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DIXMUDE, GIANT FRENCH DIRIGIBLE IS LOST.
Giant airship, with 40 on board disappeared, while enroute to Africa from France. After an encounter with adverse winds she became uncontrollable and drifted towards the Sahara, where her crew is probably dying of thirst and hungr. “SIDELIGHTS ON NEGRO SOLDIERS.” Charles H. Williams of Hampton Insti tute Tells Straightforward Story ot Service of 400,000 American Negro Soldiers—Race Wins Recognition for Patriotism Efficiency, Courage — Negro Officers Make Good. (By Wm. Anthony Aery.) Hampton. Va., Dec.—The loyal and effective service of 400,000 American Negro Soldiers throughout the Wor j War, the excellent qualities of leader ship shown by the 1000 Negro Office.*s who "saw things through” in France, the untiring and cheerful work of the Negro Btevedores in laying the ground work for combatant troops the success ful efforts which were made by white and colored, welfare workers to im prove the conditions of Negro soldiers in and near their camp^v and the rec ords of Negro combatant troops—this story has been told simply and in a straightforwara manner by Charles H Williams, director of physical educa tion for boys at Hampton Institute, ia "Sidelights on Negro Soldiers,” a 2d0 page book recently published by B. J. Brimmer Company of Boston. Benjamin Brawley, Raleigh N. C. professor of English at Shaw Univer sity, has written the introduction which states the problem that the Ne gro in uniform had to face in America and in France. This problem was a highly complex one and for its solution there was required the co-operation ot many agencies. FACTS BRING RESULTS. Charles H. Williams, because of h?a l».ng experience in executive work and bis insight into Negro character, \v*is selected as a special investigator of conditions among Negro soldiers. With the approval and co-operation of t'v» Secretary of War ami the Adjutant General of the Army of the United States* he spent a total of eighteen months in the United States and in France visiting those places in which Negro troops were stationed, with a view to getting facts and making rec ommendation" for improving their wel fare. “Sidelights on Negro Soldiers” givcs in well-arranged order the specific In formation which' is needed to sh ov Low American Negroes met the call to the colors; how they fared in thei/ camps; how the Negro officers were trained, in spits of the numerous ob stacles which were placed in their way; how the Germans attempted to inf u ence the Negroes to turn against tne United States; how the Negro troops suffered in France from systematic propaganda against them; how the problems arising from camp follow ers, especially women, were met and solved; how the ‘Y’ and other weltare organizations ministered to the nee'’s of Negro soldiers, usually with grea. success; how the stevedores "carried on” amid hardships and numerous d'S couragements; how th|e well-known 92nd and 93rd Divisions were organiz- i ed and trained; and how the Negro units played their part in helping to win the World War. The concluding chnpter “Horn Fire?*. ’ tells the story of what was ac compished by the Negro soldier, whe won recognition on account of merit end who showed his fellow white sol dier-i that he ha* an unfailing l*el!ef in GGod and faith enough to believe that great good would come out of many evil/? and hardships. prayer a Power in war. “One night.” says Charles H. Wil- ' Hams, “before 1hey went over the top six hoys were in a dug-out. After taik *ng things ovej*. one suggested that they say the Lord’s Prayer. Onlv one knew It; hut while a game of dice wn going on in another corner, the Mt'i * group knelt pnd repented the words gathering strength for the attack thaf was to eome before the new day. Hear ing a slight noise toward the close they turned and saw thht a major had come into the dug-out. 