Newspaper Page Text
This may be our last battle. We believe that it is the beginning of our bnaUriumpb. ^
T MAY 17.1923 r-UiarK <±»S«Sr«F»« ICM VOLUME XU. NO. 5 RICHMOND. VIRGINIA, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 13, 1924. EWSgW PRICE, FIVE CENTS: SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS CLAIM THEY SEE HINT OF FORCE BILL IN MESSAGE. Advices Gome from the Administration Sources that the President Means to Indicate His Support of the Famous Bill, Ghampioned by the Late Senator Henry Gabot Lodge of Massachusetts in Earlier Days**A Word about Mobs WHS TO RETURN SAYS HE WOULD RETURN TO HER IF HE WAS NOT BEING HELD BY PARENTS. (Trenton Wew* aarvieet NEW YORK CITY, December 12— Leonard Kip Rhinelander is being kept away from his bride, Alice Beatrice Jones, by his father, acoovd ling to City Judge Samuel F. Swin* her husband’s suit to annul the burne, retained by the bride to fight marriage on the ground that decep Tiger Flowers, Colored Middle weight Defeats Johnny Wilson, Ex-Middle-weight Champion. Delivers the K. O. in 3 Rounds** Tommy Gibbons, Great Light* Heavy weight Fighter Wins over “Kid” Norfolk Qolored Light*Heavyweight in 6 Rounds**A Record Breaking Grow d**Benefit of Gharity* (Preston News Service.) WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 11.— Southern Senators and Representa tives are becoming more and more irate over the interpretation they read into President CooLidge’s refer ences to the Negro In his message to Congress. Hints have come from Administra tt'on sources that the President meant to indicate his support of the famous Force Bill thut the late Senator Logo of Massachusetts cham ji oned In earlier days. It was this bill, calling for Federal supervision of the polls and potentially the use of F'ed^Ta? troops t# tfbe that the Negro was nat kept awap from thta ballot box in th© South, that so in flamed many Southerners that they never forgave Lodge. Lodge’s first b’ig fight in Congress was made on this measure, which went down finally under the bitterest kind of assault. But whether Mr. Coolidge fienlly intended to revive I is issue or whether he desired to atify various Negro forces that led him in the election are ques ns nobody is able to answer final The President said: THe NEGRO. “These developments have brought about a very remarkable improve ment in the condition of the Negro dace, gradually, but surely, with the almost universal sympathy of those among whom they live, the colored people are working out th/sir own destiny. I firmly believe that it is better for all concerned that they should bo cheerfully accorded their full constitutional rights that they • hould be protected from all of those impositions to which, from their position, they naturally fall a prey, especially from the crime of lynch ing. and that they should receive every encouragement to bbcome full partakers in all the blessings of our common American citizenship.” BASED ON LYNCHING PROTEST. It was this phrase that was taken to mean ind'irsement of the bill, by the Southerners, although the preval ent opinion is that Mr. Cool , dge’s purpose was political rather than a gericus effort to sponsor such legis Ration. I Th ♦ storm of debate on this issue mas raged through the halls of Con gress for generations, with violent threads of a new sedession and civil war if the South ever should be sub jected to Federal regulation of the Pol's. Conversation now among the Sou* homers is in the same tenor. Tim most recent battle approach ing the questi on was over the Lodge sponsored Ant'-Lynching Bill. Un derwood (Democrat Alabama) led a filibuster against the measure, which was nitjtacked on the ground of con stitutionality and invasion of State rights. The real fead, however, was that ft would be the forerunner of the Force Bill or aliied legislation. NO LEGISLATION SUGGESTED. Mr. Ooolidge’s message was taken] to Indorse the Anti-Lynching Bill as we^l as stile more drastic legislation. That his: purpose, however, was to. appease ttt® Negroes wl-thout really i Intending, to act is deduced from the fact that ho legislation is in view to realise the aspiations the president] sxpreesed. Also adffUnJstratrion Senators admit 10 such legislation will be attempted' ertously. None could possibly get nto the hopper this session without ileokadlng the supply hills. It may be tried /ater before the bl-efections, but only as u political gesture. The point on which Southern Democratic hostility ris«*3 to its great est height is the charge that Mr. CooS-dge piayed with the Ku Klux Klan all the way before election and harbord no such kindly sentiments f <r the Negro until election day had passed and it became politically safe to do so. • ^ . ;> /;... . ^ . WHITE FEMALES IN THE BUCK DISTRICT ! — A sensation was caused in this City Friday, 5th inst. by the raiding ' of a place on Jackson street, between ! Third and Fourth streets, known as I “Lottie’s F^at” and three white fe males and six colored men were put under arrest. Two of the colored men are reported to have “stepped” from the Second story window. One ! of them has not been seen since, but the other one was caught at the time It . 