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MAY 17.1923 _ _—mmrnmum ■ — i «t^pY * ... . . . . ,0„ PRICE. FIVE CENT? VOLUME XL1I. NO. 19 RICHMOND. VIRGINIA. MARCH 21. 1925.___, -- III-.,. - rnmtmmm ■_-I aLiw!*———a—111 John Mitchell Wins j Appeal in Supreme Court'of VirginIs __ Granted New Trial by Decision of High Court-Error on Several Grounds Fraud is Not Shown*-Opinion of Tribu* nai Holds Record Fails to Prove False Entries. __ - * John Mitchell, Jr, convicted in the Hustings Court of false and fraudul ent entries with intent to defraud the Mechanics Savings Bank, will have a new trial, the Supreme Court of Appeals today reversing his case <n several grounds. The original indictment against Mitchell contained eighteen counts. These were reduced to three . On a motion to quash, two of these, charging larceny of $19,000, were eliminated, leaving the matter of the entries to be determined by the jury. The appellate court today held »hat having charged that the entries were “false and fraudulent*’ it was I necessary for the commonwealth to j prove this and that on the face of 1 the record there was failure of proof on this point It was also held, among other things, that the trial court’s instruction on the weight of character evidence was erroneous. (Richmond. News Leader, Mar. 19) _ | I FLORIDA’S “WHIPPING ROSS” j ON ANOTHER MURDER CHARGE (Brwton Newi S*r>'lop) CROSS CITY FLA., March IS.— Evidently T. W. Higginbotham, the notorious “whipping boss” of the Putnam Lumber Company, did not learn a lesson from the humiliating experiences and wide publicity given I him in connection with the death of j Martin W. Talbert, a white youth, alleged to have been caused by beat ings administered by “Brute" Hig ginbotham. who is to face dharges of murder in connection with the recent death of Lewis Barker, who is al leged to have been the victim of the “Brute’s” lash. It is said that Barker has been missing since October, 1924 and re «en*ly his skeleton was found on the property of the Putnam Lumber Com , pany. Higginbotham is alleged to have severely beaten- Barker several times early in October. Higginbotham was convicted in 1923 on a charge of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in the penitentiary. He appealed the case and was granted a new trial and j was subsequently released pending a new trial. poildowig the finding of the skeleton of Barker the “whipping boss” was arrested and granted his liberty again on- a $20,000 bond. A Hl'MAX MECHANICAL WONDER. When in the city recently. Mrs. M C. Adams, w fe of Rev Dr. R. G Adams, gave an interesting account of a human mechanical wonder. A colored man, who is badly crippled, has a natural ability for repairing e ther clocks or watches. He can tell the time of day at any moment with out consulting a timepiece. He can be called at any hour of the night and can do the same thing. The information gXren is accurate as be specifies the minute of the day and he has been subjected to all kinds of rests by white and colored people. He has never received any instruc tions along this line. He resides at Portsmouth. Va. and his name is Henry Watkins. I Personals and Briefs —Mrs. Willie Lewis lett the city last week for Charlottesville, Va. --Mrs. Alease Sully, 611 N. Sev enth street, who has been confined to her room is slowly improving. —Mrs. Alberta Jenkins Stevenson and her little son, Joseph returned from Washington last week They j attended the inauguration. —Mrs. Ardelia Patterson, of New J York C ty was called to the city last i week on account of the death of her ( brother. Mr Edward Johnson. Sr. —Dr. A. H. Robins 100 in 1 is 1 magical in its effect upon the human i body. It. will pay you to keep a j bottle on hand with the full strength. | —Dr. W. J. Pettis is dong a | thriving business in his pafatial o<fi-; 1 ees at second and Clay streets. His patrons are well pleased. | ' —Mr. William R. Cogbill left the ; city last Thursday for his home in Boston, . 