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VOL. XII. NO. 23.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, MAY 23. 1896.
PRICE, 5 CENTS.
AUNT MARY'S CASE.
Counsel flaking Strenu?
ous Efforts to Save Her.
IN J ML AT LYNCHBURG.
Pf'KEY /. \ \i si li aSDER
More About The Alleged Pollard Brace?
IIl-R S STER'S RELEASED.
Neariuir, the Eud ?David James Thomp?
ASKS FOR $10,000 DAMAGES
WILL HE GET IT?
Hon. George. i>. Wise, si Twlge IT
W. Flournoj mid Capt A. B.Ouiajon
hu vt* bflflJOB work <>n the case of Mary
Abernathy The copy of the court re?
cord is now being prepared and the ex?
cept ion*, upon which lb* appeal is based
will soon bc resits to bc presented to
Judge Coleman <>| Jie Circuit Court.
Should he refuse to grant ? new tri?
al, thc case will go to the Supreme
Court of Appeals, which convenes at
Wythevilic. June lOih.
lt is needless to say that the counsel
for the defense are cou lulen 1 of success
l'okey Barnes is in the city, and sel?
dom leases her residence When she
does, and she is recognized, she at once
nany people on the outside of the
?hurch as there were inside.
WHITS HUEVOS RBSKMUKRHIV
The ears of His Excellency, Charles
r. O'Kerrall, Oovernor ot Virginia.
Iiulge Wei If urti. Hon. George 1>. Wi>e,
?x-.ludge H. W. Klournoy. Captain A.
K tiuigon. Commonwealth's Attorney
Watkins, the editor of the Richmond,
Va . Haily Times and thu liberal mind?
ed while people generally would have
tingled could they have heard the
complimentary things said of them by
No harsh words were uttered not ev. ti
concerning the Lunenburg would be
lynchers, and the meeting throughout
wis one of the most orderly ever held
in this city.
On Sunday, 10th inst , Pokey Rbi nee
attended services at the First Baptist.
Church. A large croud was present
Kev. James H. Holmes wes outspoken
in his remarks relative lo the casu ami
approved Of IBS substantial results
Kev. D. W. Ihivis preached a line wvr
BflOn. Editor Mitchell spoke in eulo?
gistic language of the help rendered by
the white and colored people. An
alter coiection of $28.47 was raised for
At 3 1*. M. she attended communion
services at the Sixth Mt. Zion Haptist
Church. It was packed. After tie
services Kev. John Jasper, the veteran
theologian spoke and paid a glowing
tribute lo Editor Mitchell. Kew per?
sons have ever seen this divine give
voice to more impressive words. After
t he conclusion of the service*, persons
pressed forward and handed her a sum
of money aggregating $10.57.
At Farinville during the trial of Pok?
ey Ber noa bet two sisters were arrested
and Indeed tn the jail with a view of
prejudicing her case. They were
charged with having some knowledge
of the Pollard bracelets. They have
since been discharged and are now at
The llimsv nature of the allegations
may be seen by thc following:
It is not thought by those connected
with the case that there is any founda?
tion to the story that Rena Barnes had
been seen with one of the bracelets of
Mrs. Pollard since the murder. This
SENTfcNCED TO DIE JULY 8, I806
aSBav 4,^a.?? i.
NO GUILT UPON EITHER OF THESH CONTBNANCES.
WILL CL/AR HI-AR? POOR AUNT MARY.
becomes the wonder of all beholders.
No one who now gazes upon her beam?
ing, smiling countenance would realise
that faur weeks ago she stood within
the shadow of the gallows. Pokey had
never seen a carriage or B street car
until brought from Lunenburg Coun?
ty and of course had not ridden in
A NEW U OKI.Il TO I'OKKY.
This ia a new world to her. When
told that she would in all probability
be carried to Norfolk where she could
see the ocean, it took a great deal of
explanation to give her an idea of the
vast expanse of water and there was
great douht as to whether she then un?
derstood the meaning of what had been
carefully stated to her.
The crowds which have beseiged her
residence made it necessary that she
be carried to some place where the de?
sires of those who have aided so ma?
terially in her release Could be grati?
fied and the strain upon her land-lady,
Mrs Hettie Graves b^ lessened.
AT THK CIll'RCUKS.
Rev. W. F. Graham, the able sad
brilliant pastor of the Fifth St Baptist
Church readily granted the request
and on Friday evening. May 8th at H
P. M , the Fifth St. Baptist Church
wag packed from pit to dome. The gal?
leries and aisles were one surging mass
of humanity. Kev Graham prosid d.
On the rostrum were Kevs J. li. Brice,
A. S. Thomas. Jacob Turner and A.VV.
Shields of W ashinglon. Itwas an in?
spiring scene. Prayer was ottered.
Pokey Barnes had been brought into
the church and occupied the pastor's
study, while the mighty throng was
awaiting the opportunity to see her.
A MAONIK1CKNT OIIKKTINO
Never in tnis city has there ever
been a grander ovation tendered any
one as greeted Editor Mitchell as hie
stepped upon the platform Handker?
chiefs weie waved, the scene being es?
pecially inspiring. Rev. Graham was
in his glory. No one was more enthu?
siastic than he.
Kev A- 8 Thomas' remarks were
timely and appropriate His iigures
were grand, his utterances inspiring
and his gestures all that could ht de?
sired. Ile was enthusiastically ap?
Kv. J. II. Brice, pastor of the Lei<?h
Street M. E. Church spoke with al]
of the fervor and earnestness for which
he is noted. His happy illustrations
were to the point and thoroughly pleas
ed the audience.
Rev. Dr A. W. Shields created un?
bounded amusement by his quaint say?
ings, and happy illustrations.
When Pokey Barnes was brought
forth the expectations and desire
the multitude were gratified and the
sensation was profound.
