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VOLUME XXIV. NUMBER 50. RICHMOND. VIRGINIA. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 16. 1907. PRICE. FIVE CENTS. RECEPTION AND BANQUET A Magnificent Testimo? nial to banker John Mitchell, Jr. ? Fine Display. A Brilliant Gathering. Grand Re port of t:ie Recent Meeting. A reception and ?ha Mitchell, .ir . liatik ty il..? Boere1 of Directora and '!?s re? cent at (?Mula:. .e sessions of Baakera1 Association ?, h and ~7th, 1907. and to hear a report from its ??rations. p?. i'Tion begins. The ani 'it commenced at 9 ?, M The parlors brill lighted and t!. rl ha'.l spacious for Um parpoao, ? ? cheerful tor w. v. Graham in his : .iittU ??mon lea. On his rlaht sat Vic? Presi li F. Jonathan and on his left H Powell, Di ? ' Qat I graced the table in fr was offered by Hev. l>r I and the musical part of th<? proclamine was handled by Director John T. Taylor. Cashier and Dir.?? tor Thomas H \\>alt BM ? ks and latri la a mo t log manner the ?.pea. in?. TRI PB IT SPEAI '. ?trhell as he arose to speak was given the Chautauqua sa and the waving white ha; chiefs made an animated ecene. H?> report, explaining in detail the many financial terms ueed. and the questions now agitating the mon? eyed men of the country. INTERESTING F1GUKES. He stated that there were 84 7 Savings Banks and 37 7 trust com? panies, national banks and state banks, which have savings depart? ments members of the Savings Bank Section. The membership of the Association proper is 9,251 and the aggregate capital surplus and de posits of these members amount to ($12.818.134.304) twelve billion, eight hundred and eighteen million. one hundred and thirty-four thous? and, three hundred and four dollars. He aaid that the income of the Asso? ciation from annual dues alone was ($155,391.11) one hundred and fif? ty-five thousand, three hundred and ninety-one dollars and eleven cents. THE BANKING SYSTEMS. He explained the audit system of bank examinations, the joint ac? count question, the meaning of mon. ey stringency and what causes it, the asset currency proposition, which had been endorsed by the Currency Commission of the American Bank era' Association and the method by which national bank currency is is? sued. He gave illustrations of all of this and Invited any stockholder to ask questions for further enlighten? ment. GOV. SWANSON'S BLUNDER. He told of Gov. Claude A. Swan son's address, of his bringing into the Association the race question, which had not been discussed ataca the memorable session in New York. He commented on the fact that no speaker from the North, East, South or West had seen fit to follow Gov. Swanson's lead but that after the adjournment group? of bankers had gathered to discuss the mistake made by the Governor of Virginia. The universal feeling wag that a mistake had been made. The Chief I had spoken too long a time and he should have left the Negro out of It. MORE MONEY THAN EVER. Mr. Mitchell discussed the remark? able progress of the Meehaplcs' Sav? ings Bank and declared that the in? stitution now had more cash money on hand than at any previous time in its history. He spoke an hour and at the conclusion of his remarks a riaing vote of thanks was tendered him. The march to the dining hall waa begun where Mesara. Joshua Banka and Sona had laid cover? for one hendred. A feature of th? occasion waa the handsome fold era with which each guest waa THE AMERICAN BANKERS' ASSOCIATE Savings Bank Section Officers and Some of Its Members in tin.? first r<>w totted, the fifth member counting from the left ?? the retiring President, Mr. G. Byron Latimer, President of the Rockville Comre Savings at?-l Loan ation, New York. He had been recently injured in an automobile accident and hi> right hand is ?n a ^img. The sixth member i< the newly elected President, Mr. Lucius Teter, \ sklent of the Chicago Savings Bank and Trust <.'