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VOLUME XXXIX, NO. 6
RICHMOND. VIRGINIA. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 17. 1921
PRICE. FIVE CENT*
Tho route was now tA?o most pic
iresque of tho entire journey and
10 service in time-making was tho
orst. I was nciw passing through a.
nigh mountain country with its
sop chasms and I was soon to pass
wougli the Royal Gorge. It was the
eek of (ho final lap in '.Rio World's
igp hall series in New York and
?foil wo had reached t lie summit of
10 of the highest mountains, a pas
mger camo in with tho lnformalior.
mt tho gamo stood :* t.o 0 in favor
' tho (Hunts with other innings vo
) played. This signified but little,
s we got further down tho road that
Eternoon, tilio Pullman car conduc'.oi
TVs smiling. "I hold a ten dollar
ako. for th? porflor and tho news
5?nt on tho train. Tho tteVs-ngent
laced his money on th.0 Now York
ank,ecfi and tho colored porter on
ilc- New York Giants.
COLORED PORTER WON
t
Tho news' agent just told me to
xy '.the colored porter. Tho Giants
fivo "won, 3 to nothing. We were
hero wo could not get a newspaper,
it tho wires had told the story. Wo
ero now passing dawn tllie mountain
id then up again. In order to Climb
io train would make, what seemed
ho ^'po'Vhook curves." It would ho
st Jibovo tho track below and then
would cont.lnuo to describo similar
irv-fw until .tlip top was reached. T'ra
inductor i pointed out one placo on
o mountain side, whore a fow
boks boforo tho (rain on which he
as travelling had left, tho ralfis. 1
wl croa^l tho Great Dlvido and ft
as slnco Tuesday n't gl tit that I lino
travelling and It was now Thurs- i
sy "night and I had not. seen n colored
issenger on tho train .
THE ROYAL, GORGE
Pullman cam look comfortahlo and
tor you get used to them, tlioy fool
at way, but I was nover more tired
my life. Now the sccnory tended to
jsoii the monotony. At tlmies T
>uld write, but the swaying motion
tho train made this a difficult tn?k
d I gave myself up to musing over
o past and of forming plans for tho
turo, but I oven got tired of tills,
io porter whispoi<cd to mo that ho
mid take me to tlh'e end of the train
rough a dead-head coach where I
mid see tho Royal Gorge and I fol
ved him and was loft alonjo tliero to
item pi ate the wonders of this re
irkahle freak of nature. This gorgo
2f627 feet deep and the train tVav
at J Ih o bottom. Looking upwards,
did not appoar to bo more than UOO
?t.
A SLOW TEAM.
i\. stream of water trickled along
o of the railroad track and then we
^sed over a most peculiar suspen
|r. bridge. I returned to my scat in
Pullman car . I saw touring cars,
latfor, I slaw a settler. He was driv
Ka large covered wagon, to which
?i (hitched two largo horses. A wo
B and a boy trudged nlong'on foot
?uiconcerned as though they were
Hi country road near a largo East
, city. A car was coming, but I
1<1 not st*o any way for it ',o piss
t. team on that narrow mountain
d. It must st.op or go at a "snails
:C," until a turn out point could he
died. As for us. we were steadily
ing t.1mo.
THAT TERRIBLE FLOOD
was now in tho suburbs of Pueblo
ll I could see everywhere evidence,
(devastation, when the Colorado riv
liad left its banks and had done mil
k of dollars worth of damage. T
^iron bridges resting in tho river
Awhile heavy trees had been up
ted and mills and factories destroy
Safoty was obtained only by re
itlng to the "high land, which sur
nds this picturesque city. I was
asy about making connection at.
lver for St. Louis. Wo were duo
Denver at 12:45 and it was now
Ply 2 P. M. I decided to wire Dr.
{. P. Westhrook as I could not
ro Denver before 8 20 that night'. I
graphed tho Denver Star with tho
no?!t: to toll Dr. Westhrook.
