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VOL. XII. NO. 26.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, SATURDAY. JUNE 6. 1896.
TRICE, 5 CENTS.
Editor Mitchell Visits Ihcl
MARY ABERNATHY'S Fill/ T1 }
SHH W hi PS OVkR ht!
MAKABLE KHPEA1S lils
DECLARES AUNT iM A EY INNOCJ
Will Spnk from Uri Gallows
On Kinlay morning, Maj 28th, Kdi?
tor Mitchell t>r ;rni. il tl.*- I . & () trnrir
tor Lynchburg* Prof. .i E, Jones, D.
lr , w H*- ea roust* t * ihe mme ol
At Lj neb borg, lt* mel Mr. (Jeor^i*
W. Km KU of U'ciir: omi. lo v A Chis?
holm. 1> D.,ol Lied ford City, Re* P.
I". Morris, I> D., pastor of the Court
st. Baptist Church m Ly neb burs pnd
Prof. G. W 11 >iy**s, preside tri of the
The hitter took the ed it or in Iris biiK
jiy aird carried him to the Lynchburg
There be saw tin* o puty-Sergeant
Mr. ll. EC Gouldmaii. Upon being
told that the editor I esl red tO SM tile
Lunenburg prisoners, he readily grant*
cl th.* request snd led the s*s>y to the
Inside of tbe gloomy stone enelosure
Descending stone-steps, be baited
before ir eel] arid try t li^ 1 iwr111 barely
discerned th* familiar features of Sol?
omon Marable He had beard tho edi
tor's footatf p.
"Marable, have you forgotten me'
Behind thc bars at thc Richon
to Farmville, Ya.
the eel]-door, irnd drew forth hi*note
boo* and pencil and wrote down Mara
Mo's statement whieh was as follows
maraum: s story
"In the morning [June n. 1896], I
was sitting on Mr Spencer's porch 1
left there ?nd went np Ur** road, going
!o t hr* s?\\ -mill |
David .James Thompson (white) WUB j
MARY ABERNATHY AND BABE.
Poor Aunt Marv !
"No, sir" wan Ure reply. After en?
quiring es to his hearth, the editor
passed into il e other rel.
There sitting al the grated door, her
wasting child in her arms we* Aunt
Mary Abernethy. As Kditor Mitchell
spoke lo lier, she burst into a flood of
tears and gave herself np tr continued
lt wile a se> ne never to be forgotten.
Her cell was tile second one from that
of Solomon. En it vasa trunk, mat?
tress on tlie M roden llo.-r and one ehs ir
completed the furnishings of this
At ihe other end, a mellow light
shone rh.wu upon tlie dejected woman
end lier pitiful babe.
The grate 1 door sra* mad* of such a
net-work of Iron that the hand could
not br* ext oded through it to Ind her
Finally, she composed herself and
talked rationally, a-king about ber
friends iir Richmond, and wanting to
know about Pokey.
\N oi l SPOK1 N on MON.
Deputy Sergeant Ooo ld man was
deeply affected by her bereaved condi?
tion and spoke Soothing words tc her
ile. wes outspoken in btsopinion as to
her ianocenee. Said he 'Many white
people hav * been here?ladies and all
of them believe her innocent
I kirov; tire superstition of the col?
ored iace, their belief in hoodooism
and conjuring, and 1 am sure that if
this woman had killed Mrs. Pollard,
nothing could have induced lier to
shroud her "
The editor returned ter the cell of
Solomon Marable and conversed with
him relative to his condition.
"Marable, have you any statement
tomrrkeother than that you have al
ready marie?" ' No. sir.1' was the re?
sponse. "Do yon still claim the wom?
en ere innocent?" ''Yes, --ir, Vary
Abernathy is im OCent. She lorri noth?
ing to do with it and I hope you will
do all you can for her*.
After consulietion with Mr. Oonld
msfl, editor Mitchell told him that he
wanted to takedown Solomon Mara
Irle's statement as made now rind com?
pare it with what he had previously
stat**d when he Rta virtually at death'*
door. Marable did not hear this state?
ment made and the edit"!'
standing on the Bide of the fence on
Ihe public road, with hia hand leaning
on the side of the fence. I continued
walking up tin* road ami said. 'Good
morning. Mr Thompson He said
Where are yoa going?1 I said, 'going to
the saw mill ' He said. 'No. damn you,
you've got togo with me, and he drew
his pistol and said. Damn it. come up
with which lie was plowiog i
[ Drawn by Kditor Ititi
*>de of me." I went up beside him.
