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Chicago, Sept. 27, 1010.
Mr. John Milchcll, Jr.,
Editor Richmond Planet,
Richmond, Virginia.
IMy dear Editor: It was with ex
treme satisfaction and pleasure that
I received and read your nolo of re
cent date, in which you assure me
tTie libelous headline was published
without your knowledge or consent,
and for this reason 1 am pleased to
givo you the first statement I have
made since the reputed interview ap
peared in the daily press of this city
and of the country, wherein I was
quoted as saying this was a white
?man's country. The utterance as
mado by me and quoted by the press
as an alleged interview, was not what
I said, and yet what was published
as lieing my Interview was practically
true. What 1 did say was this:
"Economically, this seemed to
bo a white man's, country. They
furnished the employment, indus
trial plants and the implements
of cultivating (he earth, and
through the law making bodies,
had given the Negro all the
rights that ho had enjoyed or
would enjoy in this country, and
that for this reason it seemed to
be their country, etc."
Several race papers and would-be
race leaders ' and (linkers, have
ponncod upon this assertion as if it
excluded (hem as being part and par
cel of the country. I have never snhl
(bat this was not their country. I
ltnow of no other that they could
justly lay claim to, and yet to say it
is our country from an economic
viewpoint, would be equally as rash.
We have been for the past fifty
years, or I might add over since the
first colored, man landed in this coun
try and 1 think history records his
name as Job Ben Solomon, trying to
help (he white man build up and
govern J he country, .lust how far we
have succoecd is patented to most ob
servers. Colored people in Georgia,
Alabama, Texas and throughout the
South, where Jury trials arc denied,
proscription and civil rights prohibit
ed by law of the local states and rec
ognized by the National Government
so far as states regulations enforcing
Jim crow cars arc concerned, are all
agreed that we have made but meagre
progress in helping to govern, and
when I witnessed here in Chicago a
few weeks ago the conduct of the
whites, predicated upon a false as
sumption that all Negroes deserve
Continued on Fourth Page.
Evangelist. Skipwith On Church Ilill.
Thirty-first Street Baptjst Church,
Rev. S. P. Robinson, pastor.-?Our
fail revival has begun. The outlook
is very encouraging. We have had
several conversions thus far and the
attendance is increasing nightly. We
have with us the Rev. W. H. Skip
with, B. D., who needs no introduc
tjon to the church-goers of this city.
On next Sunday ho will speak three
times. At the great mass meeting
in tlie afternoon his subject will be,
"I Have Put Off My Coat, How Shall
1 Put It On?' Everybody invited.
A chorus of fifty voices will assist
in the music.
Rev. T. .1. J. Mosby at Moore Street.
The Rev. T. J. .T. Mosby, 1). D.,
the able, energetic and aggressive
pastor of the New Baptist Church
will preach' a special sermon at the
Moore IStreet Baptist Church Wednes
day night, October 15, 1019 at S:30
o'clock. Subject, .'The Signs of the
Time. The meeting is under the
auspices of the Senior Choir Club.
Special musjc has been prepared for
the occasion, which will consist of
several solos by talented singers.
A great crowd is expected to hear
Dr. Mosby on this subject. Come
early and secure a good seat. For
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
1 left Cincinnati a short lime aft it*
I arrived there. There was little to
disturb the monotony of the trip. 1
gazed out upon the farm lands and
tIn' neatly painted houses, while now
and then 1 passed the plants where
many men were being employed. 1
found it inconvenient to write upon
a shaking table or a Jolting knee. A
person must become well accustomed
to writing while on a train, just as
lie must get used to sleeping in a
car berth before he can obtain any
satisfaction from either of the accom
Arriving at Indianapolis, Ind. I
went* out upon the platform and I
found a great change had taken place.
A mammoth station was in process
of erection. We remained here for
only a few minutes and then we were
on our way again to St. Louis. I
had eaten luncheon in the dining cur
previous to this time and I felt much
hotter. I met young CWarlcy Camp
hell. whose father is a barber here.
