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HI- !Ht Ml B
(Charles StcwarO) ^'
Mttlo Hock. Ark.?In lho nrrith of
Rev. ICIias Cum?) .Morris, 1). 1)., of
Helena, Arkansas, (lie race lost one of
its strongest advocates, and a suae
and safe loader, lie was the recognised
leader of tho Negro Baptists ot* the
world ami was considered authority
on matters pertaining to the race op
Twenty-eight years ago he wot.
elected piesident of the National l)ap.
ligious organizations in the world,
and was elected each year Bince, am.
thus rendering 28 consecutive years
at tlio head of that great convention,
and perhaps would have been in tins
convention at the Lime of his death,
had the meeting not been postpone*,
on account of tlto strike.
Under hfcs leadership llio National
Baptist Publishing Hoard was organi/.
ed, and a publishing house establish
ed. locatcd in Nashville. Tennessee.
This plant was brought into life at
the National Raptist convention hePI
in St. "Louis, September 1S96, by tlio
election of a Secretary?Iljccently il
was nucoasnry to make some changes,
id Dr. A. M. TownseiuK i? now Secro
of tiie Sunday School Publishing
tl and Dr. Morris assisted in set,
(he new location, and lived to
need tbe new plant now undei
n "on to eost $300,000. It was
Ore that ibis plant be erected
n >!, controled ami directed by
.il wiial Baptist Convention. Alit
he has gone the work will bo
, ? (1 J11U1 COlMpiUlOU.
' i 1 ro liavo been many improve
mcms made in the operation of the
National Baptist Convention anil the
several Hoards, ho has insisted thin,
tho Secretaries give their entire ttmc
to the work of the Hoards of which
they are Secretaries.
The establishment of tlie National
Baptist Voice, was another accomplish
ment under his administration. Tae
Voice is the .otlioial organ of the National
Baptist ^Convention, and ihas a
wide circulation throughout: the coim
t ry.
The Homo and Foreign Mission
Work would perhaps shine outaisthe
greatest missionary aehoivemort under
his administration as president
of tho National Baptist Convention.
For tho past tliiirty years, tho oonve.
tion has owned a number of mission
stations in Africa and South America
carrying out the foreign mission policy
of the Convention. For the pat,
twenty years the Home Mission Work
in the South ha* "been carried on joint.
lv between the Home Mission Board
of the National "Baptist Convention
:?nd the Ilonvo Mission Board of the
Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Mo.
ris was largely Instrumental in making
Ihe joint arrangements w,1th the
Baptists of the South, lie was foremost
in making arrangements with
the Southern Baptists Convention for
means to establish a National Baptis.
Theological Seminary for Negro
Preachers throughout the world. He
did not live to see the plan consumated,
hut work has already begun on
this enterprise and will he carried to
early completion.
Dr. Morris was a recognized leader
in his state, and had tho love and con
fidenco of the people of Arkansas. He
was brave, he was honest, he was true
and never failed to speak out. for his
people, and was uncompromising in
his pica for their political, civil ana
manhood rights. On all occasions he
condemned the ".Tim Crow" law, and
declared that it was a step backwards
in civilization. Tie believed in tho
future of his people. He won his place
in their hearts by the service he ren.l
Dr. Morris was born in Murray
County, Georgia, May 7, 1S55 ho wa\
trained in the public schools of Alabama,
and Roger Williams University,
hut most, of his training was in
the practical school of experience for
he was indeed a practical man. The
State University, Louisville, Ky. l>r.
"W. J. Simmons, President conferred
on him thp Degree of Doctor of Divin
ity, in 1802. and in 1902, he receive:!
the Degree of Doctor of I'holosophy,
from the A. and M. College, Norma#.
Ala.. W. II. Council, president.
