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(By Ferdinand Tuohy.)
Paris, Sept. 24.?Georges Carpentier,
Europe'B "boat of tho century,
lost one of the sorriest exhibitions of
fighting-ever seen in any ring today.
Battling Siki., tho Senogalcso heavyweight,
knocked bim out in tho sixth
roand of a Blugfest punctuutod by
fouls, but altogether lacking in science
111b nose broken, his eye closed and
hiB face covered with blood, "Qorguea
Georges" had to bo carried from> the
ring, but it took the Judges another
hour to anndunce that the hotter bruis
' er had won.
In tho sixth round of their schedul
ed twenty-round bout Carpentier went
down under a hail of vicious rights
from tho big Negro. Ab ho foil his legs
slipped between those of Siki), and tho
referee declared tho whtto man had
won because tho black tripped h?m.
Shouting with rage tho crowd storm
ed the ring and after an hour's consul
tatlon the judges'reversed the reCeree'a
decision thus croating a now lightheavywoight
champion of Europe. Iv.it
or it was announced Siki will challenge
Jack Deinpsey.
Georges entered tho ring a heav> ;
favorite and still tho idol of Franco, j
Before the oiul of tho fourth round the'
idol had fallen, litorally and figura? |
tively. Floored for a count in tho ;
third, his later attempts to foul were .
greeted with jeers and curses from
his followers. Knocked out In rno j
sixth, ho was carried away with tho
hoots, catcalls and whistlling of 80,000
of his countrymen ringing in his oars., i
while his grinning conqueror was
hoisted high on the shoulders of new ,
found admirers. j
' Tho Buffalo Stadium was packed
when Siki entered lie ring. Ho got a
cordial, sympathetic reception, for
every 0110 knew Georges had only con
sented to interrupt his cinema activities
because ho wanted to end the "iin
pudent" aspirations of the Negro. ,
"Poor fellow!" was the crowd's early
attitude, "Georges will kill hinv with
that right." And there was no hotting.
While these kindly persons weru
mentally measuring the Senegalese
for his coflln, Gorgeous Georges hound
ed into the ring, beaming!, shaking his
hands hiithcly above his bead, smiling
his lovely white-toothed smile to
his Parisian friends and dressed in
silk and satin just as he was at Jersey
But the throng did not rise too well
to his infectious personality. True, he,
got a big hand, but many were silent, i
romomberin gtliat Car pent icr has!
fmicht liltln in TTVniirn mul ROlflnm fr>r I
clinrity. '
As the gong sounded,, the specta '
tors settled back tp watch a short in
structive boxing lesson given by Prof.
Carpentier. Even Siki seemed to fee.
he was in for a bad beating; ho had
not oven trained systematically for
the match.
Both men seemed to bo in excellent
condition, however, although Georges
was a bit thin and palo. His black op
ponent was a picture of power, his
muscles rippling under the ebony skin
In threo years of fighting he has only
been beaten onco, but has merely
learned the roputation of being unhurt
able and unskilful.
Apparently knowing that ho was ui
against a heavier hitter than ho has
yot encountered, Siki came out of his ]
cornor quickly but cautiously. All ,
through the first round he bardiv
tried to hit Goorges, and his own (
clumsy defense was easily penetrated. ]
During the first two rounds Carpen <
tier repeatedly landed his "terrible 1
right" on Siki's jaw but the Negro did i
not seem to be oven Jarred by Eur
-1?L-"-'-JJWgWEaBrBI1 ?B?MB?5
Beaten in
e Broken, By
ith Blood, Go
\der the Sledt
f Battling Si
pion of Till El
opo's liei't puncli. Still Carpcnt.ier
smiled confidently.
But in the third the Negro suddenly
seemed to realize that ho had notli
ing to fear and from then tm the ftglu
plowly degenerated into a slugging
contest, with S1kl having the hotter
of every exchange. Both an en took
counts in the third, hut after that all
Cnrpentior's skill could wot Bavo off
quick defeat.