<-.. Chicago, 111., and the h is Mr. William lianhart, the S He is tlu? "moving spirit" of the section and one of the most practical and ahle mer?bers in the Association. In the second row on the extreme right is Mr. Charles K. Sprague, one of the brainiest members in the Association. Hois Pres? ident of the Union Dime Savings Institution of New York, Efe championed the demand of the Savings Bank Section for recognition upon the Executive Council and won. The next member bo him is Mr. John Mitchell, Jr., Pr?sident of the Mochamos' Savings Bank ol hmond, Virginia. He is the first and only colore?! man who hai ever attended the sessions of I ?ation and after a speech de? livered bj him at New York, was made welcome by the President of the American Banker acion, who m tided in this by Mr. William J. Lowry, President of the Lowry National Bank of Atlanti a. 11- was again made welcome at St. Louis. Missouri in iqo6 by President G. S. Whit son and for these reasons he has continued to attend the - The deliberations are very instructive. presented. It was handsomely em. boomed in gold and served the per? pose as a souvenir. THE BANQUET. The tables were things of beauty. The rows of electric lights down the Water, flowers and fruit in stands .'.ly provided for the purpose, and the other ornaments added to tec magnificence of the occasion, i Many ladies were present. As the stock-holders down s Mr. S S. Baker was al land? ing at the door guarding the room containing tfee secret work of the Castle, and be had plenty of assis? tants. THE TOASTS. Director .lohn T. Taylor was t ? r ;?i? ! right well did he perform that service Those who racpo ? ? F Jonathan, Adjrtant ? t! at F F. Johnson, Rev w H. Si D., Mrs. liosa 1) BwWaer, Mr. John \\\ Howard. HlM M F Calla? and others lit?,?. L. .1 Morris waa enthus? iastic. Photographs of the Ameri? can Bankers Association were ex? hibited. It was 12 o'clock when the last word was aaid and those present went home much elated over the e vening's entertainment. The ; bers of the Board of Directors ent were W. F. Graham. D. D., H. F. Jonathan. Thomas K. Wyatt. ? H Jefferson, M. D., John T. Taylor, Thomas Smith. Thomas M. Crump and J. J. Carter. THE MENU. The following la the Menu as furn? ished by Mesara. Joshua Banks and Sons. Caterers: Turkey stuffed with Oysters and Cranberry Sauce. Oys? ters fried, oyster patties, oysters on the plate, Armour banquet ham. chicken salad Mayonnaise dressing, pin money pickles, corf????, < cakes: chocolate, sponge and ? nut. fruits in season, cream: straw terry, vanilla, chocolate, adam's sparkling ale. OosasstttOS of Arrangements ??tors and Ladies; Mrs. Annie E. Taylor. Mrs. Mildred John? son, Mrs. A. G. Thompson, Mrs .losie A. Graham. Mrs. Harrtet ?. Thomp? son. Mrs. Kate S. Thomas. Mrs. Rosa D. ?-? Mrs. Ballte Pomi, Mrs ! lolling, Ur W. F. Graham. Chairman, Miss M. L. Chiles, Secre? tary. ? . ?Meet at First Baptist Chu rol!, ?ay night, Nov. ttth. whnt? To see The Black Hand. -:<>: Iteturns Thanks. Mrs Ontrones J. Lee of Philadel? phia. Pa. to thank hor many relatives and friends for their hos? pitality while visiting this city. She the gnosi Of Mr. and Mrs. Har? rison Heed, her sister She also vls tho .Jan. exposition and returned to Philadelphia deli with her trip and much beneri health. -??? Stockholders* Meeting. The Fifth Annual Meeting of th* Stockholders of Richmond Hospital Association will be held Thursday. December 6, 1*07 at Richmond Hospital. 406 E. Baker St., at 8 o'clock P. M. DR. R. F. TANC?L. Free. DR. D. A. FERGUSON. Sec. ?Subscribe to The PLANET. Vigilante? Make Work for Police. The organization of a corp of vig? or a committee of safety, on Church Hill near the scene of the attack upon a young white IB has caused Chief of ? Werner and his men to prepare re? dly for hurry calls to that sec? tion. I don't criticise the citizens who are .n the thing," said Major Werner this morning, "their intention to as M police is a good one, though some of my men are Inclined to take it aa a reflection upon the force. But it will probably mean a lot of trouble. We have had our own pial? doth? men. out on special ser? vice, mistaken for BUspieftOBS ctor . and people seeing 11 | liantes Slipping through alleys, or or Insp? - of danger, will call upon the p*?lice to come and catch them. "As a matter of fact the neigh horhood where this unfor crime wns committed is one of the guarded in Richmond. There was a street Ughi leas than 100 feet from the place. and there was a policeman only a hlock away. In smodiate vicinity there live ov? er a dozeu policemen. 