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VOL. XVIII NO. 37
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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, SATURDAY. AUGUST. 31, 1001
"OHR?
RICHMOND
ItlCE, FIVE CENTS
MONUMENT
UNVEILED.
HONOR TO C?L. MITCHELL'S
MEMORY.
PytMans Gorgeous 8howing?.
MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE WITNESS?
ED THE IMPOSING SCENE.
They Hear His Deeds Rehearsed.?Members of the K. <i?f P.
From a1! Parts of the State.
Never bnt once in the history of tho
race, and never before in the history of
the state has such a tribut?? baso paid
to the noble dead as when on Monday
last, with grand parade, the Pythians
dedicated the monument in Evergreen
Cemetery, beneath which rests the
precious dust of their hero, Col. Thus.
W. Mitchell. Indeed, the occasion was
more of triumphant eulogy of Pythian
pride than of funeral rite, f?>r in these
fourteen months since first the siate
mourned for i'Toni" Mitchell, the keen
est of grief has worn away and in its
place there lives in the hearts of men
that hero worship which found such
tumultuous expression on last Momlay.
The greatest of our citizens stood side
"by side with men of note from most
every point and paid, without regard to
creed or party, the last and delayed
honor of the living to the dead. While
perhaps the greatest throng that has
ever filled the city on such an occasion
added its surging paean to tramps of
marching Knights.
A SEA OF SPECTATORS.*]^"
Before the Brigade Staff reached the
city limits to take part in the unveiling
ceremonies, the streets were filled with '
people, who cheered vociferously as the '
brave looking men rode by deck-l
ed in gold and black.
When the cemetery was reached a
strange sight met the eye. All around
the square, in the centre of which stood
the grey monument, were, what ntras? I
ed to be black walls, formed by the
thousands of spectators who filled tho-J
grounds. To the north and west there
were two solid lines of humanity.
People had crowded to the grounds ]
hours ahead of the parade in order to '
secure even standing room.
PROCKSSrON REACHES THE CEMETERY.
Major E. A. Washington, who had
been driven directly from headquarters '
to the ground in a earriag? was tU?? tust
of the Ossicini to arrive. Then cam?? the
newspaper men. The Aids arrived at
6'62ana cleared tin? ?pam sborsi th??
stanti. """iT^H
Surround???! by his staff, Ool. IVleekius, ?
who was in command arrivc?l at ?:?4, '
rode to the riant of the stami ami dis?
mounted. Next eaine Capt. T. |M.
Crump (mounted) commanding the
First Regiment. Planet Co., No. R,
tetad as saooai to the family at th?
grounds. The carriages arrive?! in
double I?M at ?.::!G. After ?-ntcriug tlie '
gates, the long line of military ?aj
marchad eastward of the tnonuiiunt '
COL THOMAS W. MITCHELL..
while the carriages containing the fam?
ily proceeded directly north, passing tue
stand, turned about and came to a
stand still almost between the stand and
square.
The first carriages wen? occupied
by Mrs. Thomas W. Mitchell and her
two children, Roecoe and Rebecca.
The grounds wen? now rapidly filling
back to the southern gates with tliat
surging throng of humanity to which
seemitn no end?now eager and all im?
patient. The great Municipal Band
with their pretty uniforms had already
entered with the First Regiment and
taken their position at the west-end of
the stand. But another muffled drum
was heard. Whi*e and red plumes
were again seen to dip and bow with
the Bteady movement of duck pants.
This was th.? eiit?wing of the Second
Regiment, headed by the famous Ex?
celsior Band of Norfolk.
Then came carriages with Monument
Association and Planet Lodge, No. 23.
CEREMONIES BEGIN.
From my position on the stand I
could not see whether all were in place
now or not. but at any rate. President
Benjamin Peyton arose an d proco?.??!? h\
to open the enercises with invocation I
by Rev. S. C. Burrell of the colored !
Y. M. C. A.
The addresses were made bv Revs. J. ]
H. Briw and F). W. Davis.
Profound silence fell over the great
concourse of spectators, who stood mo-,
tionless with uncovered heads as the
two little children, Eva Lee Graham1
and Junins Smith moved steadily down
the steps and out toward to the square, j
Entering the enclosure of the ropes they
caught hold of the cords. Some one
gave the signal and the veil dropped,
revealing a magnificent shaft, erectedj
and dedicated to a noble, gallant knight
and champion of right, whose precious'
?lust Richmond shall forev?-r bo proud
to hold iu its silent keeping.