In the fourth Georges was batterea
unmercifully as the Senegaleso buenme
move and more confident. Thu
ond of tlie fifth round the Frenchman
a beaten man, hardly able to Btanu,
Toward the enil both were fighting in
furry, the champion enraged by impending
defeat., the Negro angered at
the foul blows struck tit Tihn.
?5ATTUfT(?- gttk
Sturdy Senogaleso lighter, who now
holds tho championship of Europe
and, 'liight-heavy ti'Ulo of tho world.
Then came tho end. Gorgeous Geor
bus wns lying on 1110 canvas, nis
bloody face caressing the floor while
the Senega/lcse smiling and unblemish ,
e<l, stood abovo him.
(New York World.)
Although Georges Carpentier inslats
ho wants to revenge his defeat at the
hnnds of Battling Siki as soon as the
Injuries received in yesterday's bout
ire healed, the consensus of opinion
hore is that the Frenchman's fighting
[lays are over. In fact his closest
friends acting on a tip th!at he had d<*
clde<l in advance to abandon tho
match beforo it was half over, reaped
[>d small fortunes by betting against
the. ring idol, who,, according to all
rumors, has come to the conclusion
(Continued on tho Eighth Pago.)
6 Rounds
e Closed ana
?es Down in
hi, Now
DIUSCOI'Tj OFFKltS $1150,000 FOH
8lli.I TO FIG1IT IN U. S. A.
An offer of $150,000 l'or a lift senround
decision contest with llnrry
Wills, Negro heavyweight, was cabled
ipst night to Battling Sikl, Senegalese
boxer who defeated Georges Carpontior
in Paris yesterday., by Dave Driscoll,
matchmaker for the Bbbets-Mc*
"Keovor Exhibition Company operators
of Ehhets Field, Brooklyn.
Sikl Is now in good physical condition
' Tho offer suggested October 12th, ns
a date for tho bout, with tho idea that
Slki is now in good physical condition
and could ronch this country in a
"week's time. Should tills bo unacceptable,
however, Slki was advised that
the offer holds good for a contest next
.'year on May 30th, Memorial Day.
Now York, Sept. 25.?Jack Johnson,
.one-time heavyweight champion of tho
| would, iold that section of tho world
that happened to bo gathered in Now
York County courthouse today, thai
"he was sending a challenge tonight to
Sikl, the Senegalese conqueror of
Georges Carpentier.
Summoned to court nvor n of
$3,500 he has owed Barney Oeran.,
theatrical producer, for seven years,
Johnson was asked by Joseph Levine,
Gerard's counsel why ho didn't pay $1,
000 on account.
i "You follows ought to wait until 1
tackle that man Siki," he said. " IIo
looks like just the in an I want to fight
and when I get through I'll have
| money enough to pay you."
' Tli-en he announced he was sending
a challongo tonight.
Sermon: The Wenknoss of the Strong
Samson Asleep in Delilah's Lap.
Beginning with next Sunday, October
1st, Rev. 15. D. Caffee, pastor wil) ,
begin what is known as "An interest j
ing Fall Series of Sermons."
11:30 A. M. Sermon, "The Weakne...
of the Strong?Samson Asleep in Do
lilab's Lap."
10:00 A. M. Pastor's Bible Class. ]
9 30 A. M. Sunday School. I
8:00 P. M. B. Y. P. U. Council of j
Richmond Quarterly Conference. AM ]
are urged to attend these services: i
? ?. I
The Ministers' Conference of Rjich- <
mond and Vicinity wl*ich has beeii
closed ,for the vacation period, will
open next Monday, October 2, 1922, 11
A. M. at Ebenezer Baptist church,
Leigh and Judah streets, Dr. Wm. H. ?
Stokes, Ph. D. pastor. 1
An interesting instructive and help 1
ful programme of activities for tho (
yoar has been planned which will be J
of great benofit to tlje members of tho {
Conference in particular and the pub- <
lie in general. The gonial Dr. Evans J
Payne, D. D? pastor of Fourth Baptist
Churchy the Bishop of Church Hill and fi
tho Nestor of tho Baptist Hosts in tliia j
section will preside over tho affairs o {
the Conference in hUs usual vorsatile x
manner. While a largo number of tho t
brethren have not, as yet, returned t
from their vacation,, a full represent*
tion of tho Conference is expected lo
bo in attendance upon tho first session
at which timo reports of activities
for tho vacation period will be i
mndo. i
A. D. DALY, Reporter. 1
in-,i-,ixvr ix mcNRicx) countv.