AT THE STATE CAPITAL
. was after 4 o'clock when I arriv
it Denver. I had learned that the
) brain was a slow one so I decided
ier;e was any way to do it to spend
night in the capital city of Colorn
A w*hite red-cap took my luggage
as I entered the depot, I caw Dr.
itbrook. He had bis car thoro and
as soon on my way to Wie State |
tal whert> ho introduced mo to Mr.
rgo W. Gross who had a desk in
tlho Governor^ otltce. Ho and Dr. West
brook conversed and it was not long
before I learned IdJtant these two lMd
?crt-s with one other controlled the poli
tical affairs in Colorado fro far fta tine
colored people aro concerned. They in
troduced tne (o the Secretary to the
Governor. In passing, it may be well
to state that Mr. Gross is President
of the National Association for Kite Ad
vancoment of Colored People'*?, Denver
11 rancl?.
HIGH OFFICIAL,
I was introduced to the popular
Stat,? Treasurer and nfber a little do
lay in company with Dr. Westbroon
, and Mr. Gross. I found myself usher
ed into 'dio ofUco of Ills Excellency,
the Governor of Colorado. Ho vbonu
i my hand cordially and Erected mo in
n manner that made nio feel at' home.
We talkivl nboul the American Bank
er'ss Association and after he had ex
! pi' Ksed his satisfaction at having
! mo visl.f him, I retired much {mures?
ed by the attitude of the distinguish
ed Chief Execnlivo of Colorado. He is
u Republican and his homp is at Col
orado Springs, Col., being rated an
0110 of the wealthiest citizens of that
com m oil wealth. I was soon on ilie
way to Dr. WcsfbYook's residenco at.
2i?5.r> Glenarm .
T1 1 jo WIS'ST 11 HOOK HOME.
I was glad to get there. Mrs. West
brook prepared dinner and I enjoyed
tho repast. Tbo afterncfon had boon
?, strenuous one. Attorney George
Rosa called to sco me. I was given a
room luxuriously furnished even to
having a portable electric light right
at my elbow as I retired in ttbat "bod
of down." There was no use talking
flo me about leaving Denver that, night.
Tho slow train could go. I would
wait for tho fast ono at 12: -15 the
nextj day. I had boon billed to speak
In St. Iionls that uiglit and I wns
then in Donvor, a day and a half's trav
ol away. I had made arrangements to
?speak Monday night somewhoro in St.
! l-iouis. The St. Louis Argils, Editor
Mitchell in cliargo had heralded my
| coming and t.lm people were looking
Tor me no doubt, but in ttiat' J. H. P.
Westbrook homo, all of thin was for
! gotten .
NO RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
For once. I was "under the enro of
n physicianl' and liis Madame, al
;1bougli I was not sick. 1 had rested for
some l-.lmo, when 1 decided to see th?*
sights of Denver by olcetrie light and
I stfrollod out to the Great White Way.
Crowds were out and I folt somewhat
lonely. This wns a city for white
folks and for white folks' enjoymenv,
but I was here, Wip unknown for 1
had purposedly started out alone. I
like to gaze in the windows of the
stores and to meditate and to observe
conditions. During my long trip
across the Rockies, I had travelled as
a well-to-do whit? man travels. My
color was not observed or was forgot
ten. As a bnnker, I noted no racla?
discrimination whatever. Tne porters,
the walifers and oven the train help
treated me with every courtesy and
(Continued on Second Page.)
In Memory,
In loving memory of my husband, j
Urtnnic Ilobinson, who departed this?
life, December 11, 191S.
Tlio month of December once moro i.->
hero,
The saddest to mc of all' the year;
Hut it is sweet to know we will meet
again,
Where parting is no more;
And (iur./thc one I love so dearly
lias only fcone before.
His Wife,
? IIAMjIE ROBINSON.
N10W S10KVICK ON C. AN1) O.
One dollar will now buy a break
fast, lunch or dinner on The Ghesa
peako and Ohio Railway dining cars.
A new plan of serving special com
binations of breakfast, lunch and din
ner in complete meals for on? dollar
each 1 bias been put into successful
operation on The Ohesapenko and
Ohig Lines. It has been found that
about 50 per cent of our dining car
patrons favor this inovation, which
saves t lie passengers a considerable
part of the cost of the fame meal if
ordered a la carte.
