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VOLUME XXVI, NO. 34.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. S. ;DAY. JULY ZA. 1909. PRICE. FIVE CENTS. PERMIT is issued Building Inspector Beck Could Wait No Longer. NO LAWPUL OBJECTION TO THE ERECTION OP THE NEW BANK BUILDING. THE MEETING Of THE STREET COMMITTEE. STRENUOUS OBJECTIONS?EX ALDERMAN JOHN MITCHELL, JR . SPOKES? MAN FOR THE MECHANICS' SAVINGS BANK. Th.- ? ?s at its ting Friday night. July 1?. 1909 tables! the appi i< at Ion of the pro owner? for th?? ??tablishment of 'uildlnic lin?? on C1?J Str?e??t. be ? ond snd Third Streets. This tu not done though until after a ?njriteri contant on the part of Mr. Redford and hi? associate?. Th? vota? we? 10 to 1 in favor of tablinK ? LOMt TO BE RKMKMHKHi The scene le.-????? up to this will long be retnen)l>?-r?nl not only by th?> member? a U e but bj th?? citisene ?rno witnssnsi the Dir. < t?>rs had ? uthorlted the Appointment of a ?ominitte? to app?-ar before the ? ts limi Mr ? ? J??n ?.:??? M D ' ''hsrrri? and 1? B Ram???) appear? .njuncfion ? Uh I nt .I??hri Mitchell. Jr VTKD TOI CHAIR m M Vdan ?d th?* chair but later vaca? ..>n? h of Jnl Ward. John Mitchell. Jr. wan in? vited to stat?? the basis ?if the oppo ?<> th?? ? i'tiihl He atnu I that th? the b-.iiMing and 1? ? : of Third and (*!.. waa occupied The Rank had quar n?l h svi ?? bulM ?-?ii this TH \T BUILDING 1-1 ? The ?Ahite ?; wmrs kad r: | th?'ir proper ? ? . ? itai had ?ttemp' have a building line eetabliebed, h would deny te th*? Hank the the front ?if thin lor Tnla would make It im? possible to ereet the ? sfriu Ture. TtM !> t.. ??ar held up 1 unrt1.! and. IK off: As evidence of the truth <>t' bis ntion. Mr M id that day visited the of! 'ommiseioner . i,d ob? tained the assessed valuation of all of the j r. ? j ?. -1 t y owned by those white people on that square. Of th?' five name? signed to the application f?>r the establishment of a building line four of them had either directly ?.ir indirectly made an effort to sell their property to him. U?? declared that the present opposition to the erection of a thirty thousand dollar bank and oflVce building was nothing more or leas tbsn a real estate deal. ASSESSED VALUATIONS. The Red ford property on the cor? ser of Second and Cla bj was aaaceaed at ($13.500) thirteen thous? and five hundred dollars for the two houses on Clsy Street and the two bousee on Second Street. The owner bad offered it for twenty thousand dollars and wanted twelve thousand dollars for the two old bouses front? ing on Clay Street. WANTED DOUBLE. Mrs. E. K. Turner, whose old semi? detached house adjoined the Bank's property and whose name was signed to tbe application has an aasonaad valuation of ($3,485) three thousand four hundred and eighty-five dollars and had offered it to the Bank's re? presentative for ?even thousand dol? lars and the present price now asked waa ?ix thousand dollars. WRONG NAME SIGNED Mr. A. G. Franklin bad signed the application but Ibe property, which waa a?cesed at only ($3.485) three thousand, four hundred and eighty inflar? ft] ? land in th?? nani?? of Jttlta U Frank? lin. He had off? r? ?1 to sell it for Are thous?iad. five hun.ire?! dolisi"?. Thi?? statement cren ted ansanti ? a commotion ! ?.?? ? IIK UFI?! CSD , Chairman F>nch ???);? i red if tate jbuildlni: could not Im -d in Prenldeni l replied ?that it had tak?n six months to or? pare the present plans and to change them now ?r< ?ir?? a ? '(.? nt lenu-n." i-lsime?! ? own personally .'.X feei ? t on the northwest ?