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This may be our last battle. We believe that it is the beginning of our final triraupb.
MAY 17. lc>23 JOHN MITCHELL. JR ^ ~ ■ I .'1_i.iiuji VOLUME XLII, NO. 3 u uijl.Ii nwewtig RICHMOND. VIRGINIA. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 6. 1924. PRICE. FIVE CENTS I FOUR-YEAR OLD GIRL IS Qit'te a sensation occurred in the vrfcin tv of 18th and Stockton streets on last Sunday morning about nine o’clock when it was learned that litt'e Jeannette, the 4-year old adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs Webster Deane, had been kidnapped by its father and mother. Melvin and Claudy Slaugh:er. It seems that three women went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Deane.1 1706 Stockton street. They iwere, asked into' the house and engaged in conversation with Mrs. Deane, at the j same time playing w.Vii Jeannette.' The elderly woman asked Mrs. Deane j for a drink of water and accompanied her to the next room. The elderly, woman gave the signal and the little child was hurried to an automobile wjjich stood just around the corner. Mr. Deane realizing whac had hap* pened. gave chase for a short dis-, tance. then called up the police head' quarters and notified the detectives, and in a short while they were in touch with every important city be tween Richmond and New York. Sunday right about 10 o’clock rues sage was received at the Deane home tha* the kidnappers had been caught in Fredericksburg, Va. and were be ing held for identification. Mr. Deane secured the services of Dr. J. H. I Blachfcoil and his fine Hupmobile. aud accompanied by the detectives left early Monday for Fredericksburg and by 4 o’clock that afternoon little Jeannette was resting peacefully at the home of her adopted parents, from whom she was stolen, and her mo: her and father languished in the station house. It is said that Mr. and Mrs. Deane have had the litsle child ever since it was four or five days old and are the rightful guardians, having beei so designated in a recent court pro cefding. * The case was aired in Police Court Part 2 last Wednesday morning and after a preliminary hearing, the kid nappers were sent on to the grand jury. 44TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson, o 1212 North First street were agree ably surprised on Monday night, November 24 th, their forty-fourth weddi ng anniversary by members and friends of Good Will Councu'l. I. O. St. Luke, led by Mesdames Annie Taylor Payne and Pinkie Price. On hdhalf of the council and friends Mrs. Payne presented the hride and groom wth a handsome floor lamp. | A menu consisting of hot choco late. sandwiches, cream and cake was served and after hearty congrat ulations to the bride and groom wishing them forty-four years more of happiness, the merry party left for their several homes. —L HICKMON—In sad but loving memory of our dear wife and mothe Edna McKenzie Hickmon, who de part-id th's lif& one year ago. Novem her 2 5, 1923: No mor- upon this earth I see Hnr sweet and loving face; There *s no one in this wide world Can ever take her place. Husband ami Son. FLOYD 0. HICKMON, SR. and JR JONES—In loving memory of our dear mother, Amelia Hickmon Jones who departed this life four year ago, December 2, 1920: Four years and stall we miss you, MTss you more and more each day For T love you just the same, deai Mother, As on the day you passed away. No more your footsteps shall I hear No more your face wi|th its gentb smile; Oh. how dan I this burden bear. Yet it must be for awhile. In ^Mence and grief, oh those sad years, How I have longed to see youf dear face As each day goes by and night comes on, • Still no one can take your place. Devoted daughter, FLORENCE H. COGBILL. REV. WALTER H. BROOKS. D. D.. Pastor of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, A RECORD OP THE PAST—FINDS VALUABLE DOCUMENTS. Rev. Dr. Walter H. Brooks spoke to large congrqgatio-ns at the Eben ezer Baptist Church Thanksgiving Day. He has lost none of his pov i-rs as a brilliant pulpit orator. At 12 o’clock his text was Psalms 118:1 and Psalms 96:8. He nsled two texts in expre*sing his thoughts. The assemblages were delighted. I As he left the church one of his admirers placed Into his hand an ex-j tract from a dalily newspaper of a publication made November 26, 1874. It was as follows: “A Sunday School Institute for the boneflt of colored Sun- * day School workers *fs being bllld at the First African Church. Rev. Walter H. Brooks missionary of