Architecture has paid high tribute to
leaders of mankind, but never was a
memorial more worthily l>est<nvod or
?SOtt gratefully u-<???pte?l by any peopsl
than th?? beautiful structure th?t now j
stands ?>nt in bold relief to Col. Thomas
William Mitchell.
THF Clll'KC'll POLITY,
The Law That Brother Hrlmrs llid'nt
Want to Ilesr.
It may be of interest to some of our
Baptist renders to have presented to
IbSfll some sections of the Baptist
Chun-li jsdity, ln'tt? r known as Hih- !
< ?x-k's New Inrei-Ntry for Baptist nblTrtth
SS, publish?-*! by the Ameriean Baptist
Publication Society at Philadelphia, Pa. ?
TbjSM extracts are those which Brothen|
Tom H. Brizne*, ?Abose trooi?mwmt?ho&yj
sbonihese knows, de<lare? that tlu?
church did n<>t want to hoar:
"Nor ?an a church exercise authority
over its own nicmlters in any respect ex?
cept as to spiritual concerne. With this
penOTMl rights and duties as nninlx-rs
of society, it cannot interfere. It can
not dict?t?? wl...t they shall eat or ?Irink
or wherewithal they shall lx? clothed;
what business they shall pursue, what
associations they shall k???'p, what priv?
ileges they may enjoy, except, that in
all these they shall do nothing which
shall be incoiisisteiit with their position
and professi<m as Christians." * ? ?
Page.." I
"Nothing can bs considered a just and
reasonable cause for the withdrawal ?if
fellowship, and exclusion from the
church, except it be clearly forbidden
in, or manifestly contrary to the Scrip?
tures, and what would have prevented
the n-ception of the individual into the
Church bad it existed at the time and
Ihhti persisted in. Even these who do
not usually lead to disfellowship, pro- '
viiling they l>e confessedaud forsaken." .
* * * ?Page lso.
??Nothing can properly !>?? considere?!
a reasonable cause of offense or just
ground for discipline, but what is man- '
ifestly contrary to the Ooripinrsa.
M.'inliere msy see many things in oth
??n which they ?lislike?personal idioey- '
ncraaies jterhaps offensive, but which
ennnot 1?> justly sonsidored subjects for
complaint, or ecclesiastical censure.
They are matters for Christian (or
Itoarance, to l*> endured, if they cannot
1?? corrected in some other way." * *
* ?Page 179.
"The sphere of a church authority it
therefore distinctively and exclusively
moral end spiritual.
Those so-called churches whether of
the past or present, that have assumed
dictatorship over their communicants in
all matt??rs both sacred ami secular have
forfeited their claim to be recognized as
true churches of Christ and are to be
held as religious societies only. They
have transcended all proper bounds vio?
lating personal rights by their assump?
tions." * ? ?J ?-Page;*?.
"If a majraber attempts to bring be?
fore the Church, or in any other way
make public, any matter of private grief
or offense, befan he has fully pnrsue?l
the alxrve course, according to the Gos?
pel ruk?, he makes himself an offender
thereby?subject to labor and discipline.
?Page 17s.
I NAM.MOISLY ELK<TFI>.
Editor Mitchell is Honored by Citizen*
??f Sara togs, >. Y.
Saratoga, ?. Y., August 9, 1901.
To Hon. John Mitchell, Jr.,
Richmond, Va.;
Sir:?
It affords us great pleasure
to inform yon that your name was pre?
sented to the Frederick Douglass Liter?
ary Association by its esteemed Presi?
dent, Mr. J. T. Lee as and honorary
member of the above named Associa?
tion. Yon were unanimously elected
in token of the appreciation that is felt
by its members for your splendid
achievements, and the great work yon
are doing for the race.
We have the honor to be,
Very truly yours,
P. C. Neal,
Chairman Worden House.
Committe on Notification, M V.
Carter, John G. Shelton
Nl'l'BEME LOIH'E SESSION.
