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This may be onr las! battle. We believe that it is I lie beginning of our final triumph.
MAY 17.1923 JOHN MITCHELL. JR -J!■_-ULT HORRIBLE LYNCHING AT WAVERLY, VA. __- -i Virginia Again Disgraced-Gov. E. Lee Trinkle Out spoken in Condemnation of the Outrage. Dead Body Burned—Grand Jury to Investigate—His Excellency Visits Scene (By Carter WL Wormeley) Desiring first hand information of conditions at Waverly, where last j week the Negro, James Jtordan *as ] lynched. Governor Trinkle made a ; hurled trip by automobile Saturday from Richmond to Sussex. Here he spoke before a large gathering of the most representative citizens of the town and county, who awaited him in the office of Commonwealth’s At torney Thomas R. Howerton. This, office stood within approximately one hundred yards o€ the spot on which the Negro forfeited his 'life, and from which the body had been surrepti tiously removed during the preceding night. The Governor having entered, ac- : companied by his secretary and others of his panty, all present arose, after which he was immediately pre sented bv the Commonwealth's At- ' torney. By the side of Attorney Howerton sat Sheriff Fannin. The oecas on was impressive. “It is difficult for me to express to you how deeply I am grieved and ‘hocked at what has come to pass”, tesran the Executive. “I am con serous of the dreadful provocation, know that Southern men will pro feet Southern women-, l am aware that, at *imes. th0 resentful fury of • -• cut fared citizenship is ham to mb. Bn* as the ch ef officer of the State T feel it my duty to point out » yon. and through you to the citi ("i? or Sussex, that correction* of or'nir lies in appeal to the court? : no* in submission to mob rule. ‘ "I do not bd’»eve that there is .a •" r- present within the sound of my voice who does not know that I -'peak the truth. I cannot too ea j nestly enjoin upon* you the import [ nee of upholding and of strength ening the arm of the courts. What; I am saying to you is but t*e gospel of sound sense. It is a gospel which should be preached and spread hroughout all circles of society. For, n the observance of the law rests | the strength of the law. and in the. strength of the law reposes, at last.! the safety of the State. Had the thousand men who participated in, this crime been ruled by reason, the' prisoner would have been arraigned f-n court at the latest, within three days. The law had then been up j held, society would have been vindi ated. and Virginia would have been, spared what must remain as a stain! upon the record of your county and ’ start* . At the conclusion of the Governor’s remarks he was accorded a rising vo*e of thanks. And it appeared the -«r ’r»l desirp of the meeting that !] present would, whenever occasion offered, do aiM in their power to im press the community with their belief ’hat a sen.'ous error had been com mitted. And that the public mind and impulse should be very earnestly directed to different methods of seeking and of securing redress. | I’pon the streets of Waverly Satur day afternoon life moved on normal ' !y. although a slight tension seemed to hover and vibrate over the quiet . town. l*ittle or no hostility or re sentment appeared in the attitude of rhp Negroes. And indeed, it was said that numerous expressions of i satisfaction had been voiced by the , :o'ored population that the guilty ; Negro had been apprehended, from , which fact it was argued suspicion . > f the innocent would he removed. j The Negro in question is said to ■ have come to Virginia from North j Carolina and to have been a former ! convict. He was under suspicion as « desperate and as a dangerous character. WAVERLY. VA.. March 20.