. Hap
tit*t State Convention had receive*
churches organized this way and si
of them were members of it. He ha.
always opposed i .
Rev. Dn kkrsonJ?" Why ilidn'
you sav, are are all corrupt. Yo
?a member of that Convention.
Rev. Williams]?" Well, 111 sa,
Rev. Walker continued to argue i
favor ol the reception of the report
He insisted that the Tabenacl
church organized by Rev. Qordoi
was a disorderly church.
P.ev. Williams]?"I learned th.
these people were expelled after the
"That's so," Borne one renponi'et
Rev. W liker said he ngied wit
Rev. Gordon so long as he was righ
but when he got wrong he stoppei
Rev. Gonion arose and said ** I ai
I.EV* H. W* MCKE&SQN,
Pastor of the THIRD BAPTIST CHl'RCH, riTKRSIH RG. VIRGINIA.
a Christian gentleman and do not :
regnard your judgement as to my
rightness or wrongm -
Kev. Callis calletl at tenthill to the
Kev. William]?" I have no axe to
grind on on account ol' publications
in the Natioual Pilot. If the tba ref
was agah st Rev. Gordon they a
proceeding wrong for the Chunh
Manual provides that two or three
churches should be called when these
charges w.te lodged iijziinsl B
brother. This had not been done.
Rev. Callis admitted i hat there
might bo a little 'tersotial matter be
areen them, but aros convinced that
t he Conference should give ash
Deacon A. Thorbes was opposed to
the reception Ol t he let ter.
THF. IIKACdN. 1USAURKK.
Deacon Cosby saitl that Hie intent
of the paper was to ask advice.
Somebody bas been troubling us.
We want advice. If you tell us to go
Hast we will go and tell Hie church
HOT. Gordon]?"Can 1 ask you a
simple question? "
"I W.eit .-.alfi' **a*^a^BWi
My mimi is not young like yours.
Deacon Gni'ii said lhat tin- com
mittee had no right to diange that
paper. He did n ? with Dea?
con Cosby that the church only wan?
A stormy scene occurred between
Kev. Henry Williams, .Jr., ami Rev.
H. W. Dickerson. Rough words
were passed. As soon as it waa
quieted down the editor retired.
The Harrison St. church lins exclu?
ded many persons for failing to re?
spond tt) the orders of the church.
They say if the ineml>ers who are fol?
lowing Rev. Gordon will return ami
ask for their letters they will lie
Tue Star of the west Tent, No. 28
gave its 7th Annual Hopper, Friday
night. April lSth at Samaritans
Hall, Navy Hill, N. 6th St. A large
number was present and all heartily
Addresses were delivered by Rev.
.lames H. Holmes, Rev. J. Anderson
Tun lor and others. The supper
bounteous and those present rallied
around and gave expression to their
satisfaction. Tbe Tent is in a pros?
perous condition under the leader?
ship of Mesdames Martha Harris
and Kniily Watkins. The secretary
reported that the amount paid out
during the past year was $429.89
anti the amount remaining in the
The committee were Maria Stroth?
er, Amanda Holmes, Sarah Eu Ross,
Kliza Smith, Martha Underwood.
This is a line showing anti the Tent
and its officers should feel pron! of
Eureka Council No. 27 I. (>. st
Luke had their first annual supper
at the Now Odd Fellows Hall on the
18th of April 1890. Tbe council
two years old on the Pith of April,
since it has lieen organized they !
lost 2 membeto.
The following mi' the officers:
Mrs. Martha Ryland. W. C. Mrs.
Pollie Jackson, V. C. Miss .Julia Tay
lor. Chaplain; Miss Jennie Swan, Sr.
liss Maggie Stevens, Jr C; Mist
Florence Walford. (>. S.. Mis. Fanni*
King. I. S.; Miss Maria Scott, W. M.
ea Mat tie Ca it *r. Wardrobe keeper*
j Mrs. Dameletta Moore, Treas. Misc
' i Ells Sims, Et. Sec. Miss Carrie V
1 .Walker, P. Bee.
