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VOL. XIII. NO. ''9.
RICHMOND. VIRGINIA, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 12. 1896.
PRICE, 5 CENTS.
THE COLORED VOTERS
Not Rightly Treated.
A MEETING IN JACKSON WARD.
Handbills were distributed through?
out Jackson Ward, announcing that a
meeting would be held Wednesday
night at 8 o'clock, at New Odd Fellow*
Hall, 3rd street, for the purpose of or?
ganizing a campaign cub.
To this call wan attached the name
of Mr. Jackson Acree as precinct chair?
man It was also announced that
?speeches would be made by Judge Ed?
mond Waddill, Jr., and Cul. James H.
Neither of these gentleman put in
an appearance, but at 8 o'clock (len.
Kdgar Allen in company with Mr N.
J. Smith slowly walked over the hall
swelling tbe number st that hour to
al*out four persons
At 1:15 p. m.. by actual **ount
there were 5a persons in the hall.
Across the stre?et at Editor Mitch?
ell's residence, a crowd thronged
Chairs were provided and the passers
hy wondered what it all meant
a tamk sanonnntan.
The meeting at the hall was spirit?
less and Mr. P. C. Corrigan from New
porr News, Va., and another speaker
from Portsmouth were mustered in to
.entertain those present.
Now and th n a cry was raised for
Finally Squire H F. Jonathan mov?
ed tbat a committee be appointed to
proceed to Mr. Mitchell's residence
and invite him to SOSaS over and tie
liver an address. This was carried
unanimously anti Mr "Samuel ? Baker
accompanied the Squire on his mis
THB EDITOR INVITED.
Across the street upon the arrival of
the committee a hurried consultation
waa held and finally Mr. Mitchell de?
cided to go. Tao by two his frientls
followed. Hon John H. Smyth wai
-speaking as ha entered, but stated that
he was only occupying the time until
the committee returned. Mr. Mitch?
ell urged him to proceed, but he yield
?ed, and amidst great applause Mr.
Mitchell spats on the affairs in the
ile declared that the district lead
era had ignored the colored men, that
the wages of from BO ?ante, kl and
SI..Vu per day for political work was
out of the question.
WHAT COLORED MEN i'AIO
He showed that in Jackson Ward
colored men in their contests for coun
cilmanic elect'ons paid fl* per day out
of their own pockets.
He declared that he was for McKin?
ley, Hobart and Sound Currency.
He did not believe that the great
leader* of the party would counte?
nance such treatment. He dwelt at
length with the customs prevailing
among parties, and declared that it
waa not time to organize any cam?
paign club in that precinct in accord?
ance with Messrs. Allans and Wad
The editor spoke an hour and when
he concluded, there was loud applause
The house was solidly with him.
BKOTHEK HAYES IM TROIBLM
James Hayes, Esq., said he hinged
for an opportunity to follow Mr.
Mitchell in his speech.
lie agreed with him thoroughly but
thought he should practice what he
Elynthat Hayes got no further. Cries
of Mitchell were heard and confusion
reigned. Editor Mitchell had left the
hall at the conclusion of hia remarks.
In vain Mr. Hayes called for order
spoke of his black skin and abused the
voters for not listening to "both sides."
They would not hear and the meeting
During the meeting, Mr. Aaron Dod?
son said that "those fellows are Ri vin,
you the devil." whereupon Mr. Hayei
struck h:m and Mr. Dodson ehokec
Mr.Haves and was about to strike bin
when friends interfered and the ap
pearance of an officer caused peace te
reign again in the land.
Y. M. 0. A. NOTES.
Prof. T. P. Smith of Lynchburg de
livered an able address to the men las
Sunday at the True Reformers' Hall
All were pleased .with the thoughts
which were set forth by the Professor
upon the subject. "Purity." Remark
were made by Rev. I. (J Penn ane
Secretary Greenwood of Baltimore
Benediction by Rev. Brice.
All christian workers are invited t
hear the explanation of the Sunday
School lesson to day 5:30 P. M. B;
Rev. R. O. Johnson.
Meeting in the jail Sunday, ll a. ni
Boys' meeting at the rooms, Sunda?
4 p* v\
Brother Albert T. Wright will ad
dress the men, Sunday 5:80 P. M
True Reformers' Hall. Special Musi
by the men's chorus.
Night School will open Monday, Oe
tober 5th, 8 o'clock. A good corps c
teachers have> been secured. Specif
care will be taken with all.
THE DEMOCRATS IN TUB MOIL.
Disgraceful Scenes in the Oonventioi
Baying Up Votes.? Oautaiu Lamb,
The Democratic Convention for tl
Third Congressional District, afb
one of the most disgraceful perforu
ances ever seen in this city liomin
ted Captain John Lamb of Henrie
county as candidate for congress.
When the body convened great ii
tereat centred in the election of
temporary chairman. The Lamb mi
Then followed confusion which ri*
ailed an Indian war-dance and
many particulars was even of a ino
disgraceful character. By some m
lign influence, in the afternoon tl
votes of three of the Manchester del
fates were changed?W. E. Smith, ',
.. Roberts, and A. L. Farley, and ope
-charges were made by others that tnt
had been approached and offers
money made if they would vote f
Col. Tazewell Kllett, the present co
This created the wildest exciteme
and the convention ot rather the mi
adjourned until Friday morning, Set,
4th at 10 o'clock.
The Richmond, Va. Daily Tim
published the charges anel the
vat that the three delegates in que
ion returned to their iirei love, and
he nomination ol Captain Lamb fol
The charges of fraud were hushe?d
p and an effort made to have it app?
ear that "peace reigned in Warsaw."
ol. Ellett had been an original gold
ISBBOOSat but declared that he would
bide by the silver plank in the Chica
Captain Lamb was an original sit?
er demjbcrat. Hon, Get>rge I). Wise
tad previously announced his in
.bility#to abide by the silver
leelaralions in his party's platform
l*he feeling engendered by the conflict
s as yet bitter and the result of the
lisagreements may yet be far-reaeh
nj*; and disastrous to the Democratic
KILLED HER BETRAYER
kn Awful Tragedy?Fourteen Wounds.