Kiixun thkioe persons.
In company with Mr. W. C. Scott,
tho noted tonsorlal artist of this city
1 went down tho Kiver ltoad Sunday
September 24th., at about 1 o'o'.ock.
1 ronionvbered that a gruesome tragedy
had taken place in that neighborhood
tho week before. Wo had.
nearly reached St. James Church and
was told that wo worn s'x miles from
Richmond. A colored boy riding a
bicycle looked at tho car and inquired
if ii was a Stanley Steamer.
Ho had heard, of the car and had
seen 'it. at a distance. I asked him
about the killings.
"You have passed tho place," ho
said. "It is about a mile and a half
from hero. You wK1 ?oo houses and
right off from tho road ip where il
happened. t ?
that white house.
Another inquiry and a white resident
told us just where to go. Thou
wo reached tho settlement and, tho
colored folks pointed out the iittlo
(white houso off from the road to me.
Mr. Scott did not care to leave tho
car. So I vaulted ont, leaving liim
in tho car in the roadway. A row-1
idont informed mo that 1 would, lln'd
tho sister of Willie Olaytoji, who did
tho killing, at the "house. I walked
up to tho houso and a gLrl, sixteen
yours of ago, she said, Tv(th her baby)
in her arms, came to the door which
was open.
the dog and thtc chickens. i
She did not ask me my name. Sho
uta noi inquire as to my business.
I was looking at a tliroo room, one
story cottage, painted "whito. I was
at tho kitchen d.oor, while my (log,
Mutt, proocedod to charge tiio chickens
in (ho yard, much to my chagrin
and annoyance. That dog would
stop when ordered hut you had to
keop on ordering, for tho flutter of
a chicken seemed to exert an irresistible
influence upon that dog.
I learned tho following story.
. "My name is Etta Clayton. I am
sixteen years old.. Yos, this is my
baby. My brother's threo cliildron
are here. His name is Willie Edward
Clayton. Ho and his wifo had
a disagreement last Monday morning.
iii.s wifo left liore and came;
back that ovening and got her three
"On Tuosday night between 2 and j
:i o'clock some ono came to the front
d(oor. My brotlior and I wero in betl. I
I iwcnt from my room to his room
and waked li?m. Wlien lie went to
tho door, these peoplo rushed in.
The place belongs to my fatlier. lr
tho party wero Gertrudo Clayton,
Willie Edward Clayton's wife; Malinda
Carter, his wife's aunt; Albert
Brown,, his wife's father and his
wifo's mother. His wifo brought.
Iior three children with her and they
came in an automobile.
"They sa.Ul they wero going to
beat my brother and, they threatened
Lo kill him. lie grabbed a gun from
behind tho door and ho shot his wifo,
Iior father and her aunt, killing
them. Ho has Air. Gunn as his
I had been able by threats to keep
that dog, Mutt, quiet long enough
Lo get that statement. I told this
jhild-mothor, who I was and then
wandered back to the Stanloy Steam
3ar fn the roadway.
I had reached Mrti,n Street, in
'ront of Robert C. Scott's undertaking
parlors when tho roar left-hand
Vheel tiro blow out with the report
>? a shot gun. I soon changed it for
,ho "sparo" with tho assistance of
ho two Mr. Scotts and Mr. R. C
Scott's employee. Funoral Director
3cott had burled tho victims of the
ragody at Cliarlos City, just 35 mil03
iway, Two of thom, lio said, wen
ihot tin tho back and ono through tho
ungs. Thoro woro flvo shots and a
l(oublojbarrollod shot-gun had been
i'so(i to do the killing. This showod
hat ho had to ro-load tho shot-gun
o do tho work.
A rovolvor was afterwards found
n tho yard, but it was said to bolong
o Willie Ed.ward Clayton's father.
