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??> VOLUME XXXVIII, NO. 26 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, MAY 7, 19521. PRICE. FIVE CENTS DIABOLICAL PEONAGE CONDITIONS OARED BK GOVERNOR DORSEy IN OFFICIAL REPORT The National Association for the Advancement of Colored l'oople, 70 Fifth avenue, New York, today Issued a statement announcing that Its charg o* of peonage and of the brutal nils ?treat ni out of Negroes by white men in liho South had received entire confirm Htion from Governor Hugh M. Dorsey ol Georgia. Governor Dorsoy on April 26. published a pamphlet entitled "The Negro In Georgia" in which he gives evidence of 1115 instances of "Negroes lynched, Negroes held in peonage, Negroes driven out by orga nized lawlessness and Negroon sub jected to individual acts of cruelty." In the s\ate of Georgia In the past 2 years. "In some counties," Georgia's Gov ernor said, "ilie Negro is being driv en out as though he were 'a wild beast ; in others he is being held a slave; in others no Negroes remain. No effort has been made to collect the cases cit ed. If sucli an effort were made, I be lieve (be number could be multiplied. In only two of the 135 cases cited is i he usual crime' against white women involved THE N. A. A. C. P. CHARGES. On March 21), 1921, the N. A. A. C. P., issued a statement signed by i'/s assistant secretary, Walter F. Wnite charging that the horrible conditions on tthe Williams "murder farm" in Jasper County, Georgia where eleven or more Negro peons were murdered, | could be duplicated in every Southern stale. Peonage was rampant, Bald the | statement, and: Tho Mississippi dot ta, rogion embracing the States of Ar kansas, Louisuna Mississippi Western | Tennessee and eastern Texas, is built on <ihis sytem of debt lavery." GOVERNOR DORSET'S SUBSTAN TIATION. Governor Dorsey tells of a case in which a Georgia sheriff sent to protect I Negroes from the mobbism of the Ku Klux Klan exonerated the Klan, and the stationery on which the sheriff | wrote showed he was himself a mem her of this infamous body. He then tiells the following atrocioim s'lories: "County No. 21. ? Near a small town in this county a .Negro was born fifty-eight or sixty years ago. By work he accumulated a little money with which, ten years later, he bought a farm of 140 acres where he lived with his wife and twelve children. I Three of Ms daughters were educa: ed. They were school teachers. A i three-room house was on the farm . The farm was well stocked, the Ne Kro owing in 1919 outright five mules and having made payments on (he i-ur chase of a horse, a cow and thirty- 1 five hogs. "During .the war with Germany : this Negro family bought approximate! ly $1,000 worth of Liberty Bonds and Thrift Stamps. The Negro headed an organization of Negroes who raised between $10,000 and $11,000 for Liber ty bonds. His work was highly prais ed by nowspapers at the time. A white man, *.vbo e n neither read nor write, owns a farm adjoining the farm of the Negro. When the articit'3 praising the man for his war wo:k ap poared, the white man remarked. ' 1 ? 's getting too damned prosperous ] and biggity for a nigger.' "Trouble began. The white man had J 1 i<* 'and processioned. The Negro ha-1 j no representative present. The proce&( sioners ran the man's line 25 feet over the Negro's linu "oio.^s a teirao^j which had boon there s' see the was a child working for the family j from whom he bought the land. The c.cod given to him covetcl iht? land to Shis terrace. Tho wn'te man cross e<l the terrace, drove stakes along Ibe now lino and warned the Negro not to crops (lie line. The Negro disregard ed Ibe warning and continued to plough to the terrace as lie had been doing since boyhood. SHERIFF "WOUT D RATHER KILL" ! "Blacks and whites from Ibe coun try crowded I he town Saturday after noons. One Saturday, tho fall of 19' 9 the Negro witfh bis three daughters and son came fo (own. The town Mar shal approached l'?o Negro in the street and said : 'I vo a warrant for you.' Tho Negro answered: 'Mr. , what have I done? Rend your war rant. ' "The Marshal replied wi'h an oath that, he would ra'iber kill the Negro 1,lian read tho warrant. Here (he ovi <lence