Rev Graham was at his best and hie
magnificent address penetrated every
nook and corner of that magnificent
*?d i flee.
It was decided to allow all to see
Pokey Barnes who so desired and foi
nearly an hour a line two and threi
deep moving continuously passed by
her depositing their mites on a table
while others put what they desired tc
give in her lap.
They regarded hei as one virtually
resurrected from the dead. It wai
?oon demonstrated that there were ai
report was heard by counsel on both
sides early in the case, and a thorough
investigation wan made, the result ol
which was to show that neithei of the
Barnes women were ever seen with any
bracelets of any description. The ru?
mor seems to have grown out of ths
fast that Rena Barnes told several per?
sons that on the Sunday after the mur?
der she was at Solomon Marable's
house, and saw a bundle of articles, in?
cluding a suit of clothes, some dresi
goods, etc., and a pair of bracelets
which answered the description givet
of the Pollard bracelets, and that aft r
ward Maggie Nelson, a friend and eonv
panioii of the Barnes women, had car
ried a hracelet to a jewelry store t<
have it repaired. Inquiry revealei
that this bracelet was not one of thosi
Stolen from Mr. Pollard's premises,bu
was one of a pair which had been givei
to Maggie Nelson by her mother priam
IO her death.
The following are some of thc state
ment* taken regarding this matter
and the report that Rosa Barnes hat
sonic of the Pollard money :
( HA RLES HAYES' STATEMENT.
Charles Hayes, colored, now node
arrest for burglary, and the man wh
is said to have seen riena Barnes wit!
one of the Pollard bracelets, says:
remember one Sunday night Rosa am
1 had a fight. She cursed me and on
word brought on another. I said tha
she promised to give me some of th
Pollard money if I would marry hei
She denied it, and I said it was trut
My saying this caused Rosa to cry. an
she threw a stone or something at nu
Rosa Barnes never told me she wool
give me some of the Pollard money i
I would marry her. I was only carr
ing on, joking with her 1 swear befoi
the I,ord, that Rosa Barnes did ni
say that to me. I made it up beean?
I was mad at her.
DBOssaVJSBI T1IKIK INNOCKNOR.
* * * I do not recollect all she sai
except she knew that her mother an
>ister were innocent.
Cora Hargrow : I never saw Rose (
Rena Barnes with any large amount <
money, or a pair of bracelets. Ol
day I heard Rena Barnes tell her am
Kettie and a colored man name
George Turner that on Sunday, whi
the white folks were looking for Bolt
mon, she went to Solomon Marable
house and saw a work-basket whit
had in it a thimble and other thine
on the bed She also said she saw
the basVet a pair of gold bracelets ar
Fanny Mart hie told her Solomon ga'
them to her. I heard Aunt Kettie sa
"Rena, do you know anything abo
this thing?" Rena replied: "I kne
I know Mug Nelson had some brae
lets (the ones the inquirer referred t
She got them from her -. ither whi
she died about three yeats ago ai
gave one to her sister, in Danville,
1 They cannot be Mrs. Pollarc
Rena Barnes: Saturday, June lf>t
I arose at sunrise and walked I
mon Marable's house, which is abo
three quarters of a mile away, io bc
row some soap. When I arrived the
I saw Solomon standing at the do
looking out. I entered the house ai
COI' :?OX FOURTH PAC I
THE BAPTISTS MEET.
In Session at Norfolk-Tlit
Same Offcers Re-elt cted
A Harmonious Session.
THE UNIVERSITY SCHEU*
To Meet Xext Year ai Sn hm
The Viiginia Baptist Slate (Viii; en
tion of flrbioh Kev H. H. Mitel,el!. 1>
I>.. af Farmville is president ai d Rev
A. Bingil. Jr , I>. D., secretary iu tin
most powerful Baptist organization it
ihe stn te.
In its membership is embraced thi
ablest divines of which the state cai
boast They represent a const iiuenc;
which is large and enthusiastic am
the number reacher over two hundret
The sessions of theeonvention closet
at Norfolk, Va., last wee*, and we pre
sent our readers with a "cot" Oltin
body made from a photograph tnl.ci
hy our colored photographer, air. J. 0
Farley at Suffolk. Va.. May !
The edifice is the 1st Baptist Church
Kev. William E. Gaines, pastor.
To the extreme left with limb
lad is Bes. W. F. Graham. Bac
..r i.;... :.. i Mr it ii_ i. .r i\ .. -ii
v.. ....?? ,., .j. ?, , liwiuiwv* k.i iMin mt
Va. Next is Kev. T. H. Johnson .
Ke\. li. H. Mitchell, I) I> ,sits nea
to the gentleman with the boy on hi
lap. BfljbBS B bouquet in the lapel i
hi-, -oat Over his right shoulder I
Brana Payne and hia left, Kev, f
B.Jeffress. President ti. w. Haye
?itsnext to bim and Kev. Gaines na
his hst on the ground ami a paper i
his hand. Over his left shoulder i
bte* VV If. Moss of Danville and ba<
of Kev. Moss is K..-v G \v'. Kee P ll
of Washington, D. 0 . Kev Ah sande
(Jordon is partly hidden bj Kev
Gaines. Kev. K. H. Bowling ?.f Not
folk has his hand on I he shou'der i
Kev. Isaac K-e. Kev. P. K. lloma, I
I> . of I.\ nchl,urn has hlBOSne In hi
hand. Next t i him i-< Kef X. I> 1 w
ix, H. 1>., with his heaver, neil is Ri \
.1. ay. Kirby, ko one side *-r \. Hun
liles aits with his soft bal on bia la
and limbs crossed. He i- wor
140,000, haying loaned Virginia Sem
nary $12,000 i;lV J |[ Presley Bil
a little hack In front is Kev W 1
Crawley, He holds his derby ha
StandingOack of him is Rei
B. D., of Petersburg Scated a lil tl
back is I'ev. ('. H. Phillips of 1
Dam Kev. Daniel Morris hulda hi
fell hat and umbrella. Bel B I
t Iriirgs IC D, has his hat on his um
brella handle, and to the ext rem
righi is the \eteran of the Oonveotioi
he v. Henry Williams, D. D.
