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VOL. XIII. NO. 35.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, AUGUST lo. 1896.
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AUNT MARY'S TRIAL.
Judge Coleman To Say.
MR POLLARD S DEATH
Mary Barnes' Condition
WU Al THE OLD MAN
ruo UGH 7.
77.r> Alibi As Proven.?Mare
Mary Abernathy continues to while
away her dreary moments an best she*
can within the gloomy confines of the
Lynchburg jail. During the past two
months her child haa tieen taken out -
aide anel cared feir, being brought back
to her at night. It is thriving.
The cane will come before Judge
Samuel K. Coleman at Farmville, Va.,
during tho month of Septe'inber and
after reviewing the record of the leiwer
ceiurt. he will de*e?ide whethe*r or not
the errors cite'el are* of sufficient im?
portance te> justify a reversal of the
a RivF.Rsit, axraeptao
It is confidently asserteel that upon
the bremel ground that the verdict of
the jury was contrary to law anei evi?
dence he would be* justified in setting
The rulihr eif the court that the re?
ply of Mary Abernathy to the charge
? if H. C. ("regory that she knew wlu?re
th? memcy was is also con**ide>re?<l to be
a vital error. The reply sheiulel have
His honor, Judge Crute will not
complain if the higher court should
grant a ne*w trial ui>on this or any
THE KFKKCT OK HIS DEATH.
With Old Man Pollard alive, ne* legal
conviction eif Aunt Mary could stand.
With him in his grave, a trial of her
would he a farce
That the people eif Lunenburg made
a mistake, hece>.ues all the more ap?
parent us the days pass away. They
were blinded by prejudice, deaf lo
reason, and to have hanged the three*
innocent weimen would have baan a
crime akin tei tin* one pe*r*ietrateel up?
on the unfortunate- Mrs. Pollard.
mr. roi.i.Ann's oi>inion,
lt 'is strange, but true that all
through this trying case* Mr. Pollarel's
?solicitude was about his money rather
than about his wife.
No one will ever know what he said
on hie death-bed He believed a white,
man was concerned! in the monler and
did not fail tei say so The detective
aent tei the county repeirts this, and
after the- ease* ii? over, the inside facts
will be given tei the public.
elVKK AT THK "WHITE HOUSE"
Mary Barnes is as yet in the Virginia
penitentiary. \\'he>n Mary Abernathy's
case* is eneled, an application will lie
made for he*r Bardon.
Old Man Pollard established an alibi
for her. She was in the Held working
with him when the* murder ia alleged
to have been ceimmitted. That she
should neiw be in tlie penitentiary,
having served nearly a year is a strik?
ing exampleof the injustice to which
ahe hat been subjected.
8llKWOUI.il RAVI BEEN LYNCHED.
Had the application for a new trial
remained and been granted as it after?
wards was, she woulel have been carri?
ed back tei the jail at Lunenburg C H.,
where within twenty-four hours after
her arrival, ehe would have, in
all probability l>een swinging fre>m a
tree, and her beniy perforated with
For this reason, it waa preaumi'd to
D6 saf<*T to have her remain where she
was, de'pend upon the mercy of the*
Governor and make the fight on the*
cases of the other two women.
MR. WISE'S OPINION.
Hon, George D. Wige was regretting
the other day that this course had been
necessary, and was contemplating a
legal move which has heretei fore tie*en
unheard eif and would create as much
surprise as many of the others wnich
have astountled the legal luminaries of
The able counsel have fought long
and well. Te) them as much as to any
one is due the saving of the lives ol
the prisoners anel the weary months
have carried with them toil and anxie?
ty, labor and pain in the effort to vin?
dicate the law in the cases of three
helpless, inmveent women, of darkei
hue but entitled to all *>f the protec?
tion of our laws.
BRYAN EVADES THE RAGE QUES?
I By Afro-American Associated Press
New York, August H.--From the fol?
lowing letter fremi the be?y wonder ol
tlie Platt it 8ee*m9 that he is not anx?
ious to commit himself on the Lace
question. The ceirre'gponelence is self
Eastern Okfioe Afro
Amikh'an Associated Press,
New Veirk, July 88, 1896.
Wm. J. Bryan, Baa .
Sir:?As you are a candidate fo:
popular favor we are desirous of pi ac
ing before the Negroes of the coon tr;
your position in regard to the eejOalit;
of citizenship in all portion of thi
l>o you think the Negroes in thi
Seuithern States should hare the sairn
rights as the white people ?
00 you cemdemn lynching in th
Do you think the separate car out
rage as practiced-in Louisiana is just
Ten million colored people will b
interesteel in your reply.
Phil. H. Brown,
me " General Managei
Lincoln, Neb., August 4, '96.
Pun.. II. Bsown,
New Yeirk City,
Dear **"ir:?Your pertinen
inquiries e>f July2Hth are be-fore mc
Yeiur intelligence teaches yeiu that th
race e-uesttnn is a se*ctie>nal issue an
that there is a wiele dilTereiwe bet w ne
the northern Negress and theise* wh
dwell in the south.
1 abhor lynching as I do all la
ness and especially the atrocie>us
crimes that bring about the popular
upheavals called limbs
The right to enact laws in the indi?
vidual states which are upheld as con
stitutional by the* Supreme t emrt I
consider entirely within the province
and discretion of the section concern?
Helping this is explicit, I am respect?
\V. J. Bryan.
These b'tters were circulated among
the politicians to-day, and they creat
ed quite a stir in circles of both par?
ties. Me'mbers of the Democratic
Committee now in the city could hard?
ly believe their own eye*.. Several
southerners loeiked upon Mr. Bryan's
letter as a conservative indorsement
of the cemdition of affairs existing in
the South, while the northern Demo?
crats whom the reporter met were
unanimous in the decision that tlie
yening orator had been guilty of anoth?
er error of judgement The Republi?
can managers will use a fae-aitmle eif
the* le'tter as a campaign documemt.
A Negro Press Agent.