'Let's say It again, hoys,’ he said 'it gives me more courage, too.' Then they knelt J.gnln and the officer Joined with them In the prayer.” “Sidelights on Negro 8oldlers.” ac cording to Newton D. Raker forme* Secretary of War in Present Wilson’* nahinet "shows the presence of the race question and of some of the prein dices and discriminations which grow ■>111 of iQ hut ft also shows perform ance of high duty bv the Negroes .->» America., Negroes who read this hook will ho proud of the reeord it contain* and even more jealous f0 ra|Re the race bv adhering to the ideals exemp’l \ fied by its voldiers. White men w'u read this book will sympathize wi.h the struggle of the Negro for a f« : ; opportunity at belt-development ani will realize the service the race hao rendered in a great emergency and may be culled upon to render again *n some future crisis.”^ In the method of presentation no tempt has been made to gloss over fvils that existed. No attempt is made to be harshly critical. The truth ib stated In kindness but with incisive ness and with important facts and fig ures. MEN ARiE DRAWN TOGETHER. | Americans w’ho wish to know what Negro soldiers actually did and patient ly suffered. In order to help win the world struggle for demoeracy, will find in this concise interesting book an opportunity to secure information which could only be gathered by a thoughtful, courageous man who had visited the Negro soldiers in ma.iy sections of the United States and France—andi always with an open mind. As men and women study the results of the World War. they discover, for example that Just as 400 000 Ameri I can Negroes received a new outlook on Re on account of their war experiences so citizens of the United States and • other countries received a new insig>t into the capabilities of American Ne ; groes by studying their loyal intelli : gent service. j Men who fought vide by side through I the World War will find in this small book an opportunity to study the proh lems which they have in common and the forces of righteousness and gool will which draw’ them together as American citizens. SHARON CHURCH SERVICES. Sunday, December 30th. Location: Cor ner of Leigh and Fir ft Streets. 10:00 A. M. Sunday School and Men’s Bible Cinss taught by the pastor. 11:25 A. M. Sermon by the Pastor. Subject: '“Divided Allegiance.” 6:00 P. M. Young People’s Meeting. 8:15 P. M. “The Brevity of Time” Sermon by the Pastor. Monday. December 31 1923 will he Watch Night Service. Wednesday January 2 1924 is nur Regular Prayer meeting service. Come and bring your friends with you. 'ytu glad hland of welcome awaits each one j Rev. R .H_ Johnson, M A. B D. | Pastor; W. L. John Von. Clerk. | Y W. C. A. NOTES. | Special Program for Vesper Hour. I The last program of the year will be given Sunday, December 30th at 5 o’clock under the direction of Mrs. John D. Frailer of the Religious De partment. The musBcajl numbers will Include: Vocal solo. Mr. John Wldolfolk; vi olin soS. Miss Louihe Ballou; vocal sdlo. Miss Valevia Boatwright; in strumental solo, Miss Evelyn P Bur w<$ 1; vocal solo. Miss Irene Barcroft vocal sold, Mrh. Cora L. Johnson. A short talk and recitation will also be given. Members and friends •are especially invited to attend and britag their out of town guest. On Sunday, Jhnuary 5. the program will he conducted by the Business and Professional Girls Club. ‘ALWAYS A GOOD SHOW’ RAM THEATRE 2nd Street, Ret Marshall and, Clay. THURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY, JAN'Y. 3-4-5. The Master Photo-Play of Years RESTITUTION The Mystery of The Ages. Allegorical—Biblical Historical. Lndorsed by Press. Public, Clergy The Reverend Robert Downing will appear in person with this superb picture. 