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VOL Xl NO 27. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, Sift RDAY? JUNE 16, 1894. PRICE, FIVE CENTS
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WHAT IS SERVED
old a large Grand
ion?A Full Account.
The Republican Sfate Com
mit tee Med* in Washing?
ton and Decides not to
A Plea for the Maryland
Pris on ci 8.
The Three Pardoned Men
from the Virginia PenHen
Southern Women's Defence
of Rev. ('.ive and Tirade
Against the North.
Another Orator Upon the
Beauties ol the Late Con?
T he Banging of Spiller.
Edit01 inl Uriels.
Personals *& Briefs.
-Mn*. Abram and Mist* E. V. Mool
of Manrhestei called ou us this week.
-Mtwra (' EL Munford aud Joh]
Baker of Manchester called on us.
-Et*V. (J. W. Brown of Norfolk, Va.
called on us.
-Mrs. Sallie C. Ross ot Lynchburg
formerly of thin city, is here visiting Nil
rives aud friends.
-Miss Eliza Smith after havin;
spent a week visiting her Hinter in Nei
York has returned to Hm city.
-Mr. James S. Bridgeiorth of Net
port. News, Va., wan in the city th
week and called on us.
-Madam Vaughan of Petersbur
Va., visited our city last week and wi
the guest of Madam Sarah Tyler.
-Miss Mary H. Rowe spent la
week in Ashland, Va. visiting her friei
Miss Ora Ford, of that
?Mrs. Nannie E. Carter who has be
so very ill for the past three weeks, ea
tinues to improve and it is hoped mi
be able to sit up in a few days.
We return thanks for the invitation i
ceived to attend the Commencement I"
ercises of Eckstien Norton University
Masonic Temple, Friday evening, Ju
-Richmond Steam Laundry, 818
7 th St., guarantees the very best
utmost care is taken wi
? the laundrying pr
-Miss Kate Mosby of Ilampti
Va., is in the city, the guest of her au
Mrs. John L. Mines 721 Brook Ave. ?
is a graduate of the H. N. and A. Int
tate. She will remain in the city for t1
or three weeks and will be glad to
her many friends at the above address
First Baptist Church Temperance
ciety, Mrs. J. H. Holmes Pres., will m
Sunday Evening June 17th at 8 o'clo
Song, The Bowler Choir; Prayer,
C. Burrel); Scripture Lesson, J. E. Ti
Kiernan; Song, Choir; Introductc
elson Williams, Jr.; Essay, Miss F
Elliot; Solo, J. Andrew Bowler; Ess
Miss Annie Keene; Address. D. Webi
Davis; Song, Choir; Essay, Mrs. B.
Jones; Song, ''Where is my Wandei
Boy, etc., Choir; Appeal, W. H. Stol
Collection, Dea. Harrison Smith;
marks, Rev. James H. Holmes. Bc
dition. All are welcome.
;y. m. c. a.
Meetings are all well attended, but
wish to see more.
Girls meet Saturday, 3 p. m.
Explanation on the Sunday Sci
lesson b'JfO p. m.
Boys' meeting Sunday, 4 p. m.
special address by Master Roger K
Lawyer George W Lewis will adc
the men Sundav, B:80 p. m. All
Remember the Y. M. CA. ia doinj
that is in its power to raise fallen
inanity. Will you not help to sup
this great work ?
Bro. Randolph and the Negro D<
E. A. Randolph, Esq., president o
Colored State Democratic League,
issued a call for a State Conventioi
meet in the city of Lynchburg oi
second Tuesday in July, for the pui
of electing two delegates and two *
nates to represent this State in the
tional Convention of the Negro Nu
alDemocratie League, to be held i
dianapolis, Ind., on the second Tuc
STATE GRAND LODGE
L 0- a. s. & d. ci s, MaETS.
Twenty--Three Ledges Shut Out
Much Business Transacted.
ROLL Ol DELEGATES.
The Reports Received and
The State Grand Lodge No. G, I. O. G
Samaritans and Daughters of Samaria
tint in its 22nd Annual Session at the
Third St. A. M. E. Church. Called to
order at IO A.M. by G.C., James M.
