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VOLUME XXXV, NO. 3
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, JUNE 15. 1918
PRICE, flVE CENTS
THE AUK AUTHORITIES i
RAID HOTELS HERE
;I'OVICIO A I MO NOT XOTIFIIOI* ? 1o
Alt III-: SIS MA 1)10 11 V SO Id >110 KS
FuDfllling llie!r thrcnt of sonio
?weeks ago that unless Richmond was
(Cleaned up the Federal authorities
would act upon their own initiative,
sailarge number of soldiers from Camp
Lee, under the command of Provost
Marshal JO. L. DoCainp, swooped
down upon Richmond just before mid
night last night and made a number
of ;ur rests under the very eyes of the
Richmond )>oJice, who stood on the
street corners amazed at v|?at was
happening. I
The raid was made without the
knowledge of the; Chief of Police or
other local authorities Captain l)e
Camp made it plain that the l'nite.1
States Army needed no assistance or j
advice, and llial he was ready to see I
the mailer through. It is clear that 1
the raid last night win only the be
ginning. thai ii was only a "feeler" j
in order to warn the leaders ol Rich- I
uvond's underworld who escaped a i - J
?rest that tbf.v would feel the iron ;
hand of (he i'nited States Army in I
the near future. Although compara
tiv.ely few arrtst.i were made last
night, a large amount of evidence
?was secured and a large number of
warrants wore sworn out for the ar
rest of vario'us hoot loggers.
UNDIOIUVOULO QUICK TO SPRICAD
Til 10 ALAJtiM. I
Captain JloCamp dcclinod to make
public tlio number of mon he used in !
the raid last night, fearing llint it '
would hinder his work in tlio future.
Vice conditions in Richmond have
becomo intolerable, and a large nuni
hor of soldiers have become incapaoi
taToiT Ti?i*hG(Vj0.o oec'a of th'tdr i,y
Iiij? week-end trips .in Richmond,
whore they have hoen subjected to
all tho temptations of an organized
and protected u 11 dor world.
Although tho work of the mombcrs
Of tho provost, guard at II 1st proceed
ed in a quiet, ordorly and determined
manner, it did not take long before
tho large number of rustabouts wore
givon warning, and groups could be
soen colloctlng 011 street corners
watching intontly tho progress of the
various arrests.
Policemen evidently forgot that
they had a boat to patrol, for they
stood at tho corner noar Murphy's
Hotol with open mouths asking what
was tho meaning of tho entire affair.
When they learnod that no informa
tion was forthcoming and that the
aid of tho police was not requested,
nothing else was said . However they
continued to gossip about the mean
ing of the raid and in a short time
tho streets wore full of wild rumors
about thousands of soldiers having
"hit. Richmond and painting the town
rod, arresting everybody in sight."
ROAD RESORT RAIDED AND THE
OCCUPANTS ARRESTED.
While 011 his way to Richmond last
evening Captain DeCamp became
suspicious of a house at 'Stop 17, on
the Petersburg Turnpike. He stopped
his automobile and ordered that the
place be investigated. It was learned
that it. was a boarding house run and
managed by Mrs. Frayser Smith wife
of Dr. Frayser Smith, of Richmond.
Mrs. Smith said that she was running
a legitimate boarding house and that
sho had three couples staying with
her at. that time.
The house was surrounded and
raided. Three couples were found
upstairs in adjoining rooms, scantily
clad. All of the inmates of tlio
house were at. once arrested. Tho
names and addresses given were:
Mrs. Vickery, living at. the Virginia
Apartments, Fifth and Main streets;
Jjilllan Gay, living at I -120 West Clay
street, and O'ladys Donald, living at
1916 iCrovo avenue. 'The men in
company witli these women gave
their names as Smith, Johnson and
Austin, living at Rocky Mount., X. C.
At the direction of United States
Commissioner Flegenheimer these
prisoners, together with Mrs. Smith,
were taken before Magistrate TJowon.
of Chesterfield county, where war
rants were sworn out against them.