Three special combinations are pvo
vided for breakfast, ranging in pricc
from seventy-five cents to one dollar
each and five special combinations at
one dollar each for luncheon and din
ner menu, in addition to a la carte tier
vice. Other combinations will bo add
ed and changes will be made frequent
ly in order to* offer varieties of eho'ce,
as well as to determine which are
most popular.
Tbeso combinations consists of meav
or fish, potatoes bread nnd butttor and
coffco or tea.
fJOJu POLLAIIIP8 OMTICISM.
1/ocnl I?rlde lacking ? Colored Folks
Root for tlio WroviK Team.
Reasons Given.
l&Huor or The Richmond \Planet,
City.
Dear Sir: ? 1 want you, ns a repre
sentative of tho eolored people, to j
toll me why it is tftiat nt Athftotic Con- ,
tests hold in Richmond, tho majority
of tho colored pootflo always "root" lor
tho visiting team, and against, tho
teams representing Richmond? Wheth
er it is football or basebaM, 1 liavo
noticed for years Unit 75 per cent oi
\Jio colored attendants always "root
for the visiting cftub.
At a football game Saturday after
noon, played at Boulevard Field, be
tween tlio Richmond Athletics, who
are representative young Richmond
buys, living here, and a Visiting Club,
tthere were fifty or sixty colored people
representing the better element of
| your race, such as college students.
barbers, wailors, etc., and I a.m of tho
1 opinion that not one in the crowd
| wanted to see Richmond win. Poraon
i a'Jly, I have always done all that I
j could to help the colored poojplo, and
I most of my friends have ilone tho
same, bu'.i there was a feeling of re
sentment by me, and by n great main
other \vhl to i>eoplo, that this lack of
local pride, by tho eolored people, Is
very distressing. I, and moe^t' of tho
Richmond Athletic Club, have repeat
edly boon out. to "sec t,he Virginia
Union University play their games and
i wo always give them all the encour
agement wo can by "rooting" for them
j but a great many of these students
[ woro at tho game Saturday and thoy
: did not show tltolr appreciation by re
ciprocating. v
If you will explain to mo what
prompts this feeling among the eol
| orod people in Richmond, perhaps 1
?' may be ahlo to forgoU my present rc
, sontment of their attitude towards
i our local l)oys.
Yours very truly,
JAMES J. POLLARD.
In discussing Col. James J. PoJlard's
i criticisms with Quarterback A. C.
? Jackson of the Virginia Union Univer
sity Foo'V>all tfcam last Thursday, he
! said, "Whenever any of tho players
conio to nttend our games, we never
segregate thenn but when eight of us
entered tho field at tho game of the
Atblot.'ics and tlho Cleveland Tigers
and stopped cm the north side of tihe
field, two cops walked over and told
| us to go over to the south-west part
: of the section In '.Use 'bleachers, wfliere
we could only seethe actual play when
tho team was at tho west goal.
Another reason was that, our Conch
had played football with and against
;<lto quarterback of the Cleveland Tig
ers, whose name is Brainey Bower. In
such a case, he was afriend of his aim
naturally wo rooted for that team.
Some fow follows wero pu!fling for this
quarterback, who seemed to bo a gooa
frttlow. A eolored fellow, named Ink
: Williams, who finished at Brown Uni
versity was also a member of the Clove
land team . When Cuddy Murphy got
hurt, this colored man camo on the
field ^lo assist him off in some way.
Tho north bleachers holloed: "Put
i the nigger in there!"
I I have been at every game played by
tho Richmond Atthlctles and I have
I never before In my recollection been
j asked to movo to a certain spot, when
standing up in tho bleachers. ? Ed.
X. A. A. C. P. FIGHTS THEATRE
SEGREGATION.
Tho Nalrtonal Association for tho Ad
vancement of Colored People, 70 Fifth
Avenue, today announced the result or
letters sent to Loow's Incorporated,
against whoso theatres in Harlem' com
plaint of discrimination had been
made by colored patrons.
The first leader sent by James Wel
don Johnson, socrotiary of tho N. A. A.