(Ry Afro-American Associated Press )
Nkw York, August 8?J. J. Bell,
formerly of the Record and pension
Division eif the War Department in
Washington, has assumed charge of
the press bureau of the McKinley Re?
publican League of the* state of New
York. The> peisition pays %0 per day.
Mr. Bell is a bright young coleired
man and came originally fn?m Geor?
gia. He left the War Department
about three years ago and has since
hee'n a resident of New York.
Will M. Cook Discharged.
(By Afro-American Associated Pres.)
New Yore, Aug. 8?Will M. Coeik,
a young Washingtonian, who was re?
cently appointed Race Inspector un?
der the new state law was discharged
this week, due to the over zealousness
of wnniM i?f titi* !?w>i?l iir(riiiiiviiliiin ivh.t
were envious of his suco'
A Negro orjthe Advisor.*, Committee of
(By Afro-American Associated Press.)
Nnw YeiRK, Aug. B.?lt is under
siemd to-day thal the* National organi?
zation will have a colored man on its
\dvisory Committee. Mr. (."bria. Per?
ry, of Philadelphia, publisher and enii
teir of the "Tribune," is prominently
mentioned in this convection Mr.
Perry came to this city some time ago
anel had a very signilicent interview
with Mr. Hanna and Senator e.'iiay.
Bryan after Negro Spell-binders.
(Ry Afro*American Associate*d I';
Niw York, Aug. 8.?At the De*mo
cratic headquarters to-day Mr. St.
John said that an especial elTeirt will
be made tei influence* the Negro veiters
Lo the principles of free silver and
that special inducements will be held
out to secure colored orators. Judge
Matthews, eif Albany, who was recent?
ly e'lecteel to the Recorde*rship eif tluat
city, will take tha stump for Bryan.
Janies A. Hos Sw who is now publishing
a free silver pkper in Buffalo, Charles
E. Brown, the Tammany gentleman, of
this city, and Robert McIntyre will al?
so go on the stump.
Y. M. 0. A- NOTES
Last Sunday was a very hot day yet
the* young men showed that they are
thoroughly interested in the work
ol the Lord.
General Secretary S. C. Burrell
preached at the tith Mount Zion last
Sunday ll a mat the request of the
pastor, Rev. John Jasper. Text, Matt
28:19-_*0?' Our Lord's Great Commis?
sion." A large audience was present.
The general cemdition of our city
preimpted our Secretary to present
this thought with the assistance of
Ailpm last Sunday the character
of Isaac was presented the boys They
enjoyed the hour and when dismissed
said that they had another good
thought upon which to think. Our
boys need tei have* their minds crowded
with good things so that the evil might
be kept eiut.
The heat did not keep the men from
their meeting. Last Sunday at 5:30
p m the meeting was opened. Broth it
B. W. Brown led. His remarks on the
subject, "Walking," were very in?
structive. Others followed. The men's
chorus under director, C. C. Williams,
assisted by Master Clifton Cabbell is
helping to add new interest to the
meeting?continue young men.
Come and spend a profitable hour
with us Ui-day 5:30 p m Reveitd R. O
johnson will explain the* Sunday
school lesson. You should not miss
this opportunity, come.
At ll am Sunday meeting in the
jail Give us your prayers.
Parents send your boys to the boy's
meeting, Sunday at 4 p m at our room.
Brother E. H. Allen will lead the
men's meeting Sunday at 5:30 pm
subject, "Racing" at True Reformers'
Hall. The men's chorus will sing.
Free* tei all men.
The men will have a rally on the
1st Sunday of September. Special
White Men Kill the Oolored Ones
Texarkana, Ark , Aug. 9.?There
has been a fierce fight in Polk County,
and as a result of the first battle, three
colored mon are dead, eight wounded
and many have been run out of the
county by the whites. Several colore*d
men have passed throogh this place,
who were forced to leave the county
and they bring news of a pretty bad
condition of affairs.
The trouble is between white and
black laborers employed on the grad?
ing works of the Kansas City, Pitts?
burg and Gulf Railway, near Horatial,
Ark. The white laborers are deter?
mined that the colored men shall not
work on the road, and are being back?
ed un by the citizens of the county,
who have armed themselves for the
purpose of running the colored men
Thursday night, a lot of whites com?
posed of Italians, Sweele*s anel Hunga?
rian laliorers, together with a number
of natives, made a raid on the camp oe
cupied by the colored laborers and
three ol the latter were killed outright,
several others weiuneleel and a number
have lied to the interior. The names
of the killed are not known. Several
of the leaders of the raiel haye been
HIE LAWS DECREE.
iarry Chapman Hanged
at Culpeper, Va,
[IK KILLED A MAN
Showed No Fear?Bade All
["HE ROPE WHICH WAS USED ON
Cri.PKt'KR, Va. August 7 ?At exact
y thirty-seven minutes past IO e>'clock
his morning Harry Chapman (cohir
'd). the murderer of Henry Pendleton
alsei colored), paid the penalty eif his
irime on the* gallows. The> procession
o the scaffold moved through the rear
loorofthe jail, and ente*red the exe?
rtion enclosure by a siele door tei
ivoid the curious gaze* of the crowd
hat lined the court yard and jail
ence. This crowd numbered not less
han 800, and was kept back by a de
ail of militia.
REV. JONES OFFICIALS.
The prisoner was accompanied te
he scaffolel by the' Re?v. Robert Jones,
tis spiritual aelviser, who has been
erith tbe prisoner almost constantly
or the last two weeks, anel six other
solored minister-s. The steps leading
o the gallows numbereel thirteen, and
ip these Chapman walkenl with a firm
read, and knelt in prayer Rev. Re>b
?rt Jones, in the name eif the doomed
nan. spoke a few words.
Chapman then stepped forward, and
clearly and distinctly, except for a
dight, natural itnpeeliment in bis
speech, bade* everybody a farewell
THE NOOSE AOJrSTEO.