-orner ? n t hi? ss me corner of the street as is the ? *l. ! and ?G??? w hu i Id (without .my material ?liaarraui.?? |??f ?tur alane, th?? only till stoumI ha\'? to HAI? ANdTHKIt SITF which ? rotai ? Usuren Home, Jnal ' w sito ?'lay - Church, w?? ? annoi put r lot, "t build li ? the in the of :? ? 16 feet If ?I'll! tO But." exclaimed th? ? \<;??? IN BUSINESS from minded white men nur t<? block tbe ? ? t be ??? t ' ?if colored |i?'<ip:? legislBtiOO of this ehnmeter in lan :ictitr.'.? r I.???? l>i>iii?i an?I Ginter Park, srhoi had rea .1 that the < <il<tr.'?l people .should be ace? A rec I Ion. OWNED OTHER PROPERTY H?> stat?'d th "If." he deeJnred. "the mere ... ii sroport] on tr???- streit had in ? ?al-estate values as he had .?shown, lo?? p.-n.nt . then the erec tton of a banking building to over twenty thousand dollars and a vault to cost from eight to ten thous? and dollars should increase values ?G? THREE GROIN announced that the opposition to the erection of a building of this kind could be based in law upon only! thr.??? grounds, that It was detrimen? tal to public morali, that ? was s public nuisance and that it was dan? gerous to public safety. The build? ing did not come within any of these prohibitions. Mr. Mitchell announc? ed that In? was ready to answer anj and all questions wbich might be pro? pounded. OTHER HOUSES ON STREET LINE. He stated that the night preceding h<? had walked down to 10th street on Flay Street and he found the follow? ing property on the street line: all four corners of Brook Avenue and Clay Streets, the Flay Otfol Metho? dist Church on the X. E. corner of Adams and Clay: the house on the X. E. Corner of Third and Clay, now occupied by Dr. Hardy and owned by Mr. Schaaf and right opposite from where it was proposed to erect this bank and office building: the old (irinimel! homestead on Clay Street between Third and Fourth Streets: the house on the N. \V. corner of Fifth and Clay Streets: all houses on the four corners of Sixth and Clay Street?; the houses on the N. W. cor? ner and the S. Wv corner of Seventh and <"la> th?? hou*e on th?? 1 \\ . ? ?>rn?i of Eighth anci 'h?? house? on th?? ? \V. 1 ? ?>rm-r and th?? S. \V and <'la> Mr? ? I ?STIRRING APPEAL Mr Mitchell concluded with a stir? ring app<>eI to the roramltt??^ BJ ing that th*. colored people under the aid snd guidance of the white ? ? of this community aere the most progr? of any in the I'nited ?Slates. ?n called for tbe ; !-?rs and Mr. K?'dford ap i and lloflarod that th?? ?re? tion ot this building would damage pu > in th*? neighborhood. H? blur iv stated that : he ?LjedJeetioii t made for th??? purpot*??? of preventing th.? ? ?? Lauding Th?? Bnnk ahosM be asnal? to bny th< potty He was a^ and of? ale to th? Hank. H? ptated WANTED ?? STOP THF WORK In r?'p! .itte.l tii?? opposition rented wholly ?11 and id accrue to the ? ? ? ?m of a OUlldlOBj for N? ? ? th? vicin . Mr. I. ii will iujtir?? Muir propert] anhing building occupied only in :.'? ?.. ? ? ' THF RIGHT TO DO IT. Mr R.dford rnpllnd that thU Rank ? the property, and it would dumaj rtjT nior>- than th?? Rank, hut d to the banking and ed on that The law r?>quired that when owners of two-third? M the pr< npplh d building lin?? I ? committee must establisl .? THAT SIGNATURE Th?* Chairman . boot the Of Mr ? O. Franklin HJs .mi?? forward and stat???l that be Igned iii? father s nani?? with his permission. ? Have yon th?? pow??r of attorney p year fnther*? name?" was the On. He said he ??1J not it. luit his fafh?-r p.-rmltted him to sign his name "Ton cannot law? fully do that.'' was r_h?? reply. It so happened that the property was in of Julia L?. Franklin on the land books and not ?-ven In the name of his fath?