A charge was preferred against. Mrs.
Smith for conducting a house of ill
fame, and she was ordered to close
up and move away within seven days
and was fined $2.~>0. The other wo
men were lined $5 and costs each
and the men $10 and costs each. Dur
ing the trial of tho case it developed
that, none of the couples was mar
ried and that they had not registered
with Mrs. Smith prior to securing
lodging for the day.
FINDS WOMEN DRESSED AS RED
CROSS NURSES.
)
> Later 011 it developed that tho
Smith "hotel" is well-known as a
road resort. One of the officers who
assisted in the first raid returned to
the house and found four women,
attired in Red Cross Uniforms, wail
ing for company. Tie allowed thorn
to go homo, but first obtained tlioir
names and addrosses. Soveral pints
THE BOYS OF COL. HAYWOOD'S
15TH N. Y. COLORED REGIMENT.
Henry Johnson and Ncdham Ho
a raid by tho ononiy was repulsed J
borts, hvo privates belonging to this regiment. lmvo iiccn awarded war
oil n . on and Roberts put to tliglit L' 1 ui the invading >. ionium >. I'Yon
l
' - se ^ fur y
Ni .v .York
allaniry in action. When
American. '
of liquor were found in tin* house.
At midnight one of tlio members
of the provost guard went into Mur
phy's Hotel and asked one of the
hollboys to get some liquor for him.
The hoy obtained a pint of whiskey
and was forthwith arrested. How
ever, he led several soldiers a merry
o'tn e, cr\u.?>n#: ?leva
tors from ono tloor to another and
from the basement to the top story
before they could apprehend him.
When it was learned that there were
three or four of the bellboys who J
were engaged in the sale of whiskey ,
to Boldiers the hotol was surrounded.
i
BELLDOYS A R RESTED AT TWO
' HOTELS. ? ; . ,
i
At this time a largo number of
people had Hocked around tho hotel,
standing aghast. As they attempted
to enter tho hotel they were blookod
by guards standing at tho doors with '?
orders to allow no one iii. The other
bellboys escaped, hut Robert Jones, j
colorod, was arrested, and ho made a
clean breast of his connection with
the mattor. 1
He confessed his guilt., and said
that ho was willing to implicate the
others and toll whero ho obtained tho
whiskey. Captain DeCaiup now has
the addresses of a large number of
houses in tho city which will be kept
under constant surveillance.
Walter Coy Winston, colored, boll
boy at tho Richmond Hotol, was then
arrested later, having sold several
pints of .whiskey to soldiers.
Following is a list of alleged boot
leggers arrested last night and now
hc'.d in tho Ilonrico county jail in
default of ? 1,000 bond: Irvin Gib-,
hons, iron worker, of 512 N. Twenty- 1
fifth street; Frank Lemon, chauffeur,
of 15)21 Stuart avenue; Charlie Dix- '
on, chauffeur for tho White Auto
Service Company, of 210 1 Pleasants
street; E. 1). lxnvry, plasterer, of 1
South Plum street, and A. Baccholi,
employee at the E. Cocoli confection
ery at 20l> N. Eighth stroet.
In Memoriani.
FOSTER ? In loving memory of our
beloved daughter, Sallie A. Foster,
who died one year ago, Juno 13,
1917:
The pain of death is passed,
Labor and sorrow cease,
And life's warfare closed at. last.,
Her soul is found in peaco.
? Devoted Father, Mother and
Children.
Tfianks the (irnnd Lodge.
I wish fo thank the Grand Lodge
for tho payment of the death claim
of my beloved brother, Edward F.
Pryor, who was a member of the
Ziontown Lodge, Xo. LSI, K. of 1'.
I by tho Deputy, M. L. Carter,.
J. S. PRYOR, JR.,
Beneficiary.
On I'll of Thanks.
