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This may be our last battle. We believe fchat- it is the beginning of our final triumph.
\ *** JOHN MITCHELL, JR VOLUME XLI, NO. 6 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1923. PRICE, FIVE CENTS .. A Happy and Prosperous Year to All.. Y. M. C. A. SHOOTING AFFAIR IS DROPPED. (Preston News Service) Washington, Dec. 27.—District At torney Peyton Gordon has nolle prov ed charges of assault with n danger ous weapon ogainst Vnntile C. Harris Aaron Bunkett, Charles H. Smith Chester E. Lee, William Hope, Leroy Hamilton and Joseph Curtis, basket ball players who are alleged to have at tacked Joseph Hairston colored watch man, of the Twelfth! .Street Branch ol' the Y. M. C. A. This action of the Dis trict Attorney closes one of the most disgraceful affairs ever staged in this ♦ty. THE RAYO THEATRE TO OPEN. Second Street Playhouse to Open on January 3rd, Under New' Management. It will no iloubt be very welcome nows to the larg'’ host of Theatre Lov • * rs to learn that after be*ing In dark less for a year tbve Rayo Theatre will :o-open on Thursday, January the 3ru under entire now management. The new manager. Mr. B. H. Droste has talc / ^n a lease on the Rayo for a term of "tears and states that he will make ex tensive alterations and improvement!* iA8 quickly ns possible one of the first Improvements will be a wood and glass Storm Front across the entire Lobby which will assure a warm com fortable Lobby and a Cosy entrance to the Theatre proper. Mr. Droste, the new manager is a foimer Richhionder, having been horn snd. raised in this city. For the past seventeen years he has been engaged in the Theatrical business in various parts of the United States and Canada .ind was jus! recently Induced to re tur nto Richmond and operate the Rayo Theatre. His thorough experience in .he Theatre line assures the proper menagement of the Rayo under hia personal direction, and he has person alty pledged himeelf to ofTer the very nest attractions that money can buy at the Rayo. When seen at Ills temporary office on Broad street yesterday Mr. Dro«=te ;fc.sAid: “For years I have wanted to re turn to Richmond and engage in the theatrical business here when the op *portunity came to me to take over the *’<*yo I came down from New York hd looked, over ihe ground I talked some of the leading citizens, both colored and white, and they assured me that the Colo-ed Race would wel- j come a Theatre catering to Ladies Gentlemen and Children, offering go al clean amusement and run on a high daSvs basis, if tha' he true then the fu ture success of the Rayo is already as sured! Because it is my intention to give this house my personal attention I shall be on the ground at all times myself and I shall present the best that money can buy in Photo Plnv^. Vaudeville, Musical Comedy. Drama and Minstrels. I shall make frequent, personal trips to Washington. Philad-J phia. New York and other cities and endeavor to bring to Richmond and 1ht. Rayo Theatre a class of shows that you have never had here before It the Folks want - nice clean Theatre good shows for the Old and Young, a place of amusement run on a high class hauls, for fathers, mothers, sisters.1 brothers husbands, wives and sweet hearts*.. then I am here to give it t*. them! The prices of admission will be with !n the reach of all. one price all th. time, no matter how big the show is the price will be the same. Our policy will be two ?'how* nightly at 7 and at 9 with Matinees On Monday. Thursday] and Saturday at 3 P. M I am leaving for Philadelphia and New York on Wednesday the 26th and when I get back I’ll tell you all about my Stir I prise Show for the Grand Opening on Monday January 7th.” As a Special preliminary engage ment “Restitution” the Master Pho»o P!sy has been booked at The Rayo fci three days Januaiy 3. 4 and 5th. Rov Robt. Downing will appear in person with this picture, which is aptly call ed ‘The Mystery of the Ages." Prof. Henry Watterson bias been eu- i XM, gaged as Musical Director at the Rayo and will be on hand with his DeLurc Orchestra to furnish the musical pro grams, which assures a treat in this department. Mr John Poindexter has been engaged by Mr. Droste to act as 1 is personal assistant in advertising and publicity work. GOING FROM HOME. I The following report appeared In the Boston. Mass., Guardian: WALKS. NO JIM-CROW. For An Indian—Gets Off Train and Walks 20 Mile* in Virginia When Ordered Out of Car "For Whites”— Our Own Race Starting From D. of C. Could Get In So-Called "White Coach" Refuse to Move Out When Train Goes In'o Virginia* Richmond* Va , Dec. 11.