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VOLUME XLV, NO. 20 ="~ " RICHMOND. VIRGINIA. SATURDAY, MARCH 24. 1928 - PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
WIFE DEAD; HUSBAND LEROY WINSTON
CHARGED WITH MURDER!!
TRAGIC HAPPENING IN SOUTH RICHflOND.
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Accused Makes Plain Statement—Alleges Money Was Spent For Whiskey
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Rev. Dr. T. J. King Preaches at
the Fifth St. Baptist Church
Noted Divine Delivers T wo Sermons.
Much Money Raised There.
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The Pew Rally at the Fifth Street
Baptist Church last Sunday was a
great success. The services, of the
former pastor, Rev. T. J. King, D.
!>., now pastor of the Ebeneaer bap
tist Church, of Pittsburgh, had been
secured and he preached two able
sermons, one at 11:30 A. II., anu at
8 P. M. He created a profound im
pression. There were large attend
ances at both services. The amount
raised approximated twelve hundred
dollars and it is expected to exceed
Rev. Dr. Charles S. Morris had
charge of the services and expressed
his satisfaction over the result of the
effort. Rev. Dr. King spent several
days here in the city visiting friends.
He* reported his family as being in
a healthy condition. The madam
weighs 240 pounds.
The funeral of Deacon E. T.Cole
man took place Wednesday, 2 P.
M., at the church and many were out
to pay their last token of respect to
this devout man, who wras one of the
founders of the church and one of
its most influential officers.
REV. DR. Z. D LEWIS’
MONUMENT Ig UNVEILED
IMPRESSIVE EXERCISES AT THE
CON E F JOHNSON PRESIDES
The unveiling exercises of the
monument Thursday, March 15,
1928, at 3 P. M., at Evergreen Cem
etery, in honor of the late Rev. Dr.
Z. D. Lewis, was a success. Modera
tor E. F. Johnson was master of
ceremonies. Introductory remarks
were made by Mrs. Rosa E. Watson,
one of the leading sponsors of the
movement. Music was rendered by
the Second Baptist Church choir. The
Scriptures were read by Rev. Joseph
Arrington and prayer offered by Rev.
A. W. Brown, pastor of the Sixth
Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The ad
dress was delivered by the eloquent
Rev. W. T. Johnson, D. D., pastor of
the First Baptist Church.
The unveiling was by Dorothy A.
Lewis, Lewis D. Bland and Charles
W. Bland. Eulogies were by Rev.
John E. Fountain, Rev. Junius Gray,
of Baltimore, Rev. A.-D. Daly, Rev.
Dr. (Carles S. Morris, James T. Car
ter, Esq., Rev. A. S. Thomas, D. D.,
and Rev. R. S. Anderson. The com
mittee was Mesdames Emeline John
son, Fannie James, Emma Watson,
Pinkie Price, Rosa E. Watson and W.
S. Banks. ' '
RISING MT. ZION BAPTIST
Rev. 0. B. Simms, B. Th., Pastor.
Rev. 0. B. Simms, B. T. H., Pastor.
Richmond, Va., March 20, 1928.
Sunday was a great day in Zion,
at 11:30 A. M. The pastor entered
the pulpit and preached a wonder
ful sermon, using as his discourse,
“Power.” He illustrated how the'
church of God lost its power.
At 8:30 P. M., Rev. Vanlnning
ham, from Fountain Baptist Church,
delivered a message of high interest.
The Gleaners Club, consisting all of
little children, are doing splendid
work for the church. In the hast
Rally they reported more than some
of the other clubs.
Brother Junius White, of 1119
Dennv St., is improving.
Mrs. Jerome A. Deane, Reporter.
Calvary had 12 conversions on last
Sunday and Monday. The Rev. J. J.
Woodson delivered a far searching
sermon Monday evening.
Our prayer services, led by Dea
con Charlie Terrell, are greatly re
sponsible for the spiritual atmos
phere that is existing in our reli
The Kev. W. L. Tuck, his madam,
Rev. C. B. .Jetferson and Rev. Edward
Charity were tendered a great recep
tion on the 1 Gth of March, at the
home of Mrs. Mary Falls.
The revival at the Gospel Baptist
Church added fi souls. Services were
conducted by Lev. luck, assisted by
Revs. Charity and Jefferson.
On to Shiloh tomorrow. We an
ticipate a great time at our commu
nion in the afternoon. The pastor
will deliver the sermon, “Jesus Of
fered for Sale.”