Mrs. Arlothia A. Smith desires to
thank her neighbors for their kind
remembrance, in presenting her hus
band, Elder Peter R. Smith with a
Marble Tablet on Memorial Day. May
Cod's richest, blessings rost upon- each
and ovory dno of them.
EDITOR MlTCIIIllili SPEAKS AT
HASTVIIXH.
longing Address to Large Audience.
| IM.sciisscs Business and < Iio War.
\
Eastvillc, Va., Juno 4.? Hon. John
Mitchell, Jr., Provident of tbo Me
ohanlcs Savings Hank spoke hero lust
night at the Bethel A. M. E. Church
upon "Business" and concluded with
the main part of his great address on
the "World War." A large crowd ,
was out to hear him. People came
here from many miles and some of
tho leading citizens on the Eastern
Shoro graced tho meeting with their
prosenco. Rev. 1*. W. Cook, of the
First Daptist Church, at Cape
Charles, Rev. Dr. P. A. Sea ton, of
Haro Valley, Rev. J. A. Beckett, Dr.
1). W. Palmbr, Prof. C. M. McCUrtd,
Mr. S. Ji-'Lbgan and Mr. A. B. Ed-.
?Wards 'Were among those present. ?
REV. TYLER SPU3AKS, TOO.
Rev. W, E. Tyler, of Capevillo, Va.
introduced tho speaker. Mr. Mitch
ell expressed his surpriao at tho mag
nificence of the church ediilco and
his admiration for the pastor, Rev.
D. W. Baker, who has been progress
ivoiy leading this peoplo for four
years. lie then discussed the finan
cial side of living, explaining tho ne
cessity for thrift and for engaging
in business. IIo explained how the
arteries of trade controlled the money
markets and insisted that the true
road to a com potency for colored
peoplo was in the direction of cul
tivating a saving habit and then in
investing these earnings in organ
izations for the promotion of bus
iness.
TILE EXPANSION OP BUSINESS.
He then showed how this world
war was an effort, on the part of the
leading nations of tho world to ex
pand in business and in commerce,
lie congratulated Rev. Dr. Baker
upon his effort to get the colored
people to organize and to control
their own finances. Ho explained
that white people would not hinder
our progress in tins direction.
Money was made by the white man
and no matter how much it was used
by colored peoplo, it would ultimate
ly again reach its creator, after hav
ing done service among tho colored
people. Mr. Mitchell's remarks made
a profound impression.
LEFT FOR RICHMOND.
At tli o conclusion of his remarks,
addresses were delivered by Dr. Pal
mer, Dr. Morton and Mr. S. J. Logan.
Mr. Mitchell left in Prof. McCuno's
car for Capo Charles and he spent
tho night with Dr. D. W. Palmer.
Ho left this morning for Richmond.
Piano For Sale.
PIANO-? For sale cheap, a Stieff
Upright Piano. Ebony base. Terms
if desired. Phono Boulevard 17 72.
2 2 2 :i Monument avenue. 2t
BOARD FOR. ' CHILDREN.
Country Board for small children.
Plenty of milk, fruit and vegetables.
Children will be given a mother's
caro. MRS. ROSE J. SCOTT, Dra
gonvillo, Va.
CAPITAL CITY LODGE ELECTS
OFFICERS AM) l)EL|'?JATES,
At a regular meeting of Capital
City Lodge, No 1 I, 1. 11. ' P. O. E. of
W. lioid Thursday night, Juno (5, 19 IS
the following ollieors wore elected for
tho onnuing term, also dologatos to
tlio Grand Lodft^ * *V rei.fi;- in
Daltlmoro, Md. in August.1 1018: ,
Harrison Doano, Exalted Rulor;
Roubon L. Waller, Esteemed Loading 1
1 night; Marshall Woodson, Estoomed i
Loyal Knight; John n. Harris, Es- j
teemed Lecturing Knight; Amirow J. ;
H row n, (Secretary; William A., Smith j
and John Wost, Assistant Secretaries ;
Robert S. Nelson, Treasurer; E. J.' ?