varies. T'o No?vo had a stick in his hand. Sr?nie say that tbrs Mar shal, who is large ami powerful, grab bed tho slick and f'rudr the Negro in the face w'Mi n ->'rvol knocking him down. O-iJiers stale that ihe Negro, raising his k' id; back away, when the Marshal rushed in rrtd struck him to ilie ground with his pistol Several other white rushed upon bim end began to choke and boat him. "Tw? of hit; daughters started to him. A man kicked one girl in the stomach. TIip o-ijher vouched her fath er and began to wipe the hlood from his faee. The three were quickly over powered. The third daughter and son wero caught. All were locked in Jail. The girl who was kicked whs ill at tho time. The blow made her deathly sick. She lay in jail moaning and beg ging that something bo done for her and her father, who was bleeding bad ly from his woundn. The Sheriff loci: od them in and left (hem without mod ieal attention and ignorant of the charge agaimt tlnm. "Next morning the Negro learned that bis neighbor had sworn out a warrant against him for trespass. The Sheriff refused to tell him what the charge was against bis son and daughters. The Negro employed a lawyer. found tha* lie and bis daughters were charged jvith re sisting an officer in the discharge of bis duty, bis sou with carrying a pin tol. Only one witness claimed to have aeon the pistol. This was the white neighbor who s:?id that he b cl seen the son pu'i the pistol in the buggy, while the crowd was on his father. The bug gv was searched. The pistil was not fount*. j Talk of lynching the Negro and bis family caused their removal to ainth I er county. A ? committee of citizens i waited upon the Judge of the circuit who informed them, it is charged, that he would put the Negro on the | chain gang when the case should come up for trial. The man, 'his daughters and son wore tried in (dm Court. Tho father was sentenced to serve twclv . imonst in the chain gang and pay a | fine of $2f>0. The girls were fined $f>(' each. The son was fined $100. The No gro paid the fines of liis children. ' "The man's smaller children and his wife ware in his home while he [was in jail. A mob 'led l>y the town Marshal went to the house, kicked the door and demanded admittance, j <)hen shot up the house and went away. This was night;. Next morning the woman and he I children fled from her home, never to j return . 1 A friend went by night and re moved the live stock belonging to tin family and sol.*, it for them at a great sacrifice. Their crop was a total lost. They will be -lynched it? is said, if any of them ever returned to their home. Reputable merchants and bankc in this county unite in giving the No gro and his family a 'good character. -The son has been offered a loan of $450 by a leading farmer to pay a note, the holder 'of which threatened suit during fjhese troubles. A leading merchant gave the father a line oi credit from $S00 to $1,D00 a year One of the best citzens of the county signed his bond. The ^education of his children and the success of his .nhrlft seoni to bo the sole offense of t'he Negro. Case No. 131, a Negro complained in a peonage case. At tho trial in At lanta ho appeared as a witness. Fear ing to return to the county he went elsewhere to live. The son of his former employer discovered where he was living, obtained a warrant for his arrest, and brought him back, lie disappeared. A boy fishing fouml a skull in the stream. Search was made a body was unearthed. In a po-dce' was found a card identifying the corpse as that of the missing Negro. Case No. (County No. 2f>.) ? The Sheriff of this county, with two rtlber men, were iu an automobile on ',be road to 'tho county site. They were drinking. The sheriff asked a Ncpto in the road to get him a drink of water. The vNegro answered that ho was not at his own homo, but that lie senpored there would be no object ion to getting him a drink of water. The Sheriff left the car and struck the Negro twice with u pistol. The man brought tho water. The sheriff made liim go' in the car carried him r>00 yards ami made him leave the can where he beat, him over the head ?.ith a pistol and a stick. Tho bleed ing Negro was forced into the. car agn'n and made f,o lie down, lie was carried ten miles, the sheriff kicking him in the body and head. One eye ws vrtuallv koneked out. Then the ?sheriff made him get out. lie was boa ten a era in on his naked body. '"Hm Sheriff popped to cut another stick when one of his companions ad vised the Negro to run if he wished to live. This he did. hiding in the woods until later a passerby carried him into town. The Sheriff was indict ed for assault with intent to murder. He was acquitted. The Negro boa' en h is the reputation of being a perjeo ?