C. P., to Loow's Incorporated, stated*
"A number of complaints have come
to me regarding the attitude of certain
employees at Loew Theatres, especially
I'Jiosc located in Harlem ? In certain of
these tilicatrcs, notably tho Victoria
Theatre in 125111 Street, when colored
people ? it matters not how respectable
tlioy may be ? a.t?. empt to purchase or
chestra scats they are told that none
are vacant but they will be seated ih
the balcony. In some cases when they
have purchased seats In the orchestra
tlioy have been refused admission b>
door-keopcrs and told that they can
sit only In the balcony."
Mr. Johnson's letter further pointed
out that this constituted a violation oi
the Now York State Civil Rights Law.
In reply, finally, tho following lotiei
was recoivcd at the national ofllca of
tflie N. A. A. C. P.:
"I have boforo mo your Setter oi
November 30th, addressed 'to Mr. Mar
cus Loew.
Wo are thoroughly aware of tho ex
istence of the Civil Rights Law. Em
ployees of theatres, In which we are in
forested, are instructed by their rcspec
tivc managements to afford equal ac
commodation to all persons, irrespec
tive of raco, creee or color.
Yours very truly,
"LOEW'S INCORPORATED,
Leopold Friedman, Soc.
CHRISTMAS SHAJj SAI<E PREDICT
10D lulItGEST IN YEARS. J
]
j
Irving Lowls Spear, ttXOcVitlv0 Soevo
tary of tho Virginia Tuberculosis A s
eociitlon who recently returned from
; a tour of tilio State tri tho Interosj of
k lih? Christinas Seal Salo, has predicted
that tho Salo this year will bo tho
largest in tho history of vtho work, not
withstanding tho fact that business
conditions aro unfavorable. 1
Mr. Spear attributes tho enormous
demand for Seals to the popularity of
tiho Tuberculosis movement and ospue
ially to the fact that tho major por
tion of tho money to be raised this
year will be 10ft with tl>e respcetico
localities for local work. All counties
who will establish permanent tubercu
losis clinics linvo been promised 7'?
per cent, of what., they raised to bo
spent locally, while ihoso who contri
bute towards the salary of a Punic
IIea\t:h Nurse will receive 55 per cent
of the Stxil- sale proceeds.
Approxinui'Aily 70,000 American sol
diers, sailors and marines were killed
or died from other causes during tho
year in which .tfio United Statics was
actively engaged In the World War.
During th'o sanio period 150,000 Auterl
. can men, women and children died a\.
I tho homo of Tuberculosis. In Virgin
| ia, during the pasfj year there has been
! a death from tyhla dlseaso every two
hours and foiity minutes, and If we
value a hututan Hfo In tonus of dollars
and cents, hero Is an economic loss of
over $16,500,000.00.
To those of our readers who aro not
acquainted intimately with tho affairs
cjf tho Virginia Tuberculosis Assoclat
ion this paper wishes to state that it
is an organization supported entirely
from the salo of those llttlo Christmas
Sea's; that 14 does not carry a liteavy
over-head oxpenso tihero being only 2
j otTlo? secretaries, a flold nurse, and a
doctor In addition to tho Exocutiva
Secretary, Mr. Spear. And yet after
turning ovor three fifths of what U
raised last year back do the localities
\ for local work, it liar maim god to ox
amlne ovor 7500 poop<fc) for tuberctvlob
i la, going into forty ono countios with
} tiho work.
KMPIiOYMKN T BULLETIN.
i Issued Monthly by Public Employment
Bureau, (Department of Public Wei
fnre) City of Richmond, Room 5,
j City HnJJ. i
ACTIVITIES OP THE BUREAU FOR
THE MONTII OP NOV. 1921.
During November 006 positions wera
obtained for tho unemployed, this bo
1 ing practically tho same as last month
I wh.cn f>07 positions were secured, but
showls a decrease compared with Nov
j ember of last year when 'tii-ero wen
| jolts for 715 persons.
I Tho number of persons seeking em
j ploymont during Novc/mber was prae
! ticaVy tho samo as that of October.