The noose was then adjusted by Dep
ltv-Sheriff Jami's H .lucid, whn. *??
ei steel by his 16-year-old son, had
jharge eif the execution, the trap was
juickly sprung, anel the doomed man
shot down through the opening He
never moved a muscle, and at ll :09
Ihe jail physician, Dr. Koltert S. Lewis,
pronounced him dead On examina?
tion it was found that Chapman's neck
had lieen broken in the fall. The reipe
use'd in the execution was the same
that had been useel upon tarara! simi?
lar occasions, tbe last, time -..hen Solo?
mon Marable was hanged in Farmville
un July 3d. It was loan eil to Sheriff
Pulliam by Sheriff Overby of Pittsyl
HISTORY OF THK CRIMK.
The crime for which Chapman paid
the penalty on the gallows this morn?
ing was the killing of Henry Pentile
ton at Rixe-yville last September, and
the trouble was abemt Chapman's
mother. Ile saw Pendleton at Rixey
ville, and determined tei have his life.
He borrowed an old musket from his
brother-in-law. and hid in a path that
he thought, Pendleton would cross on
his way home. Fate directed Pendle?
ton's steps in anothe>r direction, anel
Chapman missed his prey. He then
went u> Penelleton's house, where he
saw his victim gathering a basket of
chips for the' morning fire, for Pendle
ton lived alone. Chapman, stand ng
in the shadow, waited until the moon
cast its full light upon his victim, lie
then deliberately shot his head off.
He cut Pendleton's pockets open to
rob him, but changed his mind, and
simply stole* a pair cf pants >,ff the
line. Ile was at once suspected and
THS CONFESSION OF QUILT.
He confessed the foregoing fae-ts and
trie'ii to implicate his brother-in-law,
Henry Settle, in the crime, claiming
that Settle urged and influenced him
tei commit the dt^ed, loaded the gun
and gave it to bim for the purpose of
killing Pendleton. Settle was arrest?
ed, but it was impossible to get proof
of his being an accessory, and lie was
Chapman was tried twice in the
County Court, and he was both times
promptly sentenced to dsath. His
white friends worked hard feir commu?
tation, but without avail. About
twenty-five persons were at the execu?
tion. Among them were John F. Law
ter, Sergeant of Norfolk, and William
Reisser, Sheriff eif Page county. Chap?
man had a written statement this
morning which is simply a repetition
of the facts already stated.
The vast crowel in town was aug?
mented by a train-load of coloreei ex?
cursionists, who had come from Wash?
ington on a pleasure trip.
Despite the absence of Supt. Whit?
ing, the exercises of the Rising Mt.
Zion Baptist Sunday School were well
conducted under the auspices of t?he
chorister. L. R. Morris and Assistant
Supt., George E. Manning.
The funeral of Mr. Silas Pollard who
was drowned on the 7th inst , took
place Sunday morning. Rev. Daniel
James officiated He elied in full tri?
umph of faith. He leaves a wife, two
sisters and many relatives and friend**
to mourn their loss. After the funeral
the Eider marched to the baptismal
stream and immersed one soul.
Mrs. Martha Anderson fellde?ad Fri?
day morning while washing. Her fu?
neral took place from the Fourth Bap?
tist Church Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Wells (white) who has beer
thought to be going insane was found
walking in Gillis Creek last week and
woulel have been drowned had it noi
bean for the* kindness of a gentle?
man driving along the national road
who prevailed on Mr. Wells to com.
out of the water and whe>, after quite i
struggle succeeded in getting him safe
into his vehicle.
Rev. Mrs. Archer Ferguson is quite
sick at present writing. We hope* hei
a speedy recovery.
Mr. John Norman, one of our good
citizens mashed one of his feet las
Mr. Sydney Scott who has been sicl
during the past week is improving.
Rev G.B Johnson preached aver]
fine sermon at the Rising Mt. Zioi
Baptist Church Sunday at 8:30 o'clocl
The sisters of the church opened i
fair last Monday evening for the bene
fit of the church. It has been gettini
em very nicely. Come out anel hei
them. The Jubilee Seins of David wil
give a grane! jubilee concert at th
Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church on th
evening of the 17th inst.
The people of Fulton have lieen ver;
much terrified by the appearance o
some kind of a creature, robed i
white who goes back and forth alon
the edge of Pleasants woods ever
evening. Groups of persons were set*
every evening before anel after sunse'
gazing at what they called a Ghost
but a further investigatiein of the mat?
ter tells us that it is only the* man who
owns the place walking out in a quiet
and cool place' for his health.
The picnic given at Seven Pines on
the 10th inst., by the Rising Mt /ion
Baptist Sunday School was a grand
The Mt. Calvary Baptist 8unday
School will give a grand picnic a
en Pines em Monday the 17th. Come
one anel all und enjoy yemrselves with
them at Seven Pines.
MR- H. L. PELOUZEGONE.
Well-Known Here Among All Classes?
An Old-Line Republican?A Success?
ful Career Closed.
Mr. Henry L. Pelouze, one of Rica*
mond'a most prominent business-men
and one of ber most public-spirite-el
citizens, passed away at his home, No
720 east Marshall stree't, Weelne'gdaj
.Mr. iVieiuzc was a victim of Bright'1;
disease, and hail been in ill-health foi
many months. He was confined to hit
room last fall, and in November went
South seeking a panacea, lie remain*
e?d away for three months, and return?
ed to Richmond apparently much im?
proved, but la a v? ry short while ho
old troubles returne'd and he toe*k te
his bed, from which he never arose
He* had bee*n desperately iii for sever?
al weeks, anel it was re?alize?d by hil
family and friends that his re*e*eivi>rj
was impossible, and that his death wa*
but a question of a short while.
