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VOLUME XXXIX, NO. 45
]R. E. G. MORRIS. VENI
OF THE 1TI01L Bi
DIES AFTER AI ONE
(Charles Stewart!)
Little Rock, Ark.?In llie fffrith of
Rev. 101 ias Camp uVlorri's, D. D., of
Helena, Arkansas, tho race lost one of
its strongest advocates, and a sane
and safe 'leader. lie was the recognised
leader of tho Negro Baptists of the
world and was considered authority
on matters pertaining to the race or
denomination.
Twenty-eight years ago he was
elected president of the .Nat ional Bap
1st Convention, one ?i the latest re
ligious organizations in the world,
and was elected each year Hince, an*,
thus rendering 28 orinseoutive years
at the'head'Of that great convention,
and perhaps would have been in the
convention at the tihie of his death,
had the meeting not been postpone*,
on acoount of tho strike.
Undor >hi?s leadership !tho ^National
Baptist "Publishing Bonrd was organiz
ed, and a publishing house ostabllsh
ed, loeated in Nashville, Tennessee.
This plant was brought into life at
the National Baptist convention held
in St. "LouUs, September 189G, by the
olection of a Secretary?tRjccontly ii
was necessary to make some changes,
\d Dr. A. M. Townsen'dv is now Secro
' of the Sunday School Publishing
d. and Dr. Morris assisted in seX
fhe now location, and lived'to
treed tbo now plant now mulct
let ton to cost $300,000. It was
lire 'that this plant be erected
vnud, eontroled and directed by
at iunal Baptist Convention. Alii
he has gone the work 'will bo
oil -anU completed.
' 'here have been many improve*
meats made in the operation of the
National Baptist Convention and tbo
Hev?rm 13tillrub, 110 mis liituaieu una
tlx) Secretaries give theft* ontiro time
to the "\\Kirk of the Boards -of which
they are Socratatfics.
The establishment of tho Natlcjnal
Baptist Voice, was another accomplish
nient under his .administration. The
Voice is tho (Official organ of the :National
Baptist (Convention, and iliae a
wide circulation throughout tho coun
try.
Tho Homo and Foreign "Mission
"Work would perhaps shine out ias <the
greatest missionary achoivemont under
his administration as president
of tho NatUmaH Baptist Convention.
For the past thirty years, tho (conve.
tion has owned a number of mission
stations in Africa and South Aauerica
carrying out the foreign mission policy
of tho Convention. For the ,pafc,
twenty years tho Home Mission Work
in tho South lias "been carried on joint
ly between the Home' Mission Board
-of the National Baptist Convent ?oi.
rand tho Homo Mission Board of tho
Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Mo. J
time loi?<rnl\r fncfr>iTnnnln 1 in mjl'U- I
ing tlio joint arrangements w,1th the i
Baptists of tho South. Ho was, foremost
In making arrangements with j
the Southern Baptists Convention for
means to establish a National Baptis. I
Theological Seminary for Negro1
Preachers throughout "the world. He
did not live to see tho plan consumated,
hut work has already begun on I
this enterprise and will he carried to I
early completion. I
Dr. Morris was a recognized leador
in his stato. and had (ho love and con
fidenco of the people of Arkansas. Ho
was brave, he was honest, he was true
and never failed to speak out for his
people, and was uncompromising in
his plea for their political, civil ana
manhood rights. On all occasions he
condemned the "Jim Crow" Jaw, and
declared that it was a step backwards
in civilization. Ho believed in the
future of his people. He won his place
in their hearts by the service ho rend
ered. 1
Dr. Morris was born in Murrayv
County, Georgia, May 7, 1855 ho was
trained in tho public schools of A.la-:
bama, and Roger Williams University,
but most, of his training was in
"the practical school of experience for
he was indeed a practical man. The
State University, Louisville, Ky. Dr. J
W. J. Simmons, President conferred
on hitm th'p Degree of Doctor of Divin
ity, in 1892, and in 1902, ho received
tl?e Degree of Doctor of Pholosophy,
fronv the A. and M. College, Norma ,
I Aln., W. IT. Council, president.
In the year 1876 he was ordained
to the Baptist Ministry, and tho same
year was called to tho pastorate of tho.