In tho year 1876 he was ordained
to the Baptist Ministry, and the same
year was called to tho pastorate of tho
I Centennial Baptist church, and wfu j
the pastor at the time of his death,
having served 43 years without a
break, and may it he said that this
was tho only olmrch he pastored dur
.ing his entiro ministry. <
lie was elected president of tho Ar-'
kansaa Baptist State Convention in
1883 and has been at tho head of t.lu '
Baptists of Arkansas ever sinco, filling
it with honor, distinction and bill
_ _ _ _ _A.
lancy. to (ho hour of his death. During
HiIk time lie brought Into the life
the Arkansas Haplist College?hi fact
he was the founder of thai institution;
which is doing so much for the cducn
tion of the youth. He served as olinn
man of the Hoard of Trustees, during
all these thirty-eight years, with the
ilVpnnf inn /*f 4 ? ??> * ?% .. 1
\m iiwi in iiuuf yi-itrs hum
was filling that position also wnev
his summons came.
At tiro ht'K'inning of his administra
lion as president of the Convention
there was a church membership in
the state of thirty-five thousand ami
at the close of his life it had reached
one hundred and ten thousand. This
rapid srcvwlh of the denomination is
due largely to his oflicial activity, ami
to his determined elTort l>y which mis
sionarics wove kept on the field in
the interest or the denominational
work, lie was also the founder of the
Arkansas Times. Arkansas Baptist,
now the Haptist. Vanguard.
Ho was devoted to his family. It
was in 1SS4 that ho was married to
to Miss Fantiio 10. Austin, of Packler
Alabama. Prom this union, there wellborn
four boys and five girls. Tliere
survive him, his widow, Elias Austin
Fred Douglass; Mat tie E. Marquess;
Sara Hope Frollltt; and John Spurge
Clarke, .Acting Imperial WizanI
Charged With ransport,ing
and Possessing Liquor.
Indianapolis. Sept. 7. ?A government
warrant for the arrest of Etlward
.Young Clarke, acting impel iu
wizard of the Ku-Klux Klan was issued
here today.
It charged violation of the Volstea-l
art l>y transporting and possessing
United States Marshal Storen telephoned
.the Munclo, Intl., police to arrest
Clarke, and hold him in custody
for .Federal Agents.
If arretted. Clarke will he brought,
to Indianapolis for trial in Federal
court. His bond was fixed at $2,000. j
and ho can obtain freedom immediate
ly .upon 'his ur.re.st by giving security
to that amount to the Muncle police. |
tM ,*B s
Notwithstanding a four year advance
in entrance, the T.venty-eighth
annual session began September 1st,
with two hundred students, practical
ly the .same as the opening of l'J2t'
The first session of the Sunday
j School on (.lie 3rd, was largely for tho
organization. President Dudley ?i>|
pointed Capt. I). K. Cherry as Supe*
j intendent, anil the rc.main.inK oflicers
were elected from the student body
by the students. There are throe additions
to the faculty, D. 1$. Goodlou,
. A. 11. Howard University and a gradu
ate student Harvard will liavo rbarg?
of College English, J. If. Nicholas. f>.
1 A., University of Pittsburgh will bo
in charge of the Department of Chem
istry; L. 13. Davis, 13. S., of J<"Jorld-i,
A. and M. College lias taken chartv
of the work in poultry.
The two new buildings, the Gafaao
and the Agricultural Building are
nearing completion and will add
much to the facilities and service oi
the College.
In the first meeting of the faculty.
President Dudley urged the hearty
co-operation of all with progress a,
the watch word to muke this school
1 !i 1 - *
.vi:in HMiiess ;i iouu sirido lownrir.
the greatly desired objectivo point,
that is, to give the Negroes of North
Carolina a Standard College and the
hest Technical School for Negroes in
the country.
Rev. G. D. Wharton, pastor of Oxt
ford, preached a very fitting initial
1 sermon from the text: "In all th>
ways, acknowledge him and he will
direct your path."
Applications are coming rapidly,
the limited accommodations will soon
he exhausted and before the month
expires, the usual excess of students
will ho on hand for distribution in
the city.