The hnnrbts ?f Pythias At Chicago??
Large attendance Prom i ?ed?Brll
liast Wutlook- A t'rsnd Parade To
Take Place.
Chicago, III .August ae, 1901.
The flu preme Lodge, Knights of Py?
thias, N. A. > S. ?., ?., ?., ?., & ?,
will meet here to-morrow morning.
Already the advance guard is on the
ground. Gran:*. Chan?-cllor John Mitch?
ell. Jr., of Virginia arrived at 7; 15 a. m.
over the Illinois Central or what is now
known as the Big 4 Route. H<? was ac?
companied by Sir L. W. Hollbrook of
Daisville.'Va:, and Sum-eras Lecturer N.
A. Twitty of Suffolk: Va.
( )n the same train came the Supreme
Chancellor S. W. Starks. General J. M.
Haxlewotxi. General J. A. Campigli of
Charleston. West \"a.. with Collins
C??.. No. 1 under command of Capt. Juo.
Mickie of the same city.
Cincinnati sent a company siso They
wer?? met at the train by ? brass band.
The encampment presen'? a most ptc
tunesque scene. The tents are arranged
in military style and have attracted
much attention.
The headquarters are at 2821 State St.
and Mr. Lawrence ?. Newb*y? never tins
of entertaining visitors.
Grand Chancellor A. W. Lloyd is on
the ground looming St. I>uis. M the
next place of meeting of ?he Supreme
Innige. A world's fair will be hold there
bl 1!H>3.
He has lodges to assist :n the work.
Those who have registered at head?
quarters thus furar?? Arnold Stone. El
wju-d Wwlt of Hot Spring??, Ark.; E. J.
Lewis, Montgomery, Ala.-. T. A. Brown
of San Francisco, Cal.: J. C. Ross, Sa
vannah, (ia.: 0. A. Shaw. Brunswick.
Ga.; Joseph H. Ward, and William J.
I. R?.????!. Indianapolis, Ind.; Frank
Blnuut. Louisiana; C. K. Robinson. St.
Iimis. Mo.; Arthur Riggs. SpringnVId.
O.; Wm. Noel Johnson. Springfield, <?.:
R. F. Boyd, Nashville. Tarma.; J. H.
Crawford, Tenn.; Wr. H. Wells. Mfem
;. AJi-i^h. ? >\Jx _-?H: . A
Twittv. L. W. H<dbr?H)k. of Kiehmon.l.
Va., Rupert Jeff??rson, Parkersburg. W.
Va., Lewis M. Mitchell, Austin. Texas;
J. W. Anderson. Dallas. T.xas, Wm.
R. Morris. Minneapolis, Minn.
Chicago, hi... August "27th, 1901.
The National Encampment of the
Knights ?if Pythias, ?. ?.. S. ?., E.,
?.. A. and ?., at the corner of "'.''rd and
Weutworth Avi?., is certainly afine af?
fair.
It is tin? first of its kind ever known
in t?se history of the organizsiti??i.
T?> the right, as one enters the gate,
are the headquarters of Major-Gviieral
R. R. Jackson. When we ent?>red. he
was busily engaged in superintending
til?; placing of the cots for the compa?
nies which had taken up quarters here.
The MM was picturesqu??. There
are 1H2 t??nts. Guard mount takes place
at ? A. M. ami dress parade at ?> P. M.
Fleet rie lights hav?? basjQ run into
camp and at night tin? grounds an? :tl
most as bright as day, j
Brsgadier (renerai John Mitchell, Jr.,
Of Virginia was invited to shara the
tent of the Major-t renerai.
-COL. MARSHAL!. TALKS KRKELY.
Col. John R. Marshall was an inter
ested observer of the affair and was for?
ward in superintending the arrange- '
ment af the camp. |
Col. Marshall commanded the 8th
Illinois Regiment in the Spanish- Anier
can War and was for a long time Mayor '
of Sati Luis, Cuba. |
H? related his experiences in early
life. By-the-way, Col. Marshall is a
most aristocratic looking individual, be- ?
IB?; Of magnificent built and somewhat
disposed to be portly and aa the Cleve?
land build. He is an ardent Republi- j
can, and one would take him to be a
white man upon the first observation.
