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VOL. XII. NO. 22.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, SATURDAY. MAY. 16. 1896.
PRICE, 5 CENTS.
"GIVE CREDIT TO WHOM TIS DUE"
[Dedicated to John Mitchell, Jr , in his
efforts for the "Lunenburg Pris?
One struggles oft within this life
To uo. what he thinks is ht fl
Though oppositions great and strong
His pathway have possessed.
'Tis well io say go on my boy.
A crown in the end awaits you ;
But in this life, one likes to get
The credit he knows is due
Borne toil along from morn till night
With naught in mind tint pay :
Others work with BO incentive, save ' f
That Hight mny have fair play. '
The first but gets his hard earned
And a little pleasure too ;
While he that toils with motives
Gets seldom e'er his due.
Many there be, that will not strive
For aught but selfish end ;
Whare one will place at stake his all,
His fellowman to defend,
Their ev* ry effort is to down
This one, that has in view
The right and justice which are ours ;'
And keep from bim his due. i
They will not see intended good
Though plain, as The stars above ;
They cannot 'count for human acts
By the rule of measurement?Love
But look for sinister purposes,
And examine through and through
"To pick a Haw or defect ;
And rob one of his oue.
When rejoicing is given a people
Ab we are having to day ;
To see that Justice made demands.
And Virginia is on the way
To heights, where first she iil;i<*ed
And held the lead so true ;
We are proud to note who's in the
And give him the credit that's due.
All praise to him, who has thus stood
Inspite of all that's said ;
Has neither time nor talent spared.
And saved hm; from the dead.
I'pon his brow let's place the wreath
Inscribed with Tribd and Tuck
Thus let him feel a people gives
To him, tbe credit that is due
J. Anokkw Bowler.
May 6. 1S96.
JACKSON WARD BREVITIES
Pokey at our Churches?Sunday Servi?
ces? Pytbians' Parade in this Section
?Things Seen and Heard While
Wandering in the Ward
Last Sunday was an exceedingly hot
day, while the verticle rays of the sun
nddvd to Lhe heat of the day. Never?
theless the churches were weil attend?
A large crowd assembled nt the First
Baptist Church on last Sunday morn?
ing to greet the first appearance of
Pokey Barnes in tbe undi lori um of
said church. She ^as in company with
Editor John Mitchell and her father.
After s most excellent sermon by I.
1). VV. Davis, a collection ofoees $23.00
waB lifted in her behalf.
At the Sixth Y.t. Zion Baptist Church
at 3 P. M . a large crowd had gathered
lo participate in their regular commu?
nion and gaze upon the sottntenanee
of Pokey Barnes, who they lind so free?
ly helped heretofore. It was nearly 7
o clock when the congregation was dis?
At the Moore St. Kev. li. O Johnson
preached au excellent sermon. He ,
took as bis subject, ''The Unpardona?
ble Sin." After the sermon the pastor
announced that he had a Bible given
them by Mr. A. D. Price, for which
they return him a vote of thanks.
Regular services were held at the
We have not heard much sickness
this week, while death-roll is nearly
The marriages will begin again next
month. Look out for them
On last Tuesday the Knights of Py?
thias paraded this section. Although
the rain dispersed most of the subordi?
nate lodges, the Uniform Rank looked
fine in their display. At the end of
the parade, a grand repast was served
them at True Reformers' Hail on West
We learn that there was a Surprise
Masquerade at the Hartshorn College
on 1 ist Monday night. Quite a sensa?
tion was caused when the masked per?
sons went up Leigh St.
Nonesense! Don't you know the
girls are leaving the city to sport r.heir
country fellows? Well, the boys don't
care. They claim that sporting ex?
penses are greater in the summer than
Flirts are quite numerous, and they
will be seen leaving the city ina few
?flays* Pardon us, girls.
Yes, she smacked him in the mouth
a few Monday nights ago lt is said to
have been a love lick, but it was a very
Boys it is hard to be turned down,
but it is fair sometimes.
Girls, remember it is wrong to play
a two pluck game. So don't practice*
Last Sunday tbe parks were crowded
with Jackson Ward couples, and it
was late before they return to this sec?
We are glad that some of our girls
have been so successful as to receive
engagement rings the past few weeks.
What does this mean ?
"Yes, flowers are the sign of 'ove,"
aaid a young lady, when she receive a
?bouquet from one of her fellows
Don't you know that one of the Rev ?
has bad himself offered up as candidate
for Mayor ? Folks, how stand the case
Parents, you should not take up your
?children's quarrels, for they will make
jou loose friends for nothing. This
was the cause of a shooting affair which
occurred on last Monday evening.
lt is a shame how some of our girls
indulge in the drinking of tbe wine
eup. We learn that a girl fell out at
an entertainment from the effects not
Boys, be careful to whom you write.
We learn that a certain young fellow
has a letter written by another to one
of his girls.
A number of our girls has had their
pictures taken, while many are consid?
ine it. Boys, put in your cbiim.