Among others may lie seen. Kevs i
S. Thomas, A. Chisholm, D D., D. 1
Vassar, D D , Professor J. Hugo .loin
ston. A. M , J. M Armistead, D. 1)., 1
Wells, B. Spiller. T. ll. Brooks, .!. 1
Karksdale, B. F. Fox, K. B. TelTt, D. 1
(white) Professor G. a Horsy, (whit*
Dr. McVicar (white) .lames H. Holm.
B. P. Vandervall, Kev. ll. K. Parc
William McDonald, Thomas llannilo
John W. Crawford and others too ni
merolia to mention.
Nohkolk, Va., May 18, ".*).
The Virginia baptist State Colive!
tion met in its 29th annual session t
day at the Bank Street Baptist Churc
Kev..). M. Voling, pastor.
President ll. H. Mitchell preside
ReligiOQI exercises were conducted 1
Kevs. Madison and ("allis Address
Weleome was dePvered by Kev J.
Voting, making all present feel thei
selves at once at home.
On motion of Deacon S. tireen, Ke
.1 ll llolmes was called to respond
behalf of the convention, which lied
in a very happy manner Viee-pre:
dent, W. M. Moss, B. D., presidir
The programme was adopted.
President Mitchel! delivered his a
nual address prefaced by a touehi
reference of his experience at home
Farinville daring the famous Polia
Murder Trial The address WSSinflp
ing in spirit, sound in wisdom a
suggestive in matter.
t)n motion of Kev G.C.Colem
the address was referred to the folio
ing committee: Ber. B F. Fox, R<
Dr. Henry Williams, Kev B. Tyrel,
lt., G. NV. Goode. B. D., and Kev.
Kev. Dr R.L Morehouse was int:
doned to the body, but deferred tpei
ing at that lime
The committee on finance was ,
pointi il; BOTS. B. Wells, W. F. .lol
son, W. .1. Smith, Cr C Coleman, Mi
Minter, K. H Bolling..! WCniwfo
B. G Adams, II W. Chiles, T.
Johnson, and KO. Johnson.
Kev. .1. B. Smith and Kev. S.
Madden, having b en reported to I
body Kev. Dr. Chisholm offered pr
Committee on New Bodies. Kevs.
ll Dixon, A. Forbes, ii. C. t^'iarl
Willis Brown. 1). C. Deans, C. H. N.
man and l\ H . Johnson
The follow ing named brethren i
corresponding messengers appeared
the floor and were invited to seats.
Bel T- VY. 0 Mitts. D. Morris, ll.
Maloy, G. W. Goode, B D.S Hot
day, N. Mackey, W. K. Mason, J.
Powell. H. N .leter, T M. Bown,
H. Griffin, W. M. llogwoid. N Bri
of North Carolina, J. A.Whittinjj
Nort.li Carolina, J. K. Walker, 0
Cartright, North Carolina. 1
Vice-president W. F\ Graham pr
Kev. R. O.Johnson ^pokein the
?Oreel Of a system of Bible Study wi
he has p epared. Kev. Johnson's w
was commended by Kev .1. W. Kii
A Binga, .lr , 1) l> , S. Green and
Kev. L. Ii Bangh. delegate f
Northern Neck, made a ringing spt
in the interest of our work.
The treasurer made his report w]
Committee on Nomination appoii
Kev. W. F. Graham, S. A Harland
Berkley, T M Shorts, Cr W. Goode
B. Hardy, W. P Kpps, I. E. Browi
Jordan, K Payne, W.C Page,.
Thomas and T. J. Chick
Prayer by Kev. ll N Kier Adj<
id j WKi>NK8i>Av, 2:90 r. M.
:. I Preflident in the chair. Pevoti<
VIRGINIA BAPTIST S TATE CONVENTION IN SESSION AT SUFFOLK, VA , 189.
exercises were conducted by R >vfl. J.
E. Brown ami K. 0. Johnson, B. D.
The Constitution and Rules of Order
were read by the corresponding secre
C mimitteeon nominations made their
report and the election resulted ss
President. H. H Mitchell, 1). D..
Farmvi'.le: 1st Vice-president, i.'.v
W. F Graham, Richmond ; 2nd, Kev
^ A. Oar land, Lynchburg; 3rd, Kev.
Isaac Lee, Jr., Cheriton ; Secretary,
Ber. A Binga, Jr., J). 1) ; Statistical
Beeretary, Kev. KU Bowling, Nor?
folk ; Corresponding Deeretary ; Kev. .1.
W. Kirby; Treasurer, Kev. Dr. D. N.
V ice-President Isaac Lee, Jr., presid
Committee on (Jhirersity scheme
!'. F Morris. 1) D., G. W. Hayes,
E. Wat's, Ii ll Bowling, .1. K Barks
dale, K wells snd J M aVrmiatesd.
T;ie Corresponding Secretsrj made
ile- following report which was adopt?
ed after being discussed by Kev Dr.
Spiller, Kev ll. L. Barco and Rev. H.
Il was decided that the night's eol
leotion be given to ihe American Bap
list Pubdcal ion S, >.:it ty.
Mrs. L H. Holding, president of the
Women's Educational Convention of
Virgil ia spoke in a most interesting
manner to the body in the interest ot
women's educational work. Vrs. K. G.