Mrs. Celeste Cooley of 1803 Ever
ett St. Southaide is improving slowly
cuter three weeKs sickness.
RICHMOND BAPTIST CHURCHES
IN FLOURISHING CONDITION
Ministers Make Encouragijng Reports
Monday marked a let-up in the
strenuous program of the Minister’s
Conference of Richmond and Vicin
ity, the session being given tc the re
ception of reports by the ministers.
As the reports came in from all
sections covered by the Conference
.membership, it developed that our
churches, in spite of the alarmists’
cry to the contrary, are not only
holding their own, but are growing.
If, as is claimed, a few have drifted
away from the Baptist Church, they
are those that the church can well do
without and their going has increas
ed the enthusiasm and deepened the
spirituality of those who remained.
Reports from our rural sections
showed that the brethren who labor
out in “the great open spaces” are
■doing splendid work in the Master’s
[name. Though not as conveniently
located; in reference to their changes,
as the brethren of the city, yet such
is their ability and devotion that
their churches compare favorably
with those in urban centers.
The Rev. I. S. P. Robinson, while
not in charge of a church at present,
reported that he is being kept-'btisy'
in the cause to which he has dedi
cated his life. Rev. Robinson, be
cause of his years of service and
splendid abilities, coupled with his
Christian character, enjoys the re
spect and esteem of the ministry and
churches of the city and State, hence
he is not permitted to remain idle. ^
The report was received with joy I
mingled with regret of the going of |
Dr. J. W. Dudley, pastor of Zion
Baptist Church, of South Richmond,!
to a new field of labor in Camden,*
N. J. The Conference, upon learning
of the call of Dr. Dudley, unani
mously voted him a letter of com
mendation. The ministry of New
Jersey will be the richer for the com
ing of this earnest champion of the
cause of righteousness.
The reports, because of their op
timistic nature and because of the
spirit of meekness and reverence on
the part of the ministers who made
them, and because each minister dis
claimed any credit for himself, but
gave God the glory for the success of
his church, cheered and encouraged
the brethren who heard them.
As the Conference adjourned, each
member -.vert'. av.ay feeling that no
matter what particular difficulties
might present themselves on his re
spective field of labor, the Great
Head of the Church is still “standing
in the shadows, keeping watch over
0. B. Simms, B. Th., Reporter.
ATTORNEY DENNY’S LETTER.
a new Fold last week oa rhd rmwc
Attorney W. F. Denny's letter on
anoher page refers to discriminating
rates in the matter of insurance.
The matter is more important than
it appears upon its face. For exam
ple, one class of policyholders ten
years of age upon the payment ot
five cent* peT week receives insur
ance protection to the amount' of
$163.00, while anober class includ
ing colored folk* receives lor the
.same amount paid $116.00. This
is a difference of $47.00 on one
celored policy holder and a difference
of $4 7,000 on * thousand policy
MRS. ANNIE M. POPE TURNBO
Few women of the world have at
tained greater success and fame than
has the subject of this sketch, Mrs.
Annie M. Pope Turnbo-Malone, who
founded Poro College and is the
owner of this million dollar business
with its home plant located at St.
Starting in a dream of early child
hood, a tendency toward developing
the profession of beauty and hair
culture lingered with her until she
finished schpol days and set out for
a business career.
Her first effort was made in 1900.
in a humble way, in a rear rooin of
a anaH frame building in Lovejoy,
111., where she began manufacturing
•“.tyonjjerfpl Hair Grower”; and Plber.
preparations. The business grew and
prospered under the wonderful di
recting genius ef Mrs. Annie M. Pope
Turnbo-Malone, the founder and pro
prietor, making it necessary for mov
ing into larger; quarters *by 1902.
Haying -a good artiele, giving the
very best attention to every detail
of her business, and displaying such
rare qualities and executive ability,
together with her pleasant and win-;
ning personality, made it necessary,
for still larger quarters to be secur
ed; so in 1910 she secured 3100 Pine
Street, St. Louis, Mo., a larger build
ing, which served as her manufactur
ing and distribution plant until the
new $1,000,600.00 Poro College was
finished in 1918. This new Poro Col
lege, building tnd equipment, is one
of the wonders of the world.
Mrs. Malone will tell you about it
in her own way and will feature it
in movies for your entertainment
and delight, and for the benefit of
charity, at Reformer’s Hall on North
Second Street, Monday night, March
26, 1928, at 8 o’clock sharp.