I November attendance being 4906 ana
' October 4924. However, this was a big
! increase of a,pplicant? for work over
I! November a year ago when the total
attendance Avas 2910.
The demand for help at this office
tfhows an increase in tho requests of
j a e'erical nature. It also shows an in
creaso ftfr skilled help. This incroise
ta shown not only over October but,
also over November, 1920. There hs,
bowovor, a fa"ing off in tho demand
for common labor and other unskilled
' persons. There is at this time practl
1 cal,'.y no demand for common labor.
? turnover.
| Tho hotels and hospitals also seem to
have very little labor turnover.. j
Practica'Dy all the manufacturing
Industries of this city fJiow on in
| creaso in the number of persons on
.heir pav re as compared wiMi last
J month. Many of them anticipate n
I further increase.
Tho increase referred to above nn^
tho optimism which prevails with
many employers is most gratifying,
however, there is a vast army o? an- j
qnifp'oycd still in Richmond.
Unemploymot is becoming a vcrv
serious matter with many families.
Many pathetic cases aro being brought
to our attntion. RoMef can bo brought
about, only by employment being giv
en . We have many cases similar to
tho following: A married man, with
ton years exporienco in general office
work was laid off about four mourns
ago. Ho has used uup his little sa\
ings, also his credit. lie will Ikivo to
obtain <mp'oymont immediately or
break up bis homo.
Tho management, of this Bureau,
earnestly -solicits the fullest co-opor.u
ion from overy citizen of Richmond in '
relloving the distress caused by uuenv
ploym'ent. Plcaso phono this office if
you know of any position open where
by wo may place somo of the unem
Ifioyed.
E. J. CONWAY Manager.
| December 1, 1921.
Mil. CHAKliES B. GILPIN COMING.
Mr. chftriea S. Gilpin, u former
Richmond "boy" anil now tho world's
moat famous colored comedian will ap
pear here at the Academy of Musio
l)ocoinlK<r 26, 27, and 28tli, 1921 In
that remarkablo rendition, for whlcli
ho is so well suited, "T1?q Emperor
Jones." He is desirous of meeting h'fc
many friends hero. Tho management
at tho Academy will make arrange
meats for tli^ largo number of colored
theatre patrons in this city. A ful d?i
pcription of vlhis play appeared *n the
columns of this journal receutly under
tho head of Editor Mitcholl's Travels,
1(1*0 c(ll or having witnessed tho n?uu>
on his trip to the Coast at the l'ln>
llouso in Chicago. Arrangements art,
being made to entertain Mr. Gilpin dcr
ing his slay here.
X. A. A. C. 1\ ASKS C'liOTUKS FOll
Tt'liSA SU FFJ<<1<KK8,
Tho National Association for t'h??
Advancement of Colored Peovlo.
Fifth Avenue, Now York toilav asked
that donations of clothes be aooi. ?
tho Tulsa Itolief Committee, fo- riot
victims who have to face ''lie rigor* or
winter with inadouate housing am
insufficient cCot:l>es to protect them
from tho cold.
Tho Association's statement as
follows:
"Inquiries haw boon coming in to
'.the National office as to whom to
send clothing to in Tulsa, to
help tflio riot sufferers faco tho cold of
winter. The Association has been made
a center in Nlc-w York for reMcf funds,
having raised $3500 which is being . x
ponded for physical relief and local
dofenso in Tulsa but cnnno(t' undertake
tho distribution of clothing.
"Wo are 'Jh]ereforo asking that those
who lmvo clothes to give to tlio Tulsa
sufferers, send thorn to
MR. S. D. HOOKER,
Chairman Tulsa Roltof Com.
1 24 N. Greenwood St.
Tulsa Oklahoma.
"Needless to say only clothes in
good condition should b<i sent, prefer
ably warm garments.
"For the National. Association for
tlhe Advancement of Colored People.
JAMES WELDON JOHNSON,
Secretary.
? O <
Mrs. Iicntla Harrison Laid to Rest.