>*'e. lawabiding hard working man. He was threatened with death if ho testified against tho Sheriff." T1UI* NMOKO VNKMIMyOVPI). ? April 22. ? While 19. 33 per c?nt of unskilled NTegro labor in the country Joined the army of unemployed dur ing the 1mm three months of industrial depression , only 2.C3 per cent of the skilled labor was thus affected. This is a most intercsting deduction from an emergency survey of selected in dustries made by the Department of Iv.ibor. "This fact," summarizes the re port, "is strong" evidence of the grow ing inclusion and retention of colored' workers and should ucl as an oncour aging sign to colored labor that gain ed ? foothold in the skilled group." Disposition t,o apply themselves to early road construction and repair ing and to return to agricultural pur suits has had an effect to reduce in some measures the number of colored unemployed. Reports from Richmond ViU, say that a revival of (he build ing industry of .that place has reduc ed the number of involuntary unem ployed people among colored workers to practically zero. The Calumet district, of which Chi cago is the center, leads In the num her of colored unemployed, with an ap proxiinatlon of 15.000. In Michigan '"he unemployment of colored Is giv en as having been decreased by 2.530 In the Pittsburgh district estimates indicate that the average unemploy ed colored labor is 4,500. On March 31, 1921, in (hat; district, there were' 2,000 of these workers "absolutely uii empolyed." ON 10 111X1)10:1) YNARS OI-l). Tho 100th Anniversary of the First Baptist Church of South Richmond, Va., and '-.ho First Anniversary of the Pastor. ,Rov. Dr. W. L. Ransonio. was celebrated last Sunday midst pomp and splendor. The committee spared no pains in making this one of the grand est. occasions in tho history of the f'huroh. Tho rostrum was beautifully decor ated with palms, ferns and cut flow ers and presented a magnificent ap pearance. The programme for the day was well rendered and sill participants acted well the duties assigned them " Prof.. J. TT. IWacVwe'l presided nt tho morning services. Rev. O. 1). Daly, preached from the subject: "The Church." Mr. Win. II. Fox, presided at the afternoon services. Itev. L. C. Garland, I>. I)., spoke on the subject: "The Offering." Mrs. Addlo J. Eggle ston presided at the night Borricos. Rev. \V. H. Stokes, Ph. D.. spoke on the subject: "The Pastor." I.irge crowds gathered at cnnh, ser vice and mncb money was raised dur ing tho day. At the close of the night w^vices it was ascer'fined that near ly $4,000 had been raised for the pnr sonage. . Space will not allow us to mention tho programme In full or the names of tho various committees who worked so zealously for the success of this grand nffair. TURKIC MICX KILLED WHEN DRV AGENTS RAID STILL. Raleigh, N. C., April 20. ? In a three-cornered fight late yesterday bo tween' a party of revenue officers and guards nt a big illicit moonshine whl.s ky still near Pascal, N. C., three nni dentlfied colored men were killed, at: cord in# to meager advices received here t?oday. None of the officials were hurt. The officers seized (three big distil leries, 25,000 gallons of beer, 150 gai Ions of whisky and $2,500 worth of material . The plants were operated by the Ha Id win brothers, colored, notorious blockaders, the advices stated. IHiUE TRIANGLE notes. On last Tnesay night. April 10th, the assembly room at the Y. W. C. A., was converted into most attractive shop in which tho work of the Millt nery. Tailoring and Cooking classes was displayed. The many pretty spring hats made by the members of !he class roflected the art and care ful work of the accomplished instruc