3 SHOWS DAILY AT 3—7—9 P M PRICES: 15—26—36—45c. A- C^Yiertsfied) among ido (pijds desiotVed byide dfassintj Year9 is ide memory ofiddopteasanirelations tOiididose u)dom v)e daVedeen privileged io serve. K^/Cndso ii is mosi sincerely idai tee wisd tjou a dKerrii Christmas p an^ y* d'lapjoydveu) Year \ PORu EOLLEEE lTr\y\. a^u) IHTXa^. dYYXaJicr^^J ( PORO HAIR and TOILET PRODUCTS / / y /1 J! J : I f t J i ////// j / / f / t I / ! i .• / i . . . ’ i . . Scene from “Restitution” Wonder Photo Play at Rayo, January 3-4-5 1924. DR R. E. JONES HERE. Dr. and Mrs. R E. Jones of Phil,, delpliia were in the city this week vi •ting friends. They report conditions as very satisfactory in their home city. I M;ss Ola D. Burgess is visiting ner Vncle Mr. Louis Taylor, 1238 Dennv street. Fulton. Mr. G. C Ca’n. his son. Geo. Cain Jr. and Mr. J. C. Edwards of Empor. ia. Va. were in the city this week I rhfy endec- on u in company wifn I^Ir. Johnnie Gibbons and son Moses G.bbons of Soutli Richmond Vo. Mrs. Ellen Smith of Boston Mass, has Ik- n in the city for some tme visiting her relatives and many friends She L the guest of her sis*er Mrs Anne Morris in South F rs* S‘. end wi’l remni-i until nft-r the hoM days. I MRS. CARTER CNDEIUJOEH A SCfT'EHHbTL OPERATION. Mr»- Gertrude Carter has been .11 “(;w York City for a month Or mor°. ihe guest of her fon and daughter-m and Mr . E R. Carter jr While there she has been under t!>.e _reatment of an Eye Specialist. Lust, Saturday she underwent a very del' cate hut successful operation on on eye. There Js marked improvem-nt in her condition and she will be able to return home in a few weeks. Have the Pland sent to your ad. dr- s for one yea*. The cost is nnlv $2 00 per year. It w’ll aid a journal that has served you for nearly half a ce tury. J | ; ' I I . .To All Loveis Of Good Clean Amusement, From The Rayo Theatre, SECOND ST.. BETWEEN MARSHALL and CLAY. Or LNING UNDER ENTIRE NEW MANAGEMENT THURSDAY, JANUARY 3RD, 1924. du^d, hi0 cff" ,be very best obtainable in the realm of PHOiO-PLAYS—DRAMAS—MUSICAL COMEDY a rv, VAUDEVILLE—MINSTRELS. ETC. A Word to the Colored Theatre-goers of Richmond: After seventeen years practical experience in catering to the tastes ol Amusement Lovers all over the United States, I have come to Richmond to operate the RAYO THEATRE, for your enterlamment. I give you my oersonal Pledge that I’will ®t the RAYO the very best PLAYS and PIC 1 -n I “ that 1 can ob,ain at ANY PRICE. The RAYO will be run strictly as A FIRST CLASS THEATRE, and ■ !?,MRIES and GENTLEMEN and CHILDREN. •e^^U^ALLY GUARANTEE you CLEAN AND roi°n-rr^J|RTAINMENT and PLEASANT AND U U K 1 EOUS treatment. I am leaving for New York Citv on December 26th and will make frequent trips there to bring you the best shows I can get. Our preliminary Opening will pawdsi'*™""1' 3rd WATCH NEXT WEEK’S TMP D aVA ” ,n,,ler de,ails and p,an- v"11 be announced. mi vt l W1 ,be Vnder my PERSONAL MANAGE iVlraiN I , so be on hand for the GRAND OPENING!!! B H. DROSTE, Mgr. Rayo Theatre. Subscribe to The Planet. 1 . 1 L. J. H A Y U B N Manufacturer of Pure Herb Medidiie TO RELIEVE ALL DISEASES OR NO CHARG i.M W. BROAD STREET. RICHMOND, VIRGIN!/ DO YOU LOVE HEALTH ? — If so, cull aud sou L. J. HAYDEN. Mauufacurer of Pure Herb Med-cit broad Street. My medicines will relieve you, cr uo charge, i matter a hat your disease, 8lcku*>»~ or utft.cMou may be. and reetor* j to peiieci health. 