Young gentlemen and Indie?), doi't
you know there are places in the va?
rious Sunday Schools on Sunday morn
Then why do you loiter around
rour homes until church services.
^Jreat gosh! don't you know those
ead girls done got mad 'cause
pot how de curl 'em ? Yes,
Sp they are after us.
iel thought she would test
fellow the other night,
1, do you really love
with all my heart..'"
e h Hauser of cream.'
WILL SHE HANG?
lary Abernathy's Case to
Go to the'Supreme
HAT TELL-TALE CON?
AKEN IO LYNCHBURG
low Lon fi H ill >lic fla re to
The Lunenburg Case continues to
(.tract wide-spread attention and sym
athy is manifested in the most sub
t-antial way in beliBlf of tbe poor wo
Solomon Marable and Mary Aberna
liy were removed to Lynchburg jail
house as it is approached from the
THB HORRIBLE Mt'ROKR.
Mrs. Pollard saw his shadow and
backed out of the door and towards
your petitioner, wbo caught her by her
hai'ds frees behind. Thompson then
came up to ber and asked her. "Do you
know me?" She said, "You are a
white man." Then he asked her how?
long Mr. Pollard had been bsck He
then said, "I cam here to kill him but
1 can't get a chance at him, andi will
kill you." and he struck her on the
head with an axe helve, holding the
blade of the axe in his hand. As he
was about to stoke her, j etitioner let
her go and started off Thuinpson
said, 'Where in the hell are you go*
ing," and 1 said, "Nowhere " Thomp?
son struck Mrs. Pollard three times
with the helve, and she fed to the
ground, and Thompson then struck
her with the axe and killed her.
lb' then made your petitioner go
with him into the bouse, and he open?
ed some thingB and took money out of
one of the places which he put into his
pocket, lie then made your petition?
er go awny with him, .and when they
had reached the forks of the road ho
gave lhe petitioner two pieces of paper
money, telling him not to spend any of
it about there, but to go to Chase City,
and write a letter to himself, your pe?
titioner, and register it, signing it by
the name of your petitioner's brother.
Oliver Marable, in which some of tbe
money was to be put, and direct it to
the local post-office Finney wood, near
where they then were, at which place
he was the postmaster.
TO CHAROO THB WOMBS WITH THB CRIMB.
He then told your petitioner if he
was asked about the murder, to say
MR. WOOTTEN'S RESTAURANT.
Where Solomon Marab'e purchased a fifty cent lunch, the
norning after the murder and displayed the $20 bills.
I Drawn by Editor Mitchell from photograph.]
The following letter from Aunt Mary
x plains itself:
Mary Abernathy's Letter
LvNcuiuitc, Ya., May 10, 1896
?*r John Mitchell.
Deer Frien-I :?Your kind let er
?ame to hand and it afTordtd me much
jlea-iure to hear from you.
1 know you will do the beal you can
lev me 1 am getting along nicely,
created alright. The baby is improv?
ing a little
my love to Pokey and tell ber
xi write to me. (live my best love to
ill of my friends I am living in hones
rf* better future, knowing that lam
innocent 1 trust the Lord to bring
me out safely Hoping to hear from
pou again soon.
I am as ever.
Your loving friend,
The facts in this case have been pub?
lished and another presentation of
Solomon Marable's remarkable con?
fession made two days before he was
ko be led to the gallows will be especi?
ally interesting to our readers.
The case ot Mary Abernathy will be
taken to the .Supreme Court, where all
nf the legal ability of the able attor?
neys will be exercised.
A HISTORY OF TUB CRIMB.
On Friday, the 14th day of June, 1895
Mrs. Lucy Jane Pollard, wife of E. S.
Pollard, a citizen of Lunenburg county
Ya., was murdered at her home, in
said county. Your petitioner witness?
ed the said murder, and was an unwill?
ing and partial actor in it in the fol?
At the time of said murder, your pe?
titioner was employed as a laborer at
?,ne saw-mill of Herbert Thompson,
nearby the residence of the said ? 8.
Pollard. On the said 14th day of June,
while going from a place called Fort
Mitchell, near by there, to said saw?
mill, your petitioner came upon one
David Thompson, a brother of said
Herbert Thompson, a white man, who
lives in the same neighborhood, in the
public road, Thompson said good
morning, to which your petitioner re?
plied "Good morning. He said,
"Where are you going?" I said,''to the
DBKW A PISTOL ON HIM.
He said,"No you ain't, you got to go
with me," and be drew a pistol and
said, "come up beside me," He said,
"Do you know anybody around Mr.
Pollard's?" I said. "Yes; Aunt Mary
Barnes has been working there." He
said, "ls that all?" I said, "Aunt Ma?
ry Abernathy has bean working on the
place and Pokey Barnes lives on the
line fence." He said, "That's all I
want to know. Come and go with me,
now." (The three persons named are
The two went near to Pollard's house
and stopped behind an old broken down
house on the spring branch a little dis?
tance below the spring where Thomp?
son said he had a quarrel with old
Pollard and was going to kill him
After remaining there a short time
Thompson ordered your petitioner to
look out and see what he could. Your
pt titioner did so and saw the Negro
SHR CAMS TO THB SPRINO.