We went down side of a fence and
went up a lane, and went, to an old
house saved in beside the apring
T1IK PI.ACK THKT STAYKO.
We stayed there and he told me,
"You watch and see if you see any?
one " We stayed there
Mr. Pollard'* bell rang directly after
we got there I don't know what it
We stayed there. 1 don't know how
jong. After a while I saw Aunt Mary
Bernes come to the spring. I said,
?? Yonder is kent Mary Barnes now."
Ile say-, 'where is she going?" I
s kid, I don't know She has a bucket on
1 er nini Ile says, "You see any one
else'."' I said, ''no sir."
We sat there *i good while afterwards
and I hear I some one talking to a
horse saving, "Oome up!" And he
If aid, "Do you gee anyhod)?" and 1
I sahl, "im sir "
POST-c rFFICE AT CHASE CITY,
where Marable says Le mailed the letter to himself at Finney
wood, according to instructions of D.J. Thompson,
iwn hy Editor Mitchel] from photograph.J
md Jail before he was removed
I sat there about an hour just guess?
ing at it.
r-LANNlNO TUB ML'HDBB.
He got up then and said. '"(Jet up
and come on." And we got up and
went up the spring-hill He say*, "I
am going to make a noise and 1 am go?
ing lo neleh them, when they come
He made no distinguishing as to
i said, Mr Thompson, 1 don't carr*
to have anything to do with them
folks. They aint done ant bing to me
and I nothing to t bern.
Ile says. "God damn it. that r.int
what I tod you to do, and damn if it,
you don't do ns 1 told TOO to do, I'll
shoot your damn Jieurl olT.
I went orr up there with him. When
I got up lhere, he repeated the same
words over again
He went up to the house. Ile marie
a BOt?e el tlie door arni just as he made
a noise at tile door and turned the
corner of the house. Mrs. Pollard eam<'
s sw THK" SHADOW.
She saw his shadow ms he turned the
Corner of the house ar.d she wallon!
backwards as she looked at the shad?
She walked backwards upon n
anding in the spring-path, and
as she walked backward I cauglit lier
by the hands He ean;e back around
there and walked up to her and said,
"lio y<4ii know me'' and she said, "you
an* a white man."
She started to say something end rec?
ognized him. and hi* cut her off and
laid, "HOW fong had Mr. Dullard been
1 do not remember whether she said
before 12 o'clock or after DJ. He says
"1 QO*ne to kill Mr. Pollard and 1 can't
gel a chance to kill him so I'll kill
THK TKRRlrit.K MURDBS,
Hr* picked up the axe and drew
bee . and when he drew buck 1
turned her brose and he said, " w here
in tire hell are you going?" I said, "I
am not going any where, and he struck
her with the helve nf the axe three
gghen his wife was onirclered.
theil from photograph.]
times, and then he took the eye of the
axe and hit her 1 don't know how
many time- he hit her with it.
When he got through hitting her, he
said to me, "Where in the hell are you
going?" I said I am going heme. He
said, "No, you aint, you've got to go
with me, I've got a little more falk for
He caught me by my arm and car?
ried me on into the house with him.
When he got into the house, he reach?
ed in something high and got some?
thing out of it and reached on alow
something and reached with his right
hand and got something and put it in
hrs right pocket.
KoiiRiNo tub nonce.
Then lie reached in there with hit
left hand and pulhd out some paper
money I don't know liow much ii
was He put it in bi* pocket. We wein
OUt and J:e took me to the forks of the
road that lead* to lUirnsgate.
He handed me two p*ee**S of paper
money. I did not know what if was
until I girt to th ase, City. He told mr
to take it to (base ( ity and spend it
and not spend it at any of the little
stores around there, but spend somt
of it end here enough to register tht
letter back in my own name
Name yourself something else BIMI
register it back (rr Finney wood Ht
said, if you get caught, you put Marj
Abernathy, Pokey Barries, ard Marj
Harries in it, and if I didn't, he'd kil
nie on the n**xt sight.
