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* > I Jo III«n ML MvSJ ° JOHN MITCHELL. JR MAY 17. 1923 ____ ♦w-ww'rr -trv*w.urn*w»i»i.i VOLUME XL1I, NO. 18 RICHMOND. VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1925. PRICE- FIVE CENT‘ ___■iLiiiai » n ■ i» . nv-—— ^wmtmmmmm*'. i i ■ ..— ■_ 4 n 11 — , 1 ■ >i w A . .|,a-u L_-,rnrnl-....«.«rraia.!u mum ■—1’ I mi V ] j Succum ----.— Remains to be Interred in Virginia** The Glose of a Brilliant Gareer _ •**_ — — ■■■■■■ *■" - ' ’ Rev. T J. King, D. D.. pastor of the Fifth Street Baptist Church re ceived a telegram Saturday night. 7th inst. at about 11 o’clock, informing him of the death of Rev. W. B. j Reed. D. D.. pastor of the Zion Bap ' fist Church, of Philadelphia. He had i been str cken one week before and died from an attack of Pneumonia. He had been in charge of the church there about two years, coming . from the Shiloh Baptist Church, of j Hartford. Conn., being succeeded by j Rev. F T. Bldridge. Rev. Dr. King! left last Tuesday night to attend the j funeral at Philadelphia. His remafns will be brought to Lynchburg, Va. for interment. Rev. Reed was one of the ablest young divines in til's country. Ap propriate resolutions were offered by J. H. Chiles Sunday morning last at j the Fifth Street Baptist Church and ' the pastor authorized to carry appro printe tokens of respect to the mourn ing family. i SERVICES AT MT OLIVE. Location. Stop 3. Petersburg Pike. ! Sunday. March 15. 1925—The first b.:lf of the Spring Rally at Mt. Olive Bapt’st Church on Sunday, March the eighth was a success After an ex cebent sermon by Rev. R. H. Johnson A. M. B. D., pastor of Sharon Bap tis". Church, we raised moTe than ($300) five hundred dollars. The other half of the rally will be on the third Sunday in April, at which t me Rev. Z. D. Lewis, D. D. will preach. j Sunday, March 15, at 11:30 A. M. the pastor will preach a special ser mon. The public, members and friends are oordiadly invited. Rev. J. Spurgeon Tohnson, A M. j D. D., Pastor: Brother James M. Brown Clerk. I -m • - fifth street baptist church TO BlILD i Rev. T. J. King. D. D. announced last Sunday morning that tho F'fth Street Baptist Church at a recent meeting had voted to pull down the • hurch edifice and the house adjoin ing this Spring, about May 1st and that, the contract had been let for, the drafting of the plans. -— -* NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! To the leader or head of every Negro Organisation, with staff of of ficers e'c. and every business man and woman of Richmond and vicinity are most cord ally invited to attend the services at Moore Street Baptist Church. West T^eigh Street, Sunday. March 15t 1925. at 8:15 P. M.. at \*hich ti/tne our noted Evangelist, Preacher and Singer, Rev. W. H. Skipwith will speak from the subject. "Where Is Thy Brother’*. Reserved seats will be held until S:45 all of our business and pro- | fessional men and women, who may j desire to come. We earnestly hope1 that representatives of the following ( businesses will be present: banking ^ & loans, real estate, tailors, cleaning . and pressing, grocers, butchers, drug-1 gists, printers, newsdealers, cafes, j barbers, beauty culturists, auto re-1 pairing, shoe repairers, taxi for hire. \ etc. Rev. R. O. Johnson, pastor: Geo. Savage, church clerk. I Ml. MORIAH CHURCH ! VISITS DR. PM — A committee from the Mt. Moriah Bapt'st Church, which worships in the auditorium of the Armstrong High School building, visited Rev. R. V. Peyton-, D. D., pastor of the St. Paul Baptist Church, at Montclair I New Jersey recently concerning the call to the pastorate here. No definite ' information has been given as to the result of the visit, but it is inferred that both the church and the com 1 :n ttee are as much “in the air” as 10 Rev. Dr. Peyton’s intentions as before. Dr. Peyton seems to l-e wait- , ing for divine guidance, in fact, he I says so and whatever the Lord di rects him to do, that thing he will do. ! The ou t ook is that he will not j come to Richmond as a pastor for , some time to come, if he should i i come at all and many of his friends j here are much upset and worried ! over the outlook. He is expected to occupy the pulpit at the Mn. Moriah Baptist Church. Sunday, 29th inst 1 --- ; REVIVAL AT GOODWILL BAPTIST CHURCH IN FULL SWING. / | Rev. W. R. Ball is in the midst of a great, revival at the Goodwill Bap- t ' list Cburdh, between Clay and Mar shall streets On Monroe. The great j I evangelist, Rev. T. B. Daily is preach ; ing the did time Gospel and souls j ; are being converted. Come and hear 'and be saved. The great chorus is singing each evening Old time spir jitual songs. I BIBLE CLASS OPEN FORUM. ! __ ) The Ransome Community Bible j O ass of the FiVst Baptist Church, j Southside, was entertained on last j Wednesday night in its open forum j meeting by Miss Viola Chapman of the Y. M. C. A. and Dr. »7. H. Black j well. Jr. Miss Chapman spoke from! the subject. ‘ Health, Happiness and Efficiency,“ while Dr. Blackwell spoke at lengih upon the subject of Tuberculosis. Dr. Bagby (white) and Prof. C. L. Win free made a few remarks. The lecture room was well filled and the speeches were received en'liusiastical’y. Much good is vouchsafed as a result of this meeting Miss Mary Ransome favored the gathering with a recitation. ,-v- j DOINGS OF THE Y. M. C. A i Sunday March 22. 