A horrible tragedy occurred Monday
[?vening about six o'clock, near the
somer of 51 h and I'road streets
James Edward Wimmer met Samuel
IL Thalhimer and after a few worda
between them caught him and stabbed
him in fourteen places about the body.
The wounded man walked to the
corner of 5th and Marshall Streets
after being cut, and fell in front of H.
M Shield's drug-store. A few minutes
later he had expired.
Wimmer gave himself up. He said
that he killed Thalhimer. because he
had ruined his daughter, Ida May, a
young woman twenty years of age.
She claims tnat Thalhimer accom?
plished her ruin in April last by ft>rce.
The coroner's jury alter hearing the
testimony by the girl, Messrs Charles
A Brtxiks. Edinboro Archer, Jr., James
Alexander Lewis and Officer George
T. Mut tern decided that it was a case
of justifiable homicide.
Thalhimer was son of Mr. Char lee
Thalhimer, who keeps a liquor store,
near the corner of 6th and Broad Sts.,
and resides at 4(14 E Clay Kt. Wim?
mer live* at at 627 N. 17th Street
All of the parties concerned are
Oolored Men Nominated.
Wadeshoko, N.O. September 5.?The
Republican county convention was
held here to-day. R. J. Beverly, col?
ored, wai nomioated for the House of
Hepresentatives. The convention en?
dorsed the nominees of the populist
party, except that J. L. Matheson, of
Leesville, was nominated for register
f deeds, and three colored men for
me a a*? ?
Farewell Reception ?
Athenian Literary and the Young
Men's Christian Association Lyceum
tentlered Mr. Thomas Hewin a fare?
well reception Wednesday, September
'ind, 8:30 p. m., at the Young Men's
Christian Association rooms. The fol?
lowing programme was rendered :
Singing by the lyceum, prayer by
Kev. K. B. Taylor; solo by C 0. Will?
iams ; remarks by the general secreta
ry and others ; music by the Athenian
Orchestra ; parting words by Mr Hew?
in ; solo by Miss M. Tinsley and a duet
by Mrs. H. li. Burrell and Mr. C. C.
Williams; benediction by Mrs. W. F.
Johnson. After which the committee
The following strangers were pres?
ent: Miss Haye*: of Danville, Va.,
Miss S. M. Washington o' Washington,
D. C., Mr. and Mrs. Johnson of Wash?
ington and Mr. W. P, Richardson. Al]
left happy, wishing Mr. Hewin much
Ice Oream Made in a Minute
I have an Ice Cream Freezer thal
will freeze perfectly in one minute
as it is such a wonder a croad will al?
ways be around, ao anyone can make
from five to six dollars a dav selling
cream, and from ten to twenty dollari
a day selling freezers, as people wil
always ouv an article when it is de
ruonstrated that they can make moue*
by so doing. The cream is frozen in
stantly and is smooth and free fr on
lumps. I he ve done so well myael
and have friends succeeding so wei
that I felt it my duty to let others knov
of this opportunity, as 1 feel confiden
that any person in any locality cai
make money, as any person can gel
cream and the Freezer sells itself. J
F. Ce-e- A Cc . 1143 St. Charles St.
St. Louis, Mo., will mail you complete
instructions and will employ you oi
salary if you can give them your whol
Open air and religious meeting. Lag
day in the grove. Second Lord's da
(to morrow) a special rally day wit
3rd Street Baptist Church.
At 11:30 and 8:30 preaching in th
grove, if the weather be favorable ; i
unfavorable services will be held i
the church tm Third street.
At 8:30 (la church) preaching by th
peopic's preacher, Elder A. C. Cabel
All friends are kindly invitee! to com
out and help the church.
W. E. Nash, pastor.
The Odd Fellows of Richmond wi
have a grand banner preaentatioi
concert and Addresses by the Gran
Officers of the District Grand Lodge e
Virginia. A rare treat foe the Pul
lie such as has never occurred i
Kichmond before at the Second Ba*.
list Church September 14th, 1890. E:
ercises commence prom ply at K o'clt*ci
The following named ladies an
gentlemen will take part in the coi
Mesdames Georgie Gibbons 1'ric
India Burrell, Fannie Payne Walke
Phiebe Slaughter; Messrs. John '
Taylor, C. C. Williams and H. B. Bu
rell; Misses Zemoria Jones, Nann
B. Jones, Hattie Frayser, pianist ar
Banner presentation in behalf <
Friendship Association of Ladies I
John Mitchell. Jr. Banner accepte
by Past Noble Father, Reverend Z. I
Lewis on part of the Odd Fellows.
Address by District Grand Mas te
H. L. Holmes, of Arlington, Va , su
ject?"The benefit of the Ladies
Odd Fellows." Addresses by Kev
Cullins, Binga, Lewis. ex-Grand Ma
ter W. M. T. Forrester, and a numb
of visiting brethren.
The Odd Fellows will be out in ft
uniform escorted by Richmond P
triarchie, No 6. Armstead Walker,
commander. Proceeds for the bene
of the Church. Come one, come all.
Admission to Concert and Festival 1
Maa. Cecilia J. Smith, Presider
Mrs. Li .y Hodoks, Secretary
JACKSON WARD BREVITIES.
undaj at tbe Churches?Trying to be
Rough on "Magno'*?Entertainment
at Westbrook?That Sunday
'hiugs Seen and Heard io tbe Ward*
The appearance of last Sunday morn
ng indicated a bad day, but just be?
ere noon the cleiuds were refiled away
ind we enjoyed the sunshine of anoth?
er pleasant day. The churches were
At the Ebenezer Baptist Church
Key. Powell of the Sth Baptist Church,
preached a powerful sermon, taking as
.is subject "Meeting Jesus" On the
?ostrum -vere Kev bea ne of Staunton,
Kevs. W. ll White and the pastor,
Kev. Richard Wells. After the aer
mon.Rev Powell made an appeal fo
lid for the Fifth Baptist Church
Rev. Hall of Cincinnati filled the
pulpit at the Moore St. Baptist' hurch
jnlast Sunday morping. He preach
i*d a soul-stirring sermon to an appre?