I . Paige. Kev. K. J. N ontague of New
Rsi S N. Vass, District Set rotary
of (he American Hsptist I'ublieation
-oei. ty was intioduced If the body
Kev. Dr. W. B. Johnson, editor of
;ilist Magazine spoke In the in?
terest el" the work.
Kev. Dr F Cook, one of the oldest
members of this body reviewed the
work of tbe convention and spoke of
this holly's possibilities.
Adjourned with benediction hy Kev.
K. li. Porter.
WKDNKSDAY, S 1' M.
President in the chair. Rev. Z, P.
, B. D , assisted by Kevs, ES,
Payne and A. Gordon preached from
Kev. ll :b\ The sermon was one great
Dower. Collection $25.46. Benedic?
tion by Kev. Z. D Kew is, B D.
THURSDAY, 9 A. M.
President in the chair. Religious
exercises by Rev. C.S. i ulenia ii and
\Y. H. Crawley.
The following corresponding dele?
gates were received and spoke: Kev.
li Berkley of Saluda, Kev lt C Van
oey, Blue Si tue Association, Deacon J.
T. Tonkins, Kappahannock S. S. C.
Ber. ?. 0. Allison, Bethany Associa?
tion ; Kev. A B. Callis, Maryland Con?
New bodies were voted members of
the body, and the hand of fellowship
The report of the committee on Uni?
versity Boheme was taken up.
The explanatory documents were
read by Kev. Dr. McVicker and Rev
W. F. (iraham. Benediction by Rev
Dr. G. VV. Lee.
TIIUKSDAY, 2:30 P. M.
vice-President, W. F. Graham in the
ebair. Devotional exercises conduct
ed Rev. It B. Hardy, B D, and Rev
A. S Thomas.
The report of the Committee on this
I nirersity Scheme was received anc
adopted, after being discussed b]
Kevs. B. F. FOX, J. H Holmes. PM
Bowman, Z D. Lewis, G W. Lee, B
Spiller, II K. Barco, S. E. Griggs, J W
Kirby, F. Payne and F1 Cook. On mo
lion of Rev. H. P Weeden it wa
Principal Frissell of the Hampton N
A. and Institute appeared and invitei
the body to visit the school.
Rev Dr. II. L. Morehouse, Rev. Di
L B. Tefft and Rev. Dr. McVicar mad
On motion of Dr. Armistead the co]
lection for the night was given Spille
Academy. Confirming the appoint
ment of Revs. Z. I). Lewis, P. F. Moi
ris and K. H. Bowling as trustees t
Virginia Union University.
THURSDAY, K P, M.
President in the chair, and intn
vv'jdueed Kev. H. W. Chiles, who assiste
by Kevs W. L. Johnson, B D., an
W. M. Bobinson B. D., preached froi
Isaiah f>3:97 Collection $21.25 Rc
Dr Dickinson of the Religious Hera]
and Kev. Z.I). Lewis, B I)., of tl
Virginia Baptist spoke Rev. S 1
Johnson Kev A. Wilbank spoke. Bel
iri I edictioiiby Ke v. K. S. Coleman.
in- j ?>
m'h Friday, 9 a m.
?by,! President in the chair. Religioi
G. exercises by Be vs. J. E. Brown, Et, i
rom j The committee on Subjects ai
'ech ' Speakers made its report which w
The committee on Sunday Seline
made its report which was adopted
?ted did also the committee on Place
?B' A committee was appointed to lot
i, N into the deed and net of incorporate
a. S. of Spiller Academy willi a view to ha
1 it deeded to nias trosteea to be he
?urn for the convention.
I The State Board made its repoi
Adopted after being discussed bl lie
Fox and Dr Morehouse. Benedietii
anal by Dr Morehouse. Adjourned.
JACKSON WAHI) BKEVITIES
Sunday at our Churches?Hevivals in the
Churches Attended by Grand Success?
es?Things Seen and Heard While
Wandering in the Ward.
Kiist Sunday was one of the scorchers
of midsummer, and while the heat of
the gun raised the temperature above
blood heat, there could b seen young
men and women, old men and children
wending their way to the hotj
worship, thus giving all our churches
The niagn licent temple of the Ebe?
nezer Baptist Congregation was tilled
by an interested audience, who listen?
ed to an excellent sermon aud wit?
nessed the baptizing of one candidate
Communion services were held in the
afternoon, at which an enjoyable time
On last Sunday morning, Rev. W. T.
Johnson of Lexington, preached an ex?
cellent sermon at the Moore St. Bap?
tist ( burch In his discourse he re?
ferred his hearers to the faith of.lob,
and urged them to be steadfast in thc
faith once delivered them.
At thc First Baptist Church, the Bac?
calaureate Sermon of the Hartshorn
Memorial College Dy Prof. Lyman B.
lelTt. It contained a great deal of
wholesome advice and instruction.
As far as we have learned regular
services were held at the other church?
es at usual hours.
Revival is still in progress, and many
souls are being converted unto dod.
The wedding bells are still a-ringing,
and we learn that some of our school
tesehera will be caught in their chimes
We learn that a certain young mar
played usher in his e?>da water pant!
and outing shirt at that marriage a feu
weeks ago, while his partner wore tin
full dress What a difference
Manchester was well represented bj
the fair sex of this section on last sf on
day evening, sporting those Manchee
ter boys, while their fellows were 01
this side of the James. This is wha
they call two pluck.
On last Sunday evening, the folks o
Jackson Ward could be seen seated ol
their porches and lawns, and afte
dark the same served as lounges unti
a late hour.
We learn that a certain young mai
i bas been accused of our opinion on th
hair question. Aa a word of vindica
tion, we would only say that that gen
tlemen does not write in our columr
hence accuse him no more.
Now girls, we don't say stop usin
Hair Restorative, if without injury
because we learn that it makes th
crooked hair straight, and kinky cur
Boys, the time is fast approachin
when you will have to seek girls fe
the summer. The .old regulars claii
its too hot to remain.