Mrs. Leonora Harrison, the sccond
(laugh lor of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Urqu
hart of Franklin, Va., (lied in No v
York city, 100 W. 1 39t-li streo'.-, Novem
her 29th, 1921 after a brief illness of
Nhrco days. Tho news arrived in Prank
lin within 40 minutes after her death.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Urquhart loft
at onco and brought tho body homo
for burial. They arrived homo Thurs
day night. Tho funeral and burial took
placo Sunday, December 4, 1921. Tho
funeral was hold in tjho Cool Spring
Baptist church of which1 tin) deceased
was tho ex-organist.
As tiho body was being rolled in tho
lady paM-bearers ,from Pearly Gate
Court No. 174 of Calanthe hold the
white ribbon suspended from tho cas
ket and they wore as follows: Mrs. |
Fva Johnson, Loula Slmms, Minnio
Perkins. Lonnio P. Poykins, Nannio
Pitch ford and Tail a Chambers. The
honrary pall-boarers wore: Mrs. Anna
Pet'iio, Mrs. Roberta Yarbor, Mrs. Ora
Britt, Mrs. Gertie Lank ford and Mrs. i
Julia Jono?.
Aclivo pall-boarers: Mr. London1
Potf<io; Clovolnnd Johnson, Eddie
Chambers; Willie Deloteli, John Pot-1
son, Henry Pony, and Louis Warren, j
Tho sermon was preached by the]
pastor Rev. W. F. SanderWn. The fain- 1
ily condolence and condolence from
the choir wore rend by Mrs. Hat ? |
vis and from Cool Spring Church and
Mrs. F. L. Carter by Mr. W. B. TTol- 1
land, Church clerk; from the Mteropol
itan Baptisd church and Pulpit club of
tho same, of which sl*r> was a member
by Miss Hattie Mao Cobb. I
After tho condolences were road the
choir sang: And there's no night,
there. After thr> sermon Mr. W. B. Hoi ?
land sang a so^o Floo as a bird to your
mountain ell. The out of (own rclativ
cs wore as foVows: Mr. Solomon Gar- j
riss, Philadelphia, Pa., an uncle of
tho deceased; Mr. Renford Garriss, a
cousin of Munfreosboro, N. C. ; Mr.
Lod yGrariss of Philadelphia, Pa.,
Mrs. Nollio G. White, Norfolk, Va.
and Miss Mollle TTrquhart of Norfolk.
Va. both sisters Misses Blanche and
Fannie Clark of Norfolk, Va.; aunt ard
cousins. Miss Lula Prido of Norfolk,
a?nd Miss Rosa F. Bess of Branchvit'.o,
friends of tho deceased.
Mr. and Mrs, Charles Simmons; Mr.
Charles Stifh, Mr. Robert Williams
and Daisy Williams of Norfolk, cousins 1
Miss Beatrice Stitli of Sobroll, Va. Mr.
and Mrs. Johnnie MasOn, friends from
Sobroll, Va.
Wo wish to tliank all who have boon
so kind to tho family.
It EACH AMICABLE KNI) IN /ION
ClIURCJI CASE.
Members Represent Opposing lec
tions iu Hoard Election.
Amicable settlement of a suit filed
la Hustings Court, Part II, by mem
hors representing opposing factions
In an dloctiou lust May ot tlie board
tf' deacons of t.lio Colored Zion lJap*
1st Church, Twentieth and Decutu.
arivts was affected after a fotir-nnd
a-half-hour hearing of the. caso by
Justice Maurlco In the auditorium oi1
tho church last night.
The suit was in t.lio nature of an
appeal from six of tho erstwhile and
defeated deacons in t.lio May elect' 'i?.
whose complaity., was MHiat thoy were
ousved "in a manner contrary to law
and order." After a preliminary hoar
ing of evidence In the case, the elec
tion was declared illegal by Judge
Wo: Is, tho appoail sustained, and Jus
tice Maurice appointed as a com nib
sioner for tho holding of a new olec
tion .
A signal victory was won by tho
faction said to bo in sympathy wl'h
Rev. J. W. Dudley pastor of the
church who was said to be in favor of
an Increase In the membership of thy
board and oppof*ed to a re-election.