)ld WlllJUo Clayton's wife have this*
* i
lmber 30, 1922 bbm
nnrnin it i vniniinnnn
raow LiiibtiDUnb
:j?vrn skssiox oimjxs at th.k
I i
Wednesday, September SOtli marked
the beg'nning of the thirty-fifth aca-'
domic year at Virginia Theo'ogical
Seminary and College. Registration
was condnctod all day Wednesday,
ami opening chapel and class work bo
gan on Thursday,, in what promises t?>
I?o Semim'.ry'f? host year. The buildings
and grrtunds are in splendid physical
condition. Tho laboratories arc not
yoi completely equipped, tho library
is pot quiii ready for use, and work
011 tho gymnasium is still going on
This, however, does not interfere with
the class work; and the entire oquipnir.nt
will ho ready within a few day*
In Fox Hall, new dormitory rooms for
young women,, a reception hall, an assombly
hall and a ward for the sick
luivo l>con provjdod. Many changes
have heen made in Hayos Hall, looking
to an improved grade of work and
greater comfort for tho students.
A larger faculty than evor beforo
ha? 1 eon gathered at. tho institution, I
several now instructors having been
added . In the Department of Theology
r>r. R. liolley and Prof. Thos. Crowd
or arc the now men. Tho former comos
to Hie school from Shaw University to
lake eliprgo of work In Hebrew, Greek
and Hoinlletlcs. He took his A. B.,
M.. and S. T. B., degrees at Lincoln
University and has dono work at Colgate
Uivlvorslty, Union, Theological
Seminary and Columbia University.
Tho latter, who will handle classes in
Bible history, is an A. B., from Unloi
University and a B. D., from this in
stltution. Prof. J. C. Carroll, fresh
from grd\iate study In Chicago Unlver
sity. will teach history in the Collego
of Arts and Science. Ho received his
bachelor's course at Union and baa |
done graduate work loading to the Pn.|
u., anil A. M., degrees at Chicago, hav
ing gained experience as a teacher at
Morehouse Collego and a pastor in
Chicago. Prof. Kq'.ley Miller, Jr.. son
of Dean Kelly Miller of Howard University
and himself a B. S., from
Howard has been added to the Department
of Science to handle courses in
Physics and Inorgiinic Chemistry. In
addition to his work at Howard, Prof.
Miller has taken his muster's woik at
Clark University, at Worcester, ftvass>.
and has rare experience as an instruo
tor and laboratory assistant. Miss Diliiin
Drown, another alumna of Ilowaru
comes after a year's experienlo at
Union to take charge of English cours
es in the Academy. Mrs. Poisseau. n
graduate of the Seminary has been ad,l
ed to the staff of matrons
The student body will he much larg
er than ever before. Over one hunrtm
ptudents of collogo rank have been en
rolled, more than fifty per cent o.
whom are pursuing courses loading to
a degree. Increases appear in the regis
tration in each of the other departments,
and indications point to a
crowded school. Virginia Seminary is
in a position this year to do her best
revolver or did Willio Clayton have
it? This in tlio question. Willio
Clayton gavo lrmsolf up. Ho had
his whot-gun with him and apparently
felt no remorso for what lie
did. Ito was not under the i'nfluenee
of liquor. He was terribly angry
and as a result sont tlireo peoplo
uncoremoiuoufily to the judgment.
Master T. ?J. King, Jr. has entered,
upon his studies at the Virginia
I Theological Seminary and Collego at
| Lynchburg, Va. He is the son of
j Dr. and Mrs. T. J. King.
Workman is Hurt.
(Preston Nows Service.")
Columbus, Ohio. Sept. 27.?-When a
fihain on a hoisting platform broke,
Robert Akin, aged 45 years, of North
Grant avenue was hurt about the neck
and hips at the Ohio Maleable Iron
Company plant in Fiolds avenue last
Friday afternoon. He was taken to the
University Hospital where his condition
is reported favorable, with .1
splendid cbanco for recovery.