We noticed that the couple that fe
? out sometime ago, is looking wistful!
at each other. Now, kiss and mak
It has been some time since we hav
been on the hill, but we learn that th
girls and boys are still proposing.
Don't yon know that she sported ht
Washington fellow last Sunday in th
presence of her Richmond fellow? Yt
but didn't she blush when she saw hin
False hair and false teeth are extet
sively used in this section, and we ca
not always tell it. Such was the cai
with a young man when his newly ma
ried wife hung up her wig and toe
out her teeth.
Marriage is a benefit and a bleasil
to some, and a curse to others.
Young men, remember drunkenne
robs you of your thinking faculties, b
side taking your health. So let
On last Wednesday night the Cor
mencement Exercises of the Hart
horn Memorial College took place
their Chapel. A fine programme w
rendered to a large crowd. Mi
Amanda James of Lexington, Va , w
the most successful competitor, havii
received two medals. Alumna* Exe
cises were held on Thursday night.
Girls, shun drunkards and encou
age soberness, then your future hom
will be places of peace and happinei
Ho! young man, we admire your lo
and appreciation for that student; b
you ought not have spent your h
cent for those flowers last Wednesdt
We are told that he feasted off gm
lunch Thursday. Does his giri km
Don't you know that she will ck
her school about the 15th, and w
marry on the 29th. Yes, that felic
Among the many badges worn in t
Ward, we see small piece* of blue ai
yellow ribbons, indicating the Y.
(.-. A. competition. Who will eat t
cream and cake?
Pic-nic season is about to commeni
and the girls are ready for them, J
Thc girls are presenting marks
beauty in their recently taken pi
urea. Either flattery or naturally
We have seen quile a number.
Those JelTerson fellows are cutt in
ubly figure, but one waa outdone
one of our regular fellows. Old boy,
we admire your nerve.
A grand carnival will be had by Mies
Deborah Patterson and Mr. Benjamin
Cephas under the auspices of the
Y . M , C. A. We hope them success.
Yes, young lovers, o'd lovers and
middle age lovers, all were seen at the
Hartshorn on laft Wednesday night.
Our friend, Lawyer Pollard wiii ad?
dress the Association Sunday evening.
Hear yo him
ll mino Uno.
On Monday, June 1. ISM the Nickel
Savilles Bank will open for the recep?
tion of deposits. Dis situated St 60l
North 80th Street where extensive
preparations have been made for the
? Ulick dispatch of all business left in
th ir charge. Five cents will bethe
smallest amount received. m?
The officers are as follows: Presi?
dent, R. F. Tancil, M I), Vice presi?
dent, lt. .1 Bass; Direetors:-?Presi?
dent, Vice-president and Anderson
Evans, W. S. Christian, E. A.Wash?
ington, Kev. Brana Payne and .lohn II.
Kev Graham Preaches
Rev W. F. Graham preached a aoul
stirring sermon at the 2oth street Bap?
tist Church on last Sunday afternoon
at 3:30 o'clock p m from 50th Psalm,
5 and 5th verses, the young peoples
choir of otb Street Church accompani?
ed their pastor and rendered some
very excellent music. The members
and friends of the 90th Street Baptist
Church were very much pleased and
would like to have them come again at
an early dat e.
Y MO. A. NOTES.
Meeting at the Jail?Another Convert?
Blues are Ahead?Night School
The com mil tee regardless of the
heat last Sunday held its regular meet
ings in the city jail. We need more
workers. Come and help us.
Master Jessie C. Smith conducted
the boys' meeting last Sunday. Anoth?
er member of the Junior Department
has accepted Christ.
The men's meeting was well attend
hd. Solos by Mr. W. B. Richardson,
accompanied by Madame. 11 ill of Bos?
ton, were well rendered
The able address by Mr. Thomas
Hew in was one that all men should
have beard. Subject: "The Man Want
ed." Some time in the near future we
shall ask our brother to repeat the
The captains with the assistance ol
the members are hard st work. Tht
blue arc still ahead, yet the orangt
says they must eat cheese and crackers
Rev. R. O. Johnson, pastor of th*
Moore St. Baptist Church, will explaii
the the Sunday-School lesson, to-da]
5:30 P. M. Come.
Meeting at the jail Sunday, ll a. BB
Boys' meeting Sunday, 4 p. m.
Lawyer J. li. Pollard will addresi
the men, Sunday, 5:30 p. m., at Trui
Reformers' Hall. Solos by Mr. Thom
as M. Cramp and Director C. C. Will
iams, accompanied by Mr. H.B. Bur
Our night school will close Monday
May 25th, at Hp. m., ut our rooms
Programme: Music, Prayer, Music
Welcome Address, Essay, Declama
tiona, Addresses by Dr. S. II. DIsmoni
and Director M.B. Jones, Awardin,
Prizes, Music and Benediction
0UE NEXT BALLY.
RlCBMOBO, Va., May 4,1896.
The attention of a generous, kim
hearted public is respectly invited t
the third and fourth Sundays in Jun
next, as the days set apart for Fiftl
Street Baptist Church Rally days,
am ever-mindful of the liberal suppor
and encouragement given me in m
work for the four years I have bee
here and respectfully ask a continu
ance of the same.
It will be remembered that ou
church was in debt about $10,000, bu
I am thankful to say that by the unit
ed strength of a loving congregatioi
the strong support of a wide-awak
deacon board, and the liberal dispos
tion of the citizens and members <
other churches we have succeeded i
keeping ap our current expenses an
at the same time reduced our debt 1
(>ur punch cards are out, our worl
I ing clubs are bestirring themselvei
j and we ask all friends to the cause <
the Master to come to our rescue.