tor. Mn. J. Rurnet Turner. The work done by the tailoring class was indeed creditable with Mr. ,T L. Loving, instructor. There wore many who doubted that the ladies suits and wraps were made by the pu pils of the class, so perfect was the style and workmanship. A man's suit made by Mrs. J. P Turner attracted very much attention. The work done by Mrs. Minnie P. Mundin's.,<Mflss won edmiration and ap petites of all. At the request of those who wanted !o buy. the dishes of ar tistically and carefully prepared food wore soon sold. A flash light picture was made, by Tbom,v> and Johnson, photographers of the entire exhibit, which may ho seen at t;ho Y. W. C. A. at any imo. KXPKOT TO FIUFF OFOTCKH OV 1)1 IV VIOIjATLON UHAHttK. Section of Law Will lift Base of Argu ment for Dismissal of Case. Petersburgs, April 28. ? Conviction of Police Officer I. L?. France, who is lii'W held for trial in ttio limiting* Court on the charge of violating the prohibition lawn by purchasing whls ky from a niaji he sought to trap. Is now believed doubtful when lie in brought to trial before Judge J. M. Mullen. The police oiheer was taken Into custody oiv tlwe whisky charge following his admission on tilie wi' ness stand against Carey \V. Kancp, the man he charged with soiling whis ky, that he had bought a pint of li quor which he drank partly himself and did not account for it to his su perior po'.tce officials. The belief of many that France will not be con vie/ til is based upon ?4he section of the Stato prohibition law which 'provider that whf\t a pen-on says on the witness stand In an at tempt to convlci| the person he accuses shall not be used against him. Friends of the ofllcer say that if he can not testify against hlmsolf, the only oth er witness Is Katies, who is charged with selling (whlsky. When Fanes was arraigned in Po lice Court, on Hhe warrant sworn out by Ofllcer Franco, charging that Fan es had sold the ofllcor a pint, of corn "Miisky, Oliver A. Po'lard counsel for Faucis contended that if France had bought whisky other than with which Fanes was charged' with selling, lie was guilty of violating the prohibi tion laws under . lh-> reoon' ruling here. As a result of this and France's admissions that ho had bought whis ky from Fane/-, to which he had giv en no nceoun*. to hts' superior officers, the wariant ag.nl not him charging him with violating the "dry" laws was sworn out and following his waving * f preliminary excminn'.ion he is no>\ jndcr bond i'or his appearance in ijhe Hustings Court. A WONHFItFlTl, FVANGFldST. Mt. 'Zion Ilnptist Church. 47th and Sinmore F'vee*. V. 'Miilnd'Mphla, Rev. C. W. Gregory, Pastor I The Uev. W. 11'. Skipwlth, P. H., better known the world over, as the Grea?i International preacher and singer. Dr. Skipwith gives his hearers new thought* ovevy night. If one should attend :his meetings every night for a month or more, you would not get' tired, as the more you hear ; him, the more interesting and Co quent/ he becomes The people ef our church and W. "hiladflphia have been greatly benefited <> nd especially the forty or more souls, who have left tlio dark regions of sin . Yes our pasf.or and members bid you God speed and Zion doors stand open to you at all times. ? O W. GltAND MAY QUHRN AND FROST KIN? AT UKFOIlMRli HAIjTj. A Grand M:iy Queen * and Frost K!ng Festival will be g'-ven at True Reformers Hall on Monday night May 9, 1921 at. o'glit o'clock for the benefit of ? 1i o Lr>tt Carey Foreign Missionary Society of the First Hap tint Church. See tho Frost K'ng with many attendants, all boys, who are driven out by the fairy elves who d?nce and sing until they make room for tho beautiful Queen of May with more than an hundred pretty l'ttle g'rls ranging In a ses from two to t.w- Ivo years, as her attendants" Comr early. Program ntarts at eifJihl oclock 1'. M. Admis si: >11. 