Smith, Esquire; Rev. J. W. , Pryor,
Chaplain; Roseborry 13. Mosby, Tilor;
William H. Lowls, Inner Guard; Sam ??
uel R. Burko, Master of Social Sosm
slons; Dr. Q. W. Moone, Modlcal Ex
aminer.
District Deputy iGrand Exalte'J j
Ruler Walter S. Cowan presidod in
an able manner. t
Delegates ? W. S. Cowan, J. P.
White, Carey Whoaton, Harrison
Deano, W. E. Johnson, S. R. Burko,
F. L. Randolph, W. W. Benjamin,
C. (Cippy) Smith, Daniol W. Booker
and W. L?. "White.
Alternates ? R. S. Nelson, \V. A.
Smith, N. S. Harris, W. E. Pearco,
Dr. Q. W. Moone, Fred. Sholton, Wil
liam Malloy and R. L. Waller.
Nat. P. Now served as chairman
of tho Committee on Nomination.
Fred. (Gardner was secretary.
A resolution endorsing A. J. I
Brown for re-oloction las Grand Es
toemed Leading Knight and asking
tho hourly co-operation of all sister
lodges along this line, was offered by
W. L. White, which was unanimously
adopted.
Tho slogan is ? "Capt. W-. S. Cow
an again for District Deputy Grand
, Exalted Ruler!"
PERSONALS ANI) BRIEFS.
Co]. Thomas M. Crump, while still
indisposed at his residence continues
to jmy-cvo.
Corporal William A. Farrier, of
Ashland, Va. has arrived safo and
sound "Somewhere in Franco."
Have the Plaint sent, to your ad
dress. It is only $1.50 per year today.
The high ee<t of print, paper will soon
cause a ri'jo in tho price.
? The Fifth St. Baptist Church is
having a rally for the improvement of
the present church structure. Many
want, a new lu'Iding erected upon
tho present site. ;
j
? Mr. A. I). Price is tho happy
possessor of a colt that ho did not I
wan* at first, but that he wants now. '
Beth "Mother and baby" are getting
on better than could bo expected. j
j
? Mrs. Beresenia Nash has re- j
moved the remains of her husband .
to Woodland Comotery. Undertaker/
/. D. Lewis Jr. had charge of the
removal . i
I
Mrs. Bottle Scott. 1107 N. First
street mot with a very painful ac
cident last Sunday night. While out
visiting she fell down the stops. Wo
wish her a speedy recovery.
Word was received last week of
tho safe arrival overseas of Mr. Lit
tleton W. Coleman, 72 1 N. Fifth
street and Mr. Thomas C. Hayes, F> 0 9
N. Adams street.
Mrs. Elvira Nasih loft for her homo
in Philadelphia last Tuesday after
spending ten days in hor "old homo
town," South Richmond, Va.
Nomtis ? cm i.ios.
Mr. and Mrs. Jolin 11. Chiles an
nounce tho approaching marriage of
their daughtor, Therosita Boatrioo, to 1
Dr. Moi'gan Edward Norris, Monday
evening;. Juno ?-L 1 0 J ^ ? six o'clock,
at their residence, 31 G West Leigh
street.
Friontjs aro invitod. No cards.
EVANS ? BLACK.
Mrs. kstello Black announces tlio
marriage of her Vlaughtor, Ploronco
Estello to Mr. John R. Evans, Satur
day, Juno 8, 1018 at the residence
of Rev. \V. II. Stokes. , t
ROBINSON ? KERSEY.
Mrs. Alice H. Kersey announces
tho approaching marriago of her
daughter, Estello Carlotta, to Dr. An
drew Alexandria Robinson, at her
residonce, lO'O West Loigh stroot, on
Saturday, Juno 29, 1918, at 10:00
A. M.
Friends invited. No cards.
Recoption will follow tho marriago
at 10:30 o'clock, after which Dr.
Robinson and his brido will leave
for a Northern honeymoon.
BA X KS ? MITNDI N.