Mary Barnes, coming down the hi'l
from the house with a bucket, and he
reported this to Thompson. Shortly
after Mary Barnes returned to the
house, your petitioner reported this to
Thompson ; that he heard some one up
about the house hallooing at a horse.
Alter remaining gome twenty or thirty
minutes where they were, Thompson
said, "Gome on now with me," and he
went up the hill toward the house. He
said he was going to make a noise at
the back door, and if any one came out
petitioner was to catch him or her and
hold him or her. We went to the back
door, and Thompson knocked on it |
Mrs. Pollard came to the door, and
as she did so, Thompson moved
low sids thi right band side of the
Mary Abernathy, Mary Barnes and
Pokey Barnes did it, and if he did not
that he would shoot your petitioner ns
soon us he could catch him. The two
then separated. The next morning
which was Saturday, your petitioner
went to Chase City, which wau about
live miles away. He bought a break?
fast from a colored woman, who sent
her daughter out with one of the pieces
af money given petitioner by Thomp?
son to get it changed, Hie same being
a twenty dollar note.
THAT TELL TALB I.ETTKB.
Your petitioner then got a Mr. ( lurk
to write n letter to Wilburn Henry
i*larable at Finneywood, in which your
petitioner inclosed u five-dollar note
and he asked Mr. Clark to sign the
letter Oliver Marable, and he got i;r.
Clarke to register the same, and it was
received through the mail at Finney?
wood and was in evidence. On Satur?
day evening your petitioner returned
to his home and was told by his wife
that she had been badly scared, that
a number of \vhite%men with pistols,
had been there during the day and had
said they wanted your petitioner for a
witness ab >ut Mrs*. Pollard's murder.
THAT THREATENED LYNOHIXQ.
Later he heard they were going to
*'white cap" all the colored people
around until they made some confe>s
who had murdered Mrs. Pollard, his
wife said she was going to her uncle'?*
not far away, and your petiti*. ner went
part of the way there with her Next
morning (Sunday) your pe itioner and
his wife determined that they would
go to their former home, in North Car?
olina, and they started off by way of
Chase City Going through that p'ace
your petit .oner stopped to buy some?
thing to eat, while his wife walked on
down the railroad. When he started
to overtake her, he heard shouting be?
hind him, and looking back ht
several white men coming town d>
him and calling out, "stop that man !"
They fright*;ne 1 your petitioner eery
much and he commenced to run . The
men pursuing him tired several shots
and thereby greatly increased his
alarm. Your petitioner ran to the
woods and thereby escaped his pursu
WHKRK HE WAS ARRESTED.
Your petitioner being now fright?
ened almost to death, remained in the
woods, and at the houses of different
Negroes between Chase City and Five
Forks until Tuesday morning, when a
party of white men. armed with guns
and pistols, came up with him and ar
! rested him. Soon after they arrested
him, they were joined by afr Lucius
Pettus. a half brother of Dave Thomp?
son. The men who had arrested your
petitioner told him that he had better
make a confession or he would be hung
before they got to Mr. Pollard's house
and your petitioner, thinking that Lu?
cius Pettus knew about it and would
have your petitioner killed if he did
not say what Dave Thompson had told
him to say, told them that Mary
Abernathy and Pokey Barnes killed
Mrs. Pollard, while he held her and
that Mary Barnes had been a party to
the conspiracy to kill her.
THB WOMER ARRESTED.
Your petitioner was carried to Mrs.
Pollard's rouse and the three Negro
women were arrested and brought
there when the coroner was holding
an inquest. Quite a number of per?
sons collected there, perhaps four or
five hundred, and your petitioner
heard that all of tho prisoners were
going to be lyi ched Late in the even?
ing, Mr. Clements, the constable, who
had the prisoners in charge, smuggled
them out of the back door in charge of
four or five boys and they were got to
the woods and marched by by-ways
and through the woods all night to the
jail at the courthouse, Mr. Clements
remaining to put the crowd off with
one excuse and another until the erie*
could be lodged in the jail.
When your petitioner was put upon
his trial, the confession he had made
was proved, and he wss convicted
SOLOMON MARABLE'S CABI
The people there are new comers. This is whfcre he went io
pend the night following the murder.
Drsrwn by Editor Mitchell from photograph.
Vhen Mary Abernathy was put upon
ier trial your petitioner was put on
ho stand as a witness, and, still under
he domination of the terror with
vhichhehad been inspired, your pe
itionertold the same story,and she was
On a succeeding day. Pokey Barnes
rae put on trial. Your petitioner be
ng then convicted, and feeling thet
here was no hope for him determined
hat he would tel) tbe truth about it.