—A mass acre almost occured on a late R. F and P. train betv/een Washington and Boswell when a conductor insisted that Joseph E. Oldfields a full-blood cd Sioux Indian and grandson of the late famous Chief Red Cloud of North Dakota*. should ride in the "‘Jim Crow car or walk. Joe preferred the latter method and Indignantly stepped off the train at Boswell and walked the 20 odd miles Into <Rjlchmond. SERVED IM WORLD WAR. The Indian, who had served throne') 'he World War with the United States j marines re-enlisted recently In Chica go and was on his way to Quantleo #<»r j training. He failed to recognise Quan tico as the train passed through *he city from Washington and the conduc ‘or did not find him until the tra*! neared Doswell. The conductor offer ed, to carry him to Richmond, but re fused to allow hMr to remain in the ‘‘white” section of the train, and Joe refused to ride in the "other” section Joe walked into the marine recruit ing station here and reported to Cap tain Strong. After his papers were ex amined and hl«i story told the captain furnished him with trnnsoprtation to QuantIco and. a letter "to whom i might concern.” raying that Joseph E. OWshields was not 'Colored/ but a de>- i Cendant of one of the oldest and nt one time most prominent families or , America. Joe is a little more than six feet tall and weighs about 135 pounds. Ho is c;aik but his features are finely shaped und his hair Is long straitfit and black. He said he would be glad to get back in the marine uniform so there would be no chance of having hie nationality confused. Funeral Director C. P. Hayes Is in the business to give you satisfaction and to build up a great business by catering to your patronage. He will also serve you *n moments of Joy or In your haste to get to a railroad train Matrimonial parties may call on him at any time thfcy want him and when death csraes, he will be found oveT the same telephone. Funeral Director Robert C. Sootfc. is at your call and he never he?ltates to give the mo«t up-to-date service when you are In need. Anything in the fun eral director's or livery busin°ss can be furnished bv him promptly. Hla pleasing manner has been the subject of much comment. —Miss Alice C. Chiles of Washing ton D. C.,. is in the city for the holi days visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Chiles. —Mr. William Bradford of Balti more. Md. spent the holidays here with! relatives and friends. He left last Wednesday for home. —Mr. William E. Hope of Washing ton, D. C., called on us. KM PORI A IATNCH ROOM. QUICK SERVICE. GOOD THINGS I TO EAT. MAD.-5250—504 N. FIRST 1ST. THE AMERICAN NEGRO' ACADEMY CONVENES. (Preston News Service.) Washington, D*c. 28.—On Thursday. Friday and Saturday, December 27 V.A and 2ft, the American Negro Academy which has for its object the promotion of literature, science and art, the fog. torlng of higher education, the cul ture of a form ■ of intellectual taste the publication of scholarly works, and the defense of the Negro against vicious assault, will hold its annual meeting in this city. The evening pro gram begins at 7:30. at the Cleveland Community Center; while business s»s sions will be held each day in the Ho rary of the Mu-ieo-i.it Club, 1327 R. St. northwest. „ • • better of Thanks. To the General Public To My Patrons and Friends: — I wish to take this opportunity of thanking each ami every one of yuu lor all interest shown, deeds of kind ness and words of sympathy expressed by you during tho illness and subse quent death: of my dear wife Hattie Harris Jefferson. Your kindness shown us during our hours of sadness and distress will al ways be remembered and most deep»y appreciated. With sincere gratitude to you all. Her husband. DR. E. R. JEFFERSON & FAMILY In i,Aeiu<>riam. FOSTER—In sad but loving remeni brance of my devoted wife, Sadie Elrzabeth Foster, who departed this life one year ago. December 24th. 1922. Today recalls sad memories Of one who has gone to rest. For those who think of hter today, Are the ones who loved her best. HUSBAND, SON AND MOTHExt. DEPOSITORS CAN SIGN. Depositors and their organizations can sign the petitions at Mr^. Adelaide G. Thompson’s residence. 2(> W. Leigh street; Mrs. Lucie E. C. Scott. 1015 St. oames St., Dr. Albert A. Tennant 4th and Cmy Sts.. Leonard D. Cephas, 803 N. Second St., The Planet Office. 3il Nu 4thi St. Mrs. D. J. Bradford 10K St. John St. All are advised to act .promptly. Many have been signing this week and the outlook is mo t en couraging. DR. C. McCONNEY, (CHIROPRAC TOR OP WASHINGTON. Dr. C. McConney, well-known Chiro practor of Washington. D. C.. has come to Richmond to be located in order 10 render services to his race. He is the first colored chiropractor to come to our city to practice the wonderful sci ence and healing art of chiropractic which has been a long-felt need among our people. There are only six chiropractors in the city of Richmond and all white, hense we feel proud to receive a man of our own race in the person of Dr. McConney to bring this new science to ns which are the avenues of health. Dr. McConney lg a graduate of the Bronx Chiropractic College of N. Y and the Central Chiropractic College of Washington, also a graduate of the (Palmer System'! Central Scientific College of Indianapolis, Indiana »s Master of Science also the Columbus Institute of Physiotherapy. We welcome such n man as Dr. Mr, Conney and earnestly and sincerely hope that he may obtain the co-opera t!on of our citizens of Richmond. Dr. McConney Is located in the Me ohhnlos Bank Building Third and, Clay Streets and has done extensive prac tice ni Washington D. C , for the re storat’on of health to those who never expected to he well again. —H. B. PHILLIPS.