This may be our last battle. We believe that it is the beginning of our bnaUriumpb. ^
VOLUME XU. NO. 5
RICHMOND. VIRGINIA, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 13, 1924.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS:
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,
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
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:
“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
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]
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.
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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
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
“WHITE WOMEN AND NEGROES
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 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.
FOR YOUR UNCLE SAM
. MoKB THAH $0% or
In loving remembrance of my hus
band and our father, Thomas Jeffer
son Bowles, who departed this life
thirteen years ago, December 12.
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
RUTH BOWLES •
. ANNIE MINOR
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
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
“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
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
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.)
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
—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
—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.
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