He makes his home in Covington, Ky.
and he hlushlugly admitted that ho
was not married. I passed through
East St. Louis, the scene of the
bloody race riots a few years ago.
Beer and whisky signs wcro to be
scon. Many of the places bore the
"For Rent" signs. ^
Continued on Fourth Page.
\V 11ITINTG??\VAS 111 NGTC) \.
Mr. Leandcr Washington announ-'
ces tho marriage of his molhor, Mrs.
Ardelia Washington to Mr. 11. W.
Reception, Thursday, Octohor 23,
1019, at 90Ti State Street, from 8:30
P. M. to 11:30 P. M. All friends
and the public in general are cor
dially invited to i>e present. No
William V. Bailoy, Corporal Com
pany B, 3G8th Infantry and Miss
Margaret. R. Minor, daughter of Mr.
Benjamin Minor, of Richmond, Va.,
were married October 7, 1919, at
o'clock. They loft for Washington
October 8, at 5 o'clock P. M.
Rev. R. E. Edwards and wife, of
1015 Hickory Street, 'Richmond, Va.
wish to announce the marriage of
their daughter, Alice V. Edward?, to
Mr. Armstead Moote, which took
place in Brooklyn, N. Y., "ep'cniber
1919. They will reside in Brook
lyn. N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Prank E. Cephas
announce their marriage reception,
Friday evening, October 17, 10 19, at
their resience, 310 W. Leigh Street,
from S:30 to 11:150 P. M. Friends
invited. No cards.
Mrs. Cephas was formerly Miss Ida
Hell Mayden.
Wise, Va., October 7.?Mr. James
Curloy Gray married Miss Susie Clark
on the sixth day of October. Miss
Clark was tho fair daughter of Mr
Dave Clark. The couple loft here
for Waild, Va., where they will make
their future home. Mr. Cray is a
motor mechanic.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Alien wish
to announce the marriage of their
(laughter Miss Virginia B. Allen to
Mr. Li. C. Bass. Marriage took place
Monday September 29, 1919 at the
bride's residence 1535 Blair street.
iHjeceptlon October 15, 1919 at 1535
Blair Btroot. Friends aro cordially in
,rited. No cards.
Woodman! Woodman!! Spare that Tree
This old historic school, built by slave hands for (lie aristocrats of (ho South, with never a dream that
it would over educate their own, w 11 reopen for tho first time with a c lored man at its head. It was at
Boydton that one of the professors b fore the war, wrote a book to prov? that slavery was decreed by God to
be tlve perpetual condition of the Ne ro. Th0 trustees havo glvon Dr. Morris full authority to make Boydton
one of the greatest religious educational centers of tho South. As tho school opens after many of the other
schools, which are already crowded, students unable to enter Petersburg, Lawrenceville, Union, Harts
horn, may come to Boydton, where they will find the healthiest climate, the best water, good, wholesome
food, excellent teaching in the academic branches and a splendid Bible t aining combined with the'healthiest
moral surroundings for young men aid women. Tuition and board, twelve dollars a month. Hoydton is on
the Southern Railway, 12 miles from Chase City.
Members of the family of Mrs.
Robinotta Cogbill of 1017 Hull St,.
South Richmond, Vn., led a surprise
oil lier last Tuesday night at her
homo. They began to arrive at a
bout nine o'clock and soon the parlor
was filled with fun nfckers, shower
ing congratulations, upon the occa
sion of (he birthday of one of (lie
oldest residents of the city. Letters
from members of the family were
read and the neat sum of $27.00 was
presented as a token of love and es
teem The recipient was too over
come for utterance. Plenty of re
freshments were served to satisfy
the inner-man.
Among those present were:, Mes
iames Laura (1. King, Lillie Lpwis,
Alma Fitzgerald. Emma Brown, Liz
zin Harris, Florence Cogbill, Nannie
Thompson, Frenche Harris, Snllie R.
Cogbill, Iola ISully; Misses Gillian
and Frances Lewis, Lafon, Florine
and Mary Cogbill; Messrs. Thomas,
Edgar, John and Kirkland Cogbill,
Willie Harris, Ivory Sully, and W. E.