-r. A G. Franklin. ML DUNST*. REMARKS Alderman Marx Gunst, who is a tenant in the "property of the Red ford's at 2nd and Clay Streets vig? orously advocated the establishment of the building line. He appealed to the PU not Committee to protect 'h.^ property of the white people in ?hat square. He had served on the Fire Committee with Mr. Mitchell. when he was a member of the Board of Aldermen, and his record with fo colored people was well known, and as ?vi?len?e he cited the building of the new Colored Alms house, hut he was opposed to the ? reetlon of this building. TO LAY ON THE TABLE. The most interesting phase of the subject developed when one of the in?Miib?Ts asgas a morion to lay the) application on the tahl?? until th?? next meeting. It was then that Al ?liTinan Gtinet again protested. Chair? man Win. H. Adams took the floor and declared that he believed that the colored people ??Mould be encour-| aged in their efforta to become use fgl ?-itlzens. They had to live somel ?a her?? and it was no more than right that they should be permitted to dol business. (?Cowtlaoed on Fifth Page.) iNsi \? ? itios y?t ?;< IM ? f.night- ??I l'ythiaa??Ni??? ml Time it the tl?. u? /. ? ? hm - li o* SI ni E . \ \ : the Orile? lay night ? cellor .l?>hn M Grand Worth> Cotoroellov : ?""int. The rostrum had e? ? ? tastefully by the ? ?f Ar ? ? ? ' . . r. it flowers added to th?? A large emblem of ti we? .nui on ? t - large .?-and Char, ? 11. ?? E ROS G ?? ;?? sat DI Deputy Grand Fhancelor S S Ba? ker. Irand worthy Founeel nna Taylor. Col. T. M Frump. G ? of R. and S. : Dt- ?? A. L? Grand Mai mi* and Sir .lohn T. Taylor. Familiar |'.m sunt; The F<rip*urwJ*y-e read and : ?y sfr ?. M E ard. It mas jrhn Grand Chancellor .lohn MltnfaeJ?. Jr. march ??d up th? <<ntre ,? ?. |?d by Grand ?I Arm? .nder THE MARCH I ?OWN (THE Al Then came ?'..1 ? ?. of R and S.: Sir 8. niith. Sir M I. Crump. Q .l*?nn. ? G) : Fnei? Th*? !?BBBSBaaSfflon ceremony ?m pro?? ?J t?1 th?- ?lemand* of th?? ?'.rand ChanfTlIor and Oran?! Worthy C??uns?-ll<tr uer? Band? I \nna Taylor. IMPRESSIVI CEREMONIES. Th?* Instnllal int? renting and at their conclusion. the chancellor Ooenaanndees and the Worthy Coua led npoa th?? platform to ?ecure th? \?or?ls and rh?? keys thereto. '?ran?l Chan? cellor Mitchell delivered Instru? t.t the aewly Inatnlled ofBcera and ? th.? mem .<-tion announced bj Res Wm Pryor. The cotonali up tuent-; If. G. Chile? Anna Taylor Cnpt. Willis Wyntl Col t;i?-:u Hid red Jobeasen. Sir o. If. Steward. Cnpt .I.tlin ?7 Smith mpllmonf ;rand % Tnphrgcfs Lihrnij t>t iu*?.t Type. ? ?nrnegde ? ? ? amtly pnh : his ova ; u in ing article in Colller'a Wi !>ing th?? various typM of Uhm? nhioh be has giren throughout the world. While he ha? Of library he published only nine photographs of buildings as ladlcstiasj the ? th?? nine there the phoi/graph ?if rh.? library build? ing arThe Tnskegee Inetitnte. Th** arehltnet of this building was Mr. R. Instructor in Architecture \??? My Paper and Died. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ballou. of 504 ?. Raker Street, got hold of som? fly paper last W^Hnesday night and ate the sweet sticky paste with which it is coated It became violently ill and the ambulance doctor responded. He left the child supposedly out of dan? ger and it was so stated is the'daily paper, but as a matter of fact, it was a corpse Thursday morning. The poisoned paper acted qniekly. Swam Across the River. First singing a psalm of f?lory and then offering up a prayer for sinful souls. Mrs. E. M. Taylor, of 16 South Walnut Street. Wednesday afternoon, in a craze of nliglous en? thusiasm, swam across wie Canal and the James River, opposite Haxall's; reached the opposite side ifter twice sinking, and once gaining a rock in her extremity, reached Forent Hill Park, and was then broight back in the automobile of I. J. Smith, who learning that she wsnted to go to Petersburg, saw that home was the best place to b? log her. Mrs. Taylor is now lodged in the City Jafl. under a charge of being a person of unsound mind. She ha? once before been so adjudged?Jan? uary 31?but she seemed '.? become better, and she wss never sent to an asylum < ol ORKll F \? IM R l ? \\ ? - ESTATE \?????