?Mrs. Alice C. Hurnctt and Mr. J.
P. Johnson, National representative
of the Madame C. J. Whlkar of Indianapolis,
Indiana are in th'e city Jn con
nection with the visit of Mrs. Tx?lia
Walker-Wilson, who is president of
the above named company. All aro
domiciled at the Miller Hotel while in
the city.
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Vctoran Editor of '"The Appeal" l)io?
of Injuries.
Driver of Car Held Pending lnv?sl?gat.ion.
John (J. Adams, veteran editor and
publisher of The Appeal for '57 years,
died at the City Hospital last Sundav
evening as the result of injuries received
in an automobile aeeideie..
Kdtior Adams was returning hotnt
frum a gospel mooting which he had
attended in the afternoon at the AIM
anee Compel Tabernaele, Fry airl
Charles streets, and was wafting for
the street ear at Fry and University
when he was struck oy an automobile
owned by ltev. J. W. Harris, pastor of
Memorial llaptist church and orivoo
by Otis Woodard. He having been ren
dered unconscious and sci iously injured.
the ambulance was called and
be was rushed to the hospital where
it was learned that he had receivcu s.
fractured skull. iiis right arm broken
in two places and other bodily injuries
He died at 12 o'clock Sunday evenmw
without regaining consciousness.
Mr. Adams was born in Louisville,
Ry? May 4, 1S4S the son of Rov. He.i
ry Adams and Margaret Adams (nee
Corbin.) llis father was the founder
of Fifth Street Baptist Church, txmi
ville and wa? its pastor for X'i years.
Mr. Adams received his schooling in
Fond d\i Lac, Wis., Yellow Springs.
Ohio of which he was a graduate.
Mr. Adams came to St. Paul Angus,
fi. 1RS6. and began work on "The "West
ern Appeal" which was being publish
ed hv Mosars. T. IT. Hyles and F. T).
Parker now deceased.
In January 1SS7, he became manager
of "The "Western Appeal." soon
after acquired complete control of the
business chancing the name to "The
In 1S92 be Tiuirriixl 1011 n II Smif'i
of St. Piiul and four chif.dren were
born to them. His wife. two dauglrters
and 11 son survive him.
Although neither llio largest nor
the most widely circuit, ted news paper.
on account of the strength and
vigor i of the editorials. "The Appeal"
is aokuowlcdged by the press to
be one of (lie most powcrfu organs in
defense of right and Justice in
United States. Mr. Adams was ab??
iutoly fearless in his denunciatiion of
those he believed to be in the wrong
or whose policies were inimical to the
gooil of ail Americans.
Mr. Adams was an honorary mem
her of the Sterling Club, n member ol
the Lincoln Club, and a charter member
of Gopher T,odKe No. 105. 1. B. P.
O. E. W.; under whose "auspice** his
funeral was held at Pilgrim Baptist
church yesterday afternoon, a complete
account of which will appear in
the next issue.
TAG t>.\Y!! TAG I>AY! !
My dear Friend:
The very splendid and beuei'icial
work of The Community House is go
ing on, regardless of hard times and
the.depressing condition ol' l'inancr.
This effort has been anything but
easy, and (lie courage and will to do,
have been instilled and fostered, only
by (lie knowledge of the resultant
good to the unfortunate, sick and
needy of the race.
rno institution is in need of film nee
to remain in a position to continue
the wonderful beneficial work it espouses.
Volunteer subscriptions, donations,
and contributions., guarantee tire lit'o
of the work.
Friday, September 22, li>22 is TAU
DAY for the Community House; will
you help us with your individual proa
enrte on that day?
Will you tie responsible for a Box
and a Station on that dav?
Will you get two or three friends to
work with you at the >t.uion selected
Will you use your very valuable in
fluence to securing of other friends
to take the boxes and stations?