Mr. and Mrs. William Mundin an
nounce the approaching marriago of
thoir daughter. Loaonead Justeon to
Mr. Eugene Low is Hanks, of Now
York, Thursday morning, June 27,
at nine-thirty o'clock at tho Ebonezer
Baptist Church.
Reception from ten to twelve at
their residence, 717 North Sixth
street.
No cards. Friends are invitod.
AMMONS ? MORRIS.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Morris an
nounce tho approaching marriage of
thoir daughter, Sanada E. to Mr.
?lames II. Amnions, Jr., Thursday
ovening, June 20, 191S at six o'clock
at their residence, 2 0 1 ? South First
street.
Recoption from six-thirty to eight
P. M.
Friends aro invited. No cards.
POOLE ? JOIINSON.
Mrs. Mary Brown announces tho
marriage of her sister, Mrs. Irene
Johnson to Mr. James II. Poole May
15, 1918. Rev. \V. II. Harris per
formed the ceremony.
Reception, Tuesday, June 18, 19 IS
from eight to eleven P. M., !>09
Louisiana street, Fulton.
Friends aro invited. No cards.
.1 A OK S( >X ? ( 7IIRI ST I A N.
Mr. and Mrs. Waltor Brown an
nounce the marriage of their sister,
Estello Alt ho;\ Christian to Mr. Bur
roll L. Jackson, Monday, April 8,
1918, Richmond, Virginia.
At homo Thursday, Juno 20, 191S.
733 North Fourth stroot, eight to
olovon P. M.
!
COMMENCEMENT HI
A. AND T. COLLEGE
(iroonsboro, N. C. ? Commencement
week at the A. and T. College was
begun on May the 2 -till with an ora
torical contest at S: IV M. This
was followed by the annual bacca
laureate sermon on May tho LMItli by
Rev. H. Frank Lee, Ph. I)., pastor of
i ho Huft'nlo Presbyterian Church,
(Iireensboro, X, C. On Sunday night
the exorcise* of the Temperance So
ciety. V. M. C. A. and lite Sunday
School wore held. The principal ad
dress was deiivered by Mr. J. Norman
Wills, chairman of tho Hoard of 101
ucation. (iroonsboro. N. C.
On Monday, May tho 2?lh the An
niversary exercises of I ho Agricul
tural Literary Society were hold, the
principal address belli'.? delivered by
Mr. .1. 10. Latham, cotton broker.
C'Toensboro, N. C. The Seniors held
their Class Day Exercises on Tues
day at I'. M. Tho Anniversary
exorcises of the Mechanical Literary
Society wore held on the same day
at N:oy P. M. The principal address
was delivered by Hon. T. J. Murphy,
<itv manager, High Point, X. C.
On Wednesday. May the 2!Mh the
Alumni of the co lego had ii meeting
and was addressed by Mr. John 1).
VVray, Stale Agent, Hoys' Corn Club.
On Wednesday night a patriotic dra
ma written and staged by Mrs. .lames
H Dudley was played to a crowded
house. On Thursday at i)::iO P. M.
there was ? competitive drill by the
cadet companies of the college.
At 1:110 P. M. the Commencement
exercises were held. The graduating
class was addressed by lion, .lohu
C. Dancy, formerly Collector of Cus
toms. Wilmington, X. C., Recorder of
Deeds for tho District of Columbia
and now Extension Secretary of tho
A. M. 10. /ion Church. Dr. Dancy
made a patriotic speoch and those
who had heard him a Munlier of
timoi said it was one of tho most
profound and eloquent that has evor
been delivered by this distinguished
orator.
Tho othor part of tho program
consisted of a demonstration in mak
ing a floral design by William Small,
Southorn lines, N. C. ; s\ demonstra
tion in glazing by L. P. Miller, of
Roanoke, Va.f and an oration on
Loyalty, by J. Maxwoll Reives, Atlan
ta, Oa.
The degree of Bachelor of Science
in Agriculture was conferred on S.