On last Sunday night Rev. Wilbanks
Df Washington preacned to the Hod
carriers Union of said city at the Sixth
Mt Zion 1 burch. We learned that he
close the bible after taking fer his
subject-The Handwriting on the w_ill.'
Regular services were held at the
lt will be rem*ml>ered tbat we were
supposed to have been severely criti?
cised by one of the correspondents to
the Recorder. We had thought that
it was "shorty'* whose mental capaci?
ties have thrown him helter-skelter
over this country; but while loading
our guns, we were informed that it
was an old maid who had been severe?
ly hurt during our hair straightening
and bike-riding expedition. We know
the canine family yella when struck,
but we thought Bhe could sustain the
hun, and get hit no more.
Now, as for the amount of brains we
posseae, you cannot estimate We
would think that your feet possets
more brains than your head, from the
way you use them on the bike Now.
Mr. and Miss Correspondent we did
not and do not wish to enter into a
controversy. We are sorry that you
were so badly hurt, but we aimed at
noone, hence we are not responsible
for the wound.
Ob Friday evening, tbe 4th inst ,
quite a number of young lat'ies and
gentlemen mounted their wheels and
rode out Brook road as far as Ginter's
where they highly entertained until a
late hour, when all left for respective
About 6:30 last Sunday evening a
portion of Jackson Ward was suddenly
aroused, the cause being the report of
a pistol In a few minute thc streets
were crowded. We learned that two
youn men became involved in a quar?
rel, when one pulled out his pistol, but
did not intend to shoot. Putting it
back it fell to the ground, and nis op?
ponent seized it and emptied its chain
bers. Young men, shun evil compan?
We noticed that his old girl was at
his grocery store on last Saturday ev?
ening. What, are they renewing their
Some of our girls are seen wearing
buttons with all kinds of reading on
them. Girls, we do not approve of
this. Maybe the Recorder correspon^
Do you know that he has decided
to marry at last? Yes, and her par?
ents say it is time. Seven annual
winters' light and fire is enough.
We have been advising the young
men to abstain from strong drink and
the young ladies to live vb tuous lives ;
but the Recorder's correspondent says
it's nonesense and a disgrace to say
so. Good thinking people, what think
Politics are nearing blood-heat, but
the silver men are living low in this
section. Figure-heads, where are you?
Some of our young married men
seem to be a little careless about going
home at night, and can be seen loung?
ing around the bar-rooms until mid?
night. Young men go home early
and cheer your wives. But, they say
it ia a disgrace for us to say io.
It is a habit of some of our girls to
use curling-irons and straightening
processes for the hair, with a good
many others who straddle the bike
But to mention such, we commit mur?
der in the first degree.
All flirts and flatterers are request?
ed! to attend a lecture at the Fifth t-t
BaptistChurch by Rev. Cullins Mon
day night. Subject* "Professiona
Liar." Boys, make your engagement)
with those flirts. That Church HU
quartette is going to sing.
We learn that our talk has been tot
severe on some of those girls, and the]
want to cowhide us. Well, we woult
not like such treatment, but if yoi
think it's wise, come ahead.
The coming season promises excel
lent for marriages, and many a far
one w?ll be led to the hymenial altar
Parents, train up your children ii
the way you would have them go, ane
when they become old they will no
forget your teachings.
The public schools of this city wil
begin its enrollment for the ensuin
term next Tuesday morning
Ice Cream Now Made in a Minute.
I have an ice cream freezer that wi
freeze cream perfectly in one minute
as it is such a wonder a crowd will al
ways be around so any one can mah
from $5 te> $6 a day selling cream, an
from $10 to $20 a day selling freezer
as people will always buy an articl
when it is demonstrated that they cn
make money by so doing. The*, creal
is frozen instantly and is smooth ar
free from lumps. I have done so we
myself and have friends succeeding i
well tbat I felt it my duty to let tithe:
know of this opportunity, aa I feel coi
fldent that any person in any local il
can make money, as any person ci
sell and the freezer sells itself. W. I
Baird B ( o.. Highland Ave., Station i
Pittsburg, Pa., will mail you com pie
instructions and will employ you t
salary, if you can give them yoi
The waiters of the Jefferson presen
ed Mr. A. E. Banka, the head-waiter
very handsome present on last Satu
day evening. The presentation spec
was made by Mr. Walter A. Young,
Mr. A. E. Banks responded in a ha
py little speech, telling the young m
where ever he may cast his lot,
could never forget the waitera of t
Thomas Willi a aft,
W. A. Va un un.
James W Harrison,
7 o^ w
THE DOLLAR BRYAN WOT
Assaulted With a Pitchfork-His Wife
Lashed?Fearful Gashes in Her Body
a IJ--.- -T T)-., ;??._Ttl? tmmmme
Made?An Outcast in His
Own State?A Deplorable
Condition ? An Alleged Investigation.
[ Dnily Advertiser. Montgomery, Ala.)
If the statements Of two Negroes,
Jim Beavers and his wife, who
py a cabin on the Keese plantation, arc
to be credited, a grent outrage was
committed on the Washington Ferry
Road in this county, several miles
from town, early Sunday morning.
TUB WOIIK OF TUB Mon
A mob of white cappers visited the
home of Beavers ; the man escaped,but
the woman was dragged out and car?
ried in a buggy to a swamp by the riv?
er near the Washington Ferry and
there cruelly dogged That she was
beaten by some one there is no doubt
the statement of a reliable physician
verifies this fact; whether it was real?
ly the work of white cappers, remains
to be developed by evitlence, and in
the meantime the stories of the Negro
man and woman tend thst way.