Prayer by G. P. Grand roll was called
and the following appointments made
for vacancies: V. G. C., F. A. Downey,
A. Ray; P. G. C., Delia Willis, Asso?
ciate to P. G. C.. Julia Cousins. Asso?
ciate to G. Con., Maud James, Associate,
to G. I. S.,-0. 0. Be_f_a___J __*_
ward Carter, Sister Steward was made
assistant secretary, protem. The follow
ing appointments were made:"
Oa Credentials. Charles Mills, J. P.
Tates, A. W. Harris, Wm. Doggett,
Julia Cousins, Richard Spiller, Gabriel
Hill, Julia W. Johnson, Roscoe Walker,
Sandy Mi Ter. Recess until 8 p. m.
Grand Lodge reassembled at 3 -F. M.,
Grand Chief Buckner in the chair. Sing
and prayer. Minutes of previous meet?
ing read and approved.
The committee on credentials made
the following report. -
Sharon, 98. M. A. Turner, J, E. Cous?
ins. Maria Jon>s, M. J. Washington
Robinetta Cogbill; Sharon, 158, E. S.
Sprat ley; Mary Madeline. BO: Sarah A.
White, C. A. Williams, Sallie J. WTashing
ton: Amanda Hill, Maud Jones. Lone
Star, 54, H. EL Allen, Maridan, 228, A.
V. Brown, Mt. Sinai, 32; Henrietta John
son, Roberta Atkison; Diamond Hill,
811, Frank Trigg; St. Delights. 15, Jas.
.lol.nson. Adam Bush; St. James, 4, Clar
issa Bright; Friendship, 100, Major
Bland, Robt. Hoj?son, Edward Samuels,
Gsorgs W. Jackson; Shining Star, 20,
Louisa Nelson; Johnson SS; Emma Reed
Kinma Bailey, Lizzie Hardaway; Golden
Rule, 198, Dr. Meacon, W. H. Jackson,
Fountain, 35, C. A. Ware; Living Hope
127. Alex. Bpps, Cornelia Wood; Union
Link. 96, James Sorcume, James Swan,
J. P. Branch: inion Branch. 1G2, Mere?
dith Wy che; Silver Moon, 87, Edward
Barton; Sweet Land of Rest, 2-43, Henry
Danville, 70, C. W. Hill, Lady's View,
935, Annie Purda, Jane Purda, M. C
Scott, E. P. Johnson, A. B. Doles, St.
Mary, 200, Lizzie Randall, Ida Scott
Annie Coleman, Eliza Cary, Lucy Gray
Gethsemane, 02, Bettie Iyewis; Harmon'*
Wi, Maria Cordon, Mt. Maria, 31, J. I
Holmes, N. Price, John Wallace, Georgi
dates, Tom Phillips, New Kent, 281
J. W. Saunders; St. Johns, 9, J. B. Tay
lor, Israel, 2, Edward Carter, Rebecca
10; Jane Gardner, Mary E. Williams
Jordan, 4 0, J. W. Thompson, Alber
Coots, William Winston, Arthur Hayes
W. 1. Johnson.
Meyers, 145, J. H. Johnson, R. Crad
dock. Love, 7, Patience A, (irinnell, St
James, 27, Anna Bowling, H. L." Harris
(i. W. Wood, Milford Johnson, Georg
i). Woodson, Providence, 114, G. fi
Hill, S. Goodwyn; Silver Spring, 2G3, (
A. Smith; Burrell, 18, N. E. Johnsot
Adam Harris, C. H. Munford, Joh
Baker, R. Fleming, Bethlehem, 8, Sara
Woodson, Julia W. Johnson, Margart
Scott, Julia Ann Johnson, Agnes Lewii
St. James, 49, Western Green, Jam*
Hatchers, 302, Elizabeth Harri
Henry A. Brooks, Elizabeth Baile;
Charles Fitz, Wisdom, 51, Sandy Mille
St. Marks, 185, J. E. Griffin; Judah, 4;
