This may be our last battle. We believe that it is the beginning of our final triraupb.
MAY 17. lc>23
JOHN MITCHELL. JR
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VOLUME XLII, NO. 3
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RICHMOND. VIRGINIA. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 6. 1924.
PRICE. FIVE CENTS
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
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
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
* 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
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
As on the day you passed away.
No more your footsteps shall I hear
No more your face wi|th its gentb
Oh. how dan I this burden bear.
Yet it must be for awhile.
In ^Mence and grief, oh those sad
How I have longed to see youf
As each day goes by and night comes
Still no one can take your place.
FLORENCE H. COGBILL.
REV. WALTER H. BROOKS. D. D..
Pastor of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church,
A RECORD OP THE PAST—FINDS
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
“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.
“E. L. VAN LEW.
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
QUARTER MILLION Id
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
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
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
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<
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
(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
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
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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
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
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
| 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
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
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
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
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
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
Depositors of the Mechanics Saw
ings Bank are requested) fo prove
their claims before Commissioner H.
Carlton Jackson in the Travelers'
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
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
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
Messrs. Joseph Richardson. Olden
Sharpe and W. Taylor Staples, who
represented the Pittsburgh Courier,
motored to the Hampton-Union classic
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
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