An Advertiser reporter learned eif
the occurrence yesterday morning
from reports which circulated in West
End. Ile was referred to Dr. ? I
?"adler and called upon the gentleman
at his home, corner of v*> .thereon and
Montgomery streets. Dr. Sadler said:
THE KEOINNINO OF THE TROl
"It seems that last Thursday or Fri?
day Mr. W T. Smith, who live.** i.eai
Washington Ferry, had some troublt
with the Negro Jim Beavers
'Jim, I understand was doing some
work?hoing in the garden, when Mr
Smith reprimanded him for not at
tending to his duty pioperly. The Ne
gro remonstrated with him asking bin
not to curse and abuse him This en?
raged Mr. Smith and caused him ti
grab an iron hay fork and make a bingi
at Beaver who received the prongs o
the weapon in his left arm. And ii
trying to get the fork away from Un
overseer, he was struck again in tin
left side over the heart
a heriots wound.
"The first wound was not serious
Beavers came to me on Saturda;
morning to have his wounds di
I found that the fork prongs had pent*
trated the darky's arm below th
elbow while the arro was in bent posi
tion, and then struck in the muscula
part near the shoulder. The wound ii
the side was more serious, the prong
narrowly missing the heart and wen
into the cavity.
"While dressing the weninda Beav
ers expressed to me a fear of mob vic
lenee, he was cfraid Mr. Smith
friends *ould try to punish him J ir
admitted having struck Mr. Smith an
also having scratched him in the face
Then he said that some of the Negro*
from Pratt's, plantation had come t
him with the information that som
white men were going to give him
thrashing either Saturday or Sundi
A PRBCAUTIOKARY MEASURE.
"As a precautionary measure I ai
vised him to take his wife and sper
Friday and Saturday nights away fro
home,his wife being in a delicate coi
ditton. Sunelay night they were
the cabin of Mack Graham on tl
''Yes, the mob really came. Sund
morning Beavers came to my hou
about 8 o'clock distressed and out
breath. 'Doctor," said he, "the
men come to get me. 1 heard the
before they got to the house and jur
ed out of the wintlow ; they shot at r
three or four times, but I got away a
hid in the cotton rows.'
MAD BECAUSE THEY MISSED HIM.
They were mad because they could
get me, and then they dragged i
poor wife out of bed, made her get ii
l>"'gr"y >n her night clothes, and tc
her two or three miles down to t
river, swam on the Prattville road
the Turner place.
There were about fifteen white rn
wearing handkerchiefs over t neir far
and all carried guns or pistols.
they kbat his wira.
They beat my wife over the head
making her get up, and then wi
carrying her down the road, one af
the other jabbed her in the side w
their guns, and cursed her for eve
thing they could think of.
"Doctor, I want you to go and
Thia was Jim Beaver's statem
anel while making it he cried pitifu
I went with him to my office in W
End, where he had left his wife i
there I fem ntl her.
From her I learned that she hatl b
taken by the white cappers as her h
banel described, anti certainly sh**
frightfully Iwaten. I have seen ni;
bad cases, but without exception
JLD LIKE TO GIVE US.
Tran the worst whipped creature I ever
AN AWFUL e-ONDlTION.
From the woman's bead to heels
there waH not a place where you cou Iel
lay a finger that wasn't raw : in many
place* the -kin waa gashed with whelps
and great knots; she waa very bloody.
I listened to the Wonum's account
of her experience. When taken in the
swamp r-he was made to lie ?m her
stomach across a h g. While one of
the maskers held a pistol it ' er head
hi tl ield her that if t-heSri d, 1 e would
blow her brains out. The spot where
she WSS whipped was about a mile anti
a half from the Prattville road, in a
tli nial | art of I ha river jungle.
HER own i*torv
Olding to her story, one while
capper heit! a lime wat sh, while the
tubers esme tn rota ion, lashed her
with a buggy whip. After she receiv
i tl the Hogging, she was made to sit
there until sun up, the men telling
her that if she left before that time
they would finish ber. ihey didn't
propose to have her find out which
way they were going.
Baa vari told ssa that it was between
J anti I o'clock Sunday meirning, when
ihe white cappers came for him, and
that it was about 7 o'clock when his
wife staggered in home. I can hardly
j see how it was possible that she came
in at all.
KEl-Ol-MZKD HED ASK V1LAMTM.
The woman claims that she recog?
nised three of the men and that they
are from Prattville. Further than
this, I know nothing. Dr, Sadler con?
cluded. Yesterday morning, Beavers
and his wife's father. Mack Graham.
came into town a> d reported the oc?
currence to Col. Warren Reese, their
landlord, and an official investigation
will be made at once. Dr. Sadler in
giving an account of the mobbing
paraphrased the statements by saying
that he, of course could not stand
sponsor for the truth of the details.
He only knew, personally, that the
wife of Jim Beavers waa mercilessly
ii by some one and also knew that
Beavers bore a fair reputation for
It is said thas Beavers has a number
of witnesses who will give circum?
stantial evidence; no one saw tbe
whipping. The negroes charge that
it was done by friends of Mr Smith
but they can give no cause for tbe
woman beating except that the mot
was enraged when they missed Bea?
vers, and therein on wreaked ven
gence upon his wife. She says thai
she smelled whiskey upon the breatl
of every member of the mob whe
came near her.
The charges certainly warrant a ful
investigation, and if they are true i
great outrage was committed. I
not the good name of the communit;
must be vindicated
RANDOLPH?Mrs. Mary Rando!pl
departed this life Saturday, Augus
29th at 6 p. m. She was a devote*
mother and consistent christian am
leaves a brother, three daughters, tw
sons, a number of grand-children an
friends to mourn her departure.
Ktjverend Graham preached a mos
wonderful sermon, Reverend Bawling
from the First Presbyterian Chore
read and Keverend Hall from Ohi
led in prayer.
"Sleep on Beloved" was sung t
Miss Emily Price.