Centennial Baptist church, and wav. j
the pnstor at the time of his death,
having served 43 years without a
break, and may it he said that this
was tho only church he pastored dur
3ng his entire ministry. {
He was elected president of the Arkansas
Baptfst. Stato Convention in
1883 and has been at the head of thi'
Baptists of Arkansas ever since, filling
It wJjth honor, distinction and bril
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FRflRIF PfiFSMFWT
UIIIIUL.1U 1 IIL.UIUL.lfl I
IPTIST CONVENTION,
LIFE OF GREAT SERVICE
lnncy, to tho hour of his death. During
this time he brought into the life
tho Arkansas Baptist College?.ill fact
ho was (he founder of that institution
which is doing so much for the eduea
tion of tho youth. Ho served as chjin
man of the Board of Trustees, during
all these thirty-eight years, with the
exception of two or threo years and
was filling rlnit position also wner?his
summons came.
At the beginning of his adniiinistra
tion as president of the Convention
there was a church membership in
(ho state oT thirty-five thousand and
at the close of his lifo it had reached
one hundred and fen thousand. This
.rapid growth 'of the denomination is
due largely to his oflicial activity, and
to his determined effort by which mis
sionaries were kept -on the field jii
the interest of the denominational
work, lie was also tho founder of the
Arkansas Times, Arkansas Baptist.,
now the Baptist Vanguard.
Ho wub (devoted to his family. It
was in 18S4 that he was married to
to Miss Fannio E. Austin, of Facklcr
Alabama. Fromi this uniou, there wer?>
born four boys and five girls. Tlrero
survive him, his widow, Elias Austin
Fro<l Douglass; Mattie E. Marquess;
Sara Hopo Proflitt; and John Spurgeon,
UOVJblRNMBNT OltDEHS Alt 1110ST
OF KLAN HEAD.
Clarke, .Acting Imperial Wizaul
Charged With ranspor^ing
and Possessing Liquor.
Indianapolis, Sept. 7. ?A government
warrant for tho arrest of Edward
'.Ynnnc .fillirlfft Imnnr".
wizard of the Ku-Klux Klun was issued
here today.
It charged violation of tlio Volstead
act by transporting and possessing
liquor..
United States .Marshal Staren telephoned
:the .Munclo, Ind., police to arrest
Clarke, and hold him in custody
for .Federal Agents.
If arrested, Clarke will ho brought
to Indianapolis for trial in Federal
court. Ilis bond <was fixed at $2,000,
and ho can obtain freedom immediate
Xy -.upon 'his unrest iby giving security
to that amount to the Munclo police.
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A. JVNJL* ft. vCOULEGK.
Notwithstanding a four year advance
in entrance, the Twenty-eighth
annual session began September 1st,
with two hundred students, practical
ly the same as tho opening of 1U2?..
The first sossion ;of tho Sunday
School on the 3rd, was largely for tho
organization. President Dudley appointed
Capt. I). K. Cherry as Supe*
intendent and the remaining officers
wero elected from the student body
by the students. There are throe additions
to the faculty, D. 13. Goodloo,
A. 13. Howard University and n. crrnrtu
ate student Harvard will havo charg?
of College English, J. II. Nicholas, B.
A., University of Pittsburgh will bo
in charge of the Department of Chem
istry; L. E. Davis, B. S., of Florida,
A. and M. College has taken cliartv
of the work in poultry.
The two new buildings, the Gafaao
and the Agricultural Building arc
nearing completion and will add
much to the facilities and service 01
the College.
In the first meeting of the faculty,
President Dudloy urged the hearty
co-operation of all with progress a?.
the watch word to mqkc this school
year witness a long stride towarlr.
the greatly desired objectivo point,
that is, to give the Negroes of North
Carolina a Standard College and the
best Technical School for Negroes in
the country.
Rev. G. D.'Wharton, pastor of Oxford,
preached a very fitting initial
sermon from the text: "In all tb>
ways, acknowledge Ivim and l>e will
direct your path."
Applications are coming rapidly,
the limited accommottations will soon
he exhausted and before the month
expires, the usual excess of students
will ho on hand for distribution in
the cJ.ty.
?Mrs. Alice C. Burnett and Mr. J.