'The police ought not to be blam? ed .or this crime. Some people are making unkind remarks, but If there Is nothing to attract attention the police are as powerless aa other men. A man might stab another without a sound, in the next room and we couldn't save him: and this poor girl was knocked senseless by a single blow snd dragged ir'o the darkneaa of the alley. 'In this connection I would like to say that I am heartily in favor of the police department keeping two or three genuine bloodhounds for ?use In trscing such crim?nala as the man who committed this crime. The New York department has sent an officer to Belgium to look tmo ? >rk Of trained does under the police system there. They are ?lari) si succ? Bo ropo. Or. a fresh trail sn? this i: left, they would find him. The police < mers are lering this prov step, and I hope they will act upon it My." ?Richmond, Va. News-I.. November 13. 19<i7. Writ of Krror Grunted. The BoSfOSM Court of Appeals of Virginia has | ? S I. Bur ton and W. I. Conquest and the ar hssrsn last Thursday. The outlook is that they will lie granted SOW tri:i's The Su? rf ad vai s. It will be remembered that these men Charged with rioting and sen : to the penitentiary. The oners are now in the jail at Rassp ton, Va. ?Come Monday night. The Lit ? m Dtvil Just come to town, at St. Luke Hall for benefit of Sixth Mt. Zlon Baptist Church. Pope. ?o? Hermon to <UM Fellows. Rev. A. S. Thomas will deliver a sermon to the lodges. P. O. M. Coun? cil. Patriarchie. Household of Ruth next Sunday. 3:3? P. M. at the Shar? on Baptist Church ?Come to First Baptist Church Tuesday. Nov. IStta. Pope will be there. They All Like Him! B< v. 11 < '!.. 'ling ton. D. C, Of Devils Kitchen tame R Va No. r the Sixth ' ? Church Beat Charca, Raw. Pr. W. T. Jol !?. st. Bapt Charca, urth ? arch. bmond. The Pin ' Church at Farm? ville. bition. NO I ! .n't miss this ? bltloa. All Churches w: our exhibition V*. ? CHAI ???, I ? Richmond. Va. until Nov. Tt is the leaeOfl of the hour. Mu? sic by the Blrver Ifoon Quarte < -Mir. ?.; |; . . ? eadere. The ru.? ? ? ment of ' he Jame ??>?. ? ? .sition is planning to < Iflcent display i: table "blaze of glory." The progra: the OCCaalOB will take the forni of a Conference in which many of the most distinguished colored men and woaaen ol aetrj win pea* tlcipete. The main feature, aside from appropriate music sad group discussions, will be ? symposium OS "The Future of the Negro," covering the progress of the race from the landing of the African bondmen on this VOI hundred ago, and tracing, through and personal experience, the remark? able record this people has made in the arts and sciences, in education, religion, huslness and in the indus? trial pursuits, up to the present day. The history of the Negro's past will be mude to Rerve as a basis from which to evolve some tangible sug? gestions looking to a brighter fu? ture and the garnering up. In a con? structive fashion of the Inspiration and -essone derived from this epoch making exhibit. Among the eminent speakers who have peen invited to take part in the proposed Race Conference are Dr. Booker T. Washington, Principal of Taakeaee Normal and Industrial In? stitute; Dr. William Tecumseh Ver non. Register of the I'nited States Tressury; Hon. Ral, Tyler. Auditor for the Na\y Department; Hon. John C. Dancy, Recorder of for the District of Columbia; Justice Robert H. Terrell of the Municipal Court of Washington; Bishop Abraham Grant of the :? E. Church: Bishops Alexander Wal? ters and Q W. Clinton of the ? M E. Zinn Church: Rev. W. L, Taylor. Right