WU KKK UK 1*1 IT HIM.
I left him standing at Ihe forks0
the road and I went home 1 stayer
nt home all night.
I left home Saturday morning at
hour and a half of sun as near as i eel
come et it I didn't have arry time
piece. I went to Chase City to a lady':
restaurant, Mrs. Wooten, and bough
a fifty-cent lunch. I sat down then
and ate it When I got through eat?
ing, I pulled out a paper bill and hand
erl it tn her. 1 didn't know what ii
wa* and she sent her girl out and hac
The girl went out, had it changed
and brought it back and counted it oul
lo mr* 1 had only fifty-cents besidei
tlie Otho money. I left there anr
went down to Mr. Clark's store. J
Taken outside of the jail at Farmville, Ya.
bought Some things and I got him to
write a letter for me and he did it.
now hb trill the HOMY.
I put two piecer of papr*r money in
it that I had gotten in change. A* I
wns going on there, I took out one
piece of thc paper money. I dont
know what itwas and left the :f.r>.<>0
I went to the posl-ollice and handed
(rim lifty cents to register it and be
gave mr* change.
Then I caine imi-K utivrn lhere i'? Mr
(/lark's, and I bought several things.
I bought a suit of Clothe*.
And then I left there and went home.
1 In-! the twenty dollar note with a
pocket-knife anil a handkerchief. I
The next word she said, "You'd bet?
ter send we all and you *tay here.
They might br* hard on you."
I said, lix the children and let's go.
Dil carry yirri part the way and I'll
I told her we will walk aa far a*
Chase City and we would take the
train there. I was going a* far a* Sou?
dan and 1 was going to take the train
and come back.
She fixed the children and said.
"Don't yuri want no breakfast ?:: I
said. I'll make out until I get back.
WENT TO rilABB CITY.
We took the cliildran to Chase City
and got a sixty-cent lunch at the same
THK ROAD FENCE, ?
About the spot where Marable said he met David James]
[Drawn by Editor Mitchell from photograph]
never saw it any more.
WANTED A8 A WITNESS
And I went home When 1 gut
Lhere,my wife said, "Somebody been
here looking for you as a witness.They
liave summoned you for Mrs. Pollard's
death." She said, "They liked to scar?
ed me to death."
I said, Tisn't while to summon me,
I don't know nothing about it. 1 ain't
done anything to anybody. I went
I nick over to Finney wood and then*
wasn't anybody at the store, and 1
riime back home. And I stayed there Un?
balance of the evening until just shout
sun-down. Aunt Vary Baines' two
Kiri* came by there and I heard some
.vhite people say they wer ? going to
white-cap people all around there and
my wife got scared and said she wasn't
going to stay there.
She was going to Sd Nuttall's. lie
ii her Uncle. She asked me was I go?
ing to stay ther* I said, yes. I was
going to stay there. I hadn't dom*
anything to anybody
She commenced to crying and said,
'No, don't stay there, and I hope ber
carry the children over to Kd Nuttall's
and 1 told her I was going to stay there
just to satisfy lier. ?
1IEAK1* THE PEOPLE.
I came back and stayed there until
it got dark and 1 heard a lot of people
come riding up there on horses and 1
got my clothes out and left there just
before they got to the house and I
restauranti (Mrs Wooten's).
Slie was coming on down the rail?
road and had passed where 1 told her
to stop at. Just as I started down the
road, I saw a crowd of men, coming
There wore roople standing all
around anil they were hollowing,
" Halt!" 1 didn't I now who they were
talking to. They kept hollowing'halt'
and 1 -topped to look to see who they
were talking to.
TUE m:l,I,ET PASSED OVHK
One of thr* men shot at me. The ball
1 over my head. 1 started out
anil ran and as I passed my wife, I
threw her ($2 00) two dollar*. I ran
on a little further and she said some?
thing to me, but I said nothing to her.
I ran a little further and dropped the
eatings down. I kept on. Iran down
the railroad and turned out. That
night I went to an old gentleman's
house, and stayed there all night
The next morning, I stayed out. I
remained in the public road all night,
and on the railroad.