P. Johnson, National representative
of the Madame C. J. "Walker of Indianapolis,
Indiana are in th'e city in con
nection with the viRi;t of Mrs. LioMa
Walker-WMson, who is president oi*
the above named company. All aro
domiciled at the Miller Hotel whiile in
the city.
f ? ;;;>r , > - 3 $ PlMp?
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\ RICHMOND, VIK
IODITOH ADAMS KIU/ED BY AUT<)|
Vctoran Editor of '"The Appeal" l)i?8
of Injuries.
Driver of Car Held Pending Invtst,5gation.
John Q. Adams. veteran editor and
publisher of The Appeal for 37 years,
died at the City Hospital last Sunday
evening as the result of injuries received
in an automobile nccideiu.
Edtior Adams was returning homt
from a gospel mooting which he had'
attended in the afternoon at the AIM
anco Gospel Tabernacle, Fry niri
Charles streets, and was waiiting for
tho street car at Fry and University
when ho was struck ny an automobile
owned by llev. J. W. Harris, pastor of
Memorial Haptist church and uriveo
by Otis Woodurd. He having been ren
| dered unconscious and sei lously injured,
the ambulance was called and
he was rushed to the hospital where
it was learned that he had recelvcii ?.
fractured skull. his right arm broken
in two places and oilier bodily injuries
Ho died at 12 o'clock Sunday evenm*
I without regaining consciousness.
Mr. Adams was born In Louisville,
j Ky., May 4. 1S4S the son of Kiev. He.i
ry Adams and Margaret Adams (nee
Corbin.) His father was the founder
of Fifth SlTeCt Hapt,ist Church, txnn
ville and was its pastor for 33 years.
Mr. Adams received his schooling in
Fond du Lac, Wis., Yellow Springs,
Ohio of whXch he was a grnduato.
TVt r? C?i 1 I
AUI. /lUHino VJIUIIU IU Ol, JL'lllli Alli;Ui}i
6. 18SGs and began work on "Tho"West
cm Appeal" which wns being pubUsu
o<l hv Mossrs. T. IT. Lyles and F. D.
Parker now deceased.
In January 18S7, he became manager
of "The Western Appeal," soon
after acquired complete control of the
business changing the name to "The
Appeal."
In 1S92 he married lOlln B. Smith
of St. Paul and four children were
born to tlicni. His wife, two daughters
and a son survive him.
Although ' neither the largest nc?r
the most widely circuit ted news paper.
on account of the strength and
vigor < of the editorials. "The Ap:
peal" is acknowledged by the press to
| bo one of the most powerfu organs in
defense of right and justice in t/.b
I United States. Mr. Adams was absiiutoly
feaVless in his donunciatilon of
; those he believed to lie in the wrong
or whose policies were inimical to the
godd of all Americans.
Mr. Adams was an honorary mem
nor oi the sterling Qlub, u member ol
the Lincoln Club, and a charter member
of Gopher Lodge No. 105. T. B. P.
O. E. W.; under whoso <auspSce? his
funeral was hold at Pflgrlin Baptist
church' yesterday afternoon, a complete
account of which will appear In
the next issue .
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TA? 1>AT2J TAG I>AYJ?
COMMUNITY HOUSE! "WALL YOJ
HELP?
My dear Friend:
The very splendid and beneficial
work of Tho Community House is go
ing on, regardless of hard times and
tho.depressing condition of finance.
This effort has been anything but
on RV Jin/1 thn /)AllvnnrA -...111 >?
t V?*vy V.VIII ll^v; Mint Hill IU UVJ,
.have been instilled and fostered, only
by tbc knowledge of the resultant
good to the unfortunate, sick and
needy of the race.
The institution is in ueed of finance
to remain in a position to continue
the wonderful beneficial work it espouses
.
Volunteer subscriptions, donations,
and contributions^ guarantee the lit'o
of the work. '
Friday, September 22, 1922 is TAG
DAY for tho Community House; will
you help us with your individual pros
en"e on that day?
Will you bo responsible for a Box
and a Station on that day?
Will you get two or three friends to
work with you at the station selected?
Wil] you use your very valuablo in
fluonce to securintr of other fr Semis
to tiiUo the boxes and stations?