25 cen!?. Managers' Mrs . Ret tic M. Forres ter and Mrs. Lucy R. Lewis ? .i> - -jr ? ^ ? ? IjKTTIOH of thanks. Philadelphia. Pa., April 25.? -To tho officers and members of tho National Ideal Tien. Society, Air. A. \V. Holmes President. You will please accep our many tliankK and highest, appre ciation for your kindness and for the promp payment of the death claim $100 on account of the death of Min nie I j. Cherry who was a member ot True Love Lodge. No 122 of West Philadelphia it will be our pleasure to speak of the good that, the Ordei is doing for our people in many ways Again thanking you and :jhe Lodge 1 am. Sincerely yours, JOHN MURKY. f FISH HUGKSTI'lRi WANTED. Wanted A reliable man to handle Fresh Fish of different kinds in Rich mond, Va. Far narMcnlars address. JOHN O^T'M)MAN. Box 24. .Saluda, Va. PltOM 8WITJSBllIiANI>. ? ' Mr. Archibald Johnson Writes Again Mont reuse. Switzerland, To the Editor of tho Planet, Englishmen returning from the* West coast of Africa relate such iiorrlblo conditions of life and customs on*, there, that one can not help feeling vhat our valiant colored would-bo Em perors and lime-light-seeklng heroes who raise wo much fluss over Africa. If they really have only the welfare of the dark continent 'at strike, they had better get over there and hustle as missionaries and teachers. The "lycopard men" live next door o Li berbi. I send you this cutting frnn the dally Mail of 12fli of April. LEU.' AilD M"J. To the Editor or The Daily Mall. Sir. ? Tho article in The Dally Mall about. "lA'opard Men" (.the cannibal murderers of Liberia, who leave vV.c marks of a leopard's claws on the throats of their vUv.dms) reminds t:;e that an interesting case came under my notice while I was traveling in that republic. I arrived at a village behind Nana Kru at 1 30 1?. M. was hospitably re ceived by the chief1 (an old white headed native,) and made him the usual present of gin and tobacco. At 3 1'. M. tho whole of the inhabitants of Vhe village seemed to go suddenly mad, and I saw the old chief being led away into the "bush." I inquired the reason of the tur moil 'and found thati several people from the neighbouring villages had during the ?prt- jjcdinj,' wee-, been hilled by "tho leopard," and the old chlof referred to had been accused of turning himself Into a leopard at night ,and committing the murders. At 4:30 amid weird chanting lilt dead 'body was brought In slung on a stout pole and t, brown down outside my but. Everyone myself excepted, was fully convinced that he was /tho the guilty party, and strangely enough I hoard of no more cases of attack by "the luopard" in that dis trict . Many Sierra Leone < Irrks who have worked for me arc convinced that mi tive can actually turn themselves in to leopards and revor'. to human form at will, but although I t; .ve spoken v'th a native who claimed to have 1'iis power and offered him 2f> pounds it' he would prove his claim in my presence, in a room occupied only by ? >ur two selves my offer was not ac cepted. Cannibalism exists i.i the hinter land of Liberia and cool&ed human flecb has been offered me as a "deli* oacy." \ P. II. NEWMAN. fit) Iron Mill-Lane, Ciayford, Kent. Now then, Liberia you have tho floftr. It is your turn! Speak up loud. Brother! You will no doubt deny tho cannibalism, Haiti always does when the whi'<o man reiterates his chargo of it. So instead of wrangling about the political, economic and commer cial status of Africa ? We should first redeem her from tho condition of wild V>ea st s and savages. ARCHIBALD JOHNSON ?Mrs. Elise Sully was greatly nil prised on Tuesday night of lust week when a host (if friends and rela tives gathered at her home on Deca tur street. Mirth and laughter reigned supreme and the jovial chitchat ?vat? at a premium. MASS MEETING OF CITY WIDE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT LE/\Ul'R CITY-WIDE SCHOOL IMPROVE M 10 NT LEAGUE ELECTS OFFICERS. At a public meeting, hold at tho Reformers' Hall Friday XvO P. M.. April 29 102! the following roster ?>i officers and committee <:h?iimen for 'he City Wide School Improvement League was elected. In addition to these about 250 of the most progres sive. public-spirited citizens of the vjjriuK sections of the city were elect ed also to serve on there committees mi noted below: A public installation ?f these offi <-evs will take place at the Eheno'/er Rapt 1st church on KiitSoy Mnv 6th. 1921 at S::tO P. 