Then on Tuesday morning, I went to
Ken Daniels and he wasn't there and
irl asked me in there.
1 stayed until he came and took
breakfast with him. I left there and
went to Five Forks to come back home.
TUK CROWD AKRKSTKD HIM.
When I got there a crowd of men ar?
rested me and as I wa* coming back a
whole crowd got together, and Lucius
Showing door through which Mrs. Pollard came, wheo Mar?
able caught her.
[Drawn by^Editor Mitchell from photograph.]
inilled off my every day clothe* and
put 00 riv clean one* ard laid my over
fi'iuls down by the side of a log. so rh nt
I mrght get them the next morning
There was no blood on the over?
hauls or coat, only turpentine, which 1
got on them at the saw-mill.
Then I took my rvery-day coat for
In put around me to keep me from get?
ting wet and sat tinder the fcfeherrin
Creek Trestle all night. 1 fell si
and my coat dropped down, and I
away, forgetting it.
- Win AWAY.
When I got to my house, that Sun- j
dsy morning, my wife was there.
When I got there, I said. Babe, don't
you want to gi home to-day and she
said, ' I want to go home. Von have
been promising to send meJiome long
onough to send me home, Al yo
do as you like about it." ?
I'ettus (h-ilf brother to David James
Thompson) rode up rind asked if they
had bim He said, " He's not the man."
I can tell by looking in his face and tell
le* is not the one.
They carrie'l me to Chase City and
reated th* re 1 rode behind Mr. Durell
Gregory and another man on another
ield the i
When I got to Chase City they brought
my dinner. Vr I.neius I'ettus sa'd he
brought it While I ? as sitting dowr
they put me in charge of a settled gen
tleman and Mr. Lucius Pottus.
MR. I'KTTI S' \N\IBTY.
Mr. I'ettus tried to get him to go om
and leave me in there alone with him
When we left these, we went by Fin
neywood and got the letter. It wai
When they g.rt near Mr. Pollard, Mr
I'ettus said that if 1 didn't make a eon
In the iron eage at Farmville, Ya.
fession that Mary Abernathy and Pok?
ey Barnes and Mary Barnes were in it,
he didn't know whether I would ever
live to get to Mr Pollard's.
I told it before I got there When 1
got there' they had the trial and I told
them the same that I told Pettus They
carried us from Mr. Pollard's to Lun?
enburg by traveling all night.
They took us from there to Peters- j
? lt AT I sup a w ??>.-???
1 shall make this statement from the
gallows If it hadn't been for David
James Thompson, I would be a free |
man today. I didn't know anything
about thes^ people. Th* y look' d as
poor as 1 dirl
This ended Solomon Marable'n state?
ment Kor more than an hour Editor
Mitchell had been taking it down, and
from time to timi* the wails and la?
mentations of poor Mary Abernathy
were hoard in the cell while tlc kind?
hearted deputy-sergeant vainly tried
to make less her misery and soothe
her in the moments of her untold suf?
Mumble was deeply affected. Tall,
gaunt, mournful looking, he enquired
as trr when Uiey would come for him
to carry him to the place of execut icu.
When told that July, the Isl would !>?<
the date of his removal anil Inly 3rd,
tb't of his execution, there was no
change in bis countenance.
Sad to the point of misery, solemn
to the extent of ?mourning this man
stood talking to the editor. \nd yet
Mary Abernathy's fate seemed to con?
cern him more than his own.
Editor Mitchell left $.rr (K) with the
deputy for Aunt Mary, bid adieu to
both and was soon breathing the air on
A l'OMTK OFFICIAL.
Later, he had an extended talk with
City Sergeant Samuel Johnson, who is
respected by all classes regard less of
race or color.
He i* a remarkable character. Blunt,
square, straight forward, witl. a milita
Wholesale Bobbery?Republican* Counted
Out-Oantest to Be Made*
The election in.Tackson Ward.Thurs
lay. May 28th, 1SSW, marked a new era
in the history of this section so far as
i city election wa* concerned.
The polls were not opened until long
liter sunrise anu long lines or colored
men waited in order to cast their bal?
lots for the regular Bepublieen ticket.