Mr Pelouze's career in this city wai
most successful, and during his resi?
dence* here he amassed quite a com
fortable fortune Ile was born in Neve
York city March 6, 1*31, and establish
eu himself in the type-foundry baal*
ness there in U
Through the* instrumentality of tin
late H. K. Ellyson.one eif the PTOprlo
tors eif the Dispatch, Mr. Pe loan came
to Richmond in 18">9 anti established i
branch eif his New York house. The
business at the main office he'ceimin,
demoralized by the absence eif tin
proprietor, "dr. Peiouze returned t h?*r*
in 18<?2, and was unable to get back ti
Richmond until the evaquation of tht
city. lie came, though, as soon ai
possible, and was tbe first civilian te
get a pass throught the lines late the
His business interests here had snf
fered but little during his enfeirced ab
sence.andhe teieik the reins anel car
ri. el em a most successful business ii
the' manufacture of type until J an uar]
6, when he> rei ired in favor of hil
son. Mr. E C. Pelouze.
In the fall of 1876 Mr. Pelouze' es
tablished the Capitol Hotel, on the
corner of Thirteenth and Franklii
stre-ets, afterwards the Davis House
and now the Imperial, rcmixh'lling foi
the purpose tha celebrated Law build
ing anel the* Whig building.
Deceased was a firm believer lathe
future o' Richmond, anei investe-d the
bulk of nis money in pmperty here
He did all in his power ta advance
Richmond's commercial interests
Mr. Pelouze never held public office
except asa member of the* Cily Conn
eil, appointed by General Steinemnn
when in command of the city in 1KC7
but he> was twii*e nominated for Con
gress by the Republican Party fron
this district, though he withdrew ead
time* in the* interest of harmony. A
one time lu* was ? factor in this ciy'i
politics, but during the past ten yean
he had taken little interest in publii
Deceased joined the Masonic frater
nity in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1S63, am
when lie came te this city took his de
mit to Lodge Francals. now Fraterna
Lodge*. Becoming greatly intere-stee
in the order, he served through tin
varieius chairs tei that of worshipfu
master, which lie eiccupied for'twi
years. He took the chapter degree
here, and l>eeame a .member of Lafa
yet te Royal Arch Chapter, anel conse
qui'titly went into Richmond Com
mandery. Knights Ten plir, of whici
he finally be*came eminent command
er. Rece'iitly, the deceaseel was mad
a Mystic Shriner.
Mr Pelouze was married early i
life to Miss Eliza J Tuthill eif Bre.ok
lyn, and she survives him. with foti
children?Messrs Frank II. IVlotizo,
stock broker of Washingtem ; E. Crai
Pelouze, who succeeds him in busbies
here; Mrs. E. R Fuller, of Breioklyr
and Miss Jennie L. Pelouze.
In Vanity Fair.
A grand entertainment was given o
Thursday at the home Mr. Pleasar
Mosby. I he dance was given by th
gentleman named te; the elite of Rici
mond They wore their silken gown!
with their dainty folels and danced t
the sweet strains of the music with a
airy grace. Others spent their tim
chattering out upon the pleasant law
while a grape harbor encamped thei
from the dew of the night.
The enjoyment was kept up until
amd.iring which time refreshment
were served at different intervals.
Those present were Misses Mar
Harpsr, Maggie Turner, Ruby Paige
Katie Richardson of Washington, I
C., Esterine William, Eva Christ.iai
Madeline White, Nannie Richardsoi
Mary Rowe, Annie Keene, Lizzie Bui
rell snd many others.
Messrs Richard Kemp, Clarene
Forrester. Roger Franklin. Edd
Stephens, Edelie Lewis. Z. T. Sane
ridge. Moses Weeden. Arthur Forrei
ter, Eddie Moore, Willie Hope, Georj
Dabney, James Scott, James Lewi
William Ferguson, Hamilton Carte
Harrison H. Holmes, George E. Ta]
Ipr and many others.
There will be a grand excursion fro
Clifton Forge, Lexington, Lynchbu
and all way stations to Richmond, Sa
urday Night, August 29th, 1896.
Train leaves W.Clifton Forge at8:
P. M.; Lexington at 9:45 P. M.; Lyni
burg at Midnight. Re-turning leav
Richmond Monday Eve., at 5 o'clo
The Train Arrives at Richmond
time Sunday for both morning and t
ternoon services at. the ch urdu
Thousands of your friends will be
the train to meet you on the arrival
For further information addrei
George Williams, Jr., 208 llth Sire
An aunt of S. R. Crockett, the Scot
?writer, has lived in Springfield, (>., :
83 years. She says that among his be
ish traits which e_eitod comment v
his willingness to mako any sacril
for Uh.ks. Every jMiiny was saved w
that object ni vuw. As ho grow ole
he wendel speiiel ebiys upon tho h
Studying the lane's, a*hs he* would p
tray with his paa anel writing to g;
greater grace and facility.
A PATRIOTIC OFFICIAL.
Upheld the Lf*w-A Sworn
A BORN LHA DEH?DI 1 )
ABOVE PAR I IS A Nit Y
A Typical Democrat,
TENS OF THOUSANDS Of ADMIRERS
A Vivid Pen Picture.
No Virginian who has e>ccupieel the
gubernatorial chair has brought to
it more dignity, or conducted himself
with a greater ele?gree e,f propriety as
enunciated by the laws and statutes,
than has Ibm. Charh?* T. 0'Ke?rrall,
the present Chief Executi?*
He is a man of striking characteris?
tics, brilliant attainments, a will of
ire>n, a nerve of steel, and possesses a
HIS EXCELLENCY, C
conscientious regard for duty, which '
marks all of his public acts and official
THK DK.MOCRATIl* CANDIDATE.
Nominated by the Democratic Party
of the slate snd elected to the hi^h
ottii'i'\\ hie-h he now occunies. he ha8
fully realized what few men appreciate,
that he is the (iovernor of all the peo?
ple*, black and white, rich and poor,
without regard to cree'd or nationality,
cemdition or politics.
And yet with prejudice sweeping
over the state, its miasmatic influence
being felt in every hamlet and village*
he has stooel forth as an advocate of
law and order.
AGAINST 1 YNC'HINO..
No erne who has witnessed his efforts
to suppress lynching in Virginia can
fail to admire his courage, lt is only
to get him convince-d in orde:rto insure
action, and the opposition of the pre?
judice melts away, se> as its influence
upon him is concerne?d "like frost be?
fore the sun."