'M.. after which Presi dent Stakes and tJhe officers cud com jnittee ehalrman will map out a pro gram in keeping with 1 1; o objects for which the League was formed. Ro<tor of OP?icr>* and Committed Chairman: Dr. W. H. Stolen Presi ''."it; Pv W riinsoni V> ?? nr"Si dent; Prof. Nelson William*. .lr, Vj'o dent; Prof. Nelson WR'ain*:, Jr., V'eo dent; Prof. Nelson Williams, Jr., Viae Presiden' ; Mrs. E. F. Johnson. Vico President!} Mrs. Maggie L. Walker, Vice President; R. W. Whiting, Treaa urer; Frank Howard Haitian.. Secre tary; G. N. Branch, A&sistant Secre *<i ry ? NOMJ'.tt mom; IN THX.YK. A large ami appreciative audience greeted the Twilight. Social Club, in i |s presentation of "Somewhere iu Texas" at the Reformers Hall, Wed uesday night. April 27th. While each player performed his part admiralty well, Miss Surah Fields as Sylvia Fag* an Mr. Theodore Ivy as Rufe Bron* son. Mr. James Cheatham as Col. Gal latin, Mr. Wilie Harris, as Hike Maya ard. the leader of the nortorious gang, de'crve special mention. Too much credit cannot, he given | Me<s Florenco 10. Fields, the youthful mutineer of the pay. Many requests 'were made that night for a rcpitition | of the pay. In the near future the play will he presented for the benefit of one of our churches. Watch for the d;ite. The following is the cast: Mr. Willie Harris. Hike Maynard; Mr. Theodore Ivv, Rufe Rronson; Mr. .Panics Cheatham, Col. John Gallatin; Mi*. Hannibal Holmes, Mort Milton ( Post mustier;) Mr. Robert Dickerson 'Iige Harvey; Mr. Theodore Jones, Gabo . Sandel ; Mr. Frank Cosby, Cal Wilson; Mr. Nathauie) Cheatham, Dike Flinders; Mr. Henry Holmes, Dan Hartley; Miss Mary Wingfieln. Mrs. Gallatin; Miss Sarah Fields, Sylvia Eagan; Miss- Theresa Robinson i Mary Harvey; Miss llessie Hoiinc.s, Miss Gallatin; Miss Florence Fields, Martha; Mr. A bram Mart.in, AiuisJey Gallatin. The friends of Mrs. Florence Good man of Jackson Street Swansboro le<l an agreeable suprlse on her last Thursday night. A* grand time was had until the small hours of morn. A L'NIQl'K LKCTCItIO COMING Frank Howard Hallion, Kditor ol Method and Secretary of thoClty Wide School Improvement. League, will lec ture at the True Reformers' Hall, Wednesday night, M:iy 11th, at 8:80 P. M. on the subject: "Business" ? Money is Not Power." 'i'iiis is hn anal ysis of the work of tjhe' world from the standpoint of uu expert account ant- being a "lay sermon" on business and is blackboard illustrated. The ad mission is free and a rare treat is promised. Come out to hear a Rich mond man. <M)OP FARMS ? GOOD LAND with out Bul!d!\pgs, $2 f? to $10 per acre. Easy terms or monthly payments. Good section for Colored People. C. W1TMMR, Crewe, Virginia. FIJI/TON NOTES. The Mt. Calvary llaptist Sunday school was graced with the preseneo of "Rev. Philips, lastl sabbath. Our brother went out from us and is the pastor and founder of the Fairfield llaptist church. A sacred concert will l)e given at .their church tomorrow at 8:30 P. M. under tfre auspices of the Mt. Calvar> Sunday school for the benefit of the Fairfield church. Last Sunday being the day set apan for Haptising> our pastor, only mado a short talk, after the devotional set vices, which were conducted by Rev. O. 1J. JeffyyiOj^ At a lit'le past I P. M., we aocortfnnied with t lie candi date; proceeded to the baptismal stream where a K<>otl number were plunged into the liquid stream by ltev. O. A. Cobbs assisted by Deacon Lewis Drown . 3: HO P. M. we nil hud a joyful time at the communion services, ltev. O. T. Mar' (in Administered the Lord's Sup per. During the passage of the bread our pastor called upon Rrother Orange of the Mb Ita-nti<t church to speak and !'fv. (ieorge Coleman spoke during j (bo passage of the wine, lie empha sized the importance of the true wcap on I Jiaf. the eamlidatos had to secure, which was the shield of Faith. Owing to the Sunday School, Sen ate being bold at tin4 Trinity Baptist ohureh the 12th inst., its necesgjale the changing of Ihe Sunday School Hoard meeting to tlie same church for the mouth of May only. Onh-r of the i S. S. Union. C. 15. Jefferson, Corespon dent Secretary. Tommorrow at 11:^.0 A. M. Rev. Oobbs will preach a special sermon, beaut iful music will he rendered by the choir. 