The Democrats had sent out challen?
gers, and every colored man's VOSS wei
-OWtested. It took from eighteen to
twenty minutes for c ne person to vote.
Gray-headed men were asked all
kinds of questions to delay time, and
in many instances, the judges refused
to vote colorer! men on their oaths
I rr the M Precinl, registrar Smith
? urprist d even those whr knew him
aJderman Balun protested ag
tin* fa lure lo use the four booths The
judges took three of them il nm, ami
the chalhnger, St. (ti mend
-ontlnned his obstroetivr
Colored mm went to the polls before
ranrise and si rod in line until sun
lown, and at close long lines of them
leen i tend ins vainly endear* ring
Ul register t heir will at th;* ba I lol
Despite ell of th ii the majoritj foi
the regular Republican tie tt was
150 ballots were thrown Ott! upon
technicalities, in ihe Sd Precinct.
The Democratic candidate had a
majority of only 109 This being tin
number thei lt we* finally decided t< ?
give liini. J W. Madison, a colored
Sarpenter, was put up for Mayor. TJiis
was a scheme to arouse the Democrat*
and bring out the white vote, lt elsoJ
caused the Democratic < ity Commit-]
ter* to appropriate a large sum of
money and place white challengers to
insult and retard the colored voters.
The independent ticket furnish?*d an
excuse. Janies ll. Hayes and E. J.
Cook wen* patrons of the straight
black ticket. Alderman John Mitt h
THE OLD SAW MILL.
The place where Marable worked, and to which he was going
when he met D. J. Thompson.
[Drawn by Editor Mitchell from photograph.]
ry bearing and an assurance that he ?
will do his whole duty, it is not at all ,
surprising that he has such a hold up- j
on the masses. And yet he is kind- j
hearted to the point of woman tender- (
Editor Mitchell went in to see Aunt
Mary again. She was more composed j j
and showed him the letters she had
received. She wanted to give the
editor two counterpanes a* an humble
token of her appreciation He could
not take them then as he was to at?
tend thc exercises at the Virginia
Seminary that night.
The main portions of the jail is 75
years old and is said to be one of the
safest in the United States.
The cells in which the Lunenburg
prisoners are confined are Steel-lined.
Editor Mitchell left at midnight for
-m ? m
Y. M. G. A.
Rev. K. O. Johnson will explain the
Sunday School Lesson to-day, 5:30 P. i
M All are welcome.
Meeting in the jail Sunday li A. M
Master Clifton Cabel will conduct
the boys' meeting Sunday 4 P. M
Mothers help us to save your boys. .
Every man in our city is invited
the True Reformers' Hall. Sunday ft-K)
P. M., Bharp to hear a special adit
by Brother D. W. Davis Dire tor 0. I
C Williams has arrnnged special mu?
sic. Free to all men.
The Blues are planning to eat crack?
ers and cheese at the close of the con?
test while the orange will enjoy cream
Do You want to Borrow Money? ,
Do you want to borrow moue*, ? If
so ,-all on WEST-END REAL ESTATE
COMPANY, No. 221 W. Brood st.
Money loaned rm real and personal
property, rents collected, liouses built
on eeey monthly payments. Money
advanced on rents.
A Colored Congressman
The House of Representatives seated
Hon George Murray, tire colored con?
testant from the First South Carolina
District, There was vociferous ap?
plause as he niarehr*d to the bar of the
House to have administered to him the
ath of otlice.
ill, Jr., against his will and protest
va* placed at the head of it. Mr
EJahen's* white friends saw this and as
;he Democrat* had nominated only
me person for the Board of Aldermen
proceeded to vote for him.
The regular ticket was composed as
follows: Board of Aldermen, John
.ritchell, Jr ; James Bahen. Common
ouncil: Benjamin .Jackson, William
B Smith, J. lt. Cirillin, Morton Deane.
Mordecai T. Page. Justices of the
Peace : R Alexander Christian, Henry
C. Hunter, Benjamin Scott.
The bogus ticket was as follows:
Board of Aldermen : Armstead Walker.
Common Council: J. W. farter, Alex,
(raines, Royal White, A. P. Quartos,
J G. Smith.
The Democratic ticket was compos?
ed as follows: Board of Aldermen:
James I. Smith ; Common Council :?