Mary E. Meade; Shiloh, 131, J. H. Dav
Mary Dix, Eastern Light, 203, J. \
Randolph, Williams, li). Mary E. Por
lock. Queen Ester, 151, Rebecca Shel to
S. J. Furguson, Eastern Star, 59, S.
Wiggans, Hon. S. a H., 188, B. W. Lei
with, Jacob's Well, 17, Louisa A. Loc
arah Hili, Julia R. Clark, Elizabe
Lockett, Mary N. Harris, Rebecca, 2
G. W. Scott, Lizzie Harris, North Dai
ville Union,201, William M. Doggett, J
raelite, 109, Thos. Cornick, Alice Bne
G. R. Duke, Living Green, 13, Lu
Grimes, Mt. St. Elias. 81, H. H. Upehi
Covenant, 24. W. H. Winston, R. B. M
ley, J. H. Payne, B. Mosley, Charles A
Mt. Airy '?'-, Margaret Jones, Reb
ca James, Mary J. Carey, Sarah Turu
St. John, 29, J. P. Tate, Williams, 3(
J. H. Blackwell, N. G. Robinson, Am
Langhorn, Mary Munford, Bettie L
scomb, Union Pilgrim, 160, R. W. Ro
M. V. Farrar; St. James, 250", A. S.W<
Magnolia, 172, Pattie Stokes, Jane L
is, Golden Link, 213, no delegate, !
Mary, 197, Henry Goodman; Sheppai
00, V. M. Gwathmey, Rev. Archer F
guson, Jerusalem, 27, Catherine Brya
Rev. H P. Weeden; Sarah, 63, Matil
Davis, Patsy Ross, Rising Sun, 28, M
tha Williams, George Smith, Ruth, J
Adeline Lawson, Edith Sheppard, Ju
Adams, Elizabeth Shackleiord, Holm
58, Phil Wills, Sampson Braxton, ]
Maria, 133, Mary Boyd, Mt. Zion,
J. H. Bobinson, W, Wyatt, St. Marl
53, Martha Binford, Julia A. Harris,
lie Anderson; King David, 305, no d
Living Green, 124, A. B. Caliborne;
Johns, 88, C. Allen, St. Eaven, 238,
J. Satchell, Uopson. 56, Martha Fie]
Amanda Chatman, S. J. Johnson, Eh
Jenkins, Lucy Moon, Macedonia, 2
F. A. Downy, R. Walker. Progressi
271, F. A. Mason, Mt. Ararat, 74, M
Mapps; Richmond, Va., ll, E. W. Jc
son, St. Stephen, 295, Frank Paige, ]
ing Star, 35, John H. Hill, Charles
Mills, Thos. IL Briggs, Joseph Freetc
Robinson, 114, C. W. Harris, John
Cousins, W. H. Hatcher, W. H. Bai
John F. Bundy; Light of Zion, 318,
H. tireen; Rappahannock, 3, Rev. All
Ray, Blooming Gay, 148, suspeni
Golden Union, 98, Annie Ampy V
Point Star, 230, Samuel W. Brc
Woodworth, (56, Julia Cross; 243, 1
ry Rowley; 100, Edward Sami
Kemp Williams; Class, 21, Susan I
man, 31, Mary Bradford; 68, J.
Sister Delia Willis was appointed
sistant to the Grand Prelate. J
Blackwell spoke in behalf of the "Ss
itan leader" organ of the order in
state. Rev. J. H. Holmes spoke in
interest of the publication.
twenty:thhee lodges denied ADMfc
As a result of the adoption of th
fiort of the committee on credentia
odges, were denied admission for
complying with the Insurance laws,
The various committees were app
ed. Recess taken until 9 A. M.
9 a. m. After singing and prayei
minutes were adopted on motio
Kemp Williams. Met at 8 p. m. Grand
Chief Buckner in the chair. Tbe Insur?
ance report was read and adopted,
(?rand Lecturer D. F. Batts made his re?
port. The invitation from the Samari?
tans of Richmond and Hatcher Lodge of
Manchester was accepted.
WHAT WAS DONE WITH SUSPENDED LOPS EN
The committee ou the Good of the Or
der made a report aud they recommend
ed that in view of the troubles between
the deputies concerning the tardiness of
the secretaries of subordinate lodges iu
reporting the money promptly that they
have been drawn on for by the Insurant ?
Department that the Grand Chief shall
by the 1st of August following his elec
tion appoint his deputies for the state
and forward immediately a copy of the
same to the Insurance Department, ac
companied therewith tbe territory of
said deputy and tbe lodges placed under
his charge. Recess taken.
Met at 9 a. m., Grand Chief Buckner in
the chair. A fter singing and prayer' the
minutes were approved. Section 4 of
the report of the committee on Good of
the Order was taken np. It was tabled
as was also section 5, 6 and 7.