More than 700 momkbers - of tho
Church representing the opposing fao
lions, sought ndmit'.'unco an hour l>o
foro hearing of (lie caso. Notices, iiow
over, fAi 111 111 on ing nil inenibors In
good s'nndlng had been sent out b^
tho court oT tho meeting and onlj
those holding such cards wore admit
led .
Tbosfl who assisted Justlco Mau
rice in {(ho election woro Walter E.
DuVal. cleric of Hustings Court, Pari
II., and Sergeant J. T Willard, courl
crior .
(Richmond. Vn., Times Dispute 1.)
BROOKS ? CU N N 1 NG 1 1 AM .
Mrs. Mattio E. Cunningham wishes
to unnounce tho mnrrlago of her
(la ugh tor, Mattio Ollvin. McKoir/.lo to
Mr. Clarence Edward Rrooks, which
took plnco WfcdnesdaJv October 5,
15121 at tho rfjsldonco of Hov. \V. T.
Johnson.
Reception, Wednesday, Dccembor
2X, 1021 at lior relsdonce, 1701 Do
cntur Street, from 8 to 11 P. M.
j Mrs. 'Ella Eocklayor, of Roa.noke,
I Vn. has returned homo aftor spond
j Ing sovoral woeks visiting in Rlcli
I moiul.
SUES WHISKY SEIjTjER.
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 7. ? The first suit
of Its kind ever recorded, it is bol lov
ed In tho courts of the State was filed
hero (today by Mrs. (Mary Haycte
against Bruco Ethorldge for $10,000
for selling her husband whisky which
fact sho says broko up her homo and
j ruined her htappincss.
j Recontly Etherldge was (convicted
in tlie Police Court for selling Matt
: Ilnycs husband of tlio plaintiff liquor
! and fined $100. Tho plaintiff worked
j up the ovldenco against Etreridge and
I produced it in court.
; STRICKEN IN CHURCH.
I Deacon Willis Venorablie, 709 Gather
? ine Street carried around tlio colloct j
ion basket at the Ebonezer Baptist !
Church, Suftday, December 4iih and
was called upon by IKav. W. I-I. Stokcb
to offer the closinrc prayer. It wae
noticed that ho finally spoke so taint
that lio could not ho beard. H0 f-nnk
. to his seat and \v?s Immediately re
, moved to his homo, whore ho soon
j expired.
j THE JURGEN'S NEW HOME.
I Tlio well-known firm of Charles O
; Jurgon's Son is now at its former lo
| cation Adams and Broad Streets with
a full line of furniture and house-hold
I suplies and at tho lowest prices conslt,
? lent with first class stock. The public
| is invited to call and inspect the latest
styles of 'household Roods. Couples an
ticipating matrimony and house-keep
; iupc wi 1 find this place a veritable par
adiso for the realization of their wish
os.
j Call and seo th.o. stock and purchas"
j your supplies oarly.
NOTICE. ?
To the Many Friends of the Peoples
Family:
It will bG remembered that. Crokctt.
J. Peoples of Abilox, Ky., was over
conio by gas In his bed room on Oc o- '
her 21, 1921. Ills homo was in Max }
Meadows. Va. Ho was an activo mom- i
her of tbo K. of P.? Busy Bee Lodge
No. 238. Wytliovillo, Va. <
His Brother. William Peoples, of
Aflex, Ky., has beon a.ppointcd Adm.n
istrOfX>r to his eetato. Mr. Wm. Peep'ca
is a membor of Now Hopo, Lodge, K.
of P. Nofl 94, of Lynchburg, Va.
38 LYNCHED WHILE <X>NGRJESS
DEBATES ANTI-LYNCH BIX^L.
- r ? ? . ;
The National Association for tho
Advancement of Colored People, 70
Fifth Avenue, New York Ooday made
public n staMmont to the effcct that,
slnco tlie introduction of the Dyei
Antt-Ly itching Bill In Congress on
April 11, 1921 there hud been 38 per
eons murdered by mobs 'in tho United
States, of whom two wore burned,
four bodies being publicly burnoti
after lynching. Ono of- thoste lynched
was a colored woman. Threo were
white men.