1 —Mr. Ray Hollinger is keeping the Globe Theatre up to its record of high class amusements and its crit ical patrons are all iwjell pleased. It is necessary to go early now in order to secure a choice seat. —Messrs. Miller and Archer have a large and steadily increasing rental list and they are inviting the public to take advantage of their services. —Dr. H. A. Allen is steadily in ereas'ng the number of his patients. I who come to Irm for treatment, by [the prompt service he is rendering. He answers day or night calls. —Dr. Albert A. Tennant had a ; slight n<’c5denr to his car recently,' but t did not interfere with his ■ movements. He is so busy that he , is pressed for time to take his meals. | H s Madame looks the picture of health now. despite the recent sur-j g?oa! operation to wliicli she was subjected in Washington. « —Dr. L. J. Hayden i? “a seven' clays wonder ’. His preparations havej stood the test for more than twenty, years and he is sti’l curing the , people. Ca’l and see him. -King’s Confectionery on Second «t ref r is one of the most attractive establ'shments in the city. It is kept as “neat as n Pin” tbe service rivals the best in the city. —Mr. John A. Hines has a green grocery, wood and coal qu ck lunch room, all combined in one. Mrs. Harris is the manager. His clean’ng ;.ml pressing establishment and the shoe repairing department is next door. —Grand Exalted Ruler J. Finley Wilson announces that the trouble with Manhattan Lodge of New York has been adjusted, a slight fine was t assessed and the lodge re-elected its former officers. —Pa nting time is at hand and you can cut your painting bill in ,11-1101 IN i BIG D1 THIS WEEK Richmond colored people this week and next are being asked to give $50,000' to Virginia Union University and Hartshorn Memorial College as their part of a building and endow Imervt fund of $600,000. Negroes I throughout the State will be asked I for an additional $50,000 and later, [white friends for $200,000. The [ j general education board of the Bap tist Church will then give these !schools $300.00'0 more, bringing the; entire amount to the $600,000 needed ; ! Because Negroes are to be asked to give onOy $100.0'00 of the sum sought ! the campaign committee selected “5 for 1” as the slogan for the appeal. A campaign- organization has been 1 completed, which is combing every | nook and corner of the city because, as officials have pointed out, it is absolutely essential for the colored people to raise thd r part of the fund. | “Give Negroes self-sacrificing, far seeing, industrious, upright, thought- , fully trained leaders and the race : will work out its own future”, Rev. i W. T. Johnson, D. D., president of ; the board of trustees, declared. Two dormitories, one for girls and j one for boys, an-d a science hall are badly needed, Dr. Wfliiam J. Clark,. president of the university, stated.: The present enrollment is nearly 700. students, 200 more than have been, graduated from Hartshorn since its, beginning 46 years ago. A short time ago, Virginia Union Un versity was recognized by the state board as a standard four year, college and it is the only place in, Virginia where colored youth can re- ■ ceive any college education or train-, ing that will prepare him to teach in^ [colored high schools, Dr. Clark j pointed out. half. The Rubens Pain-t and Glass| Co. tells you all about it in their; advertisement. You can get two> gallons of pain-f out of one gallon, sinply by following directions. Write; to them about it. 1426 E. Main St- j is the number. Call an-d see them. DEACON JOHNSON PASSES AWAY j __ The funeral of Deacon Edward | John-on. Sr., who departed this life Wednesday. March 11th at his res idence. 29 E. iSth street took place Friday at 2 o’clock from* the Morning Star Baptist Church, Rev. Thomas Smith, the pastor, officiating. Mr. John-son had been an off cer in this church for a number of years and was well known- by the church going peonle of the Nrtrth and South side. So kind and courteous in his i manners, he was familiarly known | a.s “Sunny Boy" Johnson by his most intimate friends. j The deceased had been failing n health for more tH'tn 18 months, but he hare it nil w th Christian patience. He leaves many relatives and friends to mourn- their loss The interment was made in Mt. blivet Cemetery. . the colored section of Maury’s. “Rest in peace”. aiJJLJUJl"!!!-1 -L' --■ WILL DISCUSS NEGRO | CM iT Dili ■ — SCHOLARS OP ROTH RAGES SCHOLARS Op BOTH RACES TO MEET AT DURHAM, N. C. Under the auspices of the Assoc'a- j tion of the Association- for the Study • of Negro Life and History, students and teachers from all par's of the country wifi meet in a Sprin-g Con ference at Durham, North Carolina, on (the first and second of April to discuss the Negro. The day sessions wia be held at the Durham State j Teacher's College and the evening j sessions at the White Rock Baptist; Church. Schools,, clubs and cooper-i lative organizations from various parts. |of the country will be represented. I ! What has been done ih these fields1, j will be reviewed and plans for fur ther efforts will be worked out and pot into execution. The speakers will be representative of both races. There will appear tProfessor W. K. Boyd of Duke Uni