Charles R. Noble*. G. K. Pollock, W.
tl, W, W Walke, M F. Whalen
Justicei of the Peace:?John A. Carey
Jr .Charles Keppler, G. F Molintz.
The Democratic ticket was counted
in. The highest manon the straighl
black ticket received only 68 votes
This was a falling oil' of over 40 pei
cent from the vote of two years nero.
Alumni Day at tho Virginia Seminary
Alumni reunion OCCUrreJ Thursday
28th ult The spectator desires to sa]
a word in refer.-r.ee to tl is very inter
est ing gather.ng
Of th* many strangers Who gleed
the audience with their presence, noni
more he.rCly welcomed thai
Mrs. Fannie Murray, of your city. Sin
seemingly enjoy, d toe program fron
start to finish and well she might, fo
it hrisiled with interest, being fillef
with thoughtful productions, splendid
ly delivered. That Bra, characteristic
of Virginia Seminary's student am
that earnestness which is always ai
table ingredient indiseouhewo
ja prominent feature.
The President,Mr. George E Moon
delivered a most eloquent and towel
1 ing add ress which WSJ t he key i.
those who were to follow him.
All eyes centered upon Mr. Wm fl
Bank*, of Chatham, Va. He gradna
ed in a very brainy class and was tl
leader of that class. Much was e:
i of him aird when his turn came
to apeak, he wa- 1 with rounds
of applause. Mr Banks re'!
great credit upon himself anil honor
upon his alma mater He sp.rkn on
bjeet : "H ow t>r Succeed rn life "
grmled it a* a powerful portray?
al of the v which one must
reach the I round of the ladder
thei Mr Banks' lib -i oneofk
student si* av ins tho institu?
tion This wa* ld. not only in
the .lOmnl meeting of the af I ???
but in the evening when h ? m i
uporr to respond toa tons', he display?
ed an sound ano* "f wit mingli d with
eloquence and original thought
Mr. W. T. Watkins delivered an able
Lecture, Lecture, Lecture-! A Tribute
to Jobu Brown's Memory.
Mrs. T. ll. Lyles, National
of John Brown M rr , ation
is in the city f deliv?
ering - -f lectures orr the Life,
Character and Great Deed* of John
Brown n his?
T. H. Lyles haili from St Paul.
Minn., and has travoled extensively in
the interest of the said Association
end is meeting with The ob?
it ion is lo erect au
Orphan Hom** and Training S
somewhere in Un* South or District of
\3fB^k^m\\mX ? - ' "
i-a HM III " ^g-. . ;^ ?flWL
JUSTICE HUGHES' OFFICE AT CHASE CITY.
Where Marable gazed smilingly down upon 300 armed men
anxious to take his life.
Prawn b\ Kdit'rr Mitchell from photograph.]
address in the afternoon ajt did also
Miss Lelia Minni*, Mr. Thoma* Ander?
son and ol hr*;
The debate was one long tobe re-j
membered. The lubieot disc
was: "Resolved that 111? - snanctment
of Ihe Virginia legislature in regard
IO the new system of voting is uncon?
stitutional " The question was affirm?
ed by Miss Elmira Hawkins and Mr.
Thomas Hebron; denied by Mis*
tie Hilbert and Mr. J Royall Pride, i
Tlie absence of Mr. Hebron *
ed a te in the person'of Mr. I
Thornes H. White
Thi* ever \ .??:!- a com?
plete - every detail The chap
el was immediately ole ro'1 of it* Beat?
ing, l?rng tables were stretched from
nd t > the other in three rows.
were ladened tn! I br
with the luxuries of the season. The
band w | upon the rostrum,
iii-.coursing *tb? latest and -
Columbia, be erected in
-tate contributing the largest
amount of money.
Mrs Lyles is an extemporaneous
speaker of great power as can be
shown by testimonials' from some of
the leading Journals of the south. Bbc
i a composer df music end two
piece- of her compoeitioo will be sung
during her entertainments liere. Tho
t:Ue- of which are vi/.: John Brown,
the Hero of Harpers Firry; and
Wrecked hy the Wine Glass, Lost after
Some <rf Richmond'? musical liehts
will assist, among whom is Mrs. Mil?
dred A Croll Mr. W. H. liicliardson
of Duluth, Minn . will sing a solo.