Dearest mother thou art gone to tl
But we will not deplore thee,
Since God was thy Ransom, thy Gua
dian and Guide.
He gave thee. He took thee, and 1
will restore thee,
And death hath no sting, for the Sav
Or hath died.
Her daughter Henrietta Dawso
DABNEY?Emmett W.Dabney paf
ed into rest at his residence. No. 8
N. 1st street, Saturday 29th at 1 :'6i
m, after an illness of two weeks. I
embraced Christ about two years a
and lived from thenceforth for Chrii
He took hia seat in the eternal li
boat and crossed the river to join t
eternal host, under the shade of t
evergreen trees. While living, 1
pure and upright life .was worthy to
as example, and we know in dying,
blessed with one of the brightt
diadems of heaven. Longing for
sight at the Saviour's face be enter
inu) rest with the eagerness of a lit
The funeral roo.: place Sunday mot
ing at the 2nd Baptist Church and vi
preached by Rev. Z. D. Lewis, w
preached a pathetic ? "mon. His U
waa from the 14th C hapter of Jeil
2nd and 3rd verses ; ' I go to prepsr
place for you."
He leaves a wife mother, stat
daughter and a host of friends
mourn their loss. Fndertaker, A.
1'riee olliciated. and Jie remains w
turned over tt? Undeitaker Wilkers
in Petersburg whe-e * hey were hoi
to their last resting pi.
The following actet. as pall beare
James Wingfield, Janna Locket!, K
* rt Gates, John nek et, Henry A. Pi
FROM THE EAST-END.
POLITICS RATHER HOT.
\ County Club Organized
Regular Preeivet Meetings to
Death Holding High Carnival
in This Section.
\ Pleasant Romance Ends
in a Brilliant Wedding.
rHE BASE BALL GOSSIP- A WHITE
WOMAN MADE TO DECAMP
Personals and Local Briefs.
[To Planet by Regular Correspondent)
The old adage, "A rolling stone
gathers no moss" still holds good when
ws iee how the silver stone is rolling
among the residents in this section.
They don't seem to realize that their
silver crate and silver speeches take
little or no effect upon the "niggers,"
as they term them The (J ti P seem
to have a premium upon every body,
particularly the county people, as was
evidence tl by the formation of another
aSeaviniey and Hobart club Mr. Jos?
eph Wallace is president. Their regu?
lar meetings, every Friday night, are
largely attended. Owing to tbe fact
that their place of meeting is so small,
arrangements are being malle to se?
cure Blooming Lily Hall on P street,
where the regular county organization
will hold their public meeting on
Mr W. e-i. fingleton, chairman of
thc regular organisation will issue a
call to the county voters at an early
date. While Mr. U. F. Norman, chair?
man of the tlnrd precinct Marshall
ward and Mr. J Ii. MeTan, chairman
of the second precinct, its understood,
will issue calla for tile assembling of
voters of their respective precincts
early next week
Enthusiasm runs high and it is
thought that should the party do its
duty by the colored man, a large vote
will be |>olled .
The democrats endeavored to get a
few colored men to organize a Bryan
and Bewail club, and but for the
prtimpt anti tleterniineel opposition
met with by some of our energetic cit?
izens, they would've undoubtedly suc?
ceeded. A few abortive attempts have
been made by the siiverites and popu?
lists to get control of the colored vote
death's high CARNIVAL.
The monster, death is garnering a
large harvest in this section. Up?
wards of about 12 deaths have been
reported in the last two weeks. Three
were buried last Monday. Among
those who have succumbed to the fa?
tal shaft and gone to try the realities
of an unknown world are:?Mrs. Rox?
anna Jones, whose death occasioned
much regret, not only in this section
but in Manchester, her former home.
She had been suffering a long while
with an incurable disease.
Dr. R. F. Tancil battled fiercely with
the disease and succeeded partially in
arresting it. She died at 10:15 o'clock
pm, Wednesday, Dtictor Tancil stand?
ing by her to the last. Her funeral
took place from the Fourth Baptist
Church Friday, August 29th. Rev.
Payne officiated and paid a glowing
tribute, ant did Kev. Dr. Binga, Revs
Richard Well, Christmas and Thomas
She leaves a devoted husband, twe
children, many friends and relativei
to mourn her sad departure.
The spirit of Mrs Ellen Green shoo]
off this earthly coil and ascended ti
the God whe gave it, on Monday, Au
gust 24th. Her funeral took plac
from the Mount Calvary Bapt is
Church of which she had been a con
sistent and loving member for years
Rev. Archie Ferguson officiated.
A sleep in Tesus blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake
A cHm and undisturbed repose,
l'nbroken by the last of foes.
Miss Roxanna Washington died Fr
day morning, September 4, 1896, a fte
a brief painful illness. Age, 13. Sh
makes the third member who has die
in that grief strickened family.
lier funeral took place from th
house on Monday afternoon. Re1
IJacoD Turner preached a pathetic sei
mon. "Blessed are they that die i
Mrs.-Barber, the mother of Mr
Cordelia Fleming has run her mort
race. Her spirit was ushered im
eternity by that unseen messenger c
Saturday evening, after a painful ii
ness. She was a member of tbe 2r
Baptist Church, and to that place
worship the funeral cortege wendi
their way. Her death e>ccasioni
heart-felt regret as she was very we!
known in this section.
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Mann w
preached last Monday. Her dea
caused much grief.
The funeral of Mr. Carter Jones, w
was a valued employee of the Fert.l
ing company and whose death on Su
day afternoon, the 30th ult , recall
many a pleasant time spent in his coi
f>any, removes from our midst a hig
y respected and esteemed citizen, w
he preached at the 4th Baptist Chure
Kev. Payne officiating.
Many more deaths are reported.