The Council has 42 financial mein
? hers. Mrs. Rachel Farrar 1st Past
|| Chief. Past Chiefs, Mrs. Daisy Jones
: Mrs. Adelaide; Mrs. Sarah Davis
f j Miss Charlotte Wells, Miss Carrie V
I Walker. Miss Emma C. Trent, Mis?
?' dis Lewis, Mrs. Dameletta Moore
The table was a grand affainl am
f' all did just'* e lo the inner man.
t The Presidency Tendered.
y j -
Prof J. LS. Jones, I). D., has bes.
I. tendered the presidency of tlu?
ll I ni versify, Louisville, Ky. He ha:
b, declined the offer, and Virginia wil
1. still retain him as one of her mosi
n valuable citizens.
Hkni'y W. Dickkrson was b. rn in
Botetourt Co. Vu.. July ic>, 1851.
When young Henry was but eight
years old Ins parents died, leaving
Iiim solely dependent on his generous
aunt fora mother's care of a child,
which he gladly received tit her
hands. I inioubtcdly, notwithstand?
ing the kin.ln(**ss of his aunt, he felt
the Walli of the can* of his soul as well
as t he .?;:;?;? ,.f ms Ixxly. So in 1 E
ha sought and embraced a hois* in
o*ir Loni ami Savior Jesus Christ,
ami wits boptaied in the mouth of
September of the same year, by Rev.
Richardson, and joined the Sharon
Daptist church, of which he was
Now tine 'of the most reinnrkabh
anti greatest featun*sin his whole
life, is the realisation of his call to
gOrapol ministry at -.. early an ag*?
OS ten yea ra. The colored Youth of
the South at this time had no navan
ttiges. and there were o-h-ii BO chnn
nels through which he could travel
successfully. He had
?OOlaS OF LEA.
which he c6%ld ?_ ming es
So it was with him. However be
itel patiently the opportunity.
and grasped it when it present**!
itself to bini i.. 1865, when the Freed
nina's Pureau schools were open to
the Negro. He then entcivd the
Free* I ma n Bureau school at St. ..01
ton, Va., and studied with gn*at
energy and teal the primary branch?
es of study.
In 1866, on the loth day of Octo?
ber he was licensed to preach by the
church of which he was a member.
He having ti great desire to preach
the gospel then, organizing the 1st
colored Baptist church iu Staunton
Va., known M the 6th Mt. Zion Bap?
tist church, ami was ordained to the
pastorate in Lexington, Va., Aug.
Nth, 1868. The church under his
ministry grew with groat rapidity.
Having a strong desire for a thor?
ough classical training, and having
been well informed of the medium
through which he could get it, he
then resigned his pastorate of the
church ami entered the Richmond
Theological Seminary,Jof which Rev.
Chas. H. Corey, 1). 1). is president,
where he studied classics and theolo?
gy until the winter of 1870, when, on
December 19th, of the same year, he
CALLED TO TH^E PASTORATE
of Third Baptist church, in Praters
burg, Va., which call seems to have
been blessed of God, for the church
under his zealous labors has been
built up both temporally and
spiritually, and is now in a thrift}
He dill not fail to coutinue Ina
studies after leaving college, but
took private studies under a verj
learned man, and one among th*
lucators of his time, iu Un?
person of Rev. John I). Keily. H?
studied under him, Grammar, Ho
miletics, Rhetoric, Latin and othei
studios in which, he is pronounce**;
well vcr- ed. As a pulpit orator he it
deep, rich and sublime. He is a mai
of sterling qualities, and liked by al
who know him. He married Mbi
Maggie If. Pritehett. in the wintei
[of 1876. His church have now ii
! progress the erection of a new am
handsome church edifice with a seat
ing capacity of not less than MOO, 01
a beautiful site ou north Perrj
street .near Washington street.
lb* is chairman of the Minister']
Conference of Pet< r .burg, and bid
fair to wield even a grealei intlueiica
in this commonwealth.