|?????,? Innwile Ww IVealoner ;>ii?! limi A????ui?t?. in Two Itaink .lohn Grime?, who dl? ored I ing l?? ? m the potto I both an In ? them, in aunt. Harriot <?? In tli? sole surv 'gUalillc 1 as adtnluist rati i.\ of hi? :p.n?n in Court. Grimes had been an inni.it ? of tht^ Colored Alma throughout hii< la?t ?? in a proper subject for municipal [Ity. di???! s sealed env? or pa?"K?ge ?nn found to be his only <? h?? w;i? burled Ity. Th? . la? beled. "Estnt?> of John Grimes, col i broogl avilie, Off the Chancery Court, by Superin? tendent Cabell. of the aim?) ml day? ago. and was held ????<1 \ \l II \M? IPH'Ml DOOR ORDERKI1 loll IXCM RANK. Hr >IE<H\MIS -? \ \ III? Bnnk will be the tTr-t one kind in Virginia. ? t. ?. ' .? sid?? ? mmoth r r ? n trance The door wll' h Inches tbl? will be seven l??? t \\ above the floor 1 It will be ? and II - handsome and II be drill proof and ? hich tbe asms kind I that the vault w hich with ? 11 work ttnnllj a? Of York built In the A .lilding. D an ciellt cok rabie H: i Inlmnd t.? i>?? U .? aunt and only surviving relative of John, and before tl:?> judge of *h?? court quanlfled a< administratrix oi Sd then In tb?? ?>f court official* I and was found t<* contain I key, two bank dep' . showing balances of over $100 ?neh, in two Richmond banks, and pnpor? showing Grimes to have \? ? ii a pensioner of the Fnited StntO? government to t: ?.?? $40 a month. Aunt Harn? ita heir to the sj and Is overjoyed at her iu 'h. She said she had never owned but one month's wages at a time before in b??r lire.?Richmond. Va, Times Dispatch, July 22. 1909. lui? e Prejudice in Vermont Burlington. Vt.. July 21? -Con? fronted with a question ?imi! that which disturbed the peace of Brownsville. Tex., and resulted in a national scandal, tbe people of Northwestern Vermont are acting not unlike their Southern brethren. Burlington, one of the northern? most cities of New England, and a hotbed of abolition in ante-bellum days, is up in arms over the decision of the government to quarter twelve hundred nogro cavalrymen at Fort Ethan Allen, three miles from this city. White people have refused to eat in restaurants with tbe negroes, and citizens of Burllngfen and Winooski ar.? seriously demanding separate cars for white and nearroes on tbe trolley road ? "Jim Crow Cars," as are called in tbe South. Hurlington, with its eighteen thou sand six hundred inhabitants, is al? most as badly worked up as Winoo? ski Burlington is a license city, while Winooski, except for "blind tiger? Is dry." It is already having trouble with negro soldiers, sud anticipate? much more when tbe entire command bas arrived. I PIXG ? ?>\\ 1? l> IRI SH01 Guarda ??x.iiake Men Rnahiasg from Stati ? -at in. .111.1 ? ?????? I?? Sf|?M.| W li? ? Fugitive* Refuse t<? S m ire ; ? ? I ? ? ? ? "linde.i ? in eluding th?? guard ttlng oui of tbl ? ? ?ndi tlOU. all Of th?ni Buffering tr?>in the u It won a < on and th? but !??.! m capturing two \N"h i t :t k. r . .. 1 .? -hort chase. HowTUtf this ?"vpture. the guards llawawnsUannOavawn and the blood-hounda ??*?>? al the rnatlto ti.m \*.?