the American Baptist Publication Society a mong the colorted churches of Virginia, is conductor.” Rev. Dr. Brooks is one of the ablest pulpiit divines in this country. He had with him a personal letter from Mrs. E. L. Van Lew. the cele brated appointee of President U. S Grailt. Her nam-e in connection with the escape of Federal prisoners from Libby Prison has gone down in history. Rov. Dr. Brooks was a Fed* era! employee In the postoffice here duiing lut* rename and had charge of the general delivery. Mrs. Van LcW'e letimr, colored by age was sacredly held by Rev. Dr. Brooks. It reads as follows: “Post Office, Richmond, Va., “Aprtil 21st, 1874. j “Mr. W. H. BrookB, “'Sir:—;It was with sincere regret to lose so honest and faithful an official, that I received your letter of resignation. I rejoice with a bet ter prospect, which opens before you, and wiish you in your new calling and domestic life God’s blessing, and a fiill amount of happiness. “Very sincerely, “Your friend, “E. L. VAN LEW. (Postmaster )’* The letter was written by her with pen and ink. Dr. Brooks resigned his posibion in the post office here to become missionary under the Bible and Publication Society, which body is n^w known as the American Bap tist Publication Soaiety. KEV. AND MRS. W. B. HAJLL IN 20TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY The twentieth wedding anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Ball celej hrated on Thursday, November 27 1924, made their home a scene of delight, with many friends who ex pressed their esteem and appreciation with presents consisting of many val uable piece® of china and even a new blue serge suet for Rev. Ball. Many members of the* Goodwill Baptis Church, of which Rev. Ball is pastor were present. This means is used to thank them all BOARD CONSIDERS RID ON WORK AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Dec. 5.—<P N. S.)—Announcement of the awards in the bids for the construction of thet gymnasium, armory building and athletic field for Howard Uni versity will be made, dt is said, as soon as the board appointed by the Secretary of the Interior finishes its survey), according to an announce ment made last week. The board, composed of Dr. Em iridtt J. Scotti, secretary-treasurer, Howard University; W>. B. Acker, as sisant attorney, Department of the Interior; James F. GW1. assistant su perintendent, State, War and Navy Departments; and W. S- Ayres, clerk office of the Secretary of the Interior met Wednesday at the Department of the Interior and opened the pro posals. The sum of $197,500 has already been appropriated by Con gress for the work. The bids call for erection of a I gymnasfum and armory building construction qnd completion of an athloWc field, structural steel and iron work in the erection of the gym nasium and armory; installation of heating, plumbing and gas; electri ial installation, and furnishdng and installation of gymnasium equipment window sashes and furniture for the buildings. More than 100 bide were received. QUARTER MILLION Id MEEHIP1 NEW YORK, Dec. 5.— (P. N. S.) —It was announced Friday that gift of $250,000 toward a new $5, 000,000 endowment for Hampton and Tuskegee Institutes had been made. The gift was made by a New York banker, whose name, Clarence H. Kelsey, chairman of the board of the Title Guarantee and Trust Com pany and an official of the Hampton Tuskegee Endowment Fund, said did not des're his name divulged. This is the second large sum tha has been contributed toward this ed ucatfonal fund. The Educational Board of the Rockefeller Foundation recently pledged one million dollars (io the two schools on condition that the trustees raise a similar amount. THE WALiKER TESTIMONIAL. | A check for $3,568.28 was pre sented to Mrs. Maggie L. Walker, R. W. G. Wu Secretary of the R. W. Grand Council, I. O. of St. Luke at the City Auditorium lasjt Sunday af ternoon as a recognition of her 25 years services to the Order. Mrs. Leila W. Bankett presided as mis itrcjss of ceremonies. Those partici pating on the program were Rev. A. D. Daly, Rev. W. L. Ransome, D. D., ’ Mastor J. W. Barco, Jr., Madame S. E. Briggs. Rev. W. T. Johnson. D. D., Rev. T. J. King, D. D., Attor ney J*. C. Carter, Mrs. Frances Cox, Mr. Joseph Matthews and htls noted Sabbath Glee Club, Mr. Thomas W. Barrett and his Community Concert Band, Dr. Bessie B. Tharps, Mr. Jas H. Blunt. R. W. iffl. Chief; Attorney James T. Carter with a conclusion of acceptance by the center of attrac tion, Mrs. Maggie L. Walker. \ Getting