There have boon many Tag Drys;
this fact has dampened the ardor and
curtailed the contributions, and ver,
w)>OH WO It!) VA /I nna An ! \rr????r
...vtv, k,y.l .vi;
have not wtillingly and readily shirked
duty and responsibility then we count
the effort and t.he dav well done.
Help us to help tho other party, by
a sacrifice of one day's time, inclination
and service, to a humane an l
charitable cauaoj
Friendu are responding nicely, but
wo want your influence, your interest
your servFee.?Do not fall us! i
Tho splendid work cannot succeed i
without tho finance, accessary to su*
tain it. 1
It is depending on you for the sue- i
cess of the day which moans the sue
cess as each and every one must con i
tributo his or her portion for full and ]
bonoficial results, at tho day's close. i
Say you will take a box and influence
your friends to do so.
Phone, Randolph 2727 <
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Pulpit to Remain Vacant One Year. '
At the regular meeting of (he S'xth ?
Mount Zion Baptist Church. Monday i
night. Septeinhor 4th, 1!>22, witii
Deacon Qu.inn Sheltoa in Hie chair. 1
Die church voteil to accept the resign.** J
(ion of Hew Dr. I{. V. 1'eyton,, who has' ''
hoen e:;:lled to I he pastorate of the Stt. ' <
Paul Baptist church of Montcdair, New
Jersev. llev. Dr. Peyton has entered j
upon bis duties there. In addition to \
this. it was deehUd (o declare the pul i
oit vacant and to keep it vacant foi 1 1
one year. It is reported that Dr. Pey- <
ton will consider a call (luring that : <
period, but has not promised to rtsturnl 1
to his flock here. The vote is said to!
have shown nine majority, in favor J t
oi Koopini; tlu* pulpit,vacant. j ?
lVULP.C / S THE CHUrttrt'WIFrirtO-''
WMF KC' Wirt?
The Supremo .Lodge of the National
Ideal Benefit Society held its Tent ?i
Annual session in this city, Tuesday
September 5th, through the 7th Sn
promo Master A. W. Holmes presiding
Delegates were here representing Vi?"?
ginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
and Washington, D. C. The co??
volition was the host in the history
of the Order, and the report of the Su
Diomo Secretary showed that the organization
has thousands of members
and a large bank account, with all of
its claims paid.
The Order is worth more than $3.r>,
000.00 Tho prompt and up-to date wa>
in which tho business of the Order
lias been carried on gave much inspir
ation to the delegates, especially tho
immediate payment of death claims.
Rev. W. T. Johnson, pastor of the .
First Baptist church and Supremo! ?
Chaplain ol' the Order delivered the c
welcome, address. Mrs. Annie li. Scott t
delivered the welcome on the part of i
the Ideal Nursery. Mr. A. II. Tnlton (
of Hen high, Va., and Mrs. Mary k.
Overton ol' Citv Point, Va., responded r
to lire addresses. All of the addresses s
were received and much enjoyed. Mus i
ic hy the Ideal Choir added greatly to
the occasion. Mrs. 1511a Carter favored
the audience with two of her choice
selections which was a treat to all.
The Ladies Ideal Drill Corps from
West Philadelphia was presented in
full uniform and was addressed hy
the Supremo Master, A. W. Holmes.
The play. "Farm Polks,." that was .
presented hy the Ideal Dramatic club '
Wednesday nicht. September Gtlr, wa1? *'
quite a success, it was said hy many ?
to he the best, entertainment or jo t'
Kind over given in this city. The or- *
gauization is strickly a fraternal one.
:tnd is doing much good for the race.
The convention closed to meet in West a.