1 use nothing but he:os, roots; barks; gum; balsaii otven. seed. Berries, Lowers and plants in my medicines. They oat relieved thousands that have given up to die. -Ml MEDICINES CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASES: Heart lv>»"Sri Hiood. Kidney, Bladder, Pilot in any tv>rm; Vertigo; Quinsy; Sore Throat Dyspepsia; Indigestion; Constipation; Rheumatism iu any form; pain and achee of any kind. Colds, Bronchial troubles; Skin Diseases; ail ItchIsl Sensations; Female Complaints, LaGrippe, Pneumonia; Ulcer; Carbunelas] Bolls; Cancer in Its worst form without use of knife or instrument; BcMad Pimples on face and body. Diabetes of Kidneys. Bright's Disease of Kidney*] MJ- medicine* relieve any disease, nn matter what nature, or your monJ refunded. "~m Men:dues sent anywhere. For f ill particulars, write, send or on L.. J. HAYDEN. 220 West Oroa Richmond, Va. July 8. 1916. A perfect cure has been effected by L. J. Hayden’s Pure Herb Medi cincfe Aftor watting thirteen years and have not suffered from the horrible disease. Gravel. 1 desire to make u statement to L. J. Hqyden Thirteen years ago twelve leading physicians of aiy city treated me for Kiduej trouble und gravel without the desired benefit. These doctors advised me to be operated or. as that was tho only chance for me. 1 was advised to go and get some of L. J. Hayden’s Herb Medicine and try be fore being operated on. I did so, and in twenty four hours after usiug his medicia'bs 1 passed at lea*t a half dozen gravel, some as big as a ’urge pea. Since that time 1 have not suffered with the gravel. I highly recommend L. I. Hayden’s medlciue to all suffering humanity 1 am. J. A. PAGE, 4 Auburn Ave. Richmond Va d Street H 1 was cured of a very bad Rheumnutism by two bottles it fl J Hayden's wonderful Herb lledu ctn<*. after suffering a long tlm< wlt| the dreadful disease. J wae fnaM muuu or lvoi, ana had taken three done* of th iclne I wag able to get out lied aad walk across the fl ouly two ''otties off the raedi made, nil- « perfectly ev‘-y respect l caiiuot gt\ 1 Hayden too much praise lie has done for me. «>‘HUy otter biiHiring i and they have also j oaugnier wav al-o cured ,»f RLeuoB t .;u unci Indigestion by L. J. Ha«Y den’s Herb Medicines at No 220 W Hr ad Street. Richmond. Va. I ra •'ouraond Mr. L J. Herdeu aa >t tbo gree eat hsaterb of the • n earth Respectfully. J. D. TAYLOR ‘ 2419 HI. Grace St.. Richmond Va Unnatural and mucous dis* charges can be avoided by de stroying the germs of infectious diseases. ** $1.10 at all druggists DO YOU KNOW HER? I I would like to locate my aunt MI38 Lizzie Lucas, if not married. Plea ;e have her write her nephew. No. 34) Spring Street, Westfield N. J.. Caro of Mrs. Nannie Johnson. A TERRIFIC KNIFE DUEL. MEN FHiHT VICIOUS BaTTLE ON RICHMOND STREETS. A terrific knife battle was staged near the southeast corner of Secor.fi and Leigh streets. December 24th be tween Burrell Wood and James Coy. The disagreement is said to have beer over a half pint of liquor. Honors were about even when suddenly Burrell Wood took a half-pint bottle of whis key from his pocket and struck James Coy over the head with It breaking the flask and the liquor blinding him. While in this condition. Wood is said to have stabbed Coy in the neck, the blood spurting in such a fashion eb he fell to the ground that it was thought | that his jugu’ar vein h)nd been sever ea. It war reported that he was dead, but enquiry elicited the information that the worst wound was In the back [ of the head and the wound in the neck was not serious. The ambulance was called and the wounded man carried [ to St. Phillips Hospital. Burrell Wood disappeared and up to this time has not been captured. Coy is married an'i resides on -Third gtieet. between ClnV and Leigh streets and Wood resides on Third street between Leigh and Jackson streets. Wood’s hand was cut by Coy. 8TRAIT-TEX CHEMICAL CO. ENLARGES FACTORY PLANT. (Preston News Service) Pittsburgh, r.1. r>ec. 28.