6 stated that the affair really oc curred early in the aftern>oton and that no improper conduct was taking place at the time. The parties were baited. in© cases were posiponeu uuui the llth linst. All kinds of rumors were circulated concerning the affair. The TVmes-Dispatch of the 6th inst. published the following account of the affair: “WHITE WOMEN AND NEGROES ARRESTED UCharged with being disorderly, and being ‘persons not of gwd fame’ three white women and six Negro men were arrested last night in a house on East Jackson street 'in a raid conducted by Officers Mills, Butcher and Sandfcrson, of the Se c nd Police Precinct. “Tha women, one of them a rather striking blonde, were all fair'.y well dressed. Thty gave their ages as 35, 32 and 27. “All twedve furnished bail last night for their appearance in Police Court at 9:30 o’clock this morning. “Officers at the Second Station sa d last night that no ’•aid of recent years had revealed such a sordid con dition of affairs. The raid was the result of information furnished by some persim who saw the three white wonflen enter what they knew to be a Negro’s house." In Memcriam. In loving remembrance of our dear Rister1, Rosa Clark, who departed this life one year ago, December 9, 1923: How she lingered, racked with pain, That baffled skill and care; How she lingered, racked with pain And suffering hard to bear. Human hands tried tx> save you, Sighs and tears were all in vain, But an angel came and bore you From this weary world of pain. Nobody knows my longing, But few have seen me weep; I shed my tears with an aching heart Whl'e others are sound asleep. (Signed) LOIS JOHNSON LUCILLE HOLMES FOR YOUR UNCLE SAM . MoKB THAH $0% or Twewtottas G Partiau SVTTLfcMfcNT of BUROpfiAH bEBTSTo . AUTtXAStSft In Memcfiam In loving remembrance of my hus band and our father, Thomas Jeffer son Bowles, who departed this life thirteen years ago, December 12. 1911: From this world of pain and sorrow, To a land of pbace and rest, God has taken our degr loved ono, 1 Whlere he has fodfcd eternal rest. We cannot forget him, While in this world we stay; God only knows our feeling Since you have passed away. A happy home we once enjoyed, How sweet that memory still, But death has left a vacant chair That no one lin this wiotQ<i can fill. —By His Loving Wife and Children, MAY ELLA BOWLES RHODA MAHANES RUTH BOWLES • . ANNIE MINOR VICTORIA BOWLES WHITE GIFTS AT HARTSHORN. The Wh'ttte Gift Exercise* of Harts horn Octfiege Sunday School will be given in the College Chape!' Sunday, evening at 8 o’clock. Th© Process j ional will begin promp% at 8 P. M. The public it taYltaed. tion ns to her race was practiced. The Judge said that if young Rhinelandlsr were free to act—at least, sa believes the bride—he woufid return without delay to the hom'o of htis father-in-law, George Jones. Through counsel Jones has declared the naturalization papers were Jin error. As evidence that Leonard Rhine lander is back of .his bride in the suit, Judge Swinburne made public a note alleged to have been sent to Mrs. Rhjfnelander by messenger. The not/9 was not signed, *but the lawyer; said hl's client recognized her hus band’s handwriting. It read: “Honey Bunch, old scout—I hope you wtfrl w^n this case. Get the best lawyer.” Judge Swinburne said Ms client told him the message was delivered half an hour after Rhinelander's pa pers in his annulment suit were filed in thje Westchester Supreme Court at White Plains. The lawyer admitted that Mrs. Rhinelander had not re tained the alleged messagje in full, but that a part of it had been turned over to him. I The attorney salid that before Rhinelander left the bride’s home he arranged to k*ep In touch by tele phone with her. "Mrs. Rhinelander had no tele phone in her home/’ salid Judge Swinburne, “but they had arranged for conversations outpide of her home. Suddenly the calls ceased and the notes which he had been standing came to to ' abrupt halt, wtteh led her to the belief that he Is being kept from her against his will,1 The short note received last Wedn«8 day was the first she had had from him in several days. Mrs. Rhineland er remains at her home in New Ro chelle. preparing her case.” I He predicted that trial of the suit would not come up before the Jan uary term of the Westchester Su preme Court, and that, possibly, it might be on the calendar for Feb ruary. He was asked about reports of a settlement, “There is only one way to settle this suit,” he said, “now and tha^ is by Mr. Rhinelander dropping the en, tire action and recognizing his wife. Sho dojes not want a money settle ment. She Is ill and she wants her husband back. “In our defense, we will neither affirm nor deny that Mrs. Rhine-1 lander is of Negro blood. They have made that charge and they will have to prove it. That has nothing to do with our ipnd of the case. We are concerned with their charge of fraud and we shall concentrate on that. I “Young Rhinelander knew this girl and her family for some time before the marriage. He paid at-' tjentfen to her sister before he court* od Alicte. H* knew the entire situa 1 tfen.’ ' I The Judge said that he had several ; letters, aUeged to have been written by Rhinelander tp the former Mlse, jonee, in which he addressed her as “Honey Bunch” and "Old Scout”. He said they would be "ntroduced lute the record el the tfttfc GOVERNOR E. LEE TRlNKLE, who spoke it,i vast audience at the First Baptliat Church, of which Dr. W. L. Ransome i3s Pastor. A large and appreciative audienc§ gree ed the program at the First Baptist Church, South Richmond, on last Sunday afternoon. Governor E. Lee Trinkle was the speaker of the evening. His address was abundant n masterly advice and was punc tuated with applause after applausie. • It was the first time many people had seen the Governor and many t «ok advantage of the opportunity to shake his hands. He was accom-^ panned by his wife. The welcome address of Mr. James Golden and the introductory remarks of Judge Ernest H. Wells and the response to the Governor by Dr. W. j L. Ransome, the pastor, were round’ ly applauded. The program as a whole was a fine orv3 and much money was raised. Mr. C. H. Hewlett was *tho prime mover of this occasion. ATT’Y. CLIFFORD’S COMMENT. “He Monged to Gen. Lee’, < Reading 'in your last week’s issue General U. S. Grant’s slaves, brought to my memory a colored relative of General Lee. Before the war of the Rebellion, Robert E. Lee arranged with Daniel McNeal. a very wealthy man, whipe plantation was in the hoart of the famous South Branch Valley, about six miles North of Moorefield. Hardy county, West Virginia, to- take, locate and care for his half brother, Daniel Lee. as long as he lived. Daniel McNeill put him on top of a mountain, six miles west of the Manor House, where everything ne cessary was his to get and use as long as he lived. The writer has been to his house very many times. “Uncle Dan^eT', as he wias called, was a rapid tfcinker, a great talker and full of Jollity. My grandfather’s house was his to oojne to-, and many be the days and nights, they spent together In discuaeing things pro and con.' He was ai fine looking old map and far abovte the average in intelli gence. He talked much and was fond his half-brother, General Robert E. Lee. J. R. CLIFFORD, Martrfnsburg, Wleet Virginia. * . m-s . ' ■ • No use In falling down here, get up and go totthe B. C. Meyer Jew elry Company for the latest and best supplies, nujw uec. —uu»t uignv Johnny Wilson, former world's mid-* dkwejght champion, suffered his first knockout in the schedu led tisn-round semi-final at the hands of Tiger ' Flowers, sensational Atlanta colored middleweight. Referee Bddio Purdy stopped this contest after 2 minutes: and 55 seconds in the third rouflfl*1 when Flowers, wiiith a savage attack* (Continued on page 8.) AN ANNOUNCEMENT'. The Goodwin Baptist Church, 410' N. Monroe stfieet is a new unit to the Baptist Church, with a very broad program. Rev. W. B. Ba'l, pastor lnvt'ites the public and hia many friends to worship Sunday, December 14th. 11:30 A. M.; Sunday School, 3:30 P. M.; 8:30 P. M., sttbject, “The Church Militant". Special music. AH are invitjed. REV. W. B. BALL, Pastor F. BALL, Clerk. PERSONALS AND BRIEFS: —Work on the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church is progressing stead ily. The able Rev. Dr. A. W. Brown spends most of his time there —Mrs. S- L. M. Scott is still con fined with a sprained knco, the result of a fall recently. —Dr. A. H. Robins’ 100 in 1 is giving general satisfaction. Every bottVe rdoommends itself to such an .extent as to sell another. Other remedies may be found there too. —When it comes to furniture, you can find no better place than at Charles G. Jurgens’ Sons. They have had an exclusiveness in furniture ar* chitjecture that has been a wonder to all who have supplied their wants there. —Hail a Checker Cab and be guaranteed first c'ass service. Thd liberal patronage accorded this sys tem of getting over ground has been highly gratifying to the management. Hail them or call up the station. See advertising announcement. ur. ana Mrs. j. ti. Biacuwew, jr. jhavte returned from their motoring trip to Washington. They are elated over the beautiful' scenes and the many places of interest they visited. —You may not look as well as you would like to look, but if you will have your “picture taken” at -the Brown’s establishment, you will look so well that your best friend will more than admire you. Polite colored chauffeurs operate the Checker Cab service both night and day. Give them your patronage and they will give you sjerriae at the cheapest possible rates. You can* make the charge light. ”R;de little,, pay little; ride heap, pay more." Groceryman 'Edward Stewart has built up a hig business by rendering first class service at reasonable nrfees. All he wants fh a living for himriJlf and family. He cflvides the rest with htfa customers. Patronise him. —Stop that cough. Dr. Thomas T. Jeffn'es’ great cough remedy will prevent serious trouble. Carry a bortfcjle with you on your trip, whether hunting or otherwise. . —The City Jail is filled to over flowing. Free board and free fedf log at the expense of the ta&*yert; is the watchword.