Being put upon the stand as a wit
iesB in said Pokfey Barnes' case, your
?etitioner narrated the facts as he hus
tated them in this petition.
THREATENED HY LOCI US PETTIS.
Whilst testifying to these facts, the
iforesaid Lucius Pettus, who was
? platting on the floor within three or
our feet of your petitioner, winked at
lour petitioner in a threatening way
....4 ..)...*..,.l ??\ sm*** .,...;.;...,..- ?'!>...
...v. .. ...*,,.^ . . v ?.? j *,.. . ,. ?.v.v
t on Mary Abernathy ano Pokey
Harnes." Your petitioner was attain
:errorizpd by this man's threatening
leionsStetieiH* and he took the slute
nent back as he had made it, and
liade the statement anew that impli
?itted the three Negro women, and
I'okey Barnes, also was convicted and
ten tones BO be hanged. Your petition?
er hud told Capt. Frank Cunningham
ind Mr. Neblett, the Commonweslth's
?morney, the true story of the crime,
us herein set forth, before he went to
lhe court room to testify in Posey
PROCLAIMED HER INNOCENT.
ITever Such A Scene in Virginia's History.
[Richmond, Va , Daily Timfr]
Probably never was the dignity of
conscience innocence more strikingly
Y. M. OJ A.
Visit to the Penitentiary?Meeting in the
A committee of ladfas from the La?
dies' Auxiliary in company with our
General Secretary visited the peniten?
tiary last Sunday morning. As usual
the officers of the prison made us wel?
come We found Mary Barnes and
Kemp well aud still trusting in the
Lord who will always care tor them
w)io love him. Mary Barnes was very
grateful to the ladies for their visit al?
so to them for the plums and flowers
She said that she bad just been look?
ing out in the yard at the flowers from
behind the bars and Wished that she
had Kime. lhe flowers are so sweet
she said and 1 am sotlad to Bee you
all. Pray for me Cone again.
few wild honey-suckeM were placed in
his hand with their beauly and fra?
grance, which carried fiis mind back to
the days which he Bad spent ni the
woods looking for will flowers. How
are tin said bel; 'are they still
pray ing lor n,.
1 am now assignees regular task
After some kind words, of advice we
MEKTINi: IN TBS JAIL.
Chairman V. L. Hawkins was found
at bis post of duty last Sunday ;..?!.
ing in the city jail Ile reports that
the meeting was very impressive.
1 P.M.. List >ur.ria>\ Master Eddie
Ellis conducti d the meeting. A good
number was present and much interest
I he captains of the contest stwpped
to the front last Sunday and made a
SOLOMON MARABLE'S CORN HOUSE.
The place where Marable said he hid to escape detection and
[Drawn by Editor Mitchel] from photopraph 1
exemplified in any trial recorded in
the annals of Yirginia's jurisprudence
than in the statement of Pokey barnes,
who was put on the stand in her own
behalf by tbe defence this afternoon.
Her voice rang clear and distinct
through the room, and each ear was
strained to catch her every word, as in
measured tones, never faltering nor
tripping, she accounted farber every
movement on the 14th day of June
1895, from the rising of the sun until
the going down thereof.
If she were acting a part the lumi?
nous lights of the stage would do well
to learn of her.
And her evidence had its effect.
Many who believed her guilty now
proclaim that she is innocent. The
officers of the court declare that they
have never witnessed a more impress?
ive scene nor heard more convincing
testimony. The day all through has
been a good one for the prisoner, and
up to this point nothing conclusive ha9
been adduced as to her guilt.
? May 2nd, Farmville Correspondenc.
Only two weekly papers in
Virginia have credit for so
large a regular issue as is ac?
corded to the Richmond Plan.
KT and the publishers of thc
American Newspaper Direc?
tory will guarantee the accu?
racy of the circulation rating
accorded to this paper hy a re?
ward of One Hundred Dollars
payable to the first person who
successfully assails it.
?Geo. P, Howell's Newspaper Direc?
For Fine Laundry Work, cull on thc
ichmond Steam Laundry, ;>16 N
7t!i St Richmond, Va.
strong plea in behalf of the men of the
city blue is ahead, yet the Orange
says that the blue must eat the crack?
ers and ohs
liev. R O Johnson, pastor of Moore
St. bapt. Church will explain the Sun?
day School Lesson to-day 5:30 P. M
Meeting in the jail Sunday ll A. M.
Boys'meeting Sunday 4 P M.
Men's meeting Sunday 6:30 P. M ,
True Reformers' Hall. Special ad?
dress by Mr Thomas Hewin. Solos by
Mr. AV. B Richardson of Duluth,
Minn., and Mr Thomas Crump. Free
to nil men. Come.
Churches Sunday?A Marbles Dangerous
Sexton Washington Field's little
child got a marble in its throat last
week, which created much excitement,
but through tbe skillfulness of Mrs.
Klla Henley it was removed.