M ITaloy (with tho colors) Savannah,
Tonn.; !!!? V. McCornvtck, . (with tho
colors)' i ltaoford, N. C.; . William
Smalls, Southern Pines, N. C.; J. Q.
Stedinan, Hoar Creole, X. C.
Tho degree of B. S. in tho Me
chanic Arts was conferred on tho
following persons: C. J. Doran (with
tho colors) Cincinnati, O.; L. P. Mil
ler, Roanoke, Va.; R. M. Roddick,
Maxton, X. C. ; J. M. Reives, Atlanta
Oa.; H. W. Whiting (with tho colors)
Baltimore, Md.; J. II. Whit ted, (with
the colors) Ooldsboro, N. C.
Tho collogo Is now vory busy pre
paring for the reception of 2G8 sol
diors that aro being sent hero by tho
War Department, for technical train
ing. Tho Army camp will begin
Juno tho 1 r>th and will continue for
a period of two months.
T!io college is also busy making
arrangements for the summer school
which will begin on June 2-lth and
last six weeks. Ixnlging accommo
dations for tho teachers of the sum
mer school have been made in tho
city and wo aro hoping to have a
largo attendance.
MILITARY DANSANT!
Military Dansant in honor of vis
iting soldiers and sailors, Blues Ar
mory, Juno 15, 19tS, S to 11:30 P.
M. Soldiers and Sailors in uniform
cordially invited.
Jazz Band. Dance nove'.tios. Tick
ets now on sale at GOfl N. Second St.
No tickets can l>o sold at doors of '
armory. Admission, 50 cents.
Auspices Spartan Literary and
Athletic Association ? Women's Auxil
iary. J. M. Dabnoy, chairman; L. V.
Eggleston, dance director.
TAMI*MIM<2I> WITH Til 10 10VI l)I0\( K,
Sonsationnl developments in this'
city have caused much comment. It
was discovered that the evidence in I
type? written form which had heen j
entrusted to (he keeping of Clerk
Waller Christian of (lie Hustings]
Court had not only heen tampered
with hut had heen mutilated. II was
to he used as evidence in the <5nse of,
(lie commonwealth against ly. J. Lena
han charged' with the violaffon of
prohibition laws. Efforts are being
made to find out just who was re
sponsible for the outrago bul the out
look is not bright for a"" succi>ssful con
elusion of lite hunt. Those examining
official documents in I lie court have
always been placed upon their honor
and it has never been found necessary
to put papers of this character under
lock and koy.
KNIGHTS OF PYTIIIAS.
Cirnnd Chancellor Mitchell I)ocs"
(Jmit Work in Tidewater.
Portsmouth, Va., Juno S. ? Graiul
Chancellor John Mitchell, .Jr. arrived
hero yesterday evening. lie was ao
coinpauied by Dr. Albert A. Tennant,
id i and Modical Resistor and Dr. 10.
II. .ieiTerson, tJrand Master of lOxche
(iuer. I lo was the guest of Rev. R.
(5. Adams, I). D. and his Madame.
Dr. Adams is pastor 01' the Metro
politan Itaptist Church here. Mrs.
Adams had succeeded in organizing a
Court of Calanthc, thirty-two in nam
her and these were initiated. Tlio
members assembled at (lie Metropoli
tan Itaptist Church.
The following otlicers were In
stalled in Daisy Court, No. 1 !>S, as
the new body will he called: Mes
damcs Ieio Small wood. Worthy In
spector: Hattie Maker, Worthy Conn
seller: Mary Perkins, W. lnspectrix;
Medora Doono, W. Orator; Graeo R.
Roots, Register of Deeds:' Mary 10.
Marshall, Receiver of Deposits: Ger
trude U. Kyles, Register of Accounts:
Annie .1. Smith, Senior Directress:
Maggie Arrington, Junior Directress:
Nannie Martin, Conductress; Matlio
Ii. Yiclc, Assistant Conductress: Ethel
li. (.'ham bliss, Escort : Hattie II. Mar
tin, Herald; Eliza Rland, l'rotector:
Icle Smallwood, Lelnr Sharp and
Fannie Williams, Trustees.