No one would or now could believe
that Governor O'Ferrall would wilfully
take an oath and break it. This is why
he has taken positions which were no
deiubt personally elistasteful to him,
but which he reeariled as a duty, and
soldier like, he knew naught else but
to comply with that which was feirceel
upon bim by the decrees of stern jus?
TROOPS TO THE 8CBNE.
At what other conclusion can we ar?
rive* when we note his action in eirder
ing armed bodie> eif men?state' troops
>. to scent-s of threatened lynching, say
i, ing to the* would-be-lynchers that the
n, majesty of the law must be upheld at
i*- all hazards.
The cases of the Lunenburg prison
'?? its afforded a striking example of his
ie determination along this line.
I- Here were two defenceless women,
Is- and one cringing, cowering man about
?e to be conveyed to Lunenburg County,
a. where instant death awaited their ar?
rival upon the territory. It was then
f- that Attorney-General Scott enunciat?
ed the doctrine that the aim and pur?
pose of all law was the protection ed
the life of the citizen and in this the
Chief Executive concurred.
THOSE CON8TrrUTIO*.A*_ GUARANTEES.
Mary Abernathy, Penkey Barnes and
Solomon Marable. through counsel
had called upon the Governor to car?
ry out the guarantees of the Bill of
Bights and the Constitution of Virgin
ia Of darker hue were they. But tei
de*ny it to them would be to set a pre?
cedent for a like denial of it to some
white Virginian. There was no alter?
native to a conscientious eillicial. It was
aoove race or color, guilt or innocenc
The law must be upheld regardless ol
the cost. The story is se>on tedd. Shat
Iff Cardoza of Lunenburg County wenl
back without the prisoners. The livei
eif the helpless were saved.
SETTLED THE QUESTION.
The Governor had "cut the Gordioi
knot." The legal fraternity wen
amazed at the boldness and precisioi
of the effort, some criticized, some* ap
plauded, while the better elements ii
the state, both white and cob ired ad
mired the man who had dared to di
what was right.
The Supreme Court of Appeals ad
ministered a rebuke to His Excedlencj
his legal adviser, and the patriot*
Judge of the Circuit Court of Rich
mond, and ore one* month had passe
away, had the same i>ues.tioii force
upon it tbat had confronted the Gov?
THK RESI'ONSIHILITV PLACED.
His Excellency placed upon that
august tribunal the responsibility.
Their blood be upon its heael, was his
decree. The ***uprerue Court paused,
and finally took action as distinctively
radical as that which it had just con?
demned. Gov. O'Kerrall was vindicat
eel. Both he and the Supreme Court
had done right and the cause of Jus?
tice was bemelitted by the exhibition.
Gov. O'Ferrall has enemies both in
his party and out of it; he has hosts of
friends both outside of his party and
in it. The latter element predominates.
No man with sturdy purpose, con?
scientious regard for duty has been
ever otherwise situati'd He makes
his mistakes e>f course, but they are
hidden by his brilliant achievements,
which like the one we hnve cited, have
made his name a houae?hold word and
caused thousands to send up prayers of
thanks to the Almighty for having an
instrument in the Gjvernor's Chair at
a time when life was the issue and the
innocence the* sacrifice demanded by
The Kickers Oo Over to The Democrats*
[Richmond Dispatch, August 12, '95]
A Bryan and Sewall ( lub, composed
of ceilored voters of Jackson Ward,
was organized Monday night at No. 412
west Baker street. The fedlowing
ollicers were electeel for the campaign :
Royall White, president .Royall Hacks,
secretary ; Bartlett Davis, treasurer;
and Eddie Morris, si'rgeant-at-arms.
Resolutions, endorsing Bryan and Be?
wail and the Democratic platform
we're' unanimously adopted. Thisclub
HAS. T. O'FERRALL,
is compose'd of some eif the best color
e*d voters of the ward, and has over
fifty names enrolled. These men pro?
mise to use* every effort for the suc
e'ess of tbe Democratic ticket.
William A. Jackson, one eif the best
informed colored men of this city on
the financial problem, addressed the
meeting with good e-nVct.
This is the' element which eippeised
the regular Republican ticket during
the last election anei supported the
of Miss Mary Johnson to Mr. Emmett
Mitchell took place Monday. August
3rd, 1896 at New port News, Va.
Monroe?Poindexter?At the resi?
lience of the bride, Louisa, Va., Thurs?
day afternoon, August 120. at 4 o'clock,
Miss Sarah Ernestine Poindexter to
Mr Geeirge Elmer Monroe.
PETERSON?Albert Peterson died
July 22d, 1896, at ten minutes past two
o'clock. He said just before his death
that he was going home to live with
Jesus. He died in full triumph of
faith. He leaves a devoteel wife and
a host of friends to mourn their loss.
"iVarest huaband, thou hast left us,
We thy loss most deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hast bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again, we hope to meet thee,
V*? hen the days of life have Hed,
Then in heaven with jeivs to gn>et thee
Where no farewell tears are- shell.
A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
My loss is his eternal gain.
His beloved mite,
Mrs. Alukrt Peterson.
QUA RLES?Arthur, the 19 year old
son of Mr and Mrs. William II t^uarlei
died Wednesday at 6 p m at the' resi
dence of his parents. 1014 N. Se>ventl
St. Ile' had been ill 12 months.
A LYNCHING FRUSTRATED.
A Mob Breaks Into a Jail, But Fails ti
Secure Its Man.
Glascow, Ky., August 9th, '96.
A mob of fifteen or twenty mei
j made an unsuccessful attempt to lynd
I Nicholas Ray, at Ed min tun, Meteal
ceiunty, at 2 o'clock this morning. Ra;
is held for the murder of Albert Scoti
a prominent attorney.
The mob secured the keys from Jail
er David Smith, but he refused as un
lock the doors. Ray's cell was reach
ed, but the ke*y weiuld not tit, the jail
e*r evidently having supplied fals
keys. An attempt was made to shoe
Ray through a small hole in the eel
but he was crouched at the foot of th
doeir. The* shot aroused the. town an
the mob h\?d. Some* of the meib ha*;
A Lucky Man.