• Local talent will extend the pro
gram to two hours, making an even
ing of full measure of joy, comfort
ROANOKE NEWS ITEMS
MT. ZION A. M. E. CHURCH NOTES
Woman’s Day, Sunday, March 11,
was a great success. The programs
at 3 P. M. by the girls and at night
by the women were grand. The of
fering for the day totaled! $156.55,
$76.55 of which was brought in by
the women. Last Sunday Mrs. Sea
right (white) delivered her message
“Fishers of Men.” It was great.
Total offering $95.00.
Come with us Sunday, which is
1 Men’s Day. At; 11 A. M. Dr. Hatcher
will preach; at 3 P. M. Judge Hart
will speak; at night Drs. Dudley and
Moore. Special music by Mt. Zion
1 Choir, Twilight Sextette, and X. Y.
The church has’given rfc pastor
a nice suit for Conference and shoes
also. We hope to make a creditable
increase. The whole city beseeches
the Bishop to return Dr. aa 1 Mrs.
Hatcher. ' Last week Dr. Hatcher
spoke at the Gainsboro and Gregory
Schools on “The Tragedy of Irrev
erence,” and addressed the High
School Parents and Teachers Asso
ciation on “The Dynamic of Touch.”
It was a master plea for culture.
Mr. David Fultz, of 10th avenue
N. W., is indisposed.
Mrs. Ella Rhodes, of Diamond
Hill, N. E., is indisposed.
Mrs. Mattie Staples, of 715 Park
street, has been quite sick.
Mr. Arthur Bell, a watchman in
the N. & W. service, captured a wild
goose here Sunday A. M., whose ice
covered wing had rendered him un
able to keep his flight'with the gang,
so he fell victim to Mr Arthur Bell,
who lives in the West End.
DO YOU KNOW HIM?
In Re Alexander Taliaferra, Als.
Washington, February 14, 19£8.
To the Ohief of Police,
On the loth of February, 1911,
we transferred the above Alexander
Taliaferro, als. Alexander Tyler, a
colored man, who was insane, from
the St. Elizabeths Hospital, this
city, to your office where he was
taken charge of by you or.your pre
decessor, Major Warner. ,, .
We. have just learned from the
above <St. - ■ Elizabeth Hospital, this i
city, where the patient was at the
time of his being returned to your I
•city, that this patient left at the hos
hospital forgot to give us at the time
-of his ^URSfet, 'tfrfa- theirslr8‘anxious
to locate this patieat if possible, so
his belongings can be returned to
him or his relatives.
Do you think there is any chance j
in your locating the above patient or
his friends (we believe his relatives
were dead at the time), so the above
watch and. fob could be returned to
[ GEO. S. WILSON.
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Mrs. Rachael Hall, of 2800 Old
Dominion St. continue* very *lck.
DO YOU KNOW THEM?
Chief of Police R. B. Jordan has
received a letter from Oxford, North
Carolina, inquiring about Ernest
Crews, a 17-year-old boy, who, when
last heard from, was in Richmond,
Va. His father is dead and it is for
this purpose, primarily, that this in
quiry is sent out. Address,
S. H. Hester,
Oxford, N. C.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.
(Richmond Tlmes-Di“patch, March
A man is found guilty of killing
a woman and is sentenced to one
'year in the penitentiary. A Negro
woman is given thirty years for
forgeries amounting in the aggregate
to some $70." A man is found guilty
of selling whiskey and is given a year
or two years or more after having
been heavily fined. A millionaire is
found guilty of corrupting public
offcials and fraudulently obtaining
public property valued at> hundreds
of millions. A sentence for con
tempt of court—not yet served—is
the best the court? can do in this
case after years of litigation. A
Negro steals a ham and is put away
for five year? or ten.
What. i=! th" matter- .with_ys?
Would a visitor from another planet
have the slightest hesitancy in pro
nouncing us a nation of madmen?