Ready to Play WELL Tfe WHEELS OF MOUSILY Af£c ALL Tu<faj AGAIN Vo»)R UMCLE 5AM CAM HUY A UTHje Aiovj "A DREAM OF <®UEEN ESTHER/’ “A Dream of Queten Esther," by Walter Ben Hare, a biblical drama in 3 acts and 2 scones, will be pre sented by the B. Y. P. U. of the Ebenezer Baptist Church on the two Monday nights, December 8th and 15th at 8:2 0 o’clock at tihe True Reformers’ Auditorium. The play which is a dramatization • .i e book oi* Esther, is the story of a Jewish maiden, whose love for hir people is above her own desire to live. She resolves to go before the king, without a summons, which to do Is a crime punishable by death, and plead for the liyqs of her people who have been ordered destroyed, a,nd “if I perish, I perish"! The chorus work of the play has been thq object of much attention at the rehearsals and included hi the cas, of ovdr 30 persons are some of Richmond’s very able singers. The play fa given under the di ction of Samuel M. Johnson, for merly elocutionist of the Sabbath G ee Club. Samuel Johnson will be remembered by members of both ra ces for his readings and especially by those who attended the Sunday ^ ngs where he often gave dramatic and humorous readings. He will read between the second and third acts of the play, “The Last Sailing" by Theodore Henry Shackelford. The choir of the Fourth Baptist Church will ging the famous anthem “By (the Rivers of Babylon". In this composition is embodied tho spirit of the play. The choir will be di '•octed by Isaiah Carter FULTON NOTES I The services at (the Mt. Calvary Baptisfl Church were axcfellent last week. The pastor, Rev. C. A. Cobbs preafched a very inspiring sermon in the morning. They had a great time at the night services. I The Pastor’s Aftd Club of the New Vine Baptiafti Church, Charles City county, Va. presented their pastor, the Rev. W. L. Tuck with a half toi of coal, half cord of wood, half bar*, rel of flour and plenty of edibles on the 26th of last month. After a great concert at the Grav el HH'll Baptiht Church on the 27th Rev. Tuck’s pantry was filled with many good things along the line o< tood. The Richmond Baptist Sunday School Union wflill be held Sunday, 3:30.P. M. at Zion Baptist Church. South Richmond. J. L. Ballard, prea ident: Rev. C. B. Jeflkfrson, corres ponding secretary I TURKEY DAY LINCOLTCTIOWARD AND HAMPTON-UNION DRAW BIG. (Preston News Serv'ee.) WASHINGTON, 0 C., December, 1—The “I/on” rotains unchallenged Its crown as the mighty king dlf beasts. Like a wild, maddened an imall, the brilliant knights of the pigskin of Lincoln University van quishifd and humbled Coach Morris on’s Bison brigade 31 to 0 in a class ic clash Turkey Day at Griffith’s spacious League Park Stadfum before an enthusiastic and picturesque crow’d of 28,000 rootng, yelling and cheering grid ditvo-tet:^. BYRD FLIES, LEE LEADS BACKS IN YARDAGE. Like a mighty unresisting hurrh cane, the stellar quartet of Lion hciarrted backs tore through How ard’s so-called mighty defense, and outgeneraled, outplayed and out gamed the Bison crew by dint of (Continued on Page 5) SATAN, THE DRAGON, THE DE\>Il At Third Street Bethel A. M. E. Church. Sunday night, December 7. at 7:30, o’clock. "What' the Bible Teaches Concern ing Satan”, a sermonic lecture will be delivered by Rev. James S. Hatchelr to the member of the Y. M. C. A. Come, you are welcome. You have heard that Satan is in Hdll, etc. Come learn of hjis person ality, his origin, his fall, his present i position, his present work, hie gospelj his final doom, and how we can over come him. WANT NOTICES FREE! WANT NOTICES for persons desir ing employment will hereafter be published free of charge. Persons seeking h«dp will pay full rates. j goodwill missionary .baptist CHURCH RECOGNIZED. A Baptist Council of Richmond, • Va. met on Thursday, November 20, i 1924, at 410 N. Monroe street and : after prayerfully and carefully exam Ining Into the records of the organ IzatJdn of the Goodwill Missionary Bap,'st Church, did by unanimous rote>e*cognize said organization as a regular and Independent church of Christ | Appropriate services were held, presided over by Rev. E. Payne, D. D. Devotionals were conducted by Rev. A. D. Daly. B .Th. and Rev.|| N. B. Brown, B. Th., of ^Norfolk/ Va. An appropriate and masterly sermon was delivered to the new church by Rev. W. L. Ransome, A. M.. D. D. of the First Baptist Church, Southside. Music was ren dered by the Junior Choir of hts church. The officers of the new church are Rev. W. B. Ball, pastor; L. Berry Randolph. Fred. Ball, John Jackson, Gordon Jones, deacons. The pastor and congregation invite you to their services, 410 Monroe street. Regular service*, Sunday 11:30 A. M., 8:30 P M.; Sunday School, 3:30 P. M.; Prayer anil song service, Fridays. 