"I tell you I'm in big luck."
"I'm glad to hear it"
"Yes. Tho insuranejo exainimers pas
'' ed mo in good health two nieliths ag
j and now the doctor tells mo I've got i
ti Incurable disease. Ain't th?t Ifcck?"*
J Loudou Tit-J-Uta.
CHURCH HILL NOTES.
News Gathered Here and
There Through the
CHURCH NOTES?Y. M.
C A. ITEMS.
.1 Colored 1 nborer Over?
come By the Oppres?
sive I lent
IHE ECLIPSE VIC!ORS
IN 7 WO GR EA TOA MES.
A GREAT BLOT UPON SOCIETY-AN
INFORMAL RECEPTION TEN?
Current News of Local Importance.
; To Planet by our Regular Correspon?
Tin* -hawhal and Sunelay Scheiols in
this sectiem were> well attended last
Sunday. Two funerals wan preached
at the Fourth baptist Church during
The Children's Exercises eve>ry Sun?
day afternoon at the Fountain Baptist
Church are progressing nicely, whiie
the Asbury M. E. Chap Ts Sunday
School is doing well.
The Fourth baptist Sunday School
ran a delightful picnic to Mt. Pleasant
and had a good time*. The roughs and
toughs met very poor encouragement.
Y M, 0. A. ITEMS.
Interesting exe'rcises were held last
Sundsv The- subject. "Arise and
-bine" Wm abiy uidcusseei liy .Messrs.
Ransom and Ross The exeelli'in sing
ing was another of the features eif the
exercises. Among those jire'seni
Rev ll. Monroe and Deacon Al j,hens
Scott. Brother Monroe gave the
young men an able and instruetive
talk, which kindleel a great deal of en?
thusiasm in the>ir hearts and encuur
age them to goon in their endeavors of
uplifting fallen humanity.
Tuesday night's literary was good.
Among the subjects ably rendered Wai
the "Negrei in the Christian Pulpit" by
W. L. Ransom ; 'Thoughts on New
Afrie*a" by Mr James Coleman ; A po
e'iii re'citeel by Mr. L. EL Herbert,
which won freejuent applause and
"Why ara we Baptists" by ?V. T. An?
thony and W. T. NYIsein. Much ere'dit
is due> the literary department in mak?
ing out such a splendid progiamine.
Genni exercises and Seing Servie'e^ next
Sunday. Lite'rary Tuesday night. Ml
are* invited anti are< welcome.
A lOI.ORKI) MAN STRle'KKN HOWS.
The ambulance received many calls
from this section last week owing to
the oppressive heat. On last Friday.
Mr. Robert Coles a laborer employed
on the Richmond Traction Company
while* we>rking near the corner of _4tli
and Broad Streets was overcome by
the heat as well as attackeel by a se?
vere case of the* cramp The' ambu?
lance was summoned and he was con?
veyed to his home on West Moore St.
Many mon1 were etvereome by the heat
but we failed to get their names.
TUB KOMl'SK Vie-TORIOl'8.
Watermelon rind, watcrmelein rind.
Go back to Petersburg and get an?
Watermelon rind, watermelon rinel,
Go tell Petersburg get another nine.
Right, right, who was all right?
The Eclipse boys are out of sight
was the yells which greeted our ears
last Tueselay evening. We learned
that there was one of the closest and
most exciting games ever witnessed in
West End Park between the Granite
Le'agues of Petersburg, who for three
years had successfully met and defeat?
ed eve?rv te*am they come in contact
arith, and the Eclipse eif Richmond.
The game was called at 4:3<)P. M.
The Petersburgs led off and scored live
runs before they were retireel. Dame
fortune lavishes-* her smiles on theo*
quite freely in the first half of the
game; but ah! after the 4th inning
how she did freiwn.
The Eclipse failed to make a run un?
til the fifth inning and then the>y were
retired with six runs, having tied the
score In this inning Lightfe>ot sent a
long drive across center field, Taylor
made a two base hit and drew in Light?
foot. Then the ball from the wizard
twirler sf Petersburg were sent all
over the field. Price pitched the
greatest game of his life, only one man
got his base on balls, and only twei
more runs were scored for Peters?
burg. The brilliant playing by Mor?
ton on 2nd base and Harrison at 3rd
made the cranks wild with delight
In the eighth three* more runs by the
Eclipse settled the business. Lee and
Cunningham each made two base hits.
Monday's game was a regular walk
over by the Eclipse. The Norfolka
were sent back home with the' score ol
13 to 3 against them. The new men
signed by the Eclipse' played good
ball. Behiw is the score by innings.
Norfolks 000201 "0 0 0?J
Eclipse 35 0302001-15
Ti ksday's Game.
Petersburg 50100 1000?1
Eclipse 00006 0 0 3 x ? J
Eclipse club of Vir-gin-i-a.
Right, right, right, who is right?
The Eclipse boys are out of sight
A special game Monday?The' Dan
ville players will play at West Ene
Park. A tight game is expected.
A GREAT BLOT UI*ON SOCIETY.
We learned this week from what wi
can consider good and reliable* author
ity that there is carried on every Mon
day night at the hall on Church Hil
the most disgusting dances tha
human imagination can conceive- ol
known as the Parse-ma-la, Can-cai
anel other kinds. If this re>port b
true, there shoulel be an investigation
ia I lt is sorprising to know that the la
el ld ies and gentlemen as well as otlieer
:e I and me-mbers of the churches living i
that neighluirhood do not reaport, th
matter to the civil authorities an
more surprising still to kneiw thi
there are two churches in clo*
proximity to it and do not seek an ii
gation. It is alse> repeirted thi
many eif the young women and o!
ones te>o, members of our churches r
pair down to this spot of corruptio
We hope that there will lie a sweepii
investigation, and the matter reporb
to the proper authorities and these in
hjiiitous proceedings stopped.