Iversity to speak on jhe Negro in i Durham. Professor William T. La Prade of the same institution to de liver an address on thfe “Negro Be fore the CiviL .Waf'V-jfcpf^or J. R Hawkins to ‘'import' imce of the Past of the Negro”, and Professor R. H Taylor of the Uni versity of North Carolina to give a resume of “Plantation Economy”. A special session, at which Mr. W, A. Robinson will deliver the opening address, will he devoted to the teach ing of Negro History. Professor D. M. Jarnagin of the State Colored Normal School will read a paper on “Valid Claims for Teaching Negro History”. Mr. N. C. Newbold. head of the Department of Negro Educa tion in North Carolina, will follow with appropriate remarks. The morning session of the first day will be devoted to a discussion of the present social and economic condit on of the Negro. Professor T. E. McKinney of the Agricultural and Technical College will read a paper on “Our Uniting Forces” and Dr. R. c. Brown, of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company will enlarge upon the present status of the Negro. The Conference will close with the evening session of the second day, when Dean W. S. Turner of Shaw University w111 deliver address on “The Development of Negro Leader ship” and Dr. C. G. Woodson will speak on the “Negro in History”: Dr. James E. Shepard, president of llie Durham State Teachers College,, ;s doing everything possible to '-d~er-j tise the meeting and to mak-' the visitors comfortable. Profeeso*- E Smith. Dr. James B. Dudley. D". ? \ G. Atkins and President Frr.r.k rrrir are givng the effort their cor’ial co-| operation DR SKIPWITH’g GREAT WORK. Rev. Dr. W. H. Skip With, the great national evangelist concluded his revival services at the Moore St. I Baptist Church last Sunday night. 1 The church was packed and hundreds were turned away. He spoke °n the subject. “Where Is Thy Brother?” He was warmly congratulated by those who heard him. There were 154 conversions during the meetings. There is an under current here among the people to lo cate Dr. Skipwith in thlis c'ty permanently and many are hoping that he can so conform his engage ments as toi he able to comply with the wishes of a large number of his admirers, who desire to have the benefit of his weekly deliverances. GENERAL OFFICERS WILL VISIT SALVATION ARMY HERE. — Brigadier General William Barrett flip Divisional Comniander of the Po itomac Division of the Salvation Array accompanied by Adjutant George Rose, D visional Young People’s Sec retary, will visft the Colored Branch of the work in this city on Sunday. March 2 2nd. at 1:30 P. M. The 'General will deliver a stirring ! address on the work of the Army in the Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Captain Chisholm, who has been la* ! boring In. the cf.ty for nearly five ! years kindly asks the cooperation of one and all by their presence. KILLED HIMSELF. YOUTH FIRES BULLET INTO HIS OWN MOUTH Tongue Split-No Powder Marks on the Outside Too Drunk to Know What He Was Doin& MISS HALLIE Q. BROWN SUIT! MASONS CUD ICE OF I INTO COURT STAUNTON, VA., March 12—With the door literally closed in- their faces, nine men sought (today to have U reopened by the City Corporation Courc pp the outgrowth of a mandate of tho jtrand Lodge of Masons in Yiirginio. suspending them from memtei ;hip 'in- the local lodge for > rve 10 comply with a duly enacted l.iw c" that frpiernal society. •iiR. S. Ker heard the pleas of the n>'*- through thei'r counsel, set ting up he contention that the order of (the Grand Lodge was invalid, and will hand down a decision at a later date. .... Complainants in the suit against, the local dodge and the Grand Lodge at Richmond are: Dr S. It. Scott. A. C. Mabrey. L. C. Jones, John jCh lds, Coleman Jackson, Noah Brown Ip. B. Wilson, Edmund Scott and Frank Brown. Some months ago the Grand Lodge passed a law directing that members of subordinate lodges take out an endowment policy, payable at death to their widows and orphans. Ap proximately one year’s grace was granted for compliance wiith the or der. which terminated early in December. The complainants refused to abide by the iGrand Lodge’s direction on the ground that the law was invalid, but. when they learned the local lodge had shut them out ipso factd and refused 'to recognize their prev ious good standing, they resorted to the court to reinstate them. Counsel for the pla'ntiffs based his fight for their reinstatement on the same grounds which the complainants refused to comply w'th the mandate, that it was invalid. The action was demurred by coun sel for the lodges, setting up th* contention that a civil court has no jurisdiction in the matter, there be'ng no civil rights involved, and the only quest-’ton presented being purely a social or fraternal right and a matter of internal management of the lodge. It was contended that, the .court had no jurisdiction. A ilarge number of speqtators were present to hear the case as it was Miss Haliie Q. Brown will deliver jan address Sunday, March 22, 3:30 j P. M. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Interesting program will be presented, with excellent music. ! Prominent men and women in all l walks of life will honor Miss Brown with their presence. Miss Brown has traveled extensive ly abroad and in till's country. At present she is the Honorary Presi dent of the N. A. C. W. Clubs and 'in charge of Republican activities amcng Negro women, having directed successfully that department In the past campaign. Music by the University Glee Club, Prof. W. H. A. Booker, director. Mrs. O. B. Stokes is chairman of this great occasion. propounded by the lawyers. Any num ber of them showed their fndignaUon | at (the action taken- by the compla'n lants to attack the organization. I __ I ~— REV. HATCHER WILL PREACH SPECIAL SERMON SUNDAY P Jf j Rev. Janies S. Hatcher, pastor of Third Street Bethel A. M. E. Church by special request. Sunday night,' March 22nd. 8 P. M., will preach. “The Sun- Do Move and the Earth is Square”. Visitors welcdme. -a i • ■ > AIR ROBINSON’S AIISHAP. A letter from Mrs. Henry Robinson of Bedford. Va. tells of a serious mVhap to her husband He has been ’ll for three years. He had three sawed logs to roll over his head an-.lj during the last freeze, he had a fall and three of his ribs were fractured, j He Is still in n bad condition-. H a wife is much worried about him. ATTORNEY NEWSOME WINS CASE IN SUPREME COURT OF VA. Attorney J. Thomas Newsome was! in Richmond this week and appeared . before the Supreme Court in the case of Matthew Riddick v. City of New- [ port News. Lawyer Newsome won J his case and then- c/me around and ' heartily congratulated Editor Mitch-j ell. Addison- Scott, 19 years of age was lying on a “cooling board” of W. A. Price’s undertaking establishment 701 N. 17th St. Monday. 16th inst., although ithat time the day before, he was living and the picture of health. The story told by Danton Clintoi», of 70*8 Buchanan street is interesting. She says they had been together that Sunday and had a “drink or two ”. In fact, both were in- such a condition< that they fired, each of t’xem, the revolver one time each in the street that night and before they were <te* ! tected. they went to 901 Short 19th 9t, where Addison asked her if she wanted to see him do something ! funny. 7 FIRED IN HIS OWN MOUTH. i He put the muzzle of ithe revolver j in his mouth, closed his lips upon ! the barrel and pulled the trigger. Death was Instantaneous. There were no powder stains anywhere and as he tlay there at the undertaker’s establishment;, he looked as peaceful and as un-disfigured as though he had died a natural death. Only by opening hite mouth could it be seen that his tongue had been split by the explosion. The conclusion reached ! was that he was so drunk that he ‘did not know what he was doing. I In Memct'iam WILLIAMS—In memory of my beloved son, John Williams, who died nine years ago, March 15, 1916: I I sit ofttime? lone and weary. After the toil of the day, Thinking of my darling boy Who is far, far away. Called in the bloom of manhood, Just in the prime of life. Away from this world of sorrow To the land where all Is bright. i The stars are dimly shining Upon the lonely grave. Where sleepeth without waking. One we loved but could not save. : Sufferings, are over, ! Trials are done: .. • Rest in Heaven Until mother comes. I His mother, MRS PEARL WILLIAMS, 4115 Williamsburg Ave. In Memcriam. BOOKER—In* sad but loving mem ory of my dear husband. Joseph H. Booker, who departed this life two years ago today, March 9. 1923, A home that once was bright and happy Now is always sad and drear. Loving hearts that once were happy Now' are always aching here. His wife and children. SAVANNAH COGBILL BOOKER DOINGS OP THE V. M. C. A. Sunday. March 22, 3:30 P. M., special services. Women* and men are mvited. Dr. George W. McDaniel, pastor of the First Baptist Church (white) will preach a special sermon. The choir of the church will sing, directed by Mrs. Louise Deane. In vite „ friend. Sixih Mt. Zion* Baptist Church, auspices Y. M. C. A. Different Oils. Success—“I burned the midnight oil—and I succeeded”. Youth—“eh—'YI burn it now ar>i get pinelied for speeding”.