L#. Smith
It was one A. M. when all left
for their several homes well pleased
with the evening spent.
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Hev. Dr. Charles S. Morris to Speak
for Richmond Division.
In keeping with a proclamation
recently issued by Mr. W. S. Wood
son, Grand Worthy Master, the su?
bordinate fountains and rosebud nur
sories of th? Orand Fountain, U. O.
T. H. have boon ordered to gather at
some suitable place, Monday, October
20, 1019, for the purpose of honor
ing with appropriate exorcises the
seventieth birthday anniversary of
Itev. William Washington Browne,
founder of the Order.
In celebration of the occasion an
anniversary memorial fund is being
raised by the members of the Order
and Rjchmond Division at (he seat of
the Order's headquarters, is planning
for a noteworthy affair, Monday ev
ening, October 20, at 8:30", at 'Re
formers llall. The members of the
Division will turn out in a body, wear
regnlia and make thoir anniversary
contributions through their foun
tains. The general public is also
invited to attend and will be expected
to cive a silver offering at the door.
The Rev. Dr. Charles S. Morris, of
Norfolk. Va. will deliver the anni
versary addre?8.
Beautiful Monument to t'ol. Thomas >
M. Crump I'livcilod in Woodland )
The unveiling exorcises at Wood- *
land Cemetery, Wednesday, October
S, were a grand success. The line
granite monument erected in memory
of the lale Colonel Thomas M, Crump
was the subject of much favorable
comment. The actual unveiling of
the monument was performed by the
widoiw of the deceased. Mr. J. W.
Thompson was master of ceremonies.
Rev. Thomas II. White, D. I)., of
Clifton Forgo, Va. who is Grand
Prolate of the Grand Lodge, K. of P.
of Virginia, of which Order, Colonel
Crunvp was the Grand Keeper of
Records and Seal at the time of his
death, delivered the eulogy. Mis re
marks wore appropriate, forceful and
timely. llo was introduced by At
torney James T. Carter in a most
appropriate manner. 'Mr. Hooker L.
Jordan in choice languago gave a
historical account of Colonel Crump's
Mr. J. Wi. Thompson introduced
President John Mitchell, Jr., who re
viewed the career of the docoascd.
Music was furnished by the Second
Baptist Church Choir and by the
Municipal Hand. Sir T. J. Prce said
a few words in conclusion. Prayer
had been offered by Rev. Dr. Scott
C. Hurrell and the benediction was
announced by Rev. Dr. W. T. John
son, pastor of the First Haptist
The spectacular parade of the Uni
form Rank, Knights of Pythias had
been a feature. Visitors from Now
port News. Norfolk, Petersburg, Cljf
ton Forge, and West Point, Va.
had come to attend the obsequies.
They were dined before and after the
parade, at the Pytlrian Castle, by a
cominitto0 headed by Mrs. Mamie
Mason. The Municipal Hand, led by
the Brigade and Regimental Staffs,
furnished music, while well known
donatories of the Order were jn car
riages and automobiles.
On high ground and in'sight of the
magnificent granite Kate double en
trance, rests this beautiful memorial
to be seen from the roadway. Miss
M. I/. Chiles was chairman of the
reception commjttee and with Mrs.
Lucy Cross and others did much to
make the exercises a success. Pres
ident Mitchell paid a tribute to Mr.
W. Henry Walton, the moving spirit
of the affair. Mr. John T. Taylor
and other members of the active
committee, through whose efforts
I about fifteen hundred dollars were
raised for the purpose.
Tho doors of (ho Virginia Union
University were swung open Monday, '
September ? 29, admitting the largest
enrollment in its history. A number
of old students, wlio have seen sorv- ,
ice with the colors are present in
addition to tho host of new students.
Every available room is being taken
in orer to accommodate tho-tremen
dous crowd.
Miss Emily F. Ames, instructor in
English Literature, Latin and French
who was forced to leave her work on
account of illness last Spring, is again
at her post.