AN INFORMAL KSCKITION TENDERED.
A grand rece*ption was tendered to
Miss Mattie E. Robinson of Hampton,
Va., on last Thursday evening at the
residence of Miss Carrie Coles on North
27th St., where she has been the' wel?
come guest for the past two weeks. At
an early hour guests began to assem?
ble aud the spacious parior was well
(Hied. A moat" enjoyable time waa
spent The Virginia Guitar and Man?
dolin Club was present and rendered
choice guitar and mandolin solos, as
did the Excelsior Quartet, whose
- seemeel at its best; other exer?
rises were indulged in, after which re?
freshments in abundance were served.
It was late when the guests repaired to
their several homes. Among those
peasant were Missen Emma Jackson,
Katie Giles, Rosa Williams, Edlar,
Eva and Lelia Fowlkes, Josephine and
Lillie Martin. Daisy Re'id. Miss Harris
eif Powhatan County and others togeth
er with Messrs. ' harles Wilder, < ieorge
Willis, George' Booker, Isaac Brown,
Samuel Jackson, Samuel Walker,
Thomas Lee, Jame's Davis, Archer
Coles and others.
I'KR80KAL8 AND LOI'AI.S.
The Olympian Literary and Social
Club was organized on July 5th at
1230 Pink St. Tbe young men are da
sirous of Literary renown as well as
social enjeiyment. We hope that such
an institution will (trove a blessing to
themselves and gain the favor e>f the
community. W. A. Cooper, President ;
Vf. IS Mitfhell Seeretery.
The Macedonian Baptist Association
me*ets at Seven Pine*? ne.\t Saturday.
Many ministers have bean invited.
Rev. W. S. Christian, recror of the
Big Bethel (hurch ami the congrega?
tion will dedicate a Baw church on the
5th Sunday. On the 4th Sunday how?
ever a grand rally will be he!ei. Kev.
Christian's labors so far have bt en
great and successful.
Mis. Wm R. Brown who has baan
i-uite sick at her home on North 25th
St., is somewhat improved.
Miss Mattie Robinson left Sunday
night Tor Hampton. Va.
Mrs. Isabella Washington hal
tu rn eel home from a splendid trip Bael.
Miss Edlar Fowlkes has returned to
her home after spending several
months with relatives in Hampton.
Rev 1" J. Wallace is in the ch
Mr. Waller Ballas who was one eif the
excursionists to Hampton, Monday
was reported killed, which raise'd a
gre*at deal of apprehension as he was
one* of the popular young men of this
city. He arrived In the city Tueseiay
morning all safe thus dissipating tin
BIOHMOND PATEIAKOHIE, No 6
[Handsomely Entertained in Washington, j
D. 0 , by Washington Patriarchie,
Saturday night, August ttrst at 131
o'clock Richmond Patriarchie, No. ti
Lieut. Charles W. Youngcommanding,
gave an excursion to Washington, D.
C. While not so large as ele'sired it
was very orderly and pleasant. They
reached Washington about 5:30 a m
Sunday nieirning and was nie't at the
train by tin* Washington Patriarchie,
No 18, Captain Willie* Gray command?
After the usual exchange of greeting
they were taken to the beatitilul Odd
Kellows' hall on ll strati. After the
brotherly words of wek'ome by Capt.
Gray and Capt. Baason and responded
to by Major R. M. Clark, ex-captain of
Richmond Patriarchie.in a very titting
manner. Breakfast was then a
in the* spacious dining hall.
A delightful breakfast, with <
thing desired was given the Richmond
Patriarchie uneler the excellent man?
agement of the 1'atriarehii' Working
club, No. 18, -Mrs. Mary M. Brown,
president; Miss Lula Martin, secretary
Miss Ella Jordan, treasurer; S. H.
Wilkins, chairman of commit i
Patriarchie ; Lieut C. B. Walker, S. i>
After breakfast we were order to re?
port at ll a m for service at the lPth
stree"; Baptist Church, Reverend W.
II. Brooks. D. D., pastor. A very pow?
erful and elocjuent sermon was give*n
to the brothers of the Triple Tie.
They assembled again at 7 o'clock tei
attemd services at the Zion Methodist,
Rev. Johnson, pastor. Sweet singing
and an instructive sermon greeted the
Orders were then given te) assemble
at 6 o'ch>ck p m Monday for dress pa?
rade on the White House lot for the
Brat time tei be occupied by colored
people. A large crowd assembled on
the* grounds. The Richmond Patri?
archie was eaeortad to the place nam?
ed by the Washington Patriarchie, No.
18 and Georgetown Patriarchie headed
by one of Washington's most excellent
Upon reaching the White House lot
the beautiful ceremony of dress pa?
rade was executed. Captain Gray com?
manding, Lieut. E. E. Morris com?
manding the right wing and Captain
Georgi* T. Beason the left wing. The
exercisers were much enjoyed by the
large crowd that assembled.
Upon returning to the hall the part?
ing lunch, w ith refreshments were serv
ed by the willing hands of the> laelies,
after which they marched to the
Never has Richmond Patriarchie re?
ceived such unmeasured kindness and
untiring -fforts to make their stay
pleasantas was given by the Washing
ton Patriarchie and friends.
The trip will be held among the hap
pie's! events of the Richmond Patri?
Among the prominent eifficers of the
Order the following took part: Ex
grand master, W. M. T. Forrester, Ex
grand director, David Warner and
grand director, D A. C'ark ; District
master, H. L. Holmes of Virginia and
district grand treasurer, B. J Gilpin
District grand director, R Beechei
Taylor. Captain W P Gray; lat Ideal
E. E. Morris, 2nd Lieut C B. Walke*r
Ensign. W. C. Gray; Color-bearer
E P. Brown are* the ollicers <>f the
Washington Patriarchie, No. ls.
The Odd Fellows of Washington an
flourishing with 12 Households of Rutl
and Jo Subordinate- Lodges.
ll. B T.
