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'OLUME XXXVIII, NO. 36 RICHMOND. VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, JULY 16, 1921 PRICE, FIVE CENTS 1? fficers of the Grand Court, Order of Calanthe, Elected at Charlottesville JOHN MITCNKIjIj, Jit., CJuanp Wowtiiy Covin ski.i.oi; AlltS. M. II. HI.) KlllCIjI /. CiltANO WnUTtlY IXKI>KCTUIX . ^u?arme miSm ? 1 ? ? I AIHS. M'CtHJ 13. C. SCOTT (Ii'aiitl Worthy Resistor of Docile MRS. KATliJ S. THOMAS, GUAM) WoitTIlY ItlCCRlVKIl OK DeI'OSITS MRS. LUCY CROSS. Guano Worthy Conductress v MHS. IIARIflET 10. THOMPSON, Chief OTP IIfxjai.ia Department MRJ9. HOW ENA WHITE, Grand Worthy Inspector. MRS. ANNA TAYLOR, Grand Wohtiiy Senior Diuectrkob u - ? U 1 1 1 U * ? ? OliOltHI) IIA IT 1ST Ml.NISTKliS OK Itl('II.MOM) i;r,YlK\Y Til 10 HliOWX - XHAL AND T11M (ill lOKX-PI I 1 1> I > V ( 'ASICS ? AS SAUl/T AM) I f !(? 1 1 WAV IIOH IHCRY. Inasmuch as both of. these cases I'o yet unsettled and botli are in-' r-racial and our respective lurches are requested to hive iinan al aid to one of the parties in :h case, we deem it wise to give lir impression and viewpoint of the )scs. U'lie cases are too well known and jo recent to m;ike any detailed latement <>! them necessary. The rown-Neal case is one in which Jiarlos Brown, a White man, is ac lsed of an attempted assault on a dored woman, Neal. The crime ok place in the extreme southern tundary of South Kiclunond on 11 1 1 Street. The case was tried in Dlice Court, Part II, by Justice aurice, Saturday, June 18, 1921. Ibis time Charles llrown tried to love an alibi. At the conclusion the case the Common wealth some hat ?reluctantly advised that (he se be sent on to the Hustings >urt. The justice more than re etantly complied. Alter a long tuse he said: "No jury will convict [?own. I am simply sending the Ise on because of so notoriety and co feeling." The judge refused to ant the request of the Conimon jalth to keep the already small |>nd at $300. Tie reduced it to :r?o. The CSreen-Prlddy case is one in tiicli Charles (ireen. a Negro, is arged wiC. highway robbery upon white woman, Priddy. The scene charged crime was the I'et Irg Turnpike near Stop 12. The Iwas tried in t he. Chesterfield [y Court Thursday, June 2, at which time Green was sen |o eighten* years in the State Intiar '' n> his at Denny and McKinzie, took peal. careful "<>ii?i..oratfon of )ases, ar?d ' mar'o gome |al in >c.. ' nie of us having been present at both trials, we give the lollowing comparative statement aud summary of the same: I. There seems to ho no question as to the fact that an attempted as sault was made by a white man upon a colored woman. There was an eye witness. li. In the case of Charles Green j (colored) there was no eyewitness. 5 The verdict at best is based upon ' circumstantial evidence. II. Charles Brown (white) had' several witnesses through whom he; strove to prove an alibi. \ ?I. Charles Green (colored- had; several witnesses (mostly colored- 1 through whom he strove to prove an I alibi. f?. The white witnesses of Charles j Hrown (white- were believed, hence 1 the judge reduced his bond, sent him to the Hustings Court simply to keep j "good feeling" between the races, but predicted that "No jury will ; convict him." j C>. The (mostly colored) witnesses of Charles Green (colored) wore not] believed, hence he was given eigh teen years in the State prison, al though! tiie pocketbook, (lie main' prey of the robber, was found a few yards away from the lady with her money and rings and every content untouched. When she revived from a spell, supposed to have boon caused j by a blow from a slick in the hands ' of the robber, she picked up her pockethook and found it jus! as she knew it ought to be. ! 7. The while woman who swore ( that Charles Green was tho man who j had attempted to rob her in tho road had never seen him before (he day of the alleged crime, yet her word was suflicient to convict him. j X. The colored woman who iden- ' tilled Charles Hrown (white) as her assailant had known him for years, yet tho court believes her mistaken in her identification of him. 9. Only one white woman saw ; Green, the Negro, yet Green was con victed. 