A BRILLIANT WEDDING CONSUMMATE
Perhaps many are not aware of 1
circumstances under which Mr. Jo
Beverly, tine of Church Hill's pt>pn
young men got one of the sweetest a
most charming of wives. The
mance dates back to about three ye
ago?but owing to the shortness
space allotted us we cannot pre se
our readers with details. However
last Tuesday night Miss Mamie
llamin became the wife of Mr. .lt
W. Beverly. As early as 7:30 o'cli
I' M., the crowd commencetl to
-embie, and by eight o'clock nea
every seat in the* spacious edifice I
been taken. Among those pres
were many white people, friend
the young couple ; and lie it said to
credit of the audience which gathei
11 is said that it waa the most ord*
gathering on a marriage occasion t
has assembled in the Fourth Baptist
Church for a long while.
THE BRIDAL PARTT ARRIVES.
Promptly at about 8:15 the carriages
containing the bridal party arrived.
The organ under the skillful manipu?
lation of Miss Kmma Hewlett pealed
forth a glorious wedding march, and
the immediate members of the respec?
tive families entered, after which came
Miss Ida B. Hamin sister of tbe bride,
leaning upon the arm of Mr. William
H Fulst, next came Miss Lucy Wyatt
upon the arm cf Mr. Charles Wilder;
then came the groom accompanied by
his brother. Mr. Edward Beverley and
then the bride leaning upon the arm
ul Mr. John Williams who acted in the
capacity of best man. Rev. Payne tied
the knot after which the party left
timid a shower of rice.
The bride was beautifully attired in
a lovely gown of white brocaded satin
trimmed with laces and ribbons to
match, upon her finger was a beauti?
ful gold 'ring, the gift of the groom.
She wore upon her neatly shape feet a
pair of white slippers to harmonise
with her gown In her right hand she
held a large bunch of bridal roses. The
(-loves formed an important part. The
groom wore the conveptional suit of
Wedding party together with many
invited guests repaired to the home of
tba bride*! parents, Mr. and Mrs. Da?
vid Hamm, 916 North I7th Street,
where a grand reception was held.
Music, songs and other amusements
lent zest to the already brilliant fes?
tivities. The bride is one of the popu?
lar young ladies of the East End.
while the groom is one of the most
widely known young men in this sec?
tion. Their future residence will be
at No. 013 North 29th St., where
friends are invited to call. Reception
At the Fourth Baptist Church on
?"unuay, August doth, Kev. ii. Beecher |
Taylor of the 1st Baptist Church
preached an able and instructive Her?
mon. He reflected great credit upon
On last Sunday. Rev. R. Bruce Ev
ans preached quite an eloquent ser?
mon during the me.rning. The* after?
noon and night services were well at?
The services at the Fountain Baptist
Church on the 30th inst , was full of
that excellence which usually charac?
terize it Among the notable features
was the excellent sermon preached by
Kev KM. Monroe. We beg leave lol
correct the impression made byus|
concerning a debate between Revs
Monroe nnd Williams, owing to a]
misunderstanding on our part. There
was no debate. The B-bM exereyses I
promise to be an interesting feature
of the Sunday services. -a ^^^?
Last Sunday morning, Kev. Wil?
liams preached an inatrnctive sermon
and on Wednesday night, the follow?
ing officers for the Sunday School were
elected: Messrs. C. F. Norman, Su?
perintendent; Israel Clemments, As?
sistant; Lewis H. Herbert, Secretary ;
Harvey Lee, Assistant; Major Harris,
Treasurerr David Harris and Mrs
Mary Norman, choristers ; Messrs Jun
ius Crump, and James Anderson libra?
The services at the Asbury M E
Church seem to be on the upward
trend. Brother A. M. Singleton
preached an able sermon in the fore?
noon, Sunday School in the afternoon,
and at night Kev. B. M. Brown preach?
ed an excellent sermon from Revela?
AT BABE HALL HEADQUARTERS.
All is quiet and serene around head?
quarters of the Eclipse Base Bail Club,
the crack team of the city. In conver?
sation with Mr. Jackson, the manager,
he says: "We have all the challenges
from other teams that we can attend
to at present. Owing to the fact that
the Kicbmond's has many transfer
games to this city, it is almost impos?
sible to secure the park. I am confi?
dent that we have one of the strongest
teams in the state and am not afraid
to put them against any colored team
The only thing which adds discourage
ment is the small attendance at the
park, but I hope by next season that t
still better (attendance may greet the
champion team of the state."
When asked about the changes bi
will maka in the team ; he says, '* Wit!
Morris and Taylor on let base ; Mor
e ? ton on the 2nd, Henry on the 3rd wit!
11 the Price brothers in the box and Mo
sea catching, Lightfoot left field, Rob
inson center field and Jackson righ
tield will make the Eclipse well nig
invincible, especially so with Lee, th
short-stop." Games are being ai
ranged to be played and .the patron
may expect to see some playing.
A WHITE WOMAN MADE TO DECAMP.
In one of the populous parts c
Church Hill, especially that sectio
mostly occupied by the colored res
dents, a white woman is alleged (1
have opened up a disorderly hourn
The colortMl people hearing of it, ma<3
it so hot for the woman that she wi
compelled to pack up and leave.
PERSONALS AND LOCALS.
Mrs. H. M. Green has returned 1
the city from Chase City county. J
present she is quite ill.
Miss Mary E. Kennolds has returne
from Philaelelphia, Pa., where the hi
been visiting for several months.
The Star of Bethlehem, Mo. l.wi
give an entertainment at the Lily
the Valley Hail on Monday night, Se
tembec 2lst. A good time guarai
fed to all. Admission 10 cents. R
freshments served in abundance.
Much dissatisfaction with the city
existing among many of the color
residents in this section, owing to t
fact that the city is paving the stree
where the white people live whi
nothing is done with those in the st
tion where they reside
Professor Jacques' lecture at t
Asbury M. E ("hurch was interesti
indeed would that our people wot
hearken to his sayings.
Mr. J. A. Bowler and Miss Sal
Willis have been re-appointed by t
schotd board as teachers in the ni j,
Large crowds spent a pleasant d
at tbe Big Meetings at Big Bet!