Philadelphia 1923. A
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A splendid program, Just great, were ol
not our girls fino? were only a few of K
the many comments passed at tho d
close of vespers on Sunday afternoon. p<
All the participants did well in po> 01
(raying to tho audionco tho various
notivities of conference Life and the
lively songs which tho girls rendered ?
tit the close of the program ovidenced .
trow pleasant, and jolly wero the rocro a
ntional hours. In a very unique man- J P
nor the girls dismissed the audlenco,: d
much to thoir amusement. I it
Tho attendance at vespers on Sur.- o
[lay was tho "Banner Attendance" at' t<
V1BER 16, 1922
jni'i'OH (?I0TH AXOTIIIOK K. K. K. ]
liKTTHK. 1
*oslmarked Now Orleans Like Pari
ago With lland Inside
K. Philip Randolph, editor ol' thn
s'egro magazine, the Messenger receiv
m1 another threatening letter yestor*
lay signed, as was the one sent him
it the time he received tlu> sevonnl
land of a Negro, "K. K. K." This let I
or also cnino from Now Orleans ac-J
lording to the postmark on the envoi J
>pe. It was mainly typed in red IH. rf
md read:
"Yon will never live to see January
l!.'2o f(.r we dor-.'t want.niggers ?:kr
on here." 1
rhen in ink in print diameters was a
ionhlo line read big:
"Your gang goes, too."
The written signature "K. K. K.'
vas in hlaek ink, undorseored in rod,
md tiro whole letter was written on a
in If sheet of letter paper. The enve.
ipo was addressed: "Mr. Philip Han- \
lolph. Editor Negro Monthly, New
fork City, New York."
As far as 's known the post offleo of
'ieials have no clew as to the slender
>f the hand and the letters.
\ny roopening of the vesper services
Hie Assembly room was packed. It
is hoped that as many or more wi.ll be
iresont each Sunday to enjoy tho
splendid programs which will be pro
>ented. Quite a number or men were
present, several of them "First t Hairs''
all of whom exprossed their dcIght
and interest i;n what they saw
md beard.
Mrs. Susio Williams will have
shargo of the Vesper service on Sunlay
afternoon. You are cordially in
f A oMniwI
Enroll now Ln the class in Ladies
railoring. Yon can not afford to miss
his opportunity of learning hbw to re
lnoo the cost of living by reducing
lie cost of dressing.
"What is necssnry lor carrying on
he work of the "Y?" 1st. Volunteer
?Vorkers with the spirit and willing- ,
less to serve. ,
2nd. Finance. We solicit, for workers
nil the year round, we solicit for
finance once a year. We are going to |
iolioit your financial aid during Nov- .
niher 1st and lf>th. Won't, yojti plan
low to do your bit to help put Rich- <
nond Y. W. C. A. over tire top in its
Miss Viola T*. P. Chaplain. Director i
if Oirls Work has returned after :
pending a pleasant vacation nt Urod <
in* Vn
. I
Mr. Itjobcrt W. Hagnall. Director of
iranchos of the Xnlinnal Association j
r>r the Advancement of Colored I'eo* (
Jo, with headquarters in New York, ]
poke her at. the Eponozer Bapt- j
>t Church. Rev. W. H. Stokes, Pii. 1
)., past or on tho evening of Septeni- t
er 12th. at 8:15 o'clock. On Septeni- i
or 13th at S:l.r> P. M. he spoke l
t Alt. Olivet Baptist church. Rev. J. f
Liidrew Bowler, D. D., pastor.
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To-morrow morning at tho Fourth f
aptist Church, (Rev. Dr. Evans I
ayne., veneahlc pastor, will dellvor s
message on the subject, "Tho Host 1
' Heaven Gathered About God to 1
nolw1 What Ho Would Hijvc Them 1
o." A largo congregation is ex
jcte(i and you aro urged to come I
it on time. li
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?Brothers Brown, Carter, Davi* I
nd Nelson of Psi Chapter, Omega Psl | t
Ill Fraternity gave a luncheon and t
anco Friday evening, August 18th,
i honor of Brother Dr. T. M. Johnson
f Dolta. Chapter, Omega Psi Phi fra- i
;rnity. (
AI n H "pa r-v bim a aic
subniiis ms ii
Capt. \V. 10. L. Smith, of 109 10.