Sinco tho Dyer bill wns favorably
roported by tlio Com. on the Judi
ciary, dn October 31, 1921 there Imvi
boon seven lynchings, one body being
publicly burned, in He'jcna Arkansas
Among tho causes assigned for thesy
lynohings aire tho foiliowing:
1. A colored mnu called i'o inqulr?
of it white girl why she had not repli
ed to a note lie had written to her. Ho
was lynched for this olTciifC.
2. An old man was accused of assist
iiiR a man (<> escape.
3. Two colored men wore lynchvd for
aiding a third to escape.
4. Ono co'orcd woman was thrown
from a bridge and drowned for assls*
ing a colored man to ?-cape.
Georgia loads In the list'
of lynchings slnco the Dyer bill was
Introduced, having had 10. Mississlp
Pi is second with 7; South CarHim
third with f5; Louisiana fourth with
4; and Arkansas and Texas oaeli have
3.
MOB T H KI0 A TENS FIVE MEN IN
TENNESSEE JAIL,
Governor Cnlls Out Troops ns ISO
Ciaihcr, Near lVJson,
Dyorsburg, Tonn., Deo. 7. ? A mob
of over R00 men from thin city nnd
frofin Nc.whern gathered around Mkj
Jail hero tonight with tho announced
Intention of taking fivo colored ir:en
hold here in connection with tho dentil
Monday night, of R. Ij . Burkot, s\.New
bern st.oek raiser. Shicjriff H. P. Pry
ant and n number of citizens address
ed tho mob and urged thom to disperse
promising a speedy trial for tho men.
I A part of rtho mob scaUered to
thiejr homes but a crowd of about IRQ
Bt.il 1 remains near tho Jail and aro
threatening to lynch the men. It is
feared here that another effort to take
'.ho men from' the ofllciors will bo made
later In the night.
GOVERNOR (ORDERS OUT TROOPS
Nashville, Tonn. Doc. 7. ? Governor
Alfred A. Taylor announced at 9.20
o'clock to'niglit that ho had requested
AdJutanOGenorai Philip Brum it to
dispntqh National Guard troops to
Dyersburg, Tenn., where a mob is ro
ported forming.
MEMPHIS SOLDIERS TO MOVE
Memphis, Tonn., Deo. 7. ? Major D
B. Sweeney, commander of tho Mem
phis infantry 'company of the National
Guard tonight received orders by long
distance tdlephorie to take fifty or
more men of tho local company to
Dyorsburg, Tonn., whero tQireats have
been made to lynch five colored n.en
held ln Jail there In connection with
the killing of R. I j. Burkett. 1
TBBEE DEATHS IN FIVIO DAY'S
I LAID TO CHICAGO MOONSHINE
City Oilleials Begin Rigorous Attempt
to Enforce Dry Laws.
Chicago, Dec. 7. ? Eight deaths in
fivo days traceable directly to moon
shine liquor, liavo Idd to wlKi'l is her
alded as being the most rigorous at
tempt here to enforce dry laws since
they became effective.
A moonshine-crazed husband threat
encd to kill his wife. She took the
revolver from him and fired.
Two young women from a smal?
town out of work, accepted liquor
front) a colored man and after a de
nan ch ono was found dead, a pistol by
her sido, in the roar of a colored pool
room. Her sister is believed to have
committed suicide in the lake.
An unusual grist of fatal parties,
ending in the morguo have, inflamed
civic organizations to tho point of do
manding protection.
Corporation Counsel Samuel A. Et
tclson today furnished Mayor Thomp
son with n? opinion tqlling how far it
was possiblo to go in olosing law vio
lating saloons. It is expected that
wholesalo action against; more than
?100 saloons alleged to bo guilty of
law violations will bo taken.
Sunday School Lesson on Screen at
Brother /toorl Bible Class.
Tho public is invited to attend tho
Brotherhood Biblo Class Sunday
morning, ten o'clock, at tho Fifth
Streot Baptist Church. "Tho Life
of Paul" will bo shown in steroopti
eon pictures. Tho losson lecture will
bo 'by ono of tho teachers.

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