Church of which Rev. W. S. Christi
is piistor last Sunday.
Cumberland, Va., August 24, 1
The James River District Assoc
tion will convene with the Little Fi
Baptist Church of Cumberland Coi
ty. Va., on the first Wednesday in <
lober, 1896. Visitor? and delega
via C. it 0. Railroad (James Ki
Division )will get off at Columbia,w
i.rly in two miles of the church.
ti ad . Hill, Cor Secretai
* ot -In another column will be foul
the notice inquiring of the whereabout
?ed. Frances Mitchell, who until rec**
?r ly I was of Shreveport. Any informs
hat J will l>e gladly received
AUNT MARY'S CASE.
To Come Again In Judge
CANNOT CONVICT HER
The Commonwealth May De
cide Not Io Prosecute.
MARY BARNES PREDICAMENT.
The End of the Case Near at Hand.
The Lunenburg Case haa now assum?
ed another phase. The case of Mary
Abernathy will come up before Judge
J. M. Crute at Farmville, Va., Monday,
Hon George I) Wise, ex-Judge H.
W. Flouroy and Captain A. B. Guigon
will represent the accused. The ac?
tion of Judge Coleman in setting aside
the verdict places her in a position
just as though she hud never been con?
victed and it becomes an open ques?
tion as to whether counsel for the
prosecution will deem it advisable to
put the state to further expense in the
WILL SET HER FRKI.
If a nolle prosequi ia decided upon,
it is barely possible that Mary Aber?
nathy will be conveyed to Farmville.
On the contrary,'it is expected that
she will be discharged from custody
at Lynchburg, and from there brought
In order to place her again on trial
for her life there must be additional
8VittOI in* *? >Siliie?t?es ;tud the
commonwealth concedes that this is
not at hand.
If old man Pollard were alive it
would be impossible to legally convict
Mary Abernathy, according to
Judge Coleman's ruling for he declares
that she was convicted contrary to tin
law and the evidence.
COII/O NOT AGAIN CONVICT.
This means that with thc same wit
nesaes, Mr. Pollard included, ii con?
viction would be followed by another
reversal by his court.
If Judge Coleman takes this view,
it is plainly evident as to what the
Supreme Court of Appeals would do
under similar circumstances.
Papers are being prepared in Mary
Barnes' case. She is working in the
Virginia penitentiary in the shoe de?
Ii -hould not be forgotten that old
man Pollard always testified that when
hia wife was murdered, Mary Barnes
was in the field working arith him.
A THEORY KXl'LODED.
The conspiracy theory has long
since been exploded and it is reasona?
bly certain that Governor O'Ferrall
will pardon the prisoner for the ask?
It was essentially necessary that
Mary Barnes should Dot have been
carried back into Lunenburg county at
the time the excitement and feeling
were bo intense, but Mr. Wise has
more than once expressed regret that
he could not press a legal contest in
her case too.
It has been a long,weary struggle for
human life, and the people have glori?
Do not delay the collector when he
calls pay him.
Mr. Editor:?To satisfy a dispute
respecting the coming election and
the number of persons to be voted for
on election day, will kindly give infor?
mation respecting the same. We claim
that there will be 3e) or more names on
the ticket?as follows: Ten republi?
can electors, ten democratic, ten pop?
ulists, 3 presidents, 4 vice-presidents
and 4 congressmen. If all parties put
up their nominees,there will be 41 can?
didates. We will submit this question
to the State Committee after your an?
Mr. Albert Meekins is improving, af?
ter a severe attack of throat trouble.
Mr. J. Walter Atkins bas returned to
the city from New York looking weil.
Mr. Jordan Morris is very sick at
the residence of his son, 1019 Hull St. ?
Rev. Gt. C Coleman passed through
the city last .Monday morning from
Philadelphia, enroute to his home al
The First Baptist Church has grant
cd Dr. Binga 50 days vacation.
Mrs. Ida B. Atkins is somewhat in
disposed this week.
Miss Lula Bland spent last week ii
Midlothian, visiting her friends.
Prof. James H. Blackwell and Depu
ty Q. William Moon left the city las
Monday morning for Providence, K. I
to attend the National Grand Lodg*
Independent Order of Good Samari
Rev. R. Beecher Taylor filled th
nulpit at the 1st Baptist Church las
In the afternoon Dr. Binga preache
tbe funeral of Miss Rosa Deane. 1
was one of the ablest efforts of th
Reverend, especially, respecting sane
Last Sunday was a pleasant day an
many of our people boarded the morl?
ing train, bound for Centralia, whil
a large number went on horse back, i
wagons, buggies, and the "bikes" wei
seen Hying thick and fast. Kev. Johi
son, the pastor of the church at Pei
tralia, held a grand baptizing, whic
was witnessed by several hundred pe
pie, both white and colored, from fi
Prof. J. Heyward Blackwell arrive
in the city last week from Virgin
Miss A. B. Lewis, of S'-'ottsville
visiting our city, the guest of Mr. ai
Mis. William ll Hughes. She was a
companied hy Miss Bertha Hughes at
Mrs. Martha A. Hughes.
Mrs. Amanda Smith left the city la
We "nesday night for Baltimore, Me
to visit her son Joseph. She will
from our midst about two weeks.
Some of our people are very foui
of watching other people and at t
same time fail to watch themselvi
First remedy your own faults and th
try to amend tithers.
When "certain folks" can't see 1
best girl, he sits on the hill-side?ji
th-1 one U*(K'K **wa""i *nd looks with a wi
" I ful eye, only to see her sweet fi
J It was a "who-shall" and a'**
j shan't" in reference to the vacai.cie >
n<* a I be. li Heil in the public schools?but
"8 ?M all eiver DOW.
tion I-Do not delay the collector. ]
I him promptly.
PERSONALS AND BRIEFS
-Miss Mamie Hunton is in the
-Mr. 8. F. Brooks of Roanoke, Va.,
ailed on us.