For Richmond Patriarchie No ti
The lirst grand excursion
Hill Thursday, August 20th on the faa
?ailing steamer Victor, given by tb
Capitol City Band and Phoenix Div
sion K. of P., of Hartford, Conn.
Be>at leaves Hartford, foot of
street, at 7 :30 a m., Middletown .*::*<
New London 11:30. Fare, from Har
ford 11.00 , Middlesex 60c. Childrei
*\ I Half-price
For further information, se
lg I Why certainly! John Ileippergra
eel _ is going on the Moonlight, Aug. lHth
JACKSON WARD BREVITIES
Sunday at the Churches?Preaching on.
the Street Comers?Married Oouoles
Fall Out?Oth-r Things Seen
and Heard By atagno. '
More heat was experienced in this
section on last Sunday than any pre?
ceding Sunday this year. Being over?
come by heat, many iof our people
sought the cemlest places around their
houses, and made themselves content?
ed, consequently tbe churches were
the First Baptist Church Rev.
Walter H. Brooks preached an excel?
lent sermon, after which the pastor
baptized four candidates.
The service's at the Moore St. Church
were well at temi ed, and avery fine ser?
mon deliver?*d by its pastor.
Meetings were held at the grove in
the* West End. They were conducted
under the auspices of the Third St.
Baptist Church. 0,uite a large crowd
The services at the other churches
we're excellent, but tbe crowd was not
There has been preaching en the
oorneT*. of our streets for sometime,
and much interest is being manifest?
ed. On last Sunday night while in the
West End, we saw a corner lined with
chairs occupied by enthusiastic sis?
ters and brethren listening at a ser?
mon being preached to them.
< >n last Tuesday while the sun's i ays
fell heavy upon us, and a large crowd
hael been railroaded to West Point, lit?
tle Percy Ackers was drowned, while
bathing back of the ice-house. His
mother was at West Point and knew
nothing of it until she returned.
We* noticeel that some of our young
couples si?em to have forgeitten their
matrimonial pledge, and have* gotten
an the> order of cats and dogs. Not
only so in our section. While crossing
our boundary line last Monday even?
ing, we beheld a yeiing wnmpn pr**ieh
ing the funeral of another about the
broken pledge of her husband. Hus?
bands hive your wives.
Boy.;, renumber marrying is a very
funny thing, then w* believe it proves
a blessing to those who have' studied
the principles involved.
Knowing it was so hot, we didn't
think there would be any marriages
this month ; but we* are glad to know
that two of eiur friends will try it ne?xt
Blaa*natal and deaths are still numer?
ous in our section. Among those who
fell by the hand of eleath thia week, we
notice' Mrs.-Banks of West Leigh
That Jackson Ward delegation to the
Berne d of Alderman and City Council
has commenced .ts work by putting eil!
the coleired matron at the colored
almsheir.be*. What will Oe *a>-Sr next
We learn that she* did not see him on
last 'light, and b'ft him word that it
was two warm tei stay at home*. Re?
member he was the best (?)
*Ve learn that it is a puzzle to some
how we lind out things concerning
them. Well, we elo it by knowing how.
Nei one is tei blame as giving us any in?
formation. We heard that ?e>me have
been ncoused of such.
me <>f our would-ba politicians
held a me'eting on last Tue*sday night
and culled themselves discussing the
'*-iilvar Question." We learn that the
listeners didn't understand anything as
the speakers didn't understand them?
selves Better let well 'nough 'lone.
Well, some those bicycle girls, ha!
ha! ha! gave us down the county con?
cerning our last we-ek's brevity. What,
dei you want us to say you look pret?
Vfw noticed that the Rev. has gotten
himself a bicycle suit. We admire the
Rev. in short pants.
Some of our girls have been ponder?
ing as to tbe best means eif getting a
husband Well, girls we would t?*ll
you lo propeise the e- nest ion te) some
of your visitors. It is no impropriety
in asking as this is b?ap year, but your ?
chances are nearly closed fer four
The Old 3oys did not carry any elop?
ing couples, so far as we can learn on
last Sunday night. Did the New Mar?
riage Law get the best of you?
Don't you know that they are still on
a "bust?" Well, we learn that it is on?
ly a summer time spell. It will be all
right after awhile.
Many a heart bas been made sad
this summer by the departure of girls
and boys to some summer resort.
Boys, we are on to some of you who
sheiot crap all day Sundays. You'd
better quit your fooling.
"Ajax," has been holding his sec?
tion down very nicely feir sometime,
but haven't heard of any e-uarrels
among the young couples. What, are
they living in peace and harmouy?
We noticed that seline of our old
married ladies have caught the bicy?
cle- fe'ver and can be seen at a late henir
these bot nights practicing.
On last Sunday night a young lady
was complaining of feeling bad from
he'nt to a young gentleman. In a short
while afterwards he left as if for the
night; but not so, he returned bring?
ing her a box of cream.
Yes, we are told that his girl went
away last Sunday morning and he has
been receiving and sending letters ev?
ery since. Isn't that love? lt's 'most.
On last Sunday night the Broad St.
car was crowded with couples from
this section going to Chimborazo and
the Reaervenr parks.
The days and nights are hot, and the
effects can be seen when you pass
through the ward and see those folks
laying out in the' porches and on the
A MAGNIFICENT TREAT.
She Remembered Us.
We were moat pleasantly surprised
on last Monday morning by the en?
trance of a little girl who brought usa
containing bananas, peaches,
pears, grapes and flowers. Upon
pening it, we found the following
To Mr. John Mitchell, Jr.:
May the blessings of the Leird rest
upon you as long as you stay upon
earth, with my prayers; and at the
last day wear a crown of glory in
Mrs. M. J. Anderson,
-Mrs. Victoria Crump, nee Young
I, I of New Ye>rk, is in the city, the guest
t-lof Mr. and Mrs. Pete*r Hope*. She will
n I remain alroul a month. The Madame
I is sister to Mr. Charles W. Young, and
tU| bas be>?*n handsomely entertained by
ber many friends here*. She will be at
No. lo Charity -tree't next week, where
she will be pleased to see her acquain?