They are all going to the Canto ti
of Ku th and Boaz at the First Bap
burch one night, and at th
Fifth St. Baptist Church the oe
The closingexen-ises of Seven Pine
School, taught by Miss Annie J. Wi]
bams, took place on the 27th of Apil
..-reises consisted of singing, reci
lions, et c.. Valedictory address b(
i 1 Ja iiighan, address by Mi
3 John B.'.Nash. fThe exercises wer
1 grand, and the children showed grea
I improvement under the irstru. tio
of Miss Annie J. Williams.
ms of a.
rlall last Tues
? ot Mnr
, is to se
nts to all
of the pal
One speak. tx* were
over seven bund ibli
can voters in Mai- Il Ward and lees
than two hundred ?<*'?' Republican
rs.tliat lars had seen fit
to have the 200 v hite Republican
voters represented by six first-class
appointments in he depuxtm
whi 1< ured Republican
ter, and reoei
ont aud a whit*
place. The -
proper t ;
of Marshall V
the class of me;
them?" The am
der tones from
the PiaANKT, was ;
vened. Many rear
that he could
--resented by one
l colored vo
put in his
asked, "ls this
? n'd men
I shall they
a voting for
one in thun
?n of dusky
?1, ,Ir . editor of
iv in the
Miss L". \ A.
er, son of Mr. 1
Kev. Thomas J.
e marriage of
m.. for an e
it the Fir
ft. A "D.
Paf-rase*. J nay.
Lydia Ann Johnson
this life Apr. 23d
Mt. Calvary Ba
April 25, 1H
A. Ferguson ja^H
sick only Hire** b
a member of t
sisters, and man
years 3 months anti
By her s
funeral of Miss
. who departed
place at the
1 o'clock. Rev
rch for ten
> a mother, two
he age of 17
M. E. Brown.
Mrs. Elizabeth ! Griffin,
died Thursday April ^4th at 12 M.
at the resit: r daughter
Mn.vM. J. Ellin Monroe St.
Her remains wei q to Gooch
land County and there deposited in
Sampson's burying ^ round with har
father, mother, t - and sisters
who had gone on before her. She
was sixty-nine years, nine months
and three days old.
Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep;
From which none ever wakes
A calm and undiat n-bed repose
l"nbroken by tht
She leaves two d*
st of foes.
*s, a. broth
er, two sons-m-hi
children with a,
where she ab
summer. Her re
After her daughters
she made- li
About a year
visit to Farm ville.
worker in revivals
or three meetings
son is pa?
rter soul to God fo
the two week tl
Sue was the first
i effort to establish
land Co., aft
,! She was a mer
. Buptist church.
? ! Her funeral will
u* in the fut
i l*een done provided er children hat
paid her last
ie was a good
-?nih d twe
?rival ht th*
i of which hei
tbe Fi rsl
Sunday ?School Union.
day May 4, 189<
Carols of J
books will be usc
ol Inion wi
?ck P. M
oks, Cor. Sec"
Persossls A Briefs.
-Mr. James LS. Chick of liol
hick. Va., is supporting the Som inu?
it Lynchburg- He expr**H?es sur?
prise at the inactivity of the city
ch arches nml sends for more brick
-Messrs. (\ F. Carter, S. A. Penn,
and Marshall, Of Lincoln lui
rersity passed through the city last
week, **n route to Danville, Vu.
-Rev. W. H. White, past orof Mt.
Carmel Baptist Church. willl*?ptite
at 12 M. ou Sunda Uh inst.
-We have received the Bap
Teacher, Bible laes-sons, Baptist
perintendeiit, Our Little Ones. Our
Young People, the Worker, Yoong
?***?? poi - u.sual
I ?***?,tu re.
a.!st Publication So
-Prof. Gregory Hayes was in
the city last week.