BORN IX VIKdlM.v.
He said that he WM b?>rii in Alexan?
dria, Va., and worked then two years
for Hon. Morton Marye, now Auditor
of Public Accouuts, for if?.OOper month. !
THE TROUBLE AT NEWPORT NEWS.
Upou Ids return from Cuba, when he
arrived at Newport News, Va., he j
learned that Mr. Morton Marye, Jr., j
was in that town, being an architect
and he called to see him.
After conversing a few moments, he
asked him if he knew Jack Marshall, I
the colored boy, who worked for his
father many years ago. He said that
he did. "Would you know him if you
saw him?" He replied that he did not
think that he would. "Well,'' replie?!
Col. Marshall, "I am Jack Marshall."
NEGROES IN ILLINOIS.
A look of incredulity passed over the
features of Mr. Marye and he recovered
sufficiently to remark, "Well, they
make Colonels of Negroes in Illinois.
-(white) that you knew is
only a Captian."
However, Mr. Marye was glad to see
him and sent word to his father that
Jack Marshall was passing through the
state.
Col. Marshall said: 'When I reach?
ed Newport News and our luggage was
being transferred by a detail of my men
appointed for the purpose, a corporal
had a cigar in his mouth smoking. The
white superintendent slapped his jaws,
knocking the cigar out of his month.
BEAT HIM BADLY.
The result was that the detail jumped
on the white rsuperintemient. beat and
kicked him fearfully. I
"I was sent for. A policeman was
thcie aud wanted to arrest the men.
The superin'tsendent was bloody. It
was explained to me by the white man
that he had aimed to knock the cigar
from the cnilored soldier's mouth, and
his fingers had touched him in the face
in so doing.They also said that a pier had
been burn???! sometime ago entail eg a
loss of a million dollars. I
"I asked tin? lieutenant about it and ?
he said that the white superintendent
had sinAck??d the soldier's jaws. I told
the superintendent tbat these soldiers
were just from Cuba. They were fight?
ing uneu. 1 had KOO men in my com?
mand and over 100 officers. My men
do u.it take ?orders that way. If you
had told the officers that smoking was
not allowed on these pi?>rs. the corporal
would have thrown away that cigar.
As ii is, I shall not ]>ermit the arrest of
these men. The work was proceeded
with and their was no further trouble.''
concluded the Colonel.
! INK EXERCISES AT THE CHAPEL.
Quiim Chapel, A. M. E. Church is
Oaa of the finest structures in this city.
It is buih of stone and handsomely fin
ishe?l ?>n the inside. I
This was the scene of a line gather?
ing to Matea so the welcome addresses
to the Supreme Lodge. I* was nearly 9
o'clock when Sir (ieorge T. K?-rsey. P.
G. C. of Illinois and Chairman of the
C-ommittoe in a most felicitous manner
?ntmxluced Dr. Allen A. Wesley as the
chairman of the ??veiling.
Mr. -Henderson then sang a s<?
lection whibh was roundly encored by
tlx audience.
As ? Subscriber Sees It,
Richmond. Va.. Aug. ?1. '01.
Mr. Editor,
Dear Sir:?
I have rend the proceedings
of the church meeting on last Monday
night. It looks as though tlie sentiment
.?f the First Baptist Church is to contin?
ue in the wrong way. The church ought
"t?'???-?wt v.^.itTT-t*rt?c?u;Le?i.?* Th
one thing the church will have to do bo- ?
fore it can get right and that in they
will have to deal with Brother Nelson
Williams, Jr. He has lied in his heart
and with his hand, licforeGodaiid man.
Is it ]>ossible that the church will let [
him rreassia in the church without deal?
ing with him? The Bible teaches us
that the pit you dig for vour brother,
you will fall into it yourself. I
The pit which Blether Nelson Wil?
liams, Jr. has dug for Brother John
Mitchell, Jr. is open and waiting for
Brother Nelson W'iiliams, Jr. If Broth?
er Mitchell is in it, he ought to be taken
out of it and Brother Williams put into
it, or let him atone for the the wrong
he has done. I believe everything would
have been quiet at the church by now if
it had eoi ?????? for him.