Mr John S Syzemore, one of the
operators of North Carolina Spoke and
Hub factory, was painfully hurt by a
piece of lumber, which struck him j tist
below the ribs. The Doctor said had it
struct him one inch higher it would
have killed him instantly.
Mr George Rawlings, one of the
employees of tbe Old Dominion Steam?
ship Company, fell overboard last Mon?
day while no one was near him He
died the next day, (Tuesday) from
congestion of the lungs, resulting from
his long stay in the water.
Deacon R. J. Bass visited Mrs. Ella
Henley this week. His turn out was
Dear friends, if you want ice cream
made by an expert, call on Mr. Thom?
as Spradley, Nicholson Street near
Erin Street He wi'l also expressyour
trunks to any station you may desire
on reasonable terms.
Mrs. Alice S Hu]rues has been very
sick, but is much improved.
Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church,
last Sunday, at I P. M., liev. Daniel
-ted by ReYB. J. T. Russell
Rev R.e. Cobbs extended the hand of
fellowship to three and administered
the Lord's Supper to a large audience.
At the Calvary Baptist (burch, at \2
M , Rev Archer Ferguson preached
the funeral of Minnie Hunter
At thc V. M. C. A. the meeting was
good. Presidei t Charles Harris pre?
sided After devotional
Brother Frank Reynolds ad.;
i at ion. His speech waste the
WEST END NOTES
Ir. Mitohell and Pokey Barnes?Young
Girls and Men ? Careless Parents*
Rev. Sam Jones good Advice.
Ohurch Services?Great Need
of a Public School
Sunday. May 10th, Hon. John Mitch
11, Jr , with Pokey Barnes in a hack,
rea Been in th* western section. They
rert* often stopped and soon a large
rowd of people would gather around
he hack to speak to the woman and
ongratulate Mr. Mitchell on his suc
essful and great undertaking. All
onor to the ''Richmond Daily Times"
nd the Planet, long may they live
nd have thousands of good paying
ubseribers. Let the people rally to
he support of these fearless Journals ;
ut for their untiring efforts in behalf
f the innocent, there is no doubt that
hey would now be into eternity. God
less them and let all the people cry
Many of our young girls are allowed
oo much privilege at night I often see
hem strolling the streets alone or t wo
r three together. They stop young
len and ask them for treats and to
scort them on a walk. This is wrong,
'arents should not permit their girls
o do such.
If a young man do not appreciate a
ming lady enough to call at her par
nt's residence and take her out she
hould stay at home at night and road
he scriptures or some other Rood book
0 their parents, look after her lessons
r learn something that is useful that
An Enjoyable Time*
A very plaesant and enjoyable time
was speut at the residence of Mr. Wm.
A. Hope, 3<)7 N. 14th St, on Friday
right, the 8th inst. About 9o'clock the
hearty laugh of tbe young people pre?
sent and the varigated colors made by
the chantileers through the brilliantly
illuminated parlor window's told tbe
outsiders that those inside were having
a jovial time. Parlor games and social
chat were indulged in until quite a
late hour, when all were served with
refreshments, which they greatly en?
joyed ; afterwhich games were indulg?
ed in and the guest were treated with
several solos by Miss Ruby Page and
Mr. Archer Johnson.
The following are those that were
t ; Misses Madeline White. Annie
Keen**, Ruby Page, Rosa Moody, Alice
.leter, Emily and Gussie Powell, Viola
Lucas, Emily Scott, Narcissa Wells.
Bernette and Florence White, Nellie
Barclay, and Messrs. Charles P White,
Claude and Robert Brown. Jas. Scott,
Moses Weeden, dilbert Howard, (lee.
Evans, C. hf. Bowler, Edwaid Ifoore,
Arthur G Forrester, Charles Arms
tend Eddie Page, Richard Kemp Ed.
Clay, W. Scott, L Hughes, Geo. Dab?
ney. Henry Wells, Frank Powell and
C. Drake and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hope
and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wella.
3RD ST. BAPTIST CHURCH.
A Double Anniversary And Annual Re?
Last Lord's day will long be
remembered by the pastor and
members and friends of the Third St.
THE MEIIKRRIN CREEK TRESTLE
Under which Solomon Marable slept after the murder and hid
Drawn by Editor Mitchell from photograph.]
will some day help to make her a wife
worthy of the name.
Young men should not visit the
churches alone and especially at Bight
and stand around the door and watch
for their best girl to take her home;
but be an acceptable visitor escort her
to church and safely home again
Rev. Sam Jones said parents should
if possible have their eyes in their
daughter's eyes at every corner she
turns Good advice, you had better
heed it before too late.
All of our churches held splendid
services with increasing interest. The
revival is still in progress There are
many conversions at the Second bap?
tist and about seventy mourners.