—The ( growth of tli" Strait-Tex Chemicil' Company during the past year has cdm j rolled the company to enlarge its mar ! v.factoring facilities to take care ji he increasing demand for its products The concern now hag agents and repr«. centatives in every state in the uniov, • * and several foroign countries hand-; Hng its eleven Strait-Tex and Brop Beauty line of hair and toilet prepara tions. The company recently leased for i* term of years a three story brick build ipg adjoining its present plant and now has ample room for the manufac ture of its products. Miss Jennie M Proctor president of the company, told the reporter that she i« highly pi"pfK*<l with the almost phenomenal success the preparation^ have had during the past' year. Sin said: "The letter? of praise sent into us by users from all parts of the wor.'d assures me that our preparations arc A-l. Within the course of time we plan to simply hair dressers and harbrrs ns well ns the h"me with every ha r and beauty requite of highest quali ty.” When asked wWen she expected h have her new tvpe hair straightening brush on the market *he declared "Now Since the patent h^s aetualiv beep granted we vhali hasten the mm ufaeture of th"* brush as rapidly as possible. We expert to have it on ib» market early in 1924, possibly with'n eight or ten weeks.” J VIRGINIA:—In the Law and Equity Court of the City of Richmond, the 24th day of November, 1923. MARY E. BROWN, .Plaintiff neairtst Tn Ch°ncery THEODORE LETv US iS~ a. CEPHAS. TRUSTEE. AND J. M. NEWMAN} ADMINISTRATOR.Defendants. The object of this suit is to settle the estate of the late James E. Lewis and to ascertain who is entitled to the esv tote of the decedent James E. Leva] end to pay to the plaintiff $640.1] claimed by hfer for services render*-] and money advanced, and to distrlbur] the funds among those entitled there] to after paying the indebtedness ar.-l expense of this suit. 1 And an affidavit hnving been mad'd and filed that one of the defendant a.] Theodore Lewis is a non-residrnt * J lh? State of Virginia, it i« ordered that he appear here with-in ten days] after due publication of this order and’ do what is necessary to protect his is tcrest in thls suit. A Copy. | Teste: LUTHER LIBBY. Clerk. J By E. M. EDWARDS D. C. 1 GILES B. JACKSON, p. q. 1 511 North Second Street. BEST FOR COUGH. COLD CROUP, SORE THROAT, , HOARSENESS. J jEFFgmsJ »UGH ^Mixture A NATIONAL REMEDY. 85c, 60c, 81.00—All Drug Stores. Twenty Years' Reputation. Made and Guaranteed by— THOS. TABB JEFFRIES. 327 N- 2nd Street, Corner Marshall, M/g. Pharmacist, Richmond, Y». Mail orders filled promptly on reOoipt of price. Stamps or money order. OTHER PEOPLE IUPGE YOU NOW BY YOUR FURNITURE When you can get FURNITURE and KI GS from an Old Established House l ko JURGENS—that’s known to sell tho l est qualify goods, just as reason able as elsewhere—why not give your friends a good, Impression. It will give us the greatest pleasure to show you our wonderful stock of home! making, comfort giving FURNITUR£i and RUGS and—don’t fall to ask our Salesmen about our BANKING' PLAN wiiioh gives you 5, 10 or 15 months In which to pay for any purchase KG. JUS SON ESTABLISHED 1880. ADAMS AND BROAD MME. MARIE. FROM BOSTOlf Wonderful Gifted Spirituals* ana nusiness Medium. Trance Cup and Palm Readln* Consults on AjM Bunin ess Matter Hours: 9 A. M. to 10:30 P. M. •«lt HJ. Clay St. Richmond 4 Randolph tB8r>-.T ' ’