330 I*. M. A sacred concert under the auspices of the T. (0. L Hihle class Mistresses Fstelle Fleming and Ruby Wat kins, Managers. You always have a cordial invitP-J Uon to come to the Mt. Calvary Rapt-' ist church and Sunday school. i Mr. John Foster the Superintendent of the Sunday School is getting along fine. He is endeavoring to l*ive a 'Poacher's Training class in the school will you help him. Mr. Frank Jeter, the ex-SiiPerin'en dent presided over the school Ins.* Sabbath . RED CIRCLE NOTK6. Wc acknowledge with many thanks the number of cash ami pledge nub scrip ions donated by our friends rtur ing our recent campaign. We jtsaure you that we will exert our best oitortn to develop the work, the continuance of which is made possible thru your generous contributions. ^ The chorus which has so pleasing ly rendered the .Ninety-first Psalm in I ;r\vo of the churches has permanency i organized as the Aeolian Choral club J with l'rof. Wyllc Hall, president antt [ Dr. It. O. Mundin, huHlness manager. The club is now rehearsing the beau tiful secular Cantata, Hose Maiden in which llolaud Hayes has starred so successfully. ? Two of the gilds' basket ball tea ma met in combat on Thursday, April 21. The Execlllsor Athletic Club were Hi? vie'nrs to (he tune of 22-lG. The game was an intensely Interesting and exciting one from beginning to end. The goal shooting of Misses I>auro Crump and Matlic Freeman for tba Excel isiors was quite a feature of ^fio game. The Mercedes team was serious ly handicapped by thcabsencc of two of their strongest glards. IXlr . Renjn inin Vaughn and Miss Ethel Stiff net ed as referee and umpire. of all colored Community Service , ? Work, was a visitor at the club last IMr. Ernest T. Attwoll, supervisor week. Everybody in invited to visit tho cluli at any time where clean whole some recreation may he found for all. M. A. XORREId,, Director. . . OI,GA C. CARTER, Asst. Director. DONATES HUllvDIXtJ TO .1. Wr. Anderson, a colored physician of Dallas, Texas and a graduate of Meharry Medical college, NasnviHe, has given his alma mater a small but fiirt -class building to be used for I anatomical work. | UNION WINS FROM HAMPTON. (Ry K. A. Wileon.) Hampton. Va., April.? Union V>ul versity won over the Hampton Insti tute nino in a slugging co.niit. on (lie Institute grounds on Satnu'.Ay, April 23. The game starts! Willi ;tic pitchers fighting hard, hut this fjght only lasted for one innnin Hamption scored the first run in '.he second, and the slugging be^an. Every man on each team had a '.big day's work, as the. hatters knpctycd them all over the field. Things went interesting until the fifth inning, when Hampton began to pile up err ors' and Union began to pile up a scorn. This comedy of errors coat Hamptjon four runs in the sixth, .ftvo in the seventh and throe in the eJ^hth. Ball pitched a good game until t>he sixth when Union filled the buses with no hands out. Robinson went rn and Union continued to slug. Quyllo tirled his hand, but st.il I the onslaught continued. The game ended with Union 14 and Hampton G. The line-up was as follows: Hampton- ? .Mann, L. F. ; Roseboro, C. P.; Chamhcrlin. It. F. ; Ounn, 113.; Jack on. 211.: Umg. (O.) S. S. Ale* ander, SI J.; Campbell C,.; Hall, P. Union ? Johnson. L. F.; Jackson, C. F. ; Green, R. P.; Gregory, 1. ll.: Hranch, 2 H.; Adams, S. S.: McGuinn Captain, SR.; Drown. C. Jeffries. P. Substitutes, Robinson and Quatlo for Hall; Flliott for Alexander. Umpire, Mark Jackson of Newport. News. Score Union 11. Hampton ('?. ? Miss Helen Green of Kverott St,., South Richmond, was agreeably surprised by her friends an*! I he Wee Girls Social club on hist Wednesday night at her home. They served re freshments and a good time was* had. TRFVII.M.W PYTIII ANK IIF.IiD A IlIG CRLKIIRATIOV. Trevilliivns, Va . ? The Pythian and Ca'anthian Anniversary hero was a great affair. More (ban a thou^jiiul porsojis gathered at *he Foster Creek Church to wituels the occasion. Tho District Deputy Grand Chancellor, ?<r J. A. Chambers was in charge. Chancellor Commander R. H. Green was master of ceremonies and Sister M. 10. Johnson was mistriv-K of coremgniies. Papers were repd by S'sters Martha J. Coleman and Mamie Hunter. >Rov. H. II. Gates do'ivoved tho annual sermon, m$Ki/>f; a very favorable impression for uie Order.