The painter will BOOB put on the lin
ishing touch and the Second Baptist
Church will be rededicated injune
Some of the Second Church Sunday
school teachers in the western section
are faithful workers and the Sunday
school teachers of some the other
churches would do well to follow their
examples in getting the children out
Rev. W. R. Gullins delivered the
annual address of tbe S and D of Is?
rael at the 5th Baptist Church on the
11th inst. It was indeed a masterly
effort. He is an orator worthy of the
name, brilliant, witty, instructive and
captivating. He knows how to carry
thc: crowd wit!, bad. The society made
a fine showing especially the uniform?
ed rank. There was a large and ap?
preciative crowd at the church.
Rev. Cullins will deliver his famous
lecture:?"Signs,superstition and con?
juration"?at the 5th Baptist Ohurch,
?>onday night, May 18th, at8 p. m.
Come out. he'p the church and hear
this most pleasing and eloquent orator
The residence of Mr. E. F. Johnson
cn Jacquelin Street, came near being
consumed last Monday night by fire
caused by the upsetting of a lamp The
timely arrival of the fire department
and the aid of friends the house was
saved The damage was small. Mrs.
Johnson was more frighten than hurt.
They have our sympathy
I am glad to see tbe police in these
parts a little more than formerly, it
makes us feel like we are living in the
The way I see some white and color?
ed men act on Sundays it makes me
think there is a blind tiger not very
far above Clay Market. One was pull?
ed a few days ago by the county offici?
al just out side the city limit The
iron-hand of the law should break up
all such places that carry on their dev?
iltry on Sundays.
The south wes'ern section need a
public school building for colored child
ren. Parents, what say you? If y%u
have petitioned once and failed, con?
tinue to petition until you got what
you need Let the question be adju
tated in earnest
Kev. J. P. Clark will preach his fare?
well sermon at 5th baptist Church
Sunday, 17th inst, at 11:30 a.m. and
administer the Lord's Supper at 3:30
p. m Come out and hear him.
Mrs. Susan Jasper, the all business
and attractive widow of 1217 Chaffin
St., has let the contract for improving
her residence. When completed it
Will be a handsome, substantia', three
story structure, with brick basement
and latest style at considerable cost.
Our community need more of just such
women. Now, don't rush gents, she is
in no hurry as she has been a widow
several years, successfully managing
her own affairs.
Do not fail to see ou r adds in next
A New Addition.
The establishment of Mr. A. Hayes
Funeral Director, has been reinforced
by the addition of a new carriage. Ii
is the latest in the city, an article o
beauty. It is open to engagements foi
ball, parties, funerals etc. Give him i
Baptist Church. All had a grand time
celebrating the first double anniversa?
ry of the church and pastor.
Elder Nelson Brown, Prof. D \\ ab?
ater Davis and Elder G. E. Johnson
preached excellent sermons.
The River View and Third Streel
Baptist Choirs rendered sweet music
The sermons and songs were a ran
treat to all present.
Tbe ladies presented to the church t
handsome silver water pitcher, it ii
said to be one among the finest pitch?
ers seen in any colored church in th*,
I he members and friends made theil
pastor (Elder W. E Nash) a present o:
a find suit of clothes, also shoes anc
money to buy a bat
Annual report?The church was or
ganized the 2nd Lord's day in May
1S95, with ten members; received dur
ing the year 2.I; present membershii
.".;>; amount of money raised in thi
first year, $678.79
Every note on purchased propert;
have been promptly paid.
Elder W. E Nash, Pasto
Ira E. Nash, Church tieri
A Gard of Gratitude *
Many, many thanks to my member
and warm friends of the Third Str?e
Baptist Church for their great kind
ness lo me. May Cod b'css you ali
through life, and at last give you
seat with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Respectfully your pastor,
W. E. Nash
-Richmond Steam Laundry, 31
N. 7th St. Motto: Fine Work. G. W
Bragg, proprietor. 'Phone 1206.
Expressions of Sympathy.
The expressions of sympathy for th
Publication Society that were receive!
from Baptists in all parts of tho coun
try after the calamitous fire of Febru
ary 2nd, have borne legitimate fruit ii
substantial orders for Sunday Schoo
supplies. The circulation of the i}uar
terly Helps for the second quarter in
creased one hundred and ninety twi
thousand copies. There has also beet
a great increase in the demand for li
brariea and other requisites.
If the schools will continue to re
member their own Sunday School So
ciety, and take their own literature ii
preference to undenominational helps
it will very materially aid the Societ
to recover from its serious loss Th
best is none too good for Baptists, an
its Sunday School helps, as well as th
books it is publishing for tho Sunda
School and the home, are universall
acknowledged to be the best publish
In all the Southeastern State
consisting of Delaware, Di:
trict of Columbia, Marylanc
Virginia, North Carolin;
South Carolina, Georgia, Flo
ida and Alabama, there are bi
eighteen other weekly papei
credited with so large an issi
as is accorded the Planet pu
lished at Richmond Va., ar
the publishers of the America
Newspaper Directory wi
guarantee the accuracy of tl
circulation rating accorded
this paper by a reward of Ol
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KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Grand Lodge in Session in
UNIFORM RANK PARADE.