There have boen many Tag Drys;
this fact has dampened tlie ardor and
curtailed the contributions, and yet.
when we ha.ve done our very best,
have not wtHlingiy and readiily shirked
duty and responsibility then we count
the effort and the dav well done.
Help ns to help tlio other party, by
a sacrifice of one day's time, inclination
and service, to a humane an I
charitable cause!
Friends are responding nicely, but
wo want your influence, your intercut
your servflce.?Do not fail us!
The splendid work crtnnot. succeed
without the finance, necessary to s"?
tain it.
It is depending on you for the suecess
of the day which means the sue
cess as each and every one must con 1
tributo his or her portion for full and
benefJclal results, at the day's close.
Say you will take a box and influence
your friends to do so.
JjILI/IAN H. PAYNE, Ex. Sec".
Phone, Randolph 2727 *
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LGINIA, SATURDAY, SEPTE
RESIG1IT1 OF REV.
DR. III. PEYTON IS
ACCEPTED
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Pulpit to Remain Vacant One Year. ,
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At the regular meeting oT thte Sixth
Mount Zion Baptist Church, Monday .
night. September 4th, 1922, with '
Deacon Qulinn Shelton in the chair,
Oie church voted to accept the resign:* i
tlon of Itev. l)r. IU V. Peyton,, who has1
heen cnillcd to the pastorato of the Stt.
Paul Baptist church of MonteOair, New
Jersey. Rev. Dr. Peyton has entered
upon his duties thcro. In add^ltion to
this, it was deckled to declare the pul;
olt vacant and to keep it vacant foi !
one year, it is reported that Dr. Peyton
will consider a call during that!
lteriod. hilt Iuim Jint nrrmiiiir>?l (n I
to hiR flock here. The voto is suftl to
have shown nine majority, in favor
of keeping the pulpit,vacant.
kVUCftP /S THE CMOftttf* DfitFtinoW'ifRc
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XATIONAIj IDEAIj BENEFIT SOCIETY
CliOSliD Oil EAT SESSION.
Tho Supremo .Lodge of the National
Ideal Benefit Society held its Tentb
Annual session in this city, Tuesday
September 5th, through tho 7tli S\?'
premo Master A. W. Holmes presiding
Delegates were hero representing Vli*
ginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
and Washington, D. C. Tho eoi?
volition was the host in tho history
of tho Order, and the report of tho Su
promo Secretary showed that the organization
has thousands of members
and a large bank account, with all of
its claims paid.
Tho Order ijs worth more than $35,
000.00 Tho prompt and up-to date wa>
in which tho business of the Order
lias been carried on gavo much inspir
at ion to tho delegates, especially tho
immediate payment of death claims.
Rev. W. T. Johnson, pastor of the t
First Baptist church and Supreme!
Clmi>!ain of the Order delivnvnd tho;
welconio address. Mrs. Annio B. Scott
delivered tho welcome on the part of
the Ideal Nursery. Mr. A. It. Talton
of Denbigh, Va., and Mrs. Mary k..
Overton of City Point, Va., responded
to the addrossos. All of the addresses
woro received and much enjoyed. Mus
ic by tho Ideal Choir added greatly lo
the occasion. Mrs. Ella Cartor favored
tho audience with two of her choieo
selections which was a treat to all.
The I?adies Ideal Drill Corps from
West Philadelphia was presented in
full uniform and was addressed by
tho Supreme Matter, A. W. Holmes.
The play, "Farm Folks*" that was
presented by tho Ideal Dramatic club
Wodnesdav night. September 6th, was
quite a success:, it was said by many
to be the best entertainment of its
kind ever given in this city. The organization
is sliMckly a fraternal ono,
and is doing much good for tho race.
Tho convention closed to meet in West
Philadelphia!, 1923.
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A splendid program, Just great, wore <
not our girls fine? were only a few of, ]
the many comments passed at tho j ]
close of vospers on Sunday afternoon, j
All the participants did well In po:*- <
traying to tho audience tho various
activities of conference lifo and the
lively songs which the girls rendered j
at tho close of the program evidenced .
how pleasant and Jolly woro the recro
ational hours. In a very unique m?n- J
ner tho girls dismissed the audience, i
much to their amusement.