Anylxdy with common sense ought
to know that a letter which is read in an '
audience of 200 or 300 people is not pri- I
v;ito ?at secret.
There are some persons no doubt who
would like to see Brother John Mitchell,
Jr. excluded from the church but would
lik?? to tee it done in a fair way without
taking advantage of him.
Tlie attention of the public is turned
to the First Baptist Church to MO what
will he done with Brother Nelson Wil?
liams, Jr. for forgery.
To All Whom This .May Concern.
Benjamin Upslmr has deserted his
Wife, Mrs. Lucy Upshnr. He left me
financially emliarraesed, also attempted
to take my life. I was inarriod in New
York City.
her
Lucy ? Upsium
Mark.
-Rev. Z. D. Lewis and wife have
U'cii spending a few days in New York '
with Mrs. Frances Miles, formerly a J
member of the Second Baptist Church
of Richmond. They have spent aa, en
joyahle time with Mrs. Miles who is an
excellent hostess and knows how to ?
make it pleasant for her guest. I
The Doctor and his wife I??ft New
York City on Tues?uiy, Aug. 27th for ?
Buffalo to attend the l'an-American Ex
{xtsition.
-Mrs. John E. C. Farrar and h??r
daughter have returned to the city after
a pleasant stay at the Bay Shore Hotel '
Buckroe Beach, Va.
The Richmond City Gun Club will
have a special sermon preached to them .
at Leigh St. ?. M. E. Church by the
pastor, Rev. W. A. C. Hughes Sunday I
3 p. m. Special music by the choir.
You are cordially invited to attend
-Mr. R. T. Cogbill, Sr., expresses
profound regret to learn of the death of
his nephew, Mr. Wilhe Cogbill, who
died at his residence in Washington,
D. C. He was highly respected by white
and colored people.
-Mrs. L. G. King and daughter,
Berthel, of Manchester, Va., have re?
turned home from their extended trip
north.
-Miss Ada G. Foster has returned
from a trip to Philadelphia. She is
much improved in health.
The communion services of the Mt.
Olivet Baptist Church Sunday evening,
Sept. 1. Rev. W. F. Graham, assisted
by Rev. D. Webster Davis will adminis?
ter the Lord's Supper.
-Miss Etonia L. Banks has return?
ed to the city after spending two month
at Virginia Beach.
MOKK V WUT THE TKOrilLE.
A Reminder of Last Year?i'oo??era
tionists Outnlttee.?True Re?
former Burrell's Activity.
Exposure To? Much For Them?Try
Ing t* Muzzle The I'r ??*??.
The trouble at the First Baptist church
dates back to the time whea an effort
was made to retire Rev. James H. Hol?
mes. D. D., or rather to put him out the
pastorate in order SO make room for the
divine who has been '-hosen as tier the
arranged plan.
The appoiutmeut ?>f the comtnitte?? on
pastor, consisting as it did of the dea?
cons and fifteen inemlx-rs of the church
was the first step.
The Cooperati, ?uists to>k an act ve
part in the affair. S. N. Vass, A. M.,
of the American Baptist Publication So
cietv was a?-tive.
COOPERATION ISTS' C'A ? Din ATES.
His candidat?? was Ber. A. W. IV. ju.0
Of Raleigh, N. C; Rev. J. K. Jones, |).
D.. another cooperation ist was wedded
to Bas. J. Milu.n Waldron of Jaohooe
vili.?. Flu.
In the meantime, the name of Rev.
W. H. Brooks, D. D. was presentid.
His popularity in this city made it ev
Idaal that without machine efforts his
election was a foregone eouclusion.
He was regarded as an anti-coopera
tionist, Ix'ing a meinln-r of the National
Bjiptist Conveiitif>n which met in this
city last year at the Fifth Street Bap?
tist Church.
In the meantime. Rt?v. W. T. John?
son, who is also a e.wqMTatioiiist was be?
ing boomed by the Tru?> Reformer man?
agers, who were Cashier 11. T. Hill, and
Oread Worthy Secretary, W. P. Bar??
r??ll.
They endouvon-d to secure the retire?
ment of Rev. A. W. Botfaai by telling
his supporters that his remaining in the
field would proinot.? the cl.Ktion of R??r.