Sunday, October 1st, wfll mark
the re-dedicatory services of the
Fourth Baptist Church, Dr. Evans
Payne, pastor. Dr. Win, H. Stokes
wl(ll preach at tlio morning services
and Dr. W.. L. Ransome, of South
Richmond speaks at nfght. The ediflco
presents a beautiful appearance.
Items in Brief from "Old Manchester"
The llev. Baxter F. McLendon. the
cvangolist and his choir of f>00 trainee
voices lire doing great work on the'
Southside. On last Tuesday night
nhont 10.000 people were In attendance.
There were fnl.'y 500 colored
people under the tent to hear him uive
n vivid dovciipt on of his life. Before
he commenced his narratives he caller
I upon liis colored hearers to sing,
"Swing Low Sweet Chariot." It was
led by Mr. Jas. 11. Cunningham, and
I "Steal Away" was led by Miss Ilobona
J Munford. They were rapluously applauded
by the great gathering or
white people. At the conclusion of
these hymns, the Uev. Mr. "Cyclone
Mac" began ono of tire mofct remarkable
stories of his life over heard by
an audience in South Richmond.
Tlio evangelist is planning a meeting
for Monday night, for the colored
people and he Is dosirous to got In
touch with mil of tlio pastors. Tlie
singing will bo done by members o!
the colored churches and a great at
tondanco Is oxpeetod.
?Mrs. H. E. Harris has returneu
homo after a pleasant trip to l1 l'tsmouth
and Norfolk, visiting relatives
and friends.
?Mr. Albert Clarke of Washington,
D. C. ia spending his vacation on the
K-outhside, the guest of his many relatives
and friends.
?Mrs. Roberta Langhorne, of 121 E.
20th street who has been confided to
hoi* homo for sovorol days is slowly
?Mrs. Annio E. Blackwell left tlio
oily Saturday, 23rd for Kittrell, N. C.,
to attend the funeral of Mrs. D.
Avery, Secretary of the l.ott Carey
T\l*.~ T.ii ? 1
jmo, v luruncc uooaman will return
home tomorrow, (Sunday) after
a mout pleasant stay in Ml. Holiy, ?\
Y., Philadelphia, ami Baltimore.
'Mrs. Pearl Foster, ot' 112 E. I Stli
St. has been somewhat, indisposed
this week.
?Mrs. Raehael llall loft ihe cl(>
Thursday, 21st for Philadelphia, New
York and llartford, Conn. She will
r.pend many weeks in the northern
?Mr. Albert Wood of Youngstowi.
Ohio, is visiting the city the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Lnnghorne and
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Braxton.
?Miss Grace Bowen of Clover, Va.,
spent several days hero visiting her
parents and relatives. She was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Howell
in East ISth street.
I ?Mr. A. Rasmus Harris and Miss
l Ethel-Brown arrived in the riiv
Sunday morning. Mr. Harris has visited
many foreign cities since lie lett
here more than fourteen years ago. Ho
is looking the picture of health.
?Mr. Edward Urqjlvn left the clt>
Sunday for Pittsburgh, Pa., to spend
several days the guest of his siter.
?The Buffalo Foot-ball teanv of
Southside will meet the A. S. C's. of
Northside on the gridiron at llovev
Park, Va. Union University, Wednesday
October 4tli, at 3 P. M.
Mr. Edward Foster returned to
the c{,ty last Sunday from Philadelphia,
Pa. 0n account of tho illnoss
of his wife.
Williajm II. Smith,
After a protracted i'Uness enduring
for many years, William II-. Smith,
of 729 West Leigh Stroet, departed
this lifo Tuesday morning at 5:30
o'clock, in tho sixty-fourth year of
his age. Altho having sufforod intense
pain tliruont these weary years
ho bore his affliction wi,th Christian
fortitude. |
Ho was for fifty years associated,
wii,th various butchers located fn tho
Sixth Stroot Market and was hold in
high esteem by his employers and
follow workers. }
Ho /leaves to mourn thoir loss, a 1
d.ovoted wife, four daughtors, three
sons, two brothers of I-'OS Angeles,
California, nino grand-chlldron and
a host of friends. Funoral servicos
wore ho'/p fr-oni tho residence. Interment
in Evorgreen Cemetery.
i ,
? " "-'j. -zisvtm
(Prostoii Nows Sorvlco.)