I)e Very respectfully
W. F. Graham, paste
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COMPANY. No. L>21 W. Broad I
Money loaned on renl and persot
property, rents collected, bouses bu
on easy monthly payments. Mon
advanced on rents.
HIGH SCHOOL CLOSES.
A Successful Term.
OBATOEY DISPLAYED-REV. GRA
HAM AND ALL THE SPEAKERS
Items of Interest Here and There
I Mary Jenkins arrived in the
city las- week from Philadelphia ami
is looking a ell.
At the his st Baptist Church to-iimr
row morning (Sunday) ll o'clock. Dor.
bee Frayser will preach ; at 3 :30 com
munioii; and at 8 p. in. Kev. Uavntel
James will preach
Missel bertha Hughes and Maryl
fincham, students of the V N . s\ U. I.
at Petersburg bare retorned boms ob
vacation They are looking well.
Mrs Robinetta Coghill left the city
last Tuesday night t > visit Washington
and New York t ity. Wo wiela her B
Mrs Alice Watkins returned to the
city last Saturday morning looking
R. A Hughes, Esq., who has been at?
tending the law department at Howard
University, Washington, 1). C., is in
the city. He gives BO excellent ac?
count of the school.
On last Monday evening at 2 o'clock,
white and colored people could be seen
wending their way to the First Baptist
Church, and at 3:30 o'clock, seating
room was at a premium. The edifice
was packed with eager spectators to
witness the Commencement Exercises
of High School. The following pro?
gramme wbb well rendered:
Music, trod bless yon lil! we mepi
again, School ; Invocation. Kev. WT
JohttSOO of Lexington, Ya. ; music,
Our Hag, School; oration, Burn the
bridges as you aross John Archer
Hickmon ; essay, The true woman.
Nancy Victoria Harris; oration, The
grandeur of nations, Matthew Damon
Bennett; music, The flowers. School ;
oration, Education the safeguard of a
nation. George Edward Robinson ; es?
say , Our fireside and its ir.lluences on
home. Eleanora Blanche Johnson ; ora?
tion, Think and labor, Lewis Mercer
Booti ; solo, Holy City, Mr. (I William
Moon; oration and salutatory, Orad
natnd. what next? Charted Henry
(ireene; oration and valedictory, Am?
bition, William Henry Wooldridge;
music, Praise the Lord, School ; ad-|
Kev. W. F. Graham of Rich?
mond, Va.; conferring diplomas. Mr
J. J. Bailey, member of school board ;
address, I) L Pulliain, Esq , Superin?
tendent public schools; address, Prof.
I). W, Davis; music, Parting Song,
Graduates, Classes DI, 92, '93, '94, '95,
and '9ti; Benediction.
Rev. Graham's oratory did not fail
to reach the hearts of his hearers and
their approval was shown forth with
thunderous applause. He was crow li?
ed the orator of the day.
Supt Pulliam spoke to the parents
in a plain, practical manner. He gave
the parents some wholesome advice,
and at times grew eloquent. He paid
a glowing tribute to Mr. (has. Greene
for having excelled all the graduates
in speaking. He was greeted wi.h
rounds of applause.
Mr Bailey presented the diplomas
in a calm and graceful manner. He
The singing of Mr. Moon was ex?
tremely line. He was encored.
The singing of Mr. Robinson, Misses
Alma Thompson and Malinda Harris
We congratulate Mr. Henri Jones for
the graceful manner in which he
manipulated upon the keys.
The visiting friends, who sat upon
the rostrum made short talks. AU
complimented Prof. Blackwell for the
grand showing. A6 the hour of seven
rolled round, one of the most success?
ful terms ended during the principal
ship of Prof. James Heywood Black?
Rev. J.Andrew Bowler will preach
Snndaj evening at the 2nd Baptisi
Church. Go and hear him.
We learn that one of our young doc
tors will soon unite in the holy bond o
matrimony. Wonder if its true? We'l
The congregation of the First Bap
tist Church was on last Sunday greet
ed with another rare treat. At 10:45
in the forent>on services, Rev. A. S
Thomas, accompanied by his choi
kindled the spiritual tiro in the heart!
of his hearers.
The reverend preached an interest
ing sermon from Genesis 4:3. Subjec
?'An offering unto the Lord." Hil
admonition to the wayward ch ure!
members (of whom Dr. Binga describe
as Baptist gypsies) was very appropri
ate as well as instructive, lie was as
si st eil by Rev. R. R. Graham and Dea
con Fosfler, the latter a member of hi
church. The choir rendered valuabl
set vice, and also contributed liberally
"Prayer, peace and prosperity" wa
the theme of the able divine, Rev. Z
D Lewis, B. D,, of the 2nd Baptis
Church at 3:30 o'clock. He was ae
sisted by Rev. Terrell of Lynchburg
Rev. Lewis, who is beloved by th
people of this city and who is held i
high esteem by all who know him, wa
greeted with a large congregation tha
listened with marked attention to thi
learned man of Gad as he poured fort
the rich truths of the Bible. Th
choir sang excellent music. A numbe
of Rev. Lewis' members contribute
liberally. Mrs. Hampton, an elderl
lady subscribed $2.00.
Rev. Terrell of the Diamond Hi
Baptist Church spoke in complimer
tary terms of Dr. Binga, and ala
thanked the congregation for a done
tion sent him a few months ago to ai
sist in lifting a note due on his churcl
Rev. FVrguson, who was to olliciat
at the night services, was detained t
home on account of sickness in th
family. The Lord provided a lamb fi
the nock in the person of Rev. W. 1
Johnson, B D., Manchester's belove
son and idol. He preached a st er;
soul-stirring sermon, which closed th
services for the day for God's childrei
The Deacon Board presented a beai
tiful silver pitcher and cup in tl
beautifying of God's house. The men
bers as well as Dr. Binga seem i
prize it very highly.