-Mr. Sydney L.JJeter, formerly of
this city, now of Chicago caliea on
-Miss Everlina Moss is spending
a few weeks with her parents in
-Andrew Williams, Sheriff of
Hampton, spent last Sunday in the
city, with E. A. Randolph, Esq. The
sheriff came to the city on Sunday
for the purpose of bringing a convict
to the State Prison.
-Mr. John C. Russell. Jr. who
bas been under the treatment of Dr.
R. E. Jones for several weeks, is out
Rev. L. E. Miller, who teaches at
Shiloh. King George Co., Va., return?
ed to this cit v this week and resides
at 904% H. 7th street.
-Rev. A. Wells, solicitor for the
Inion Baptist Chun*h, Yale, SussexCo
called on us. He waa recommended by
some of the|most influential men of
Petersburg and vicinity. lb'is en
route to tbe North in behalf of his
(Congregation who an* trying to
build a house of worship.
Mr. J.C. Farley, the popular pho?
tographer who has been so ill. is out
again, looking lively.
Mr Bryant E. Walker of Peters
! burg is quito sick. Mr. Thos. Garner
called on us.
Mr. P. H. A. Braxton is visiting
friends rn Petersburg, Va.
W. J. Smith, 133 New Street,
tersburg, Va., has an at tract ive gro
At ? regular meeting -of Richmond
Lodi K oil)., held April 17
1.s?>o William Robinson was expelled
for misplacing the sum of $2S.O0 b-e
longing to said LotL
ISami kl Gkeen, W\ C.
\ A. L. Monkok, R. S.
The Committees from the various
churches are requested to meet jn
Conference at the Fifth Stn*et Bapt.
Church, Thursday evening, May 8th
J. F. Brown, Chairman.
There will lie a grand May Queen
Monday night, at the 3rd St. A.M.
E. ('burch for the benefit ol the
Moore street Baptist Church.
Admission, 15cts. (Children lOcts.
Go and enjoy yourself.
Cantata of Ruth and Boaz at the
First Baptist Church Momlay even?
ing May 12th for the benefit of the
Sunday School and Sunday School
Single Person, 15cts.
All members of the Committee on
Cantata of the Union and Sunday
Schools are requested to meet Tues?
day evening at 8 o'clock P. M. Sharp
at the rooms of the Y. M. C. A.
R. T. Hill, chairman.
A Tieeting of the voters of the 3rd
Thursday 8th ii 802 S. *Jd
Precinct Chair., Edwaud Cook,
One of the grandest'entertainment*-'
ever witnessed in Richmond, Va. A
grand Sham Battle by the member*
of the Richmond Soldiers and many
other visiting companies, to be giv?
en at the Exposition grounds, on
July 4th, 1890. Many other amuse?
ments will be given on that day on
the grounds. Look, watch and wait
for the posters, hand bills, etc.
Any information desired with ref
erence to this entertainment will bt
freely given by J. T. Mitchell, cor. Co*
dar and James Sts., R. I). Lewis
Secretary, or Claiborne Green, Tt 1
St., between Broad and Marshall.
The public to know that
Havajta FauiT A Kl Matador
CIGARS! are the beat
CHARLES A SCHMIDT,
420 Koot Br<*.ad Richmond, V.
WAKE UP! WAKE UP!
D'-NT SLEEP DONT THINK
DON'T TARRY: DONT WONDER
But make a straight line with yoar whole family and dont st?P
until you hsve reached
Til FAMOUS SHOE HOUSE
422 E. BROAD ST.Bet. 4th and 5th.
Three hundred ant fifty case-) of Shoes st fifty ceuts ou the dollar
Twentv thou-. *nd d ?lla*s wurta of sh >es slaughtered a*, this forced'sale
FAMOUS SHOE HOUSE, 422 East Broad st
QTnUCQ MONTHlY PAYMENTS.