Those assisting in the initiation,
were, Mrs. Cornelia Drew, District
Deputy Grand Worthy Counsellor;
Mrs. Lizzie Archer, Mrs. Josephine
Morgan, Col. Archer Drew, Mrs. Ellon
Couray, Mrs. Mary .leaning and Sir
T. .1. I'reo.
A LODGE, TOO.
At the conclusion of ti?e work, Mr.
Mitcholl repaired to the hall to make
a club of men, thirty-six in number
that had been organized by Rev. Dr.
Adams. The following oiliccrs were
installed by Grand Chancellor Mitch
ell:
Chancellor Commander, D. W.
Phillips; Vice-chancellor, Walter
Green; Keoivr of Records and Seal,
,T. N. Roono; Master of Einanco, G.
W. C. Drown; Prolate, Rov. M. B.
Rirchott.; Maator-at Arms, Garfield
Sharp: Master of Exchequer, .1. R.
Covington; Innor Guard, Reuben Pot
ty; Outor Guard, Charles 11. Jenkins.
Trustees, A. D. Ilarroll, J. P. Tumor,
.lames L?. Conway. Tho lodge will
be known as Cyronian Lodgo, No.
215.
MANY VISITORJS.
Tho visitors prosont were Sirs
Moses Gibson, Howard Mayo, R. J.
Kyles, It. H. Viclc, William T. Rol
ling, Sherman Pearson, Lewis Baker,
T. S. Cummings, 1?\ Lane, J. W. Gib
son, George L. Washington, G. V,
Nichols, J. D. Archer, Androw Wil
liams, David Brown, Capt. Samuol
Hodges.
The candidates wore well pleased
with tho initiation whilo tho visitors
were delighted. Grand Chancellor
John Mitchell, Jr. made quick work
of it and in duo time had returned
to the Metropolitan Baptist Church,
wlioro tho ladies had spread a repast
for tho candidates and tho visitors.
MORE MEMBERS THlERE, TOO.
Grand Chancellor Mitchell and his
associates spoilt tho night at the res
idence of Rev. Dr. Adams. He left,
this morning1 for Norfolk, from which
point he av ill go in tho neighborhood
of Virginia Reach to set up another
lodgo tonight. Tho party enjoyed
their stay hero and seemed much im
proved by tho trip. All of the can
didates aro smiling this morning
over thoir experiences of last night.
Mr. Mitchell was outspoken in
commending llev. Dr. R. G. Adams
and his Madame upon the fino work
done here among the members of tho
Order of Knights of Pythias.
SUNDAY SCHOOL AN1> 11. V. I\ U.
CONGRESS TO MEET.
Dear Editor ? The names and mes
sengers .|o the Sunday School and
II. Y. P. U . Congress, Galveston,
Texas June 10-2:* are coming in rapid
ly to t lie Congress headquarters. Tho
leaders in Texas report, that they aro
planning to give the Congress the
host. entertainment that has been giv
en it at any time.
In addition to 'the mammoth parade
that will l)e eonductcd by the Sun
day School and R. Y. P. U. authori
ties in that Slate Texas singers are
determined to win the banner at t lie
musical contest, on Sunday afternoon.
Heretofore Georgia and Tonn., have
exchanged honors with regard to the
banner but. the Texas people are do
tcrminod to have it. wave over Texas
soil for the next twelve moivths. Okla
honia and Arkansas aro vicing with
each other as to t lie largest delega
tion .
A splendid programme has been ar
ranged and the Congress experts are
heady (o render excellent service.
If any Sunday School or Union ha&
failed to elect, messengers it. should
elect: at: the next mooting and make
f lie necessary provision for their ox
penses. Re on hand the day of the
Congress opening; it means much to
tho messengers to witness all the pro
ceedings.
D. W. Cannon, President.

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