3:30 P. M.,' pecial services. Women and men are , invited. Dr. George W. McDaniel.; pastor of the First Baptist Church (white) w'fll preach a special sermon., The choir of the church will s’ng, directed l>y Mrs. Lofise Deane. In vite a friend. Six'h Mt. Zion Baptist Church, auspices Y. M. C. A. j j —Miss Sefma Cooley, of V. N. I. J 11. spent the week end In the city. | She attended the Hartshorn-Peters burg basketball game. : ■i ■■■Mini iiiii . . _—-—-*------ — I I BIRDS THAT SING IN THE SPRING TRA-LA-LA By Satterfield I ! fc- AUTO C Amu. ■Hartshorn \ unday. I It is true today as it was true in ancient days that all greatness of I individuals, races and nations is •;ill human achievements and enterpris j rotated in 1-efl.gion. Subtract from es the religious elements and nothing wl'.l he left but collapsing schemes and crumbling ambitions. America’s rapid rise to power and place 'n Hie galaxy of the nations, can be traced to those religious mo t'ves upon which rest the foundation 'of tlr's great republic. Her first set I tiers were men who were seeking re ligious liberty: her first schools were jschoo’s of religion; her first states men were men who had faith in God and her ideals of democracy are based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ. The phenomenal advancement of the American Negro since h's eman cipation is due to a religious influ ence engendered by wh te men and women who had faith in God no less than to the profound religious life of the Negro. The first leaders of the race were men of religious turn of mind. His first property consist ed of churches ami schools, which he hui’fled by the sweat of his brow. His first teachers and preachers were men and women who served in the name of the Lord. The nromis'ng business life of the race today has its roots in> religious strivings. Thft insurance companies, the fraternal orders, the mutual ben efit and social clubs have all grown out of the church. The Negro church has been the clearing house for the Negro’s ambitions for three score years. The professional men and women of the race are products of the church. For sixty years Virginia Union University and Hartshorn Memorial College have been ministering to the religious life of Richmond and Vir-i ginia n particular and the country in general. Directly or indirectly every one of the 58 000 Negroes in Richmond has been touched and helped by these schools. Three fourths of Richmond’s more than 75 colored churches are being served by pastors trained at Union. A $50,000 campaign for improve ments begins here Sunday and aTl are urged to donate freely. ( Miss Alice F. Russell, Noted Soprano Singer Here ! Corev Lyceum of V. U. U. present ed Mis? Alice B. Russell, dramatic soprano, of Montclair, N. IT. In a musicaJe at S’xth Mt. Zion last Thurs v day evening. Miss Russell has a voice of charming sweetness and sings with superb ease and grace. Among her numbers were: Day is Gone, by Margaret Lang; Morning, (Speaks); To You, (Jareckie); Deep in the Heart of Me, (Wells). Invoca tion to the Sun God (Troyer) and A Vision (Samuel Coleridge Taylor). Four spirituals by Burleigh composed her third group. My Wild Rose, (Jackson) and The Owl, (Wells) closed this delihtful program. ---. CARD OF THANKS. Ricmond, "Va.. March 10, 1925. I take this method to thank the superinendent, officers and members of the Sharon Bapt-st Sunday School for kind remembrance during my long Jllnesa. Also Sarah Scott Me-( morial Council, I. O. of St. Luke. lEver True Lodge, No. 9. I. O. of King David, also the many friends for beautiful itrays, fruit and flowers. May God’s richest blessing rest upon each and every one. I MRS. ROBERTA V. CHRISTIAN . 5 O'l East Leigh Street. : A GRUESOME TRAGEDY IN LYNCHBURG f Ministerial Student in a Deadly Battle Two Dead***Womart in the (Base Uninjured LGUISIHI SUPREME COURT APPROVES SEGREGATION ACT (Trenton New* Service) NEW ORLEANS, LA* Mar. 12.— The Supreme Court of Louisiana put its stamp of approval on the segre gat'on ordinance passed by the city council some weeks ago, which pro hibits Negroes from establishing res idences in white residential neigh borhoods }1nd whites from residing in-' Negro neighborhoods. The case was, the outgrowth of a suit for a resira’n.ng injunction by a white man residing in one side of a duplex house to prevent the owner from renting the o her side to Ne , groes. Indications are that the case will I he taken to the United States Su-; preme Court, as Negroes are reported , to be enthusiastically subscribing to a $40 000 fund necessary to take the, ease to the higher court. It is said that the case has now attracted na- j t’onwide attention and many cities such as Louisvijle, Richmond, Wash-^ j ington, Ba/ltimore and others are watching the Louisiana case with in-1 terest. • ,35; i I RACE WOMAN BURGLAR TO serve five YEARS in PEN. I (Preston News Service) LITTLE ROCK, ARK., Mar. 13.