W I U V bLO|?K easy TERMS, 91 CASH A 1 PER WEEK.
M S. LEIDY
ISO! 1 1609 El elMM SI.
f Richmond - Virginia
A No. 7 Cooking Stove and Fixtures
All kinds of Cooking .stoves li.iuges, Self-Hesters snd Smell Heat
ets. Open Franklin snd Step Stoves, Clothes Wringers, Flating
Machines. Sad Iro aud many other articles
?CHEAP FOR CASH or ON" EASY PAYMENTS.?
CROCKERY WARE. GLASS WARE. WOODEW WARU, WILLOW BAS
-KETS, TIN WARE, STONE WARE, SHEET IRON WARE A
-MANY OTHKB U8KFUL. ABTICL.E8.
Tin-Roofing, Plumbing Gss-Fittiug A Job Work attended to promptly
in city- and conn ti v. CT*Don't forget tbe number 1602 k 1609 East
FRANKLIN STREET., RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.
M S LEIDY
osr ni* rmxojE* ox?..**. iipiflisOjsi
COR. 4th and BROAD S TS. COR. 4th and BROAD STS
IN MENS* AND BOYS* fe U ITS HAPS Etc.
td^Meu's Light Weight Suits?more than 2000 of 'eui?Cassi meres
Woi steads, Cheviots Hnd Wales. We've got'em all. Every color lu
Voge?and ail the styles.
SUITS?Black Cheviot suits neatly made $10. Black Cheviot snits
loug cut sack cc-*-, $12 black Cheviot suits, long cut sack
coat si h binding $14.
Never have vee*p rh nc d such a demand for these goods, cut sud
finished in the extreme fa*-hioi', ( ur stock is full with all sizes?Wo
beat all lecoida on .ow pnoe goods this season in haud
aoine and nobby styles
Men's good working .-subs, $5. Men's ueat aud pretty buainesss suits 17
$8 sud $10* Men's DRESS hCla*8 in fancy end Fa nev and Plain
material in Priooe Albert**, Sacks & Cutaways st $15, $18 A $20.
PANTS?Sm j le pants. We lead the town. Styles admired by every
b dv?Stripes, Pl .ids. Br??k(-u Maids and plain at prices that suit
ibo pu*>e of all $1.50, $J.o0, $i.50, $3 00 up to $10.00 a pur.
HATS v's: fUUMmIIMo?Nevtr has our assorimeut beeu greater than
Ihe pre-sem ae-uson iu Hals. Hat to fit Hvei v head. The Fniriish
(Krbv in 'Iant*, Browa and black a. $! .60 worth $3.50 The
lateKt in sot* Hats ( The Evenii.g Sun) $1.00 1 50, 2 00, 2.50
Uulaubdned dl.ii.s remfoiced bosom pate .men 40 ctn.*.
?4 ?? pleaed ?? " '? 50 eenie inc greater
value ever i ffVr.d.
oOO doz n Bal br gau Underwear in plait*, ft ney and atrpes 50 cen 8
CMiiLES G. J.161I.
Furniture Mattresses Carnets, Cur.
tains cfc Mirrors
The latest styles. Sold for Casi, or on E isy Terms at prices to* suit
*?ouib-west Corner 4th & Broad St.
-B-airMr. Collina T Valentine, a well Ukhmo.M), Vii. Feb. (>, 1890.
known young; mau of thia city ia Drum
mer for the PLYMOl TH KOCK kgjrAll persons desiring graves duft
PANTaCO., and is ready to recive or. _ .. *. . , D . n ?
d*ia for tbe latest sf yle.psnr*, and ?uits *n the "-echanics Burymg Ground,
?fenerallv at lowe*t pnceA.***afBi t&Toee apply to
him at 612 ot 702 East Broad Street. ^ ?ABRI8> gupt^
i * or PraAJisr Office 1201 St. James 8t<