The attendance at vospers on Sunday
was the "Banner Attendance" at i
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EDITOR GETS ANOTHEK K. K. K.
IjKTTvKH.
Postmarked Now Orleans Like Packago
With Hand Inside
E. Pbillp Randolph, editor of thr?
Negro magazine, the Messenger receiv
ed another threatening letter yestor
day signed, as was the one sent htan
at tho tinio he received the sevoreO
hand of a Negro, "K. K. K." This let
ter also came from New Orleans according
to the postmark on the envoi J
ope. It was mainly typed in red i?l jj
and read:
"Von will never Mvo to see January
1 lJ>2o for we don't want.niggers i'.ko
yon here."
Then in ink in ".print characters was a
donhle line reading:
"Your gang goes, too."
Tho written signature "K. K. K.'
was in black ink, underscored in red,
and tire whole letter was written on a
ha,If sheet of letter paper. The enve.
ope was addressed: "Mr. Philip Randolph,
Editor Negro- Monthly, New
York City, Now York."
As far as's known the post offlc.e of
ficials have no clew as to the slendor
of the hand and the letters.
LEAOS I WILL FOLLOW.
any reopening of the vesper services
The Assembly retain was packed. It
is hoped tlint as manv or mnro wiiii hr.
presont ouch Sunday to enjoy tlio
splendid programs which will be pro
Rented. Quito a number or men were
present, soveral of thorn "First timers'!
all of whom exprossed their delight
and interest l;n what thoy saw
and beard.
Mrs. Susio Williams will have
chargo of the Vesper service on Sunday
afternoon. You are cordially in
VIted to attend.
Enroll now tn the class in Ladies
Tailoring. You can not afford to miss
this opportunity of learning hbw to re
duce tho cost of living by reducing
the cost of dressing.
"What is necssary for carryiiig on
tho work of tho "Y?" 1st. Volunteer
Workers with the spirit and willingness
to servo.
2nd. Finance. We solicit for workers
all tho year round, we solicit for
Fimanco once a year. We are going to
soliolt your financial aid during November
1st and 15th. Won't ycjn plan
now to do your bit to help put Ttichmond
Y. W. C. A. over the top in its
Campaign?
Miss Viola I/. F. Chaplain. Director
of Oirls Work has returned after
spending a pleasant vacation at Brod
nax, Va.
HOBICR7' W. HAGNATJi SPEAKS
IN RICHMOND.
Mr. I Robert W. Bagnall. Director of
Branches of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People,
with headquarters in Now York.,
spoke her at the Epenezer Baptist
Church, Rov. W. II. Stokes, Ph.
D., pastor on the evening of September
12th, at 8:15 o'clock. On September
13th at 8:15 P. M. ho spoke
at Mt. Ol.ilvet Baptist church, Rev. J.
Andrew Bowler, D. D., pastor.
To-morrow morning at the Fourth
Baptist Church, fRiov. Dr. Evans
Payne, veneablo pastor, will dolivor
i message on the subject, "Tho Host
>f Heaven Gathered About God to
[Cnolw WJiat Ho Would Hivve Them
Do." A largo congregation ia ex
iecte(\ and you aro urged to come
nit on time.
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?Brothers Brown, Carter, Davis
and Nelsoai of Psi Chapter, Omega Psi
Phii Fraternity gave a luncheon and
dance FriHay evening, August 18th,
in honor of Brother Dr. T. M. Johnson
of Delta Chapter, Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
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TOSlflT OF fliS
SUBMITS PUNS ID
REOPENING II MEG:
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ON THIS SOUTHS IDE.
Capt. W. E. L. Smith, of 109 E.
17(1* Street, having returned homo
from tho hospital much improved
after a technical operation, was vis- 0
itea last week by quite a number of,c
friends, who extended their sympa-j^
thy and best wishes for his speedy 0
recovery. ; ^
Among visitors Sunday evening
was a commltteo of Richmond Pa- ..
triarchie, No. (J, G. U. O. of O. P. b
as follows, Major Henry Mallory and, (j
Capt. H. H. Crowder, regimental of- g,
Peers and Capt. R. Beeeher Taylor,-.]