A Grand Pageant
Streets Lined with Spec?
tators all Along the
GRAND CHANCELLOR MITCHELL
The Order in a Prosperous Condition.
Pythian Castle, Richmond lodge, No.
1, K. of P.. 412 & 414 North Tun.n
St. Tuesday May 12,'96.
Pursuant to adjournment the Grand
Lodge of the Grand jurisdiction ol
Virginia met in its llih annual conven?
tion and was called to order by Grand
Chancellor John Mitchell, Jr. The
Lodge was opened with the regular
The Welcome Address was delivered
by Sir KnightCaptain Thos.M Crump,
Planet bodge, No 2,1, Richmond, Va ,
which was responded to by Crand Vice
Chancellor, W. VV. Manns of Moravian
Lodge, No. 13, of Danville. Va Min?
utes of the last days session of Grand
Convention of '9?j were read and ap?
Tuc Grand Chancellor gave notice o!
a banquet to be given at this hall and
extended an invitation to the Grand
Otlieers, delegates and visiting knights.
He also presented a set of Grand
Lodge badges for the Grand Otlicers ai*
per previous arrangements.
The roll of the Crand Lodge of Vir
ginia was called and all were present
with the ezaaptioo The roll of tbe
standing cv-'tmiiit'?-<. e were called and
the places of absentee- Wara tilled ; af
terwhich the Lodge adjourned Kl meet
at 9:30 a. m., Wednesday, May 13, 'W
Notice was given ot a parade of the
Grand Lxlge escorted by the Uniform
The Grand Lodge escorted by Eure?
ka Division, No. 1, National Division
No. 6, of Norfolk ; Planet Division, No.
8, ol Richmond ; and Hannibal Lodge,
No. 3, of Portsmouth, Va.; together
with the members of the subordinate
lodges of Richmond headed by the
Battalion Band of Richmond and the
Excelsior Band of Norfolk. The citi?
zens of Richmond were very hospitable
all along tbe line of parade in shelter?
ing the Sir Knights during the occas?
ional showers and have the thanks ol
the Grand Lodge of Virginia.
The Banquet was heid at night.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, MORXINO SKSION
Grand Lodge called to order by
Crand Chancellor, John .Mitchell, Jr
Prayer was offered by Grand Prelate,
Sir Casper Rowlett. The roll was call?
ed and the officers responded. Minutes
of previous day's session were read
and approved. Sirs. Wm. H. Pollard,
Joshua Kinney and J. J. Corprew were
appointed on the committee of creden?
tials. The representatives of the sev?
eral lodges were called upon to state
the condition of their lodges. The re?
ports were very encouraging and show
ed the lodges of this jurisdiction to be
in excellent condition.
The Crand Chancellor offered to
photograph the Grand Lodge and uni?
formed Sir Knights in a body which
was accepted, but at the appointed
time the weather did not permit.
The Grand Lodge adjoruned to at?
tend a public entertainment at the 1st
Baptist Church at 8:30 P. M.
Speeches were made by Grand Mas?
ter of Exchequer William M. Reid,
Esq., of Portsmouth, Va., Crand Chan
cellor John Mitchell, Jr. and Rev. W.
R. Gullins of the 3rd Street A. M. E.
Church. Tho speakers were liberally
applauded as each made excellent ef?
forts to set forth the principles of the
order in the most forcible and touch?
ing language. The body was neaded
by the 1st Battalion band. A good
collection was lifted for the benefit of
THURSDAY, MAY FOURTEENTH.
Grand Lodge called to order by
Grand Chancellor John Mitchell, Jr
Prayer by Grand Prelate Casper Row?
The regular routine of business was
gone through and the reports of the
Grand Chancellor, Grand K. of R. and
S., and Grand Master of Exchequer
which showed the Order to be in a
prosperous condition and rapid increase
in membership, finance and the impli?
cit confidence of tbe public. A recess
of one hour was given.
Grand Chancellor, John Mitchell, Jr.,
called the Grand Lodge to order, and
the Grand Lodge was opened in ritualie
tic form with prayer by Grand Prelate,
Sir Casper Rowlett.
The of committee on printing sub?
mitted their report which was spoken
?on by Sirs Tbos. W. Mitchell, VV. W
Manns, Daniel Bowler and Isaiah Chrh
tian, after which it was adopted.
The advisory board submitted theil
report and on motion of Sir Tbos. W
Mitchell it was adopted.
Grand Chancellor appointed as com
mittee on obituary W. A. Noel, Georgi
Melvin and Wm. ff. Reid e.
The committee on appeals and gri<-v
ances submitted their report and oi
motion was adopted.
The election of officers resulted a
John Mitchell, Jr., Grand Chancel
lor; W. W.Manns, Grand Vice Chan
cellor; Casper Rowlett, Crand Prelate
W. M. Reid, Grand Master of Exche
quer; William Troy, G. K. of R. and S
Jesse Scruggs, GM. at Arms; Wit
Ellis, Jr., G. I. G.; L. S. Luton, G. C
G.; S. H. Dismond, G. M. D.