Dr. Brooks.
.... 0 -??. laone ?t work.
This had its euVct. Canvass?'rs wen?
pal out, ixith raale and funalrt They
went from d.x.r to din.r, telling of the
(qualities of Bar. Johnson. Claps were
organized and ladies who knew nothing
of the machinery at work or the deep
laid plans on foot were drawn int>> tin?
crowd and as a result witnessed one of
the most disgraceful scenes on tin? first
Monday night in June ever MB in this
or any Other city.
Elitor Mitchell, who had not taken
any part in the affair up to this time,
and was simply there as a nieinU'r of
the church eateied his protest.
Down at the doubl?- door ?'litrance,
was Grand Worthy Secretary, W. P.
Burrell directing bis forces. He was '
not a madre* Of tin? church. Being a
deacon in the Mo??re St. Baptist Church, j
his interf?>renee was as unwarranted as
it was unpr?i?edented.
Sunday School scholars from s years |
of age upward were then? to vote. It
was a yell and a hurrah.
DEACONS INSILTEI).
The gray-headed deacons, some of
Whoai had been in the church more
than 40 yean were jeered and hooted.
No one was given attention orpermit
t?'d to sp??ak uninterruptedly unless they
were in favor of BVv. W. T. Johnson.
Those who interrupt ed among the nun
were Rev. Tom II. Briggs. whose rSOOtrd
is known from Sireaniersville to Book
etts. Rev. Rol>ert Watkins, who WM |
guard at the penitentiary ?luring the
R??adjuster Hule; and Brother Henry G.
Carter, who, up to that time, had not
begun to wear those big-leg white
breeches and ?had-beOy coat, besides
other males and females too numerous
to mention.
So shameful was the seem; that Eli?
tor Mitchell withcld the report of tins
meeting, thinking that a change would
come over the mob which hn NMned
the functions of the church and the se?
cret organization which had intorferred
with tin? cidi of the Almighty.
PI HL1SHKD IS OTHEK JOl'RNALS.
The proceedings of til?? church meet
ing was however published in full in (the
Amkuu an Herald occupying al* nit
three columns.
In the meantime. Brother Nelson
Williams, Jr., who forged the name to
the application for the meeting had pub
lishe?! a short account in his little paper
and stated that the Plankt has said
nothing about the church-meeting.
Ladies met the editor and criticised
him for not saying something about the
meeting.
Editor Mitchell attended the church
meeting on the first Monday in July
and was treated with the same discour?
tesy practiced in the meeting before.
Among those? who did this were Rev.
Tom H. Briggs, whose record is known
from Scroamersvillo to Rocket ts; Rev.
Robert Watkins; who was guard at the
penitentiary during the Readjuster rule.
"I move that she be silenced," William
Henry Davis, and Brother Henry G.
Carter, who that night wore those big
leg white breeches and shad-belly coat.
RESOLUTIONS IGNORED.
It was that night that resolutions
calling for an investigation of the meth- !
ode of calling a pastor were presented' '
The week following the Planet con- ?
tai ned in its reportorial columns the ar- I
tide entitled ."Did God call a pastor?
This created a sensation.
No denial was made as to its truth- '
fulness. '
Instead of investigating and prefer
ring charges against the guilty parties,
the ring proceeded to devis?? plane to in
i'nre the indi vidual who was regarded aa
itiving made the exposure. "S3
The cooperatiouists have been shelved
and outwitted. The True Reformer ring
controlled by Grand Wort h ? Secretary,
W. P. Burrell and Cashier R. T. Hill
was in full ?ontrol. This ring was and
is opposed o Pr??sident Wm. L. Taylor.
wh<? is also Grand Worthy Master. z?
WENT ????? THE rUF.SIl.ENT. s
Having captimd the First aprisi
Church, securing one <?f their anti-Tay?
lor men as pastor, it was a subject of
general comment that the aMJfet enrul?
ar containing an attack primarily opon
President Taylor appeared just about
one week after the ehvtion at the
church.
It seems that Brother Hill's salary
had l?ecii Hsiesd to |1.">?.??) per month
Brother Burrell's salary had been
raised to *l?O..?0 per month ami it was
lltarglld that Brother W. L Taylor had
s?x-ure<l so much greater increase than
either of the two officiais that then? was?
a cold, yes, that tired feeling whoa they
met Pn?sideiit Taylor.