—1 Mrs. Thelma Hampton, alleged lead-, er of a gang of burglars, was con.-| v'cted last Wednesday on three i charges of burglary and grand larceny j by a jury and Judge Wade sentenced ^ the woman to five years in the pen itentiary. The woman was charged with hav ing entered several homes and alleged to have taken dresses, silverware and jewe’ry. George Evans, alleged mem her of the Hampton woman’s gang, was convicted of similar charges and sentenced to serve one year on the road gang. William Davis and Mrs. Bfanche Walker implicated in the thefts and charged with receiving stolen goods will be tried later. --- MI) ASKED FOR NEGRO AND INDIAN MISSIONS. I fJ'rpaton \>w« Service) WASHINGTON. D. C., March 13 Negro and Indian missions of the On thole Church are the subject of a special appeal signed by Cardinal Dougherty of Philadelphia. Cardinal Hayes of New York and Archbishop ; Curley of Baltimore, and sent to all; Catholic Churches of the country. i The appeal takes cognizance of the . fact that of 10 000 000 Negro Amer- j i(-ans’ few are Catholics an>d states that the condition is not due to in*| difference on part of the Negro. It is stated that wherever Catholics have opened schools in the South for : Negroes they are taxed to capacity j 1 and hundreds are turned away for lack of means. «« i»* —Dr. M. E. Norris, of Kilmarnock, Va. in company with his little son! was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ilohn j R. Chiles last week. LYNCHBURG', VA., March 9.— Charles Scotfl, a railroad employee, and Edward Jefferson, a ministerial student at the Virginia Theological Seminary aog College, are dead as the result of a fight here this morn* ing about 1 o’clock in the home of Letitia Armistead. Apparently the men fought, one with a flat iron and ttie other with a razor, for Scott had his head badly mangled with a blunt instrument, while Jefferson’s head was almost severed with one slash of what ap* pears to have been a razor. The woman says Scott, a married man, threatened to kill her if she received Jefferson’s attentions, and fha,t .Jefferson came to her home last night to protect her. This morning. | she said, Scoflt broke into her house and then into the room occupied by ! Jefferson-, after which the fight start 1 ed. The woman said she fled when the fight opened and did not return until the police arrived. Scott died at 5 o’clock. m * 9 » R. <\ SCOTT GETS NEW COM BINATION COACH AMBULANCE Funeral Director Robert C. Scott has purchased a combination, coach and ambulance. It accommodates ter.- persons outside of the chauffeur. It *s immediately convertible Into an ambulance and wil-J accommodate the patients the physician and two at tendants. being provided with an electric fan as well as an electric heater. It has double doors at the i right hand side for the removal of the roller couch and patient. It was built by the Meteor Motor Co., of Piqua. Ohio. The car was deliv ered to Mr. Scott March 5th. PROMINENT CHURCHWOMAX DEAD AT LEESBURG, VA. ! LEESBURG, VA..—Mrs. Elizabeth Elgin Valentine, 73 years old, who ! died March 3t was burled March 6 [ from her residence, near Leesburg. Va. Mrs. Valentine was the daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buchanan and the wife of the Jate H'ram Val entine. Because of her Christian act tivitiee, her charitable disposition and , her kindly manner, she was one of the most widely known wom^n in this section of the State. Her pioneer and persistent struggle for the advancement of Chr’stianity won for her a reverence that is be yond the eulogy of the pen. Her wide circle of friends were among both I races and nil classes. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for nearly fifty years. She is survived by five sons. G. Bernard Valentine, Harrisburg. Pa.: J. Robert Valent?ne, New York, N. Y.; Hiram Valentine. Jr., Washington. D. C.; Greener Valentine, Atlantic City, N »T.; Harry Valentine, Leesburg. Va. j —Rev. W. H. Skipwith. one of the greatest evangelists and singers, will i be at F fth Street Baptist Church, Sunday, March 15, at 3:30. Subject: j “Rivers That Run In'o the Sea’. Hear th's able divine. Benefit Building Fund. The Woman’s Day exercises at the Leigh Street M. E. Church last Sun day were a tremendous success. The principal speaker for the occasion was Mrs. J. S. Hatcher the wife of Dr. Hatcher, the brilliant theologian and lecturer. The program was ar ranged and directed by the accom. plished Mrs. Willie Sharp.