Dr. S. H. Dismond and his wife pr
sented a lovely book mark that w
highly esteemed by the congregation
The floral decorations for the di
?SSffV presented by sisters A bli
Thompson, Mary Stringfellow, Lau
'Barnes, Roberta Cunningham, F21vi
Williams and Martha Williams.
Rev. George Coleman tilled his pt
of duty at 22nd Street Baptist Chur
last Sunday. The Young Pei.ph
Baptist Union of his church is pi
grossing rapidly. The communion a
vices were largely attended. Sir
the reviva', the S. S. bas increased to a
The correspondent of this city for the
Reformer seemed to have been very
much worried because "'Big 2" shaved
off lu's mustache. He is disgruntled
because we did not ask him for the
barber fee We catch on and for the
future will shave at his expense
Mr Cor noli na Munford was called
out of the city last Thursday morning
on account of the death of his father,
Mr. George Vt un ford of Amelia
Will lock arms with a "beaut" across
the river, eb? That's what we learn
you will do. wonder if he will gather
up his "napsack" and bid farewell to
the old "free state" and take up his
allude in the capitol.
PERSONALS AND BRIEFS
-Mr W. \. Druid of Waverly,
Va , called on us
-Mr A. V Cardo/.* of Fayette?
ville, \ <' osllcal on us.
-Rev. t.Oblsholm, D. D of Bed?
ford City, Va., called on us this week.
-Kev. J. Iv Brown of Fredericks
burg, Va . was in the city this week
and called on us.
-We return thanks for the 19th
Annual Catalogue of Jackson College,
Jackson, Miss., l8!>5-5'o
-Rev. W. H. Coleman, pastor of
the *.. M. E. Church at Lima, O , was
in the city and called on us.
-Mr. (J. J. Teamer of Norfolk, Va.,
was in the city Tuesday, visiting Miss
Lelia Cables of North 6th Street.
-Mrs. Sarah Ann Dean of Cumber?
land Co., called onus. 8he has been
visiting her cousin, Mrs. W. H. Isham.
-Miss Mary Smith arrived in the
city from Patterson, N. J., where she
has been spending a few months. She
is looking well.
-Mr E. J. Allen, who has been at
lnriflinfT Vli-rrlriJ*. 'V#\t??vi??I 0*-,l lc/vi ,. ? .-? T ??? _
stitute, Petersburg. Va., was in the
city this week and called on us.
-Mrs. Sallie Hickman left tl. etta
Tuesday, the 13th, in company with
her sister, Mrs. Glover, for Norwich
Conni cticut, her future home.
-Mrs. Mary Garner, Mrs. Frank
Johnson and Mrs Amy L. Brooks of
Chase City were in the city last week,
the guest of Mrs. J. W. Mosby.
?Mrs. Susan Nizer, age 50 years
died suddenly at Elkton, Va. She re?
tired lo her room singing a hymn and
the next morning was found a corpse
-We return thanks for the invita?
tion received to attend the sixth Anni?
versary Exercises of Christiansburg
Institute, I hristiansburg, Va., May 21
to 18, 189$,
?We return many thanks for the
invitation received to attend the 8th
Anniversary of the St. Paul Normal
and Industrial School, Lawrenceville,
Ya., Thursday, May 28, 189?.
-We return thanks for the Speech?
es ot Hon. Shelby ll. Cullom.of Illinois
delivered in the Senate of the United
States during the lirst and second ses?
sions of the Fifty-third Congress.
"-We return thanks foran invita?
tion to the 8th Anniversary of the
Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial
School, Cappahoosic, Va., Thursday
May 28th. W. B. Weaver, principal.
-We have received a most en?
couraging and complimentary lettei
from Slr. Joseph Fields of this city .He
has just reached the age which per
mits him to exercise the right of fran?
-We return thanks for the invita
tion received to attend a public meet
ing of the Hampton Folk -Lore Socie
ty which will be held at Hampton In
stitute on Friday evening, May 22nd a
-We return thanks for the invita
tion received to attend the Anniversa
ry lvxercises of the Hartshorn Memo
rial College Wednesday and Thursda;
evening, May 20th and 21st, 1896, i:
the College Chapel.
-Rev. Dr. J. M. Townsend, pasto
Quinn hapel and Mr. J. I. Harper an
Mr. William Yancey, all of Chicag
called on us. They were returning hom
from the General Conference at Wi]
mington, N. C.
-We return thanks for a copy c
the speech of Hon. Francis E. Warre
of Wyoming delivered in the Senate c
the United States, January 23, 1891
Subject: "Shall we Preserve our Heril
and Flocks ?"
-We return thanks for the invite
tion received to attend the Commenci
ment Exercises of the Industrial Mig
School, Danville, Va., Monday Ever
ing, May 25th, '96, at 8:15 o'clock i
Ridge Street Tabernacle.
-We return thanks for a copy i
the speech of Hon. J. C. Pritchard i
North Carolina delivered in the Sei
ate of the United States January 1
13, 189o. Subject: "Protection for th
Raw Materials of the South.
-Mr. Russell Nicholas is out agni
after three week's illness with intiam
tary rheumatism. He says he fee
more like himself to-day than he hi
for sometime. He had a great deal i
his friends to visit him. One of h
friends said to him, "You are not pe
severing enough with your rheumatis
I had it and I used to walk and
would fall but I knew I had to get bat
to bed." But Mr. Nicholas said
him, "Your rheumatism was not lil
mine for I believe if any body has go
ten the inttamitary rheumatism thi
cannot walk. I can't move now." 6
North 3rd Street B.