8:30 P. M. Holy communion, first Sunday. 8:30 P. M. SHEPHERDS’ INSTALLATION AT EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH. • On the second Tuesday night in January at 8 o’clock there will be a grand public installation of the of ficers of all thp Folds in the City of Richmond and Vicinity. W6 urge every Fold to elect their officers in December, as pOT the instruction of the Constitution, in order that they may have them all ready for the in rallation, which is to take place on the above mentioned date. Reports of the Membership Campaign, will be announced and the prizes awarded to the successful contestant*. At the close of these exercises a banquet will be served in reception room of the church. « MISS NANNIE BURROUGHS HERE Miss Nannie H. Burroughs of Washington spoke to fai large and enthusiastic audience at the Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church Silhday afterndon at"3 o'clock. She Jfl one of the most eloquent1 speakers In the country. FOUR MORE HOUSTI HERS FREED FROM LEAVENWORTH, KANS., DeC. 4. — (P. N. S.)—Four former soldiers, convicted for participation in the Houston (Texas) riot of 1917, were reins d from the federal prison Wednesday night on parole. Their names were among n*ne for whom ceri'ficates of parole were received W Warden B’ddln on the eve of Thanksgiving Day. Those freed were: John Geter, John H. Gould. Edward Porter and Jtam'vs Mitchell. Their life sentences had been Commuted to 20 years by a special War Department board, which hold hearings at the prison last spring. It is said, Mitchell, especially, had reasons to be thankful, he told War den Biddle, when notified of the pa role. Once he heard carpenters creeping the scaffold «ast Fort Sam Houston from which he was to be hanged. His sentence was commut ed to life imprisonment by President Wilson. Mftflhell has been leader of the prison orchestra. The destinations of the men ware kdpt secret when they lett the prison. All have been provided with employ ment, it was stated by Wards® Bid' die. Only SI of the 67 Houston rioters brought here remain in pris on. PERSONALS AND BRIEFS: Many Richmonders went to Wash ing on to see the Howard-Lincoln football game. Lincoln white-washed Howard 31 to 0. Mrs. Nannie Scott is somewhat in disposed this week at her home, 1901 DecaAur street. Depositors of the Mechanics Saw ings Bank are requested) fo prove their claims before Commissioner H. Carlton Jackson in the Travelers' building. Attorney II. M. Smifh,, Jr. was str’cken with a hemorrhage from the stomach at Winchester, Va. last wet'ik. While his condition was re Ported as serious, he is now improv ing. \ hl'sses Florine and Mary G. Cog bill spent Thanksgiving in Washing ton. the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Kirk land Cogbill. They were accom panied by Mr. Alton Taylor. Thp Checker Cab Service is being liberaMy patronized. Polite chauffers serve its patrons and immediate ser vfcp is always available. The regular stand is at Second and Leigh streets. Mechanics Savings Bank deipo?(i tnrs are urged to act promptly as advised by counsel. The outlook was never brighter than now. We thank our patrons for help extended and those subscribers, who have responded to our appeals have our thanks. Lucinda Price, wife of W. A. Price decided to sell out Friendly Inn. due to its undue notoriety caused by the rec<!nt raids there. She insists that she is not guilty of the charges al leged against her. With all of the troubles, you can still find all right servicte at W. A. iPrice’a undertaking parlors. City or country calls answered promptly. Persons apprehending death them selves or that of any of their family can make arrangements there before hand. Messrs. Joseph Richardson. Olden Sharpe and W. Taylor Staples, who represented the Pittsburgh Courier, motored to the Hampton-Union classic at Hampton. At.ternev T. C. Walker, of Glouces ter Va. spent several days in. the p’*v last week. He attended the sea s'ons of the Virginia State Teachers Association. He is promoting the movement, to ofTer thie Manassas In dustrial School as an additional nor mal school for the colored teacher**. The property is valued at $300,000. It has .a mortgage indebtedness of only $20,000. Hie State Board of EMurtation hew approved of the move ment.