ITlh Street, having returned homo
from the hospital much improved
lifter a technical operation, was visited
last week by quite a number of
friends, who extended their sympa-j
I by and best wishes for his speedy
recovery. j
.Among visitors Sunday evening
was a committee of Richmond I'atriarehio.
No. l>. (!. U. (). of (). 1<\
us follows. Major Henry Mallory and,
Capt. IT. 11. Crowder, regimental officers
and Capt. It. Heechcr Taylor,.
Lt. \V. IT. Tyler, 1A. Walter Mason..*
l'atriarchs 11. 11. llriggs, 1). H. Win-,
ston, J. M. Garrant and Isaac Shores]
bearing a silver loving cup inscribed t
thereon, "To Capt. \V. 10. la. Smith
by It. 1\ No. 0, G. U. O. of O. 1<\,'
The cup was presented by Deacon
H. II. llriggs in words that can never
leave (ho memory of Capt. Smith,
recalling tho service lie had rendered,
in building (lie Patriarchto to its
present high standing in membership
und elevation in the Brigade during
liis eleven years scrvice to whom the
Qntiro body lias expressed in loving
words and action,, their respect for
liiin and regret that poor health'
caused him to decline further active
service as captain.
The presentation of the cup was a
surprise to Captain Smith, but it
was accepted in very pleasant and
appropriate words limited by bis
physical ability. Thanking the Patriarchs
for the token and assuring
thoni (bat he iwould always be with
them during health. After benediction,
light refreshments were served
by Mrs. W. E. I/. Smith, assistd by
Mrs. Mattio McKenzie Brooks and
Miss Ola II. Smith. i
Mr. C. K. Smith and wife and
Mr. James Harris, of Xorthside were
present and tendered, their sympathy
and best wishes.
Mrs. liobena Jenkins Baugh, of
211 t llargrovo Street loft the city
on the 25th of August, to visit
friends and relatives in Rochester,
N. Y., Niagara Kails. Canada and
New York City. While at Rochester
sho was elaborately entertained by
Mi\ and Mrs. Clarence Stives.
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Ann
Maun, an aged resident of South
Richmond, took place last Sunday at
1 *> :l(1 n'l'lnrlf frnm (lio fc'Mrtil linn.
tist Church, of which sho had been
a member GO years. Rev. Dr. W.
Ij. Ransome otllciatod, assisted by
Rev. R. R. Graham. The pallbearers
were Messrs. Willis Johnson, Arthur
Tyler, Cornelius Munford, Norman
oiphin, Abel Dean and Samuel Johnson.
Mrs. Lottie Booker Kelley, of
Short Porter Street, afte spending
several days visiting her sister in
Boston, Mass. has returned to the
Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Dudley and,
ilanghter havo returned homo after.
very pleasant vacation. The Reverend
spent two weeks in Carolino
I'ountv visiting his sister and brother
il>o a week in Washington with liis(
brother, l'roston Dudley, contractor.
Mrs. Dudley spent her vacation in
Urooklyn. N. V., visiting her aunt . I
?iio also made a Hying trip to Asbury
Park and Shark River, N. J.
Miss Lena /. Dickens was a delegate
to the Baptist Sunday School
Convention at Newport News. From
iero' she went, to spend two weeks
it the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
I'oung, 1S0S Ashland Avenue, Baliniore,
Md. A banquet was given
11 her honor on the steamer "Alalaina"
by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Young
ormerly of South 'Richmond.
Tho funeral of Mr. hen Langston
ving, Jr., who departed this life
Wednesday morning at 12:10 o'clock
September 13th, at his home, 1017
lull Street, after a long period of
tickness, will talco placo from the
'Mrst Baptist Church, Rev. W. I/,
tan some, D. D., pastor, Sunday at
2:110 o'clock.
