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We believe that it is the beginning of onr final triumph. ° ° JOHN MITCHELL. JB PRICE, FIVE CENTS MAY 17.1923 RICHMOND. VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1925. VOLUME XL.II, NO. 13 *ewm* LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH. GARVEY Appellate Court Rules Against Him—Must Win or be Sent to Federal Prison. He Will he Finally Sent to British Possessions. (Richmond Times -Despatch) NEW YORK, Feb. 2.—The con viction of Marcus Garvey, self styled provisional president of the African republic, for use of the mails to de fraud, was affirmed today by the United Stsites Circuit Court of Ap peals. Garvey was convicted in June, 1923 In connection with the sale of stock of the Black Star Line, Inc. He was sentenced to five years in Atlan ta Penitentiary and was fined $1,000. The Black Star Line was organized by Garvey to acquire vessels to trans port Negroes to Africa, where a great nation was to be established for the race. The high court’s opinion summar ized the indictment as declaring that the entire scheme was to persuade Negroes to buy stock in the Black Star Line at $5 per share when the defendant knew that notwithstanding florid representations, the shares were not and in all probability never could he worth $5 or any other sum. The persons indicted with Garvey were acquitted and Garvey himself was convicted on only one count. GAKVEY W1GL APPEAL TO THE u. s. »i7PK*ai« roura. (New York Negro World) At the last minute as we were about to go to press the news was received that the New York Circuit Court of Appeals had handed d*vwn a decision confirming the convection of the Hon. Marcus Garvey in the case of the alleged using of the U. S. mail to defraud. An appeal wil:l be taken to the United States Supreme Court, and all friends of Mr. Garvey are requested to d» their bit in rallying to the Ap peal and Defense fund to be raised to fight (he case for justice. Mr. Garvey feels that the Negro race will not lose the opportunity of fishting against prejudice and injust ice to the end and to make a record for future generations of the race, demonstrating the tremendous oppo sition encountered in the fight for the true emancipation of the race. CHI’HCH MAJORS <!OOD REPORT IN (QUARTERLY MEETING. SOUTH BOSTON. VA.—The fourth quarterly conference convened at St. Mitchell A. M. E. Church. Jan. 17. Rev. T. W. CotU'O. presiding; Rev .1. E. Harris, pastor is now serving his third year with credit. No dec* partment of the church fails under his leadership. We are proud of him as a pastor, a buUder, and a Christ-* ian gentleman. The Presiding Elder spoke very encouragingly of the work so far acc mplished on the building of our new church edifice. The reports from the different departments of the church were all good. Special menr tion was made concerning Mis. S. E. Harris, the pastor’s wJtfe. She has been, successful in her effort to raise the amount of money for wiring the church for electric lights. She has played a wonderful part in helping to raise money for this work. The roll was called and several paid dollar money. Total amount raised this quarter. $453.38. —S. A. ROGERS, Reporter STILL HELPING. f <*I The following have responded to our appeals. They constitute the number who are still helping: Miss Bertha Sloan. Raccoon Ford, Va.; Mrs. Maggie Hewitt. Mr. H. A. Wat son, Roanoke, Va.; Mrs. Louisa Johnson. R'sanoke, Va.; Virginia Un ion University, Captain F. J. Chia^ ho'lm. Isaac Dyson, Montgomery, W. Va.: Mr. T. R. Scott, Mr. P. Good win. New York; Mr. L. L. Croom. Plainfield, N. IT.; Mr. J. L. Witcher. Callands, Va.; Mr. P. G. Ferrell, RoYbury. Va.; Mr. G. L. Juhans, Mr. William J. Petitross. C. Mimms. Esq.. Mrs. M. B. Allen, Staunton. Va.: Rev. J. R. Sanders, Mrs. Jo seph Arrington. Mr. Thomas Page. Rev. W. M. Smith, Spencer. Va.; Rev. J. R. Sanders, Rev. R. H. Johnson. Rev. Dr. T. J. King. NATIONAL IRKA I.S PAY DEATH CLAIMS. Norfolk. Va., January IS, l9?,o. (Mr. A. \V. Holmes, Founder of the National Ideal Society: Dear Sir:—This is to say that 1 I received the check of $100.00 thru the kindness of Mr. Samuel C. Jack son Lodge paid on account of the death of my husband. Nathaniel Step 1 ght. I shall ever cherish the name if the Ideal Society. Very truly yours. AGNES STEPLIGHT. Disputants Va., January 30. 1925 Mr. A. W. Holmes: I am writing these few lines to express to you and your great organ ization and especially Coronella Lodge, for the kindness to me and my sister. Mollie Lillie, who was a member of yc/ur Order. Mr. J. R. Hicks came and spoke words of en couragement and also paid the check of $1010.00. Respectfully yours, EMILY GILCHRIST. ;ntn ovb ttl Abe OURSCORE and seven years ago our fathers brought forth Q\ in liberty, and de: this continent, a new cated to the proposifeoa^ aSSsMI^ied equaL Now Ik «e4NM0 in a greaPfetM^^feshng whether that nation, ci djjjjfaf ’ration so conceived olw^6l4dedicatfeQ, can • long endure. 