Lt. W. IT. Tylor, Lt. Walter Mason.,'
Patriarchs R. If.. Drlggs, D. B. Win-, i
ston, J. M. Currant and Isaac Shores]
bearing a silver loving cup inscribed,
thereon, "To Capt. W. E. L. Smith
by R. P. No. C, G, U. O. of O. F.,
11)22." 7,
Tho cup was presented by Deacon f,
it. n. muggs in words that can never
leave the raomory of Capt. Smith,
recalling the servico ho had rendered, f
In building tho Patriarch to to Its
present high standing in membership ct
and elovatlon In tho Brigade during 1
his o'.ovon years scrvice to whom tho
entire body has expressed in loving
words and action, their respect for
him and regret that poor health
caused him to decline further activo
sorvico as captain. J"
Tho presentation of the cup was a c
surprise to Captain Smith, but it 0
was accepted In very pleasant and (
appropriate words 'limited by his {
physical ability. Thanking tho Pa- v
trlarchs for tho token and assuring r
them that he would always be with
them during health. After benediction,
light refreshments were served ,
by Mrs. W. E. L,. Smith, assistd by "
Mrs. Mattio McKonzio Brooks and
Miss Ola IX. Smith. I
Mr. C. ?. Smith and wife and f
Mr. .Inmes Harris, of Northsldo woro Q
present and tendered, their sympathy j
j UUU IJOHl W1HI1US. "
Mrs. Itobena Jenkins Daugh, of J1
| 2-1 I f ITargrovo Street left the city "
on the 25th of August to visit v
; friends and relatives in Rochester, s
N. Y., Niagara Palls, Canada and
! New York City. While at Rochester v
she was elaborately entertained by h
Mr<. and Mrs. Clarence Stives. R
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The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Ann V
Mann, an aged resident of South' h
: Richmond, took place last Sunday at f
1>2: :10 o'clock from the First Bap- a
tist Church, of which sho had been a
a member GG years. Rev. Dr. W. f<
Ij. Ransome ofllciatod,, assisted by a
Kev. R. R^. Graham. Tho pallhearors a
wore Messrs. Willis Johnson, Arthur II
Tyler, Cornelius Munford, Norman ti
Olphin, Abol Dean and Samuel John- c
son. j t!
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Mrs. Lottio Hooker Kelley, of ^
Short Portor Street, afte spending ii
several days visiting her sister in <i
Boston,. Mass. has returned to tho n
city. . ?
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Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Dudley and,
daughter liavo returned homo after,
j. vorv nloncntif vn/?nl inn Tim T? ^
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erend spent two weeks in Caroline
County visiting his sister and brother
also a week in Washington with his.
brother, Preston Dudley, contractor. ^
Mrs. Dudley spent her vacation in
Brooklyn, N. Y? visiting her aunt. I
She also mad.o a Hying trip to Asbury
Park and Shark River, N. J.
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Miss Lena Z. Dickens was a delegate
to the Baptist Sunday School '
Convention at Newport News. From 11
hero' she went to spend two weeks 0
at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar v
Young, 1808 Ashland Avenue, Bal- *
timore, Mcl. A banquet was given 0
in her honor on the steamer "Ala- ^
bama" by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Young ?
formerly of South iRIIehmond. 1 0
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The funeral of Mr. Lee Dangston t
King, Jr., who departed this life P
Wednesday morning at 12: 10 o'clock
SeptemJber 13th, at his home, 1017 a
Hull Street, after a long period of s<
slcknoss, will take place from the i,<
First Baptist Ohurch, Rev. W. I/. c<
Ransomo, D. D., pastor, Sunday at tl
12:30 o'clock. , . t<
Mr. L#. L. King, Sr. and Mrs. |
Berth eft Barbee, flatlior and sister, ti
havo arrived to attend the funeral, j o;
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?Miss Martha Chiles lias returned tl
from Buckroe Beach, after spending j<
a pleasant vacation.- 1 ni
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?Miss Alice Chiles has been visit- e
Ing her sister, Mrs. Theresita Norrls, u
of Kilmarnock, Va. ' &
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PRICE, FIVE CENTS
II NATIONAL INK
WIIL A!D IN THE
HANICS SAVINGS BANK
[OX. OLIVER J. SANDS MLI,
LEA l> MOVEMENT?MICETI NO
TU lOSDAY NIOIlT AT FIFTH ST.