/vmiiiio, scpi. zi.?a searfnmg
investigation of tho killing liorc short
ly before midnight Sept. 9th, of Gover
C. Everett in a loc;?l hotel., was order
o(i by Judge \V. H. Ely in a speeia
charge to the Taylor County grand
jury last Thursday.
After declaring that all ho ft now ol
tho murder was from newspaper reports
Judge 131y said: "A Negro was
k Me:l in a Negro rooming house in
this city. A street contractor told me
that he had known Everett for eleven
years and that lie was a hard-working.
Negro and harmless. From what. 1
gather from the newspaper reports,
the man had retired early and aboufmidnight
ho was killed. 1 notice in. tuw
papers that Negro witnesses testiflevV
that three or four masked men cnniu
to the hotel, went upstairs, a shot wub
fired,, tho masked men came down,
and Evorott was found dead.
"I will' bo frank and honest with you
tho nion who shot Everott is guilty of
murder and should bo punished. It is
a bad blot on your town when mon gv,
out and wantoniy kill in that way.
"There has not occurred a crime
since I have been on tho bench s*.
grave and one that deserves such earn
ost attontion as this. I am blaming nu
man nor organization for this crluttv.
because I don't know who did the.HUTinc."
District Attorney Cunningham, who
lirifi conducted ?n lnv<?tlgation of theaffair,
Issued an appeal to all cltlzons :
who know anything of tho murder; or.*
who might throw any light on it', Pv
give tl?e grand jury tho facts.
Paul 1). Scott, a nationally known
traveller and young promoter on Tuesday
visited V. N. and I. Institute,
Petersburg, for tho first time in thirty
years Mr. Scott has tho distinction of
he'ng one of the first to be given birth
in tho Institute. His father Edward"
Scott a ptodu'l. of I ichmond an.l after
wards a practicing physician in Washington,
1). C., was Professor of Modern
languages there at the time.
A most cordial reception was given
Ids son on his return. Mr. Paul D.
Scott who has quarters at the famous
Miller's Hotel is hardly a stranger In
Richmond, having many relatives hero
of the beloved Rev. Holmes family
.inn ui?u uiiiuy i-iowaru university
school-mates. lie is the colored representative
of one of the largest Realty.
Companies in the country.
A company formed for the purposeof
securing choice locations for onir
people with money behind them to
liuild desirable modern homes. Tho
firm known as Tho Washington I)evel-r
oplnent Corporation is at present developing
what promises to be the most,
beatniful choice and attractive sub-di
vision in this country.
Overlooking the White House, shit?
owed by the Washington Monument,
shading tho Potomac as she sweeps ot,
to kiss the Bay; this sub division locat
ed in our own Virginia across fromv
Lincoln Monument is known as Douglass
Park. Named'for our ever immortal
Mr. Scott will forward literntnr*.
welcome interviews or be glad to correspond
with all who wish to take advantage
of a ground floor opportunity,
which gives social, educational and'
historicarhenefits of tho Worlds great
est Capital city. Address: Paul D. Scott
Miller's Hotel, Second and Leigh Sta.,
Richmond, Va.
*** '
?Miss Itowna White of Lynchburg;
Va., called on us also Mr. C. II. Green,
of Newport News, Vn.
?Dr. II. E. Jones., now of Philadelphia,
but formerly a resident of this
city was here visiting friends last
week. His Madame m#tored down borain
a new car and with a German*
chauffeur at tho wheel," arriving here*
Saturday evening. Dr. Jones left with
the party last Monday morning at &>
o'clock for home.
Master Godfrey Branch has matriculated
at tho Virginia Seminary,
Lynchburg, Va. He is tho son of
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Branch, 913 N.'
Sixth Street.
Master Oscar Conn, of Charlottesville,
Va. spent a few days in tho^
city visiting relatives ami friends.
Ho !was enrouto to Law r once vi!llefc..
Va. to enter St. Paul N. and I.
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