1 10. Two colored women saw Brown, the white man, but Hrown wac not convicted; in tho opinion of the Police Court and in that same opinion, "No jury will convict him." 11. it is not our purpose to im peach the courts. We are simply crying for justice. 12. We shall patiently wait to see what the Hustings Court will do with Hrown about the colored woman and the Court of Appeals with Green about t lie white woman. 1 :t. In the meantime wo urge our colored citizens to be law-abiding and wo 'express our deep thanks to all fair-minded, law-abiding white citizens. i 14. We implore our "eople to take a deeper interest in devotion to Al mighty God, who has power to right every wrong aiul to give liberty to the oppressed. j HA PTIST MlNI8TK"rs CONKKR I KNCK OP RICHMOND. Committee on Resolutions: Drs. W. II. Stokes, and W. I/. Uansome. Dr. 10. Payne, Pres. 1). J. Itrad ford, See'y. I < i im i a PKKHONA liS ANI? imiRFS., ' Mr. ArmJ.vtead Nibbs nf 1021 St. John Street, is visiting his daughter. Mrs. Pearlo G. Cooper of Phi'adel phwi, Pa. and friends in Yonkers, N. Y. Rev. Thomas K. White of Clifton Forge, Va. passed through the city this week enroute North on his vacation . Mrs. J. II. Taylor, of .Henderson N. C. has been the guest of Mrs. IS. S. Sparrow. Mna. Sylvia Miller and daughter of 1100 State Street have returned from Washington. W . C. after spend ing a week with her uno'e, Mj\ Henry Miller and friends. While there she visited 7A<:\\ Baptist Church. Mr. Herbert Harris, the younger son of Mi's. ISliznhefh Harris, who has been absent from the city for several yoars is visiting his ro'atives at 22nd and Hull Streets. .MASK), I) IIANDITS LOOT STOHH AT POINT OF CJl'N llille Hash Drawer oil North Side of $;M?o ? Reynolds VaiiKlin, Col ored, Arrested. Two masked bandits entered a grocery store at North Road and Corbin Avenue, Washington Park, held up a clerk and a colored assist ant at the point of guns, rilled the cash drawer of $1500 and a desk of several hundred dollars in checks, and, keeping the men under cover with threat of instant death if they made a move, hacked to the door and escaped under cover of darkness shortly after 10 o'clock Saturday night. Reynolds Vaughn, colored, was ar rested six blocks from the scene of the holdup, near Pine Camp Hospi tal, llenrico county, by Detective Sergeants Reliant, Tinsloy, of head quarters, and Ilenby, of the tratllc squad, yesterday. He is hold for a hearing in Police Court, t li is morning. Holdup Carefully Timed. That the holdup was carefully timed and the men familiar with the interior of the store was evidenced by the hour of robbery, which oc curred shortly after the proprietor, A. Salsbury, had left the building. It was said the men located without hesitation the. cash register and drawer of the desk in which the funds were kept. According to L. Levitt, brother-in law of the proprietor, he and Ran dolph, the colored assistant, wore closing the storo for the night when two men, ?their lower faces hidden by handkerchiefs, suddenly entered. One of the robbers carried a shotgun and was dressed in a dark suit, the other had a revolver and wore over alls. They, leveling their guns, com manded tho men in the store to "throw up their hands." Randolph made a move toward tho cash drawer. Tho aller of the two ban dits, and apparently the leader, called to his confederate to "shoot tho man." Randolph stopped and faced the menacing holder oi the shotgun without further ado, whilo the leader stepped to the drawer, pocketed the cash, and emptied the desk drawer. Ten minutes later Lieutenant Bry ant and Sergeant Wiley, of head quarters, were on the scene, a call was sent in to the Second District and l.icutenan' Ryan, with a detail from the motorcycle squad of the trafllr department, made a system atic search of the premises, hut no clue lo the bandits was discovered. The arrest yesterday was effected after an all-morning search by de tectives of vi -initios in which the two men said to have figured in the ho'dup wore known to loiter. rrniiic installation. The instalrntion of the officers of ? the various lodges and courts of Richmond will ho ho'd at the Fifth Street Baptist Church, Tuesday night . I illy 11), 1921 a.t 8::J0 o'clock. I Roportu of the Grand Session ho'd atj I Charlottesville, Va . wiVt he made. The public