7 We are met on a great battlefi^jlj of that wan j We* have* comeio dedicate a-portion of that as a final J vfkr*h/>rp*a&vp rhpir Jiveft that the nation mifiht live. It But, in a larger sensJ, we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate we mat hallow this ground. 5^ ^ k '^BgL y Tk~ rr.o»> and whft .<tmoalprl hf^re h&ve consecrated 1 cannot The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here h^ve consecrated it far above cur poor pow§& adder detract ^he woild ^H little note nor • Jong remember, what we say here, but itcen never forget what they did here, i t. • r .! i- jiere ^ fat unfinished work1, It is for us the living, rather, which they who fougl resdke that these t^at^tlii^in^^n, under ■ God, .shall have a new birth cH^^W^^hat government of the peo ple, by.the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth. November 19 1863* Personals and Briefs j j —Mk». Adelaide- G. Thompson, who i has been ill with &ie grippe, is much improved. —Mrs. Lucy E. *C. Scott, who was jsaralyaed, is improving rapidly and writh the advent of pleasant weather will be on the streets again. —Mallory’s Market is a popular yir.ice and his trade iston the increase. CUuSh payments insure low prices. —Dr. J. O. Dawson has been over wtrked by li?s country patients, but he responds promptly to all calls. _Mrs. Susie H. Robinson, of 215 East Seventeenth St. , agreeably surprised her husband. Mr. C. H. | Robinson on Wednesday night, the 2 8th alt. The guest had a fine time, j —I)r. H. A. Allen has increased the number of his patients by remov ing to €lay street, although he is -able to take care of those;- who for nioifly needed his services. —Mrs. Rosa D. Bowser is an in valid at her home In Adams street. — Hon. *T. D. Patton is dead and buried. Mrs. Lucy Cross has been employed by the family for many years. —Mr. W. E. Brown continues in good health despite his activities ns chauffeur and truck driver for the Consolidated Paper Company. —The St. Luke Baptist Church is prospering under the pastoral care of Rev. E>. D. Caffee. —Rev. James S. Hatcher has re turned from his trip to Jacksonville, j .Ela. > » I, . -^-Mr. Edward Stewart is still sup plying the best of groceries and fresh .meats at reasonable prices. Call and patronize him. —Mrs. Evelina Epps, who has been .seriously ill, is much improved. —Mr. “Tap” Turner, who has been at his residence, 715 N. Fourth street is much improved. X —Work on the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church and the annex is progressing rapidly despite the un-* favorable weather. Rev. Dr. A. W. Brown, the pastor, spends practically all of his time there overseeing the work. —No information has been received as yet from Rev. Dr. R. V. Peyton, as to whether o*- not he will accept the pastorate of Mt. Moriah Baptist I Church. —Mr. A. D. Price is giving satis- j faction in the funeral and livery business. He has been able to meet j all demands and to please his large \ number of customers. The doors of i his establishment are never closed and service may be obtained at any time, day or night. —Dr. L. J. Hayden is looking after ' live people. No matter what your ; ailment may be. he has remedies to relieve you. Call and see him or write him concerning your troubles. —Dr. Thomas T. Jeffries’ cele brated Cough Cure has been in gen eral demand and the beneficent ef fects of this powerful remedy have been noticeable. —Information reaching here is that Mr. McCrea, the husband of Mrs. Mabel Holmes McCrea, of Harrisburg hns been stricken with paralysis. He is improving. —Mr. Tom Minor has been stricken with paralysis. —Read The Planet and pay for it. Yoh will aid a good cause and help yourself. —We thank those subscribers who have responded to our appeals and sent us money. Rev. J. W. Dudley*, pastor of Zion Baptist Church, South Richmond, is conducting a great revival meeting in the Zion Baptist Church, Wash ington, D. C., Rev. W. J. Howard, pastor. Many souls have been con, verted and many have joined the church. This is the third week of the meeting. Rev. Howard says this is the greatest meeting in the history of his thirty-nine year pastorate. Old and young are accepting Christ. PULTON NOTES The services last Sabbath were very helpful at Calvary. Rev. Cobbs preached in the morning on “When Jesus W’rote on the Ground". The Communion services were held in the afternoon. Short