The lecture will t:rke place ut the
Baptist Churrh Monday night.
? lune K; Third \. M. K. Church-,
lay night, June 9
lt id hoped that large audiences
SOLOMON MARABLE'S CORN HOUSE.
Where he said he hid.
[Drawn bj Kditor Mitchell from photograph.;
music, while the guest were assembling
they marched to the music of the band
and seated themselves around the
festal boord. The room was cn
and the highest anticipation of the
crowd were al least approximated io
the greetings and exchanging of greet
u general, which they enjoyed.
Having fared sumptuously the toast
master celled the house to order.
Speech making was indu'ged in for
some considerable time. Dr. ll. ll.
Mitchell, President of the Virginia
'?aptist State Convention, spoke tue
most encouraging Words for the future
of Virginia Sem nary. Kev J. M.
Young. A. M., made a most delightful
speech in which he encouraged the
Students to go forward, laying a broad
and rleep foundation?let them build
for eternity and if they build upon the
aolid rock, character, they can not
Thus ended one of thc most delight?
ful days in Un* history of Virginia
Seminary?the reassembling of about
?sixty of its old graduate, going forth
again, reimbued with the spirit of love
and devotion for their alma mater and
with the settled purpose to demand for
lier in nil parts of the State, whet She
justly won and she justly doser1
The Lord will bless Virginia Semina?
The services at the churches in this
section on lest Sabbath were good.
Rev. Mr. Patterson of the Seminary
preached a very enthusiastic sermon
at the Hising Mt Zion Baptist Church
in thc afternoon.
Next Sabbath morning Rev. Archer
Ferguson will baptize. In the after?
noon, he will administer the Lord's
The Sunday School Union will con?
vene at the Rising Mt.. Zion Baptist
Church next Sunday at 3:30 P. M.
Mrs. Annie Boyd and her little
daughter, Cnppie left for New York
City last week.
Mr. Leonard Smith, one of the wor?
thy members of the Rising Mt Zion
Baptist ('burch is sick at present writ?
ing. We hope him a speedy recovery
will greet her. Admission, free and
within the reach of all. Tome and
hring a friend.
Rev- H. Powell to Be Installed June 7th
Installation will take place Sunday
lune 7th at the "nh Bap.tist Church
when Rev. H. Powell of Portsmouth
Ve., will be duly introduced into the
?ate charge of the Church.
Ile* following eminent divine
conduct services aJid preach soi tabb
to the occasion. At 11:90, Bet '. M*
Arm*toad, D. D.,of Portsmouth, Vs.;
at 3:80, Ber. U . F. Craham ; at
B 'V A. S Thomas.
.luring the week : Jun*
Rev Evans Payne at8:80. Juneu.h,
rr.-D. !>.. at 8:80. June
Kev. .lames ll Holmes at 8:30.
>el*ct music for Bath service. The
choirs of the resident pastors arc in?
The church is greatly in need of
money, being considerably behind in
their indebtedness on the new build?
ing. We earnestly and prayerfully ap?
peal lo the sister churches ami friends
generally to come and aid us to raise
M than ($5tX).) live hundred dol?
lars during these services Our work?
ing membership is small; the indebt
- comparatively great. We hope
to see the church crowded at each ser?
vice, and healthy collections to pay on
our new building.
Yours for the advancement of the
cause of Christ and B>tfa Rapt. Church,
Deacon! Robert H. Ferguson, (let).
W. Moore; Licentiate* Ml. B. HuclcOS,
Richard H. Ross; Trustee, Wm. H.
Want a Privilege Granted.
With your kind permission I shall
begin a series of articles on Life, Char
snd doings of Drunken Jim,
Mick Jim, Jumping John, Jail-bird
Randolph, Running Peter, Bar-room
Eddie and others. No X ray is needed.
Ordinary lamp-light will do and the
public will be benefitted by the erpo
sure of t he hypocrites.
ED, NTTTAU/S CABIN.
I Thc place to which Marable carried his wife ami children to
[spend thc Dight,
awn bj Editor Mitchell from photograph.]