Have the rudest barbarians of dark
est Africa any more insane system
of dispensing justice? ,
There is some consolation to be
found in the reaction of the public
to the amazing conclusion of the
Faison trial. On the streets, in clubs,
in stores and offices and factories,
men and women were agreeing that
it was “absurd” and ‘‘ridiculous.” Of
course this does not explain how a
jury made up of these same men and
women could have reached such a
remarkable decision. No explanation
suggests itself. It was not a case of
“extenuating circumc+An'''is.” Faison
did not claim yhe killing was justifi
able; hi stoutly maintained his inno
Either Elsie Snipes was murdered
or she committed suicide. The jury's
duty was to aecme which of these
things happened, and to punish the
murderer properly if the evidence
convinced them beyond reasonable
doubt of his guilt. If Faison wras
innocent—if he was not plainly
guilty—it was a terrible injustice to
brand him with this crime, quite
aside from the injustice of depriving
him of his liberty for one day or
hour. If he was guilty—and the jury
reported that he was guilty—sen
tencing him to serve until October
12th for his crime i3 the most as
tounding action ever taken by a
Rev. R. W. Coleman, correspond
ing secretary, Educational Board, of
Birmingham, Ala., was in the city
this week and called on us. He was
enroute to Winston-Salem, from
which place he trill go to Washing-,
ton, D. C.
KINQ SOLOMON FOUNTAIN > .TQ
.. ; HOLD ANNIVERSARY _
King Solomon Fountain, of the
Order of True Reformers, of Rich
mond, Va., will hold its 48th anni
versary exercises at Hood Temple,
A. M. E. Zion Church, corndr Adams
and Clay Sts., Sunday, March 25,
at 8 P. M.
Rev. G. W. Gaines, the pastor, will
deliver the sermon. All True Re
formers, as well as the general pub
lic, are urged to be present.
Y. W. 0. A. IN FIFTH ANNTVEBS
ARY SUNDAY EVENING.
*Y” Members with 200 Girl Re
serves go to Fourth Baptist Church
Sunday, March 25, at 4 P. M.
Mrs. Ella T. Carter of the Girl
Reserve Committee will present -he
members of :She Committee of Man
agement in an interpre tation of tne
Association’s work, featuring the
Management Quar tette and 200 Girl
Reserves in the F fth Anniversary
Pageant; “A Quest for the Best”.
CHICAGO, ILL. i
Prof. Joseph L. Whiting, a gradu
ate of the Virginia Normal and Col
legiate Institute and of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania, for many years
pi-ofessor at Tuskegee Institute,»
Tuskegee, Alabama, will deliver
the principal address before the
' Alumni Association of the Virginia
1 State College at Petersburg, Va., in'
its biennial meeting June 7th and 8th.
The Alumni Association, of which
iM. T. Bailey is in a great drive to
raise $50,000 to erect Alumni build
ings on the ground. Prof. Whiting
comes back after 27 years to do
honor to his Alumni and Alma Ma
Col. Wm. Williams of the military ’
department of A. U .K. & D. of A.,
who has been quite ill and confined
to his home, 5842 S. State St. a
number of weeks, is out again and
’about the many duties of the or
Dr. E. A. Thornton, 4428 South
Parkway, medical examiner of Ft.
Dearborn Lodge No. 44, who has
been ill for quite a long time, is
improving and has great hopes of
returning soon to the club rooms to
meet his many fraternal friends.
Mrs. M. E. Wood, of New York
City, left for her home on March 14,
after spending a delightful stay in
the city as the guest of her son,
H. E. Wood, of 6330 Eberhardt Ave.
The Ft. Dearborn 1028 Marching
Club, of which Walter W. Brown is
president, will hold its monthly Sat
urday evening open house on March
17, at which time hundreds of Elks
and their friends will gather for an
Mrs. Malsinia Emery, of 3104 Cot
tage Grove Ave., pioneer citizen of
this city, and for manv years a resi
dent of the noithstuo, passed away
Monday evening, after a long illness.
Funeral services were conducted
from Bethesda Baptist Church, March
9, with interment in Graceland Cem
M. T. Bailey, of the Bailey Realty
Co., 3638 S. State St., who is serv
ing his 22nd year as president of the
Alumni Association of the Virginia
State College, Petersburg, Va., and
who will spend June 7 and 8 at the
school in attendance of the biennial
meeting of the Association and corn- ‘
mencement exercises, has received
many invitations to stop in Balti
more, Md., Washington, D. C., Pitts
burgh and Philadelphia, Pa., Roa
noke, Richmond, ‘Danville, Suffolk,1
and Hampton, Va., to speak a word
to the local Alumni chapters while
enroute to or from Petersburg. Mr. I
Bailey has made an unparalleled!
record during his administration and|
he looks forward to the greatest'
meeting ever held in the history of
wthe. Association. i
f On visit lafit week by'Col. John
R. Marshall, grand trustee, A.'R. l
Motley and Sergeant John" F. Arm- f
strong, members of Ft. Dearborn}
[Lodge No. 44, to -Greater- Evanston.