and members c>f the order are invited to be present. A MlJs7t\\T/ TItlOAT . V The Municipal Brass and Reed Band wi!l gi',ve a concert, for the benefit of Capital City and Williams Lodge Bands, Sunday, J\ily 17 at ?! P. AJ. at True Reformers Hall. They wid be nl-'sisted by the Y. W. C. A. Choral Club. Mr. W. D. Jones is master of ceremonies. CaPt. Moses Johnson, band director. i Mr. James Johnson Ds visiting the city, the guest of his sister, Mrs. Blanche Robinson in Mal-t 17th St. < OM M ITT 10 1 > 8U ICIDK . Mil', ton Branha.m of Hickman, Ky. committed suicide Tuesday in the rear of Hartshorn Memorial Collegc-1 A via>i of carbolic was fouad near his body. Undertaker FYank H. Hayes has charge of the corpse. SIONTIONCIOO TO 1)110, FIUOIOO, IIOPICLIOHS INVALID WILL 10 XT 10 K SUIT AGAINST TIOXAS i Tennessee Cili/cn Watched Caipcn ters liiiild ScalVold, Hut Sentence Was Comnnitcd to Life Impris onment. ? Another Admits Crime After Six Vrars. Chattanooga, cnn., July 10. ? An drod L. George, aged 55, a citizen of Alton Park, a suburb, today an nounced that he would loavo for Austin, Tex., within a few days to bring suit against (lie State of Texas to recover damages resulting front his sentence to death for a murder of which he was not guilty, and for ; which ho served six years in the penitentiary after his commutation. According- to the story told by George, who is now confined to his bed and almost, helpless, he was ar rested in Texas* and charged with [killing lOd Konesick, a grocer, at the | village of Hottentot on October 1, 1 188'!. Tie was tried, convicted and sentenced to be hanged, but three jdays before the execution was to take place, and after he had remain ed in prison and heard the carpen ters build the scaffold on -which he was to meet death, his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. After serving six years' according to George, Henry M. Sharpc, of Pawlsvllle, Tex*., made a death bed confession that he had killed Kone sick while drunk. After this con fession George was released and at tempted to secure restitution for his suffering, but it was only recently that he was able to interest Texas legislators in the case, and he stated today that he had secured a prom ise that the Legislature would pass an act enabling him to enter suit. George, on his arrival in Austin, will take the necessary steps to push his suit, and, in the meantime, will enter a hospital for treatment of ail ments claimed to be due to mental anguissh while under sentence of death and imprisonment in the peni tentiary. HIKTll ()|.' NATION' FILM ItAltRlCDi IN CALIFORNIA. The National Association for tho Advancement of Colored People, TO Fifth Avenue, New York, today an nounced that through action taken; by 10. Burton Ceruti, legal advisor of the Los Angeles, Cal., Branch, tho showing of the Birth of a Nation film had been stopped in that city, and in the State of California, and that \V. 11. Clune, owner of the film, had agreed to destroy it. The Los Angeles Times, of Juno 27th, quotes City Prosecutor Wid ney, of Los Angeles, saying: "The city received a formal pro test from 13. Burton (Ceruti, and af ter making a thorough investigation I was able to satisfy myself that tho associated pictures producers had as sured the Negroes that 'The Clans man' would run no longer in Cali fornia if the Negroes would stand with the film men on censorship." A letter to the -New York ofllec of the National Association for the Ad vancement of Colored People, from. Mr. Ceruti, says: "At a conference called by tho mayor and attended by executives oi Slate moving picture organizations, the proprietor of the Garrick The atre and Mr. Clune, the owner of the films, it was agreed, and Mr. Clune undertook and promised to with draw 'The Clansman' entirely from the market and to destroy the iilms. It was conceded by all present that the picture was unfair to the Negro and injurious to tho public." ? The City Park for eolored poop'o has not ns yet been secured. Tho white patron of fflio measure is dead . ? Mr. A . V. Norrell, Sr., is now in New York spending his vacation. Ills wife has returned homo. Rov, Z. D. Lewis, has improved to ? such an extent that ho is able to de liver his usual sermons on Sunday * " rnlngB , '