Colored School Teacher Killed
Navasota, TbX.,2CsJ 12.? O. W. L
dry, principal of the colored pub
schools of this city, was shot and kill
to-day at the noon hour by Tom Smi
also colored. The fight grew out
school matters and has been brewr
for some 'imf. Several objectio
have recently been urged against La
dry as principal, and at the last met
ing of the City Council an investif
tion was ordered. Landry, it is sa
tried to secure the dismissal of Tc
Smith's wife, who is a teacher in t
school. To-day at noon Smith i
proached the school-house withe sh<
gun, and, as he entered the door, Ls
dry jumped up and endeavored
make his escape through the rear do
Smith pursued, and the shooting 1
gan, Smith firing several loads of bu
shot at Landry's retreating figure, a
Landry in return emptying his rev
vcr in the direction of his oppone
none of which latter, however, u
effect. "Landry continued running ?
fell 300 yards from thc school-hou
with nine buckshot in his neck, sha
ders and back,death ensuing shorl
HE KILLED THEM.
A FLOBIDA FATHEB'S DEFENSE OF
Thrilling Narrative?Both Escaoe?
Blood-hounds Upon Their Trail.
Buaidkntown, Fla., May 12.?Jack
Trice, a colored man, fought fifteen
white men at 3 o'clock this morning,
killing James Hughes and Edward
Sanchez, fatally wounding Henry Dan?
iels and dangerously wounding Albert
Bullum The battle occurred at the
colored man's home, near Palmetta, a
town six miles south of here, and he
fought to prevent his 14-year old son
being "regulated" by the whites.
TUB CA USB OF THB TROCBLB.
Yesterday afternoon Trice's son and
the son of Town Marshal Hughes,of Pal
metto. fought, the white boy being bad?
ly beaten, Marshal Hughes was greatly
enraged, and at 3 o'clock thia morning
he and fourteen other white men went
to Trice's house to ''regulate" the col?
ored man's little boy.
The whites demanded that the boy
be sent out. Trice refused and the
whites began firing.
THAT DEADLY RBTUBN FIBK.
Trice returned the fire, his first bul?
let killing Marshal Hughes. Edward
Sanches tried to burn the house snd
was shot through the brain by Trice.
Then the whites tried to batter in the
door with a log, which resulted in
Henry Daniels getting a bullet in hia
stomach that will kill him. The regu?
lators then ran. a final bullet from
Trice's rifle striking Albert Bullum in
The whites secured re-enforcements
and returned to Trice's home at sun?
rise, vowing to burn father and ion at
the stake, but their intended victims
had fled ; only Trice's old mother waa
in the house. The old woman waa driv
en out and the house burned. Posses
with bloodhounds are chasing Trice
and the boy, and they will be lynched
Colored Man Lynched?The Swaying
New Orleans, La., May 19.?Thia
morning early pedestrians who hap?
pened to pass the court-house and jail
in St. Bernard pariah were horrified to
see swaying in the breeze ths body of
a man. The news quickly spread,and
many hundreds viewed the gruesome
spectacle. Sheriff Nunez was told, and
hastened to the scene, and at once or?
dered that the laxly be cut down, anal
took it in charge. This waa done, ana
then it was seen that the 'distorted
features, made hideous by Judge
Lynch's swift justice, were those of
Jim Dazzle alias Jim Glemly, a col?
The news reached the city last even?
ing from St. Bernard parish that a col?
ored man had attempted to assault a
white woman Sunday morning in front
of the Poydras plantation. The news
of the attempt spread through the par?
ish, and in a short while every one waa
on thc trail of the man.
The victim is a white married woman
named Mrs. Moleso. She formerly re?
sided at De la Croix Island, which is
about thirty miles below the city. A
short while ago she moved to the
Poydras plantation, along with her
family. Mrs. Moleso, accompanied by
her younger sister and child, proceed?
ed to an adjoining plantation. While
on the way they met the man and when
he got near the ladies the brute seized
Mrs Moleso, and before she could
realize what was taking place she waa
lying prostrate on the ground. The
woman screamed for aid, and waa
heard by a man in a road-cart, who,
suspecting the ladies were in trouble,
hastened to the scene, and arrived j uat
in time to seo the man escape, and
gave chase. The colored man was cap?
tured and placed in the pariah prison
of St. Bernard, which is located in
Dazzle is a stranger in St. Bernard.
He was working on appian ta tion near
the place of the crime.
A Brutal Lynching*
Pine BLurr, Abb., May 19.--The
house of Raymond Jones, a'prosper?
ous colored farmer, near Tamo, was
entered Sunday night by three white
masked White Caps, and Jones waa
shot and killed by one of them. Jonea'
wife and children by threats of vio?
lence, were forced to leave the house,
after which the dwelling was burned
with the remains. Officers were sent
from this city yesterday to track the
Mends, but have been unsuccessful ap
to this time. The cause of the out?
rage is unknown.
A New President.
At a called meeting of the stock?
holders of the Security Industrial In?
surance Co., Mr. W. I. Johnson, the
affable and successful Funeral Direc?
tor, waa elected President of the said
Association vice T. H. Lewis lately
deceased. We wish him success.
To Decorate the Pulpit.
The ladies of the 3rd Street A. M. E.
Church last week organized a Young
Ladies Circle with the express purpose
of adorning the pulpit of that sanctua?
ry every Sunday with flowers. The
young ladies constituting thia circle
are: Misses Lilian Hunley, Elnora Fry.
Nellie Barclay, Annie Ried, Nellie
Forrester,-Crump, Florence Aytea
To-morrow Rev. Gulling will preach
the memorial sermon to the Battal?
ion and the pulpit is expected to pre?
sent a magnificent seen*-.
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Virginia have credit for so
large a regular issue as is ac?
corded to the Richmond Plan?
et and the publishers of the
American Newspaper Direc?
tory will guarantee the accu?
racy of the circulation rating
accorded to this paper by a re?
ward of One Hundred Dollars
pa yable to the first person who
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