-r?? plnced t-n the trail up all night. ?tvertak. n. it bi ondor froni a ' \ ' 0 o'clock tue imi?? from th?? were call D to anrrendpr and return to irm, and whoa they p.TSisted In their flit-'bt the gs ? coaip?'ll ed to to th? ?r w? ??? en law, and they shot and brongjhl the men down Information the ?.-?? ary to-day was to the that shot and that they ar?? being brought bu? k I ' farm and will be placed in the hos? pital. Th?? report first recidved said that the men had been badly wound? ed. The riporr t .' the penlten I thury up to l o'clock to-day was BO men had been caught land nothing was said of the alleged ?shooting by the guards. An officer of the prison gave out the informa? tion of the capture and the shooting, having received a t?-legram from the place. It is impossible to reach the farm by tel? phone, there being only one line to that place and that is owned tentinry and used for matters conne?ted with the affairs of the prison and? the farm. In thil ? .tnnectioii it is, recalle?! that the bloodhounds kept at the farm have been raised and trained by a man who was sent to the prison for life, bis sentence being commuted from death to life imprisonment, for the murder of a man. The prisoner is from Prince Ed? ward county and is now nearly ??t yeers old. Play (.round For Colored Children. A play-ground for Colored chil? dren is being established on the site of the old Moore Street Baptist Church ??Sir S. C. Williams has left the city to spend the summer st Warm Springs, Vn. ?? p? ? annate ? ?s my appro ? ratuhstlonf when li pro ti | ? onl ? r in such il f? rnis and I you !? your le to th?? and. further, In that .id.Ir- - ? t h?? I>? uir bank. on tl ; Third and Chaj of Richmond b.it all ?*f us Shonl ? of some of this world's g?.*??!? will eomman.l - ?n tb<^ KngTo fuot and snd supports auch you tb? m t and recog? ? ?. ? ... <>n for equitable I should h?? chron p? bkhgrnphlcnl or hj*t form good of the young of UM Again congruiulnting you on . I am Tour? very truly. S?. A KANC1 U VU.II I?, o? PI I III U \???? l.<t?lg?? at GpaSBBtOa*? [antoje, KuightR of ? I.. A. and A , waa Institu??-?1 Saturday night. July 10. 190? at (?. ?leeterheM : ? <.ran<l Chan??!lor. I ? Haker. who wat?, autborlsed by the tirami ('hau <?ll<ir bo :?? -1<? He was assisted bj <Imnd Ma ire ? ?lesi ? t?*r. Th?? following ? ! Chancellor Commander, W H Boiling ? llor, William ? ? of ? ? mis an.l Bool, C I? \rins. ("ruar.l, Wnverly Bnrford David ? and Robert Brown, w- n?i.inf . \\ ? llu? Chart? an?l I.? This led llllnm white. Dtetiict Deputy Oraad Chancellor, Grsnd Chancellor Mitchell, hiui highly w \ \ p?? \ pia? ? BATRICB M.I.KN. < .ii?I Of I hank-. I?r an<l Mrs. J. M. G , wish nk their many friends for kind occa? sion of ? tit-ir marriage, June 24, Ifr. and Mrs William Damlri.lg.i Smith, 1011 BN John St. ir. arid Mrs. George W. Dan dtidgU will !.,??? Saturday for Cl Virginia. Oltre C. Shelton of Colum? bia. S C., called on us. She Is the Off Mrs. and Dr. J. M. G. Ram : 04 E. L?igh Street. ? Ijind Mark to Disappear. The old Valley School bullufng. at lath and Marshall streets, has been sold to Mr. John T. Powers, for $440. The new crematory or incinerator, as it Is called will be erected upon the on All garbage, trash and dead ani? mals will be reduced to ashes and the heat generated will be used In furnishing steam for the City Jail which is just opposite. gl.10.OO Endowment Paid. This is to certify that I have re? ceived from John Mitchell. Jr. Grand Chancellor of the Grand Lodge of Virginia. Knights of Pyth? ias. K, A . S A., ?.. ?.. A. and A ($150 00) One Hundred and Fifty Dollars in payment o* the death claim of Brother Finley T. Johnston, who was a member of Maceo Lodge. No. 3G,, of Richmond. Va, Signed?Fannie E. Johnston. Beneficiary. Witness??' E. W. R. Glenn. S. S Baker, D D. 0. C.