\fter the appointment of the sevei
al committees the Grand Lodge ac1
journed to meet 2nd Tuesday in Ma]
1897, at Suffolk, Va.
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Resolutions of Condolence
Whereas, it has pleased Almighty
God, the Supreme Ruler of the Uni?
verse to remove from our midst our
beloved co-laborer, Janie L. Smith,
Whereas, in the death of this our dear
sister, the Sunday School has Tost a
faithful Christian worker, the com?
munity a loving and kind friend, who
in her social walks waa ever willing
and ready to perform any duty in lov?
ing charity imposed upon her, there?
fore, be it
Resolved, that while we deeply de?
plore our loss, yet do we bow in hum?
ble submission to the will of Him who
doeth ail things well?knowing that
our beloved one having been faithful
even unto death has gone from labor
to reward, and that she has only put
down the cross to take up the crown.
Sleep on beloved, sleep and take thy
Lay down your head upon your Sav?
We love thee well, but Jesus loves thee
Farewell, farewell, farewell.
Resolved 2nd, that we extend to the
family of the deceased through whose
death our link has again been broken,
our sincere sympathy in this their
Resolved 3rd, that these resolutions
be published in the weekly papers and
that a copy bo spread upon the min?
utes of the Sunday school.
4th Baptist Church Sunday school
Rosa B. Jackson,
Mary A. Simms,
Whereas, God in His divine dispen?
sation hath removed from earth in the
full developement of his strength and
manhood our beloved friend and broth
er, Sir Knight Thomas H. Lewis, Past
Eminent Grand Commander of the
3tate of Virginia, who departed this
life, in the city of Richmond, April 14,
Resolved: That in his death the
commanderie". throughout thia juria
diction, have lost a sincere friend and
earnest worker and while we bow in
humble submission to the inscrutable
will of our Maker we feel that om*
loss is his everlasting ?*-?
Resolved: Th?u these resolutions
be 8pr??ad upon the records of St. Tho?
mas Commandry, No. 4, and published
in the Richmond Planet in testimony
of our sacred remembrance and warm
Resolved: That a copy of the same
be forwarded to the bereaved family of
not dor-eased brother as a token of the
sympathy v\t~ feel for them in this
their hour ol NOei and gloom.
St Thomas Commandry, N .rfolk,
Va., May 5th, 1896.
Sir A. M. Jones,
Sir J. E. Gordon,
Sir Willis Wright,
Sir J. C, Brinkley,
P. E. C., A. Turner,
To the Public.
The place for the rich and the poor,
Federal Street MarKet, is where I pur?
chase my groceries. You can take a
small amount of money and spend it
in such a way as to have a big dinner,
and then have cake and cream. iVhy
don't you know he has openod an Ice
ream Saloon, and dispensed with the
wines and liquors. You can take your
\\ ife or best girl there and sit and chat
with ease and comfort. It is so quiet
and nice in there now, and he is so po?
lite and courteous. Come. I will show
you the place,
Andrew Aaronson, Ag't,
1st and Federal Sts.
Rev. Harvey Johnson, D. D., of Bal?
timore, Md., preached the baccalau?
reate sermon at the Virginia Normal
and Collegiate Institute, Petersburg,
Va., Sunday, May 10th at 4 o'clock.
The chapel was crowded with a very
appreciative audience. At night, Rev.
J.e. Harris addressed the Y. M. C. A.
Much practical advice was given the
The final exercises of the school took
place on the 15th inst.
Memorial Exercises at our cemeter?
ies near Barton's Heights on Whit
Monday, May 25th at 5 o'clock P.M.
Rev. J. H. Brice, orator. Singing un?
der the direction of Prof. iConway
Reid. The military and civic societies
and the public generally are invited to
Wm. Mundin, 8. K. Travers, Rev.
I desire the voters of Jackson Ward
to know that I have withdrawn my
name, ?*s candidate for the council, and
more over I am with the regular Re?
Peter A. Martin.
OUR NEXT RALLY.
Richmond. Va., May 4,1896.
The attention of a generous, kind
hearted public is respectly invited to
the third and fourth Sundays in June
next, as the days set apart for Fifth
Street Baptist Church Rally days. I
am ever-mindful of the liberal support
and encouragement given me in my
work for tbe four years I have been
here and respectfully ask a continu?
ance of the same.
lt will be remembered that our
chureh was in debt about $10,000, but
I am thankful to say that by the unit?
ed strength of a loving congregation,
the strong support of a wide-awake
deacon board, and the liberal disposi?
tion of the citizens and members of
other churches we have succeeded in
keeping up our current expenses and
at the same time reduced our debt to
) about $3,600.
Our punch cards are out, our work?
ing clubs are bestirring themselves,
and we ask all friends to the cause of
the Master to come to our rescue.
. ~ ? W- F- Ga*****, pastor.
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