BAPTIST CILUHOll, ^
Hon. Oliver J. Sands, President
f the American National Bunk has
onsented to laid (lie movement for
lio rehabilitation and, the re-oponing
f the Mechanics Savings Bank.
ifter a long conference last Saturay
with John Mitchell, Jr., ho
greed to tako this action. Ho had
eon over the situation and he laftl
own plans,, which If carried out
ulthfully wiH elicit his support in
liis great undertaking.
WHITE BANKERS' COMMITTEE.
It is proposod to have an advisory
ommittpo of prominent white bankrs,
consisting of throe to assist In N
ho undertaking. A meeting of the
epositors of the Mechanics Bank
rill the hold Tuesday night at 8:30
/clock at the Fifth Street Baptist
Jhurch, when with tho co-operation
if tho depositors, tho Bank will ho
e-opened In a short while. . ?
ALL FRIENDLY.
The attitude of oil parties is now
nost friendly and the public will
ojolco to know that the tanglo in
ho financial affairs of tho institution'
an adjusted under the leadership'
if olio of tho greatest financier* in'
his country. Tho Board of Directors
luivo expressed- themselves as
trilling to co-operate and aid in tho
movement.
KAIjOUS WH IQ ATH'^fPTS S11EHIiOOK
ROLTO?ARKKSTI$I>.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 16.?Mrs. Salonia
Chanflain, aged 22 years, Jealus
of her dapper husband, whom sho
ad hoard was travelling around with
tappers, according to the polico, Wed
tesday night put on a suit of her busand'is
clothes, placed a 32-calibre roolver
in a hip pocket and set out 10
hadow her husband.
Everything was going well for ?
jhile and slio was having visions of
ow she would, like Sherlock Holmek
pring a huge surprise upon her busOTirl
of ? *
uv muiirat any IllOIIieni ?8 SIKJ
fas noaring the place where she haa
eon Informed thnt he met his flaippeiriends.
But as sh? came to Center ,
vonuo and Kirkpatrick street, where
watchful policeman observed her af
eminate swing to her walk she was
sked by the officer if he could ho o.
ny assistance. She said that she beloved
that she would bo able to atend
to tho small matter, but the offter
was curious and suggested that
hoy visit tho station house. As
as escorting her to tho police station
e discovered that she had a revolver
11 her hip pocket. Mrs. Chanflaln was
etained in that city hostelery over
ight and at the hearing the following
lorning was fined $25 as a suspicious
erson.
O I,OK TOD KT/KS SECURE GREAT
COTjIJISISUM,
Tho Joint Committee of tho Capital
"Jity and Williams Lodges of Elk?,
Vi 1.1 givo the crcatost eiitnvtnf'nnmi^
>f the season for the benefit of its~?
nembers and visiting Elks at the Col
isennv, commencing at 8:30 o'clock
M. Monday, September 25tli.
Tito friends and citizens of Itiehiiornl
are invited to attend this great
ntortainment, which will bo featured
krith an Orchestra of many pieces. A
nl>cominittee on music is bending
very effort to have ono of the best.
>rcliestrns that can be secured in or
ut of tho City of Richmond. The must
al feature is destined to bo ono of
lie best that has ever been put teforo'
lie public -in reach of tho colored peole.
Those in touch with the situation
ro greatly pleased at their success in
eeuring tho Colliseum for this occas:>n,
as ft has never been opened to
olored people beforo, and they feel
liat, they are fortunato to po tho fj|rst.
3 secure it for the colore<l Elks.
The Comoiiittec .i's planning to enter
vin from five to six thousand peoplo
n this occasion and tlio young people
f this cilty are making great proparaions
to avail themselves of this, tho
irst opportunity to he entertained at
le Colliseum. Associated with> tho
oint Cdmmittoo of tho Capital City
nd Wiilliams^ Lodges there ih also a
ommitteo from Henjamdn and Queen
stlier Temples of Lady E.Jks. A full
ist. of tho committee will be publish?
1 on tho 23rd.

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