WVNTKI? T<> SII.KNCK TTIf ft*
Then the orders went foith. Broth?
er Nelson Williams, Jr., presentai a pa
per to the Doaoaa Board ?ailing for a
in?H?ting and having for its piniuaB the
??xclusion of Editor John Mitchell, Jr.
from the church.
e\a effort was asede to do it bat the
matter wa- earrie?l over to the regular
church-uie?.'tiiig and BrBtOt Mitchell ?it
ed to show oaaa why the right hand of
feDoWship should eoi be withdrawn
from him.
\> then? \a nothing in the writte.'i
constitution of the church prohibiting
the publication of tlie church proceed
inga and as the meeting was an o|*?ii
one, BMwabera from other oharohai ??>
iug admitted, it was regardtd as absurd
to bring th?? matter up.
MOBaoajn poa mioufT.
The Baptist polity was disregarded
?ad the INth chapter of Matthew ign.T
ed. Any ? to Gosjiel steps was
: with contempt aun! thus oiijaigr
completion one of the most disgraceful""
chapter? in the laatory of the First Bap?
tist Church.
was tklLkk tih:in:.
Interesting Facts? Bra/en Kfl'rontery.
The Church ControllcdlJ'y a
Secret Organisation.
At the aieeting of the First Baptist
Church, Mo inlay night, Aug. l!?th
''Bveryhody knows Tom H. Briggs
appointed Brother Nelson Williams, Jr ,
wh?? forged the ?names to the applica?
tion for the nu't'ting, as teller to count
the vote. It is now said he count??.! ft]
most double.
"I move?I that she he silenced" Wm.
H?nry Davis was in the commitf???? room
where he ooald ?l?> no harm.
Rev. W. T. Johnson has secured a
residence adjoining True Reformers'
Hall in this citv and is in easy touch
with Brother R. T. Hill of the True Re?
formers' Bank, and Brother W. P. Bur?
rell, who controlled the political wins
which secured the election of Rev. W.
T. Johnson as pastor of the First Bap?
tist Church.
Th?? installation exercises have been
arranged during the week that the
Grand Fountain will be in session her?
and that organization will no doubt take
a part in celebrating the great triumph
at the First Baptist Church and also fur?
nish the crowd.
Conservative True R?-fonners are not
approving the Idas, realizing that it will
tend to discredit the organization and
CaaaB other churches to view with
alarm this unwarranted interference
With a church of the Living God.
TV V LOK- ULM) ?1 IK? ?.
The marriage of Miss Albert? L?. Tay?
lor of No. 41!? Catherine St., to Mr. Geo.
Dantlridge, of West wood. Va., was cele?
brated at the residence of Rev. White,
of N. 1st St., Monthly, Aug. Mah, at 9
oelock.
The happy couple will reside at 1514
W. Leigh St.
TUCKER?Died at the residence ot
his daughter, Mrs. Mary Robinson in
South Boston, Halifax Co., Va., ou
Monday, July Nth, 1901, Mr. William
Tucker in the eigthtieth year of his a.
He died in the full triumph of faith and
was willing and waiting for the mossen
ger death. He leaves three daughters
ami one son to mourn their loss viz:
Mrs. Mary Robinson, Mrs. Nanni?
Wyatt, of South Boston, sad Mrs. Mar?
garet Carter, <rf Richmond, Va., and
Mr. Harris?m Young of Newport News,
Va., and a host of grand-children and
great-grand-children.
He is not dead, the one we cherish,
For he the path of virtue trod.
His casket, it indeed may perish,
But not his soul, for that's with God.
His light was trimmed and freely burn?
ing.
When rang the cry, "Behold he'?
here,"
And from the world's enticements turn?
ing,
He met the bridegroom without fear.
By his. grand-daughter,
? ANNIE B. OWBNS.
-Miss M. Madoline Seay, after
spending two w.-ek s vacation in the Cap?
itol City, Washington, D. C. with her
cousin, Miss Fiorone Jenkins has return?
ed to the city, delighted with her trip.

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