Lodge of Elks, they listened to thej
| unanimous indorsement of Jas. C.
[Martin, exalted ruler of Ft. Dear
born Lodge No. 44, for grand treas
urer of Elks at the August meeting.
! Mr. H. W. Burrell, of Cleveland,
0., was in the city to attend the
funeral of Mrs. Mary Hayes, wife of
Mr. Henry Hayes, whose funeral took
place Sunday, 1 P. M., at the Sixth
Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
' WANTED!!! WANTED!!! .
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On Women’s Bible Day, 1,000 wo
men at the Sixth St. Baptist Church, |
Sunday, April 1, 1928, at 3:30 P. M.,
to hear Miss Viola L. F. Chaplain,
Y. W. C. A. Subject: “Woman in
the Religious World.”
Miss I. R. Williams, Chairman.
Miss Jessie Williams, Secretary.
Under the auspices of the Rich
mond Baptist S. S. Union. Mr. G. T.
Walker, President; C. B. Jefferson,
(Special by ‘John Mitchell, Jr.)
It is diarged that Lelia Winston
was beaten up and killed by her hus
band, Leroy W’inston, at their resi
dence, 402 East Maury Street, South
Richmond, Saturday night, March
24th. He was arraigned in the Po
lice Court, Southside, Judge H. A.
Maurice presiding. He is now in the
City Jail. Calling to see him last
Monday and talking to him through
the bars of the prison, he said:
“It happened Saturday night about
8 o’clock, as near as I can get at it.
The way it happened, she said that
she was going on the street qnd
“She went out on the street and
instead of buying groceries she
bought whiskey and drank it up. I
ha;! given her five dollars. I went
in the street and.found that she was
coming home drunk. \ opened the
door and let her in and I took and
hit her while she was coming in.
After she got inside she started to
fighting me, time I said something
to her about how she had acted. Then
I started to furv,+>"" I «,r. I hit
in the mou fc with my fist. I did not
strike her with anything else She
had one scar on her leg, but I don’t
know how it got there.
Fell to the Floor.
“After she fell to the floor I took
her up and put her on the bed. Thfcn
she threw up on the sheet ana there
was blood on the sheet. When she
got up she fell on the floor. While
she was lying there I took the sheet
off the bed anil put on a clean sh$et
on the bed. After I put her back on
the bed she told me to wipe her
mouth. I got in the bed then and
went to sleep. When I awoke I
found her dead. I went around the
house and to Mrs. Eldridge and told
her my wife was dead. She caiii
around to my house. She said she
was dead sure enough.
Told the Neighbors.
“Then she went out and told the
neighbors. I told her we got to
fighting in there. I hit her in the
mouth and cut her lip. She fell on
the bed. 1 work at Miller Manufae-.
turing Company. I was born in South
Richmond. 1 have a sister, Carrie
Winston, and a brother, James Win
ston. My wife was born in South
Richmond. She has a sister named
Annie May Clark.”
This ended his statement. Willie
Riggins was there cutting the Kair
of one of the prisoners with clippers
I asked him how' he held the razor
•in order to deal ^cb a deadly blow.
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Tfcat Razor Question. . ^ *
r He suggested that. I bripg^ dov^n a
' razor and he woultf show me. I in
cluded that I would get .the infor
mation elsewhere. On last Wednes
day morning he said in the Police
Court that he eould not tell just how
he held -it,-a» k^as done so quickly.
There are many versions of the mat
ter, the generally accepted one bemg
that he opened the blade back .to
the handle and dealt the blow. Rig
gins has two slight cuts in the palm
of his right hand. The hollow-ground
part of the blade was broken off, Jjut
[the entire blade remained intact and
was not separated from the handle.
WOMEN—Barn 916 dosen sewing It
.. home. Experience unneccBaxiy.
Steady work. Cut material eflfr- •
plied. Stamped envelope brings par
ticulars. STEWARD DRESS, 114
Mercer New York.
Mr. L. E. Carrington and wife,
formerly Miss Grace A. Montague,
of Philadelphia, Pa., spent their be
lated honeymoon in Richmond, Va.,
visiting his aunt, Mrs. N. B. Fay,
and Mrs. Carrington’s aunt, Mrs.
Margaret Mallory, of 604 W. Mar
shall St.. Richmond, Va. Mr. Cm
rington is a eierk in tke PhiladelpMa
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