Worthy Grand Master of the United Order of True Refon Hon. S. W. Starks. Supreme Chan? cellor of the Knights of Pythias; Hon. W. L Housion. Grand Maste* of the G. U. O. of O. F.; Hon. Chas. \V Anderson, Collecter of Internal ? York City; Rev. J. H .Iones, Presdent of Wilherforce University: Rev. W. H. Go (dent of Eivir. - I ;r. A. Ington, : ipard, field worker for the International Sunday School Asso fiat ion: Dr. R. H. Royd, mana National Baptist , Publishing Editor M ay, of th( Florida Sentinel; Dr. E W. Hamp? ton of the A. M. E. Church, Finan? cial Secretary; Prof R. R. Wright. ?ent of the C.eorgia Stai duetrlal Institute. College, da.; Mr It Moore, manager of the New York Age: Mrs. Mary Church Ter? rell, the popular lecturer and mag? azine writer, Mrs. Lucy G. Thomp? son, President of the National As? sociation of Colored Women; Miss Nannie H. Burroughs, Corresponding Secretary of the Baptist Woman's Auxiliary; Mis* Marie A. D. Madre. President of Bethel Literary Society at Washington, D. C. and many oth? ers of like promlnen Aa the time set?-Thursday, Frt ' day and Saturday, November 28, 29 and 30th? 1? the Thanksgiving pe? riod during which many tbouaands of teachers will have a vacation and many department workers at Wash Ington and el will be desir? ous of spending the season profitably 1 as pleasantly, the Indications attendance at this brilliant elOOUxg feature of the best lion the N'opro has ever had on the American continent. -:o: At Rest. PalnsvtUe, * ?> . va., DBLaANBT ilfe tth at A. If. at DB ?????. :tr?? ?r ? long and proti h ful Christian ion Chnrch for a loving wife, thn s and 'OSS. I doi thy loved empi MHS. HATTIB (INDERS* Photographer Brown Awnnle?! affinai Mr O Crown, the pho ? imunlcatlon from Mr. lirman of The .' ;:ion announc that a stl ut of his fine ? Mr. Brown naturally tools proud of this recognition. -??? PASSION PLAY THIS WEEK Kin pi re hai ' for busi? ness again at under neu :.t. Hors is a where good or.:? laran arry their famil> renlng'l eritertaln ?nal price The show la strictly Bref It commences ? ??ilngs and lasts until 10: ? of pictures every I laugh is highly ben to and enjoy > This is a strictly op-to-nate place for colored ? RoosonihOff the Si ? .r lhiTal St. Admission only five cents. I lemmings and Mr. Alexander Morgan of Dillwyn, Va. were in the ? it y last week. -??? ? ?. a A. Notes. work of the Y. If. C. A. be? gins with much encouragement for the New Year. Four men have been ?e?! to accept Christ as their personal ? ur. This Is the object of the Y M. C. A. Young men for Christ. Men continue to work hard and you will win. The Y. M. C. A. Conference made a big hit last Friday evening. The men were all full of good things. w r- continue to find the other man. The reports from the jail and alms house fo ? last Sunday were extremely encouraging. The men from the University are an earnest set of workers. Mr. Smith of Connecticut gave the boys a very helpful address last Sun? day. Master David Fitzgerald acted lent, men were out to the Mas? ig last Sunday at the Asbury list Church. The Week of Prayer was opened and all took an part. Rev. W. S. Jackson delivered a very timely sermon. The music by the choir of the church was it help. The collection and ?ptions were good. We thank all. My friend, you and your friend are invited to the explanation on the Sunday School les: on to-day d P. M. Men be on time Sunday. Hard woriv other man. Mr .lohn L. Itallard will address the bOTS Sunday 4 P. M. at the Y. M. C. A. A. invites women and t? the Mass Meeting Sunday I?. M. at the Second Baptist Church. Rev. Z. D. Lewis. D. D. will preach a special sermon. Sub I Tramp. Special mu tne choir of the church, DI Thomae M. Crump. Come and blrng the other woman and man. Free. Remember that this year's work budget calls for $2000 and you are kindly ssked to give a scbscrlption. | know whether the work has ui.-rited or not. Keep praying for the Y. M. C. A. Without the Holy Spirit we are noth? ing in work of the Lord. Subscribe to The PLANET.