—A frenzied mob of 500 residents of | Waverly and Sussex County battered | in the doors of the city jail with a ten foot water main shortly after 8 o’clock tonight, dragged James Jor j dan. 22, colored from a cell and. , after identifying him as the man w ho j attacked a young married woman on (Continued on page 8.) The anniversary of the Knights of Pyth/as and the Courts of Calanth*1 will take place tomorrow (Sunday) 3:30 P. M. at the First Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. \V. T j Johnson will deliver the annual sermon and a splendid program will feature the ! event. Members of the Order are | urged to be present at 3 o’clock. , Deputies. Rev J. H. Binford and j Mrs. Lu<-y Cross with the anniversary ; committee, of which Sir George L. j Branch fs secretary, have planned a J great service. V. w. (illil.S DEFEAT l .MOX V. M DEBATING team. T; e Phyilis Wlieatly Branch of the W 0. A. defeated the Y M. C. A. of Virginia Union University Friday .March 20'h at the Armstrong Audi •• um. The question discussed was: “KosiOvel. Thu the Proposed Child ! h<»r Amendment Siiould Become a Part of the Constitution of the United States ’. The Y W. C. A. Chorus furnished music. This question has agitated much discussion thruour. the country. It, is generally known, as the Child Labor Amendment. The Y Wi C. A. j team composed of Misses B. C. Ed | munds, M. L. Smith and C. V. Kyles defended the affirmative and Messrs. A. Milberry, W. R Johnson and J. Watson defended the negajtiVe. Both sides evidenced thorough preparation, and diligent study for /the presenta J tion. After the heated discussion the, iudges. Miss Lucy Mason. Dr. J. B. ! Simplon ami Attorney J. T Carter i rendered, ithru sealed ballots an | unanimous decision in favor of the affirmative PLAN FOR BIG MEMORIAL DAY. From the headquarter? of the Me ' niorial Association. 108 W. Clay St. the following communication has been issued to all local clubs and societies concerning the Decoration Dav plans for May 30th: . . \ 'To the presfdent and members of all societies: In pursuance of a re quest of George A. Custer Post. No. 11, Grand Army of the Republic ami the Spanish American War Veterans, we are asking you to send a repre sentative to H meeting to be held Monday. March 30. 1925. at 7:30 P. M to make arrangements for Memor ial Day. We are urging you to be present and aid to make that day a success. Ai!) World War Veterans are asked to participate. “Custer Post. No. 11, G. A. R\ Charles Brown, vice commander: i William A. Hankins Camp. No. 6. Thomas GTeen. commander; F. E. Mangrum. adjutant. Geo. L. Branch, secretary —Mrs Marv E. Edwards. 218 W.' 03rd street New York City, arrived in the city Sunday morning and left Monday ni'ght for her home. She made a delightful trip to Petersburg accompanied by her friends. —Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Patterson arrived in the city Sunday morning, with the body of their little son, Richard. They left Sunday might for l.their home in New York GHy. I WHEN DAD WAS A BOY BY SATTERFIELD W LET ME 1 TRV 'T, Aytoc^i'rta milkin' t\me I UP oiipnrnsr nminT . S. amt uuuni REFUSES TO REVIEW WASHINGTON, March 23.—The Supreme Court announced today its, refusal to review the case of Marcus, Garvey, a New York Negro leader,] who was found guilty of using the < mails to defraud sentenced to prison for five vears and ordered to pay a fine of $1.000>. He said he was the “Provisional President of Africa”. . .Tn denying the petition* for a writ, of cerfc’orari the Court mereily an nounced the refusal without any ex planations. Garvey asserted through his coun sel. George Gordon Battle, that “the wri* of certiorari should he granted ■'ll furtherance of justice, and to pro *ec* th0 petitioner in the enjoyment of his Constitutional rights”. Garvey’s case is now closed and he mos' stay in the Atlanta Federal prison* —Mr. J. F- Robinson. Mrs. C. L. Robinson, supervisor of Louisa Coun ty Colored Schools. Rev. R J. Rdbin son. paa<or Mt. Olivet Raptist Church Louisa Co.. Va.. and Mr. Charles W. Nelson were in the city and called on us. .VOTED WOMAN DELIVERS GREAT ADDRESS HERE. Miss Hallie Q. Brown, of Oberlin, Ohio delivered one of thP ablest ad dresses ever heard in this section, when she occupied the rostrum at i he Ebenezer Baptist Church last Sunday afternoon- for more than an hour Her address related primarily to colored women and their work, extending over a period of more than 1 sixty years. While she spoke from written manuscript, her style of delivery and her elocutionary powers made it practically unobservable. It was dif \ ficult at times to suppress the pent ; up applause, which finally broke i forth at the conclusion of her de I Mverances. Mrs. Ora B. Stokes -in her in-imit able manner presided with ease and grace. The University <Jlee Club furnished the music. Prof. W. H. A. Booker, director and Rev. James S Hatcher and his singers sang a se lection that thrilled the audience Prof. W. D. Jones and ht?s choir were at their best. OLD PAPERS FOR SALE AT 2aC PER HUNDRED.