Mr. Ij. L. King, Sr. and Mrs. j
Jerthel Barheo, {lather and sister,
iave arrived to attend tlie funeral, j
?Miss Martha Chiles has returned
'rom Buckroo Beach, after spending
? pleasant vacation. j
-?Miss Alice Chiles has heen visitng
her sister, Mrs. Thercsita Morris,
>f Kilmarnock, Va. '
- .'.i'.-. .ml. " .'..j .u ..;j?h'
1 infill Ain im nir
iiox. ouruu .1. sands will
. .4'.
II011. Oliver .1. Sands, President
of (he American National Hank has
consented to lead the movement for
the rehabilitation and, the re-opening
of the Mechanics Savings Hank.
After a long conference last Saturday
with .John Mitchell, Jr., ho
agreed to take this action, lie had
been over the situation and he lafd
down plans,, which if carried out
faithfully wiM elicit his support in
this great undertaking.
It is proposed to have an advisory
committco of prominent whito bankers,
consisting of three to assist in
tlio undertaking. A meeting of the
depositors of the Mechanics Hank
will be hold Tuesday night at 8:80
o'clock at the Fifth Street Baptist
Church, when with the co-operation
of the depositors, the Bank will be
re-opened in a short while.
The attitude of all parties is now
most friendly and tho public will
rejoice to know that the tangle in
tho financial affairs of the institution
no ?? lw? .?.) Im/.J-wI 1 ' '
..... .?i .mjunau iimicr me leadership
ol' one of the groat oat financier* in'
this country. Tho Hoard of Dirootors
lmvo expressed themselves as
willing to co-operate and aid ill tho
movemen t.
R< >1 i E?A KHIOS T1:1).
Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 1G.?Mrs. Salfonia
Chanflain, aged 22 years, jealous
of iier dapper husband, whom she
had heard was travelling around with
flappers, accoiding to the police, Wed
ncsduy niglil put on a suit of her husband's
clothes, placed a 32-calibrc re
volver in a hip pocket and set out to
shadow her husband.
Everything was going well for n
while and sho was having visions of
how she would, like Sherlock Holmc^
spring a huge surprise upon her husband
at almost any moment as slw
\vas nearing the place where she haa
been informed that he met his flapper
friends. Hut as she came to Center ,
avenue and Kirkpatrick street, where
a watchful policeman observed her at'
feminnte swing to her walk sho was
asked by the oflleer if he could ho o
any assistance. She said that she believed
that she would bo able to attend
to the small matter, but the officer
was curious and suggested tluit
they visit the station house. As no
was escorting her to the. police station
ho discovered that she had a revolver
in her hip pocket. Mrs. Chan fin in was
detained in that city hostelery over
night and at the hearing tlie following
morning was fined $25 as a suspicions
The Joint Committee of the Capital
Citv and Williams Lodges of 10Ik.",
will give the greatest entertainment
of the season for tho benefit of its'*,
members and visiting Elks at the Col
liseuni, commencing at S:30 o'clock
r. M. Monday, September 25tli.
MMw/v 1 - ? * - * *
ire inuiHis nn? citizens 01 UfeDmond
arc invited to attend this groat
entertainment, which will be featured
witli an Orchestra of many pieces. A
subcommittee on music is bonding
every effort to have one of the best
Orchestras that, can be secured in or
out of the City of Richmond. The mnsi
oal feature is destined to bo one of
the best that has ever been put. teforo
the public in reach of the colored people
Those in touch with the situation
are greatly pleased at their success in
securing the Colllseum for this occasion,
as ft has never been opened to
colored people before, and they feel
that they are fortunate to pe the fJVot.
to secure it for the colored Elks.
The Committee is planning to enter
tain from five to six thousand people
on this occasion and the young people
of this city are making great preparations
to avail themselves of this, th?
first opportunity to be entertained at
the Colli scum. Associated with tho
Joint Cdmmittoe of the Capital City
and Williams Lodges there is also a
Committee from Benjamin and Queen
Esther Temples of Lady Elks. A full
list of the committee will be published
on the 23rd.

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