The science department has been
greatly strengthened this year, there
by affording an excellont opportunity
to students desiring to take pro
medical work. The strengthening of
this department gives to Virginia
Union a college course equal to that
of any of the colored colleges of the
Rev. Dr. T. J. King, after conduct
ing services at the Fifth Street Bap
tist Church on Sunday morning, the
fifth instant, entered his Overland
car and started up Leigh Street, to
wards Rrook Avenue. He could not
see any car approaching as he neared
tho corner of First and Leigh Streets.
He bad not cleared the track however
befor0 his car was struck by one of
those heavy street cars going towards
Broad Street..
The impact smashed his car in tho
rear, breaking a rear wheel, tearing
off the tire and completely reversing
the machine. Tn the car with him
were his wife and three children.
None of the occupants were injured.
This car was recently given Rrtv Dr.
King by tho members of his Church.
common imooimao ini>l<;nant.
Richmond ('liaplcr N. A. A. (5. 1*. Acts
When Colored lVople are Refused
on Hoard 1). H. Doslroycr llil'O.
The following correspondence will
explain itsolf:
Richmond, Va., Sopt. 15, 1919.
Secretary of the Navy,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir: On bohalf of the Rich
mond Chapter of tho National .Asso
ciation for tho Advancement of Col
ored People, I writo to outer a protest
against what I torm an un-Amorican
an nn-Denfocratic act on the part of
the Government in having She United
States Destroyor ship in harbor at
Richmond and all colored citizens
who attempt to enter woro denied
the privilege of seeing it becauso of
their race and color.
Is it possible that this is a proof
of tho democracy for which more than
half a million of our raco shouldered
arms and offerod to go across the
(Continued on Eighth Prgo.)
In Mcmorhmi.
In Had but loving remembrance of
my dear mother, Mrs. Martha Smith,
who ontoreil Into rest otornal three
years ago, October 6, 1916:
Her beautiful soul, liko a ray of light,,
lias gone to the realms above,
Where never again comes sorrow or
In that land of celostial love.
And there, in the flowery fields of
She mingles with spirits of peace,
Where hope and joy, without alloy,
Shall never decay or coase.
Her daughtor,
Mrs. Holmes Passes Away.
Mrs. Virginia Holmes, the wife of
S ir Thomas Holmes, of West wood,
Va. died Tuesday afternoon, October
7, 11)19, at the Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Holmes was a member of the
Westwood Baptist Church, Rev. I. II.
Mines, pastor.
In Meiiioi-inm.
In sad but loving remembrance of
my dear daughter, l'auline Clarke
Taylor, who departed this life one
year ago?October 4, 1918:
(J'od called her home,
It was Ills will,
But. in our hearts we love her still.
Her memory is as dear today
As in the hour she passed away.
?Her Mother and Brother.
Mr. D. S. Evans, of News Ferry,
Va. was in the city last week.
Mr. Willie Palmer, of Philadelphia
Pa. has been visiting his sister in law
Mrs. Margaret Puryear, of Port Leo,
Va. and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Page
and friends of Fulton.
?Mrs. Martha Collins, of 719 E.
loth street South Richmond who was
taken suddenly ill at Mrs. Mammie
Banks, 619 E. 16th street several
days ago is improving rapidly.
Mr. and Mrs. Atlas Barbee and
their little son, Atlas, Jr., left the
city last week to spend two /weeks
visiting in Durham, N. C.
Miss Olivia Orange left the city
last Saturday morning for Downing
| ton, Pa., where she has accepted a
position as teacher in the Downing
I ton Industrial and Agricultural
I Mrs. Bossie Calhoun and Mrs. Su
sie E. Crenshaw, of New York spent
ten days with their sick mother, Mrs.
Agnes Smith, 656 N. Seventh Street. *
They also visited Mrs. Mattie Selby,
of 1015 N. Fourth Street and many
other friends.
Mrs. Bottle Eaton, formerly of
Richmond, but now of Rosemary, N.
C. has returned home, after a stay of
two weeks hero, visiting her many

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