—Planet Office. DU BEING PUSHED FORWARD STEADILY: The hip drive for $50,000, Rich mond’s quota in the Union-Hartshorn campaign for $000'000 is going rap idly forward. Workers all over the cPv are diligently canvassing for funds and indications are that the venture will be successful if local citizens continue to respond to this worthy effort A great program for the expansion of Union University and Hartshorn Memorial College will be “put over” with the successful completion of the drive and P is therefore urged that each one contribute as liberally as possible. Alll efforts are being put forth so that the goal may be reached by the last of this week. Contrary to a statement which ap peared in last week’s issue, there are other institutions in the Stafe which prepare individuals for teaching *n the high schools of the State of Vir ginia. This notation was an error. A mass meeting in the interest of the drive will be held in Armstrong H”eh School auditorium Sunday at 5 P. M. —iSubscribe to The Planet. REV. JASPER’S FAMOUS SUN DO MOVE SERMON __ v Rev. Jas. S. Hatcher Sup* ports Great Baptist Min* ister*s Theory The Sun Moves.'**Beiieves in the Hoiy Scriptures. i —— 7\n Ardent Fundamentalist. ***A ] Large (Srowd Storms Third St. I REV. DR. JAMES S. HATCHER. FIFTH! ST RE FT WILL HALLY FOR NEW CHURCH BUILDING i _ The New Church Building Fund Rally of the Fifth Street Baptist Church will begin- Sunday morning and continue throughout the week Sunday mornin-g. sermon by th« Pastor. 3: JO. sermon by Rev. >.'. J. ; Woodson. 8:00. sermon by Rev. M. C. Allen-. Superintendent of Missions and Education of the Virginia Bap tist State Convention Monday through Friday nights there will be preachin-g by the Rev. Dr. J. A. Brown, pastor of Queen Street Baptist Church. Hampton. Va. j Dr. Brown is a graduate of Howard University and a nleasing and force ful! speaker. Special music for tho week. ! We are asking our friends as well as members to rally to our aid. as we are striving to make preparation* to begin our new building this sum mer. T J KING. Pastor. GOVERNOR TRINKLE SPEAKs AT FOURTH CHURCH SUNDAY. Gov. E. Lee Trinkle will speak at ■ the Fourth Baptist Church, Sunday) the 29th at 3:30 P. M. The Governor wtill feature a special program which has been arranged hy the veneroble j pastor, Dr. Evans Payne. Rev. James S. Hatcher. D. P.. pas •or of the Third Street Bethel A. M. E. Church delivered Rev John Jas per’s famous “Sun Sermon" last , Sunday r/.ght ro an audience that ; rammed and packed the church edi ' fice to i*s capacity. The aisles would ■ have been packed also were it not ■ for the persistent an-d emphatic ap 1 neals of Trustee E F. Johnson and his orders to his ushers to force an observance of the fire regulations. As it was, the crowd stood at the doorways, while h mass of people for P fcrme blocked the sidewalk on the outs'de. “THE SUN DO MOVE". Rev. Dr. Hatcher wore the minis terial robes of his office and found his text in the ten-th chapter of Josh ! na He spoke of the designation of Rev. John Jasper’s sermon as “The Sun Do Move ami the Earth is *3 mi a re". Hp declared fhnr those who had criticised and ridiculed John ; Jasoer were dead, manv of them for , gotten, whilp John Jasper was known ■ all over the world and h*s name | would live on. He read from the | following verses: THE TEXT. i ! I I I . .“Thpn spa kc Joshua unto thp Lord in the dav when Lord delivered lin <-he \morites before the ehildren of Israel. Sun. stand thou s*iiii upon G'beon- and thou. Moon, in the val lev of Ajalon. “And the sun sfood still, and the moor, staved, until the people had pvenered themselves unon *hei- ene. mies. Po the sun stood stf’l in the midsf of heaven, an-i hasteth not to pro down about « whole dav. “And there was no day like that (Goo tinned on Page Tn Mcmoriam WEST—rn s**d hut lovlne memorv of mv dear husband father and . rrnndfather; Lewis West, who de (naned this life six months ago. Sentemher 22. 1924: A home that once was brieh* and happv. Mow is alwav® end and drear. Lovinp hearts that once were hapnv. Now nre always arWnp here. His wife. children and ersndrhjldren jane west;