-Mr. James D. Butler of Balti
aore called on us.
-Mr. J. M. Harper, of Pocahontas,
'a., called on us last week.
-Mr. Charles Vest, of le)_*7 St.
ohn St , continues quite sick.
-Miss Emma Patterson, of Blue
tidge Springs, Va., called on tis.
-Miss Mary Ross, of Washington,
). C., was in the city and called on ua
-Mr. T. K. Tembrook, funeral di
ector of Lynchburg, Va., called on
-Messrs. A. L. Allen and William
'haxton, of Pocahontas, Va., called on
-Mr Jas. I>. Butler, of Baltimore
ld , wan in the city this week and call
d on us.
-Mr. William Thoroughgood, of
Jorfolk, Va., was in the city and call
d on us.
-Mrs. Alice Royal spent her vaca
.t New Haven, Washington and Phil
-Mrs. Dr. R.E. Jones with her
hildren enjoyed herself near the
-Miss Mary M. Tinsley haa re
urn ed after a pleasant stay in Gor
-Miss Bettie Anderson haa (retur
?d to the city after a pleasant stay in
-Mr. Thomas Hamlin, of the
Petersburg Post Office called on us.
tie is looking well.
-Kev. Scott Wood, editor the
Petersbug, Va,. Herald waa in tbe city
ind called on us.
-Mr. W. T. Greenwood, General
? ry of the (.'olored Y. M. C. A.
it Baltimore, called on us.
-Miss Bessie Madison, of Wash?
ington, D. C.. is in the city, visiting
Mrs. Sykes, of 737 William Wt.
-Mrs. Thomas Smith, of W. Du?
val street has returned from her trip
to Philadelphia, looking well.
-Miss J. E. Randolph left the city
Saturday, September 5th for Ashland
to visit her aunt, Mrs. Callie Carter.
-Mr. W. K. Patterson, the agent
for the Planet at Bluefield, W. Va.,
in the city thia week and called on ua.
-Mr. J. P. Quander, Jr., Washing?
ton, D.C., callen! onus in company
with Misses Ottie and Bertie Brocka.
-Misses Mary Jones and Charlotte
Washington, of Washington, D. C.,
were in the city thia week and called,
-Mrs. Rosa K Jone*? has return?
ed to the city. She visited
ville, <>., PltUburg ?**
-Mrs. Ia*anb \V . << nea an..
dren of west Moore street, has ream?
ed to the city arter a pleasant stay in
-Miss Lizzie Pierce, a member of
Sylvia Court, No. 2 is lying quite ill at
the residence of her brother, 936 No.
-Little Roscoe Mitchell met with
a very painful accident a few days ago,
but is improving under the treatment
of Dr. S. il. Dismond.
-Miss Pauline Johnson, who has
baan quite sick at her residence, 918
N. ejth street, is improving under the
treatment of Dr. Dismond.
-Miss Elenora Fry of North 7th
St., returned home September 8th af?
ter a pleasant stay with Miss Annie F.
Taylor of Buckingham County, Va.
-Mrs. Rudolph W. Rose left the
j city last Tuesday for Baltimore. She
was accompanied by her sister, Mrs.
J. Andrew Bowler and two children.
-Miss Annie J. Harris who spent
a very pleasant summer in Philadel?
phia, with Mrs. Lillie Ellyson Stewart
and friends, has returned home look?
-Miss Lucy M. Deane, daughter of
ex-Councilman Morton Deane haa re
turned. She has been visiting friends
in Washington and Philadelphia for
more than a month.
-Mrs. Lizzie Harris, Mrs. Jennie
Brown and Miss Mary Holcomb of
Lynchburg, Mrs. S. A. Webb of Dan?
ville, Mrs. C. S. Brooks of Washington
and Miss M. D. Braxton of Baltimore
called on us.
-Large crowds are attending the
revival meetings at Shiloh Baptist
Church, on Cedar street. Rev. Fox is
conducting the meetings. May the
blessings of God rest upon the good
brother. Rev. R. C. Kemp is pastor.
-Mrs. Marie White, the "Virginia
Mocking Bird," called on us in compa?
ny with Mr. J. Howard Harper, her
advance agent, The Madame has had
a signal success during her stay here.
-Messrs. T. H. Simpson, OW.
White, G. W. Jackson, D. T. Coles, W.
S Hayden, R. W. Wood, Elijah Thom?
as. J. C. Brown, Vernon Jackson, S. O.
Simpson of Keystone, West Va., called
-Rev. P. E. Steward, B. D., pastor
of Allen A. M. E Church of N. Grim?
mer Hill, East Camden, N. J., reports
grand succes in his work. He senile
in his subscription along with com?
-Rev. W. J. Carter, of Pocahontas
Va., Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hance, of
Bluefield, West Va., Mr. and Mra.
Grant Dabney, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Simp
stm, Rev. C. E. McGhee, Mrs. Bell
Wright and Mr. William A. White of
bluefield, West Va., called on us.
-Mr. Vf. A. Tazeweil of New York
called on us. He is a noted choir
songster and is also an electrician.
He is superintendent of the Levi P.
Morton estate. Be atteneled the church
es here, met many friends and waa roy?
ally received. He is a 32d degree
-Mrs Rev. Walter H. Brooks and
family, including her two attractive
daughters, Misses Ottie and Bertie
Brooks, left Monday for their home in
Washington, D.C. They were accom?
panied by Miss Lizzie Burrell, who
wili remain probably a month in that
city. We shall be more than pleased
tt> have them visit our city again and
shall always endeavor to give them a
-We have received the minutes of
the Sth annual meeting of the Ameri?
can Baptist Education Society held at
Asbury Park, N J ., May 26,'98 The
report of the work done is gratifying
and the session was harmonious.
The officers are J. P. Greene, D. D ,
president; Kev. E M. Poteat, record?
ing secretary ; H. L. Morehouse, 1). D.,
Pay I correspond ing secretary ; E. V. Carey,