talks were made by Revs. Coleman and Clarke. Let every member and friend of the church be present tomorrow. The Rev. Gordon B. Hancock, of the Vi»*« ginia Union University will preach morning and evening. If you want to be well fed, don’t fail to hear this able divine. Rev. C. B. Jefferson preached at. the Brook Road Baptist Church last 3unday night. The services at Union Level Bap* tist Church were conducted last Sunday by Rev. Archie W. Brown. Rev. W. Morrib willl preach tomor row, morning and night. Our brother is a strong Gospel preacher. The people of the New Vine Bap tist Church. Charles City County had a glorious time during their Com munion services last Sabbath The Communion services will be held at the Gravel HU1 Baptist Church, Henrico Connty tomorrow, also at the First Baptist Church, Ber rauda Hundreds. Rev. W. L. Tuck is pastor of the three above named Churches. Rev. Tuck is surely do ing a great work in the rural dis tricts. We feel very proud to learn of two of our Sunday School members being graduated from the Armstrong High! School for this term. They are Misses Elaine Lightner and Mamie j Nelson. The Y. W. C. A. Female Orchestra wiltl appear in sacred concert at the R'fth Street Baptist Church, Sunday afternoon, 3:30 o’clock. This is the only female orchestra in the State. PKOF. M. M. FISHER ADDRESSES SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. The Richmond Sunday School Un ion held its regular monthly service ! at the Fourth Baptist Church last Sunday afternoon. A splendid crowd of Sunday School workers and schol ars was present. Prof. Miles Mark Fisher featured the program with a wellj prepared and scholarly address, j The program was unusually good and the musical numbers excellent. Tho Junior Chair of the Fourth Baptist Church rendered splendid servTce. President John Ballard presided. MEN ( HARGKD WITH KILLING t OvP TTOP i urlkstox ask for VERDICT'S REMOVAL. r^m Robert Cr -sby and Henry Bbooks have been confined in the City Jail, since 1922. after having i>een con victed of stabbing to death I>. fT. Burleston. a street, car .conductor. The people hereabouts believe them to bo innocent. Argument to set aside the verdicts were heard in the Hustings Court, Part It. in S^utL Richmond last Wednesday .before Fudge Ernest WeHls. Attorney Harry M. Smith, Jr. and Attorney J. M. i Turner represented the accused men. ; Attorney W. C. Pulliam and Attor ' ney Ashton Dovell, of Williamsburg*, represented the Commonwealth. LEADER JOSEPH MATTHEWS PLEASES THEM The Sabbath Glee CUii/ scored heavily last Sunday afiernoou at 3 o’clock at the Bij<.u Theatre, when the Sabbath Glee Olub and rhe Alpha Female Glee Club, under the leader ship of Leader Joseph Matthews gave a rendition by a 10© voice mixed chorus. It was called a Folk Song Recitan and the crowd was so immense that two reeltals. had to be given to the delighted public. SURPRISED THE BURG Lull We were passing Third and Clay streets Monday morning, January 26 a few minutes before 6 o’clock on. th* way to the PJanet Office, when we heard a cry*, “Get him! Ot him!" On loDking across the street Tn front of Dr. A. M. Bowles’ Pharmacy, we saiw a colored man, wearing an over coat, running. He turned the corner running diagonally across Third street to the alley In the rear of the J. W. BlUey undertaking establish ment. He had reached the middle of the street when another man fol lowed. He stopped and leveled a revolver at the fleeing maa. HEARD FOOTSTEP* He was approached by another man [ wearing a cap, who proved t* be i Private Detective Jtones. It was then that we recognized Dr. George W. White. Explanations were in order. Dr. White’s Buick car was at the door. He explained that he had en tered his office, which is located over Dr. Bowles’ Pharmacy at that un usual hour and when he looked at his small safe, he saw that it had .been toppled over and the outside do r was open, while some one had been endeavoring to prize open the inner door. In the meantime ha heard footsteps on the stairway by which he had just entered i FELL AT THE BOTTOM He saw a man making about two bounds on that long flight of stall’s. The man fell at the bottom, but quickly got up. leaving his hat. It was then that Dr. White had run out and fired twice at the burglar. Dr. Whit© said that he had forgotten he had a revolver until he reached the street. The burglar d:d not secure nnv money. He left a croW-bar and a screwdriver. No arrests have been lui'de. tilth*'-ugh good finger prints/ wore secured and the police ire on a lookout for the intruder. —Funeral Director Robert C. Scott is doing a good business and is giv ing absolute satisfaction tu both the living and the dead.