Section 8 was adopted after being
amended to read as follows: "That in
view of the fact tbat it takes more than
one year for a chief executive to ac
quaint himself with tbe working of ths
severed departments of his organization
when such an organization is so divided
or covers such a range of subjects as is
the case in onr Order, therefore we rec
ommend that the Grand Lodge will fix
a tenure of office for the Grand Chief of
two years. After mach discussion the
resolution was adopted. Sister M. C.
Steward, delegate to the National Grand
Lodge submitted her report. rIt created
much enthusiasm. It was supplemented
by the report by the National Grand
Lecturer, D. F. Batts. He was also en
thusiastically received. The invitation
to photograph the Grand Lodge by the
Davis Photograph Gallery, 827 East
Broad st., per Mr. J. C. Farley was sc
cepted. On motion of Rev. James H.
Holmes $ 15.00 was donated D. F. Batts
who so ably represented tbe Grand
Lodge at the National.
Whereas God in hts all wise dispen?
sation has taken from our midst by
death our dear sister, Florence Elizabeth
Whereas, we have lost in the death of
a most worthy member and an ear
nest faithful woman of true christian de?
votion and exalted character.
Whereas we do sincerely leel the loss of
this our dear sister but, our loss is her
eternal reward. She has gone before.
We miss her, but we shall see her again,
We. the members of the First Baptist
Church Temperance Society bow low in
humble submission to an unerring Prov?
idence, "For he knoweth our frame, he
remembereth that we are dust, and
That we extend to the family and ber
dear mother onr heartfelt sympathy for
we sorrow not unto death, but unto joy
and life everlasting, and
That a copy of this "Memoriam" be
kept on the record ol this Society, sent
to the family and published iu the Rich?
Is it sad that a cause Grand has to do'.'
Aye, but it is not ours to choose.
Ours to say, ours to do;
So that when called we may answei
Nelson Williams, Jr., ]
Mrs. Francis B. Jones, > Com.
" James H. Holmes,
Whereas, God in His divine wisdom
hath seen fit to call unto Himself oui
dearly beloved sister Florence E. Wal?
ford who has been with ns eversince it
organization, therefore be it
Resolved, that while we bow in sub?
mission to the will of onr Heavenly Fa?
ther, fweling that "He doeth all thing
well," and while we rejoice in the knowl
edge that our departed sister, as a tru*
christian, looked tor a glorious immor?
tality, we still feel that the young Peo?
ple's Society of Christian Endeavor o
the First Baptist Church has lost an es
teemed member, and her family a dea
one whose place can never be filled.
Resolved, that we hereby tender t
tbe family, our sincere sympathy i
their bereavement, with tbe hope tha
they will rely on tbs sustaining power c
one who hath always been the "Tru
Resolved that a copy of these resolu
tions be forwarded to the family, an
spread upon the minutes of our societj
and that a copy be sent to the "Virgini
Baptist and the Richmond Planet fe
James E. Templeman,
Lucy V. Bolling,
Julia A. Braxton,
Henry G. Carter,
Lillie A. Hope.
To Our sister Florence E. Welford,
?!-? The Christian ' Endeavor's chord
And one link from us has gone ;
Bnt we hold this, as a token
Of our dear, departed one.
Death has come and tak'n her from
And her soul is now at rest;
Yet we'll see her again, we trust
. When we join the loved and blest.
She has crossed the flood before us.
And hath reached the happy land
By*and by we too will cross it,
lia Cross to reach the Golden Strand.
!|?' Farewell, sister thou hast left us,
In this sorrowing world below
Ne'er to see thee in our meetings
Till we meet on Canaan's shore.
Composed by W. H. Stokes,
June 12. 1894
British & Foreign Unitarian Assoc
Essex Hall. London, W. C.
30th May, 181
To the Editor:?
Sir,?-I am directed
forward yon the following Rest
tion for insertion in yonr paper,
was passed at ths Annual Meeting
the British and Foreign Unitarl
Association, held in London on ii
'That the great and steadily
creasing frequency of Lynchinc
the Southern States of Amer!
mostly directly against colored j
pie. often on mere suspicion, anc
many cases with accompaniment!
horrible barbarity, calls for the
robatlon of the civilized world; i
we therefore earnestly plead with
churches and all lovers of order i
good government throughout
United States to raise such a pro
of public opinion as shall make e
outrages impossible, and secure
every ons accused of crime a prc
trial in the courts of law.
Hoping that you will be abl*
find a place for these words In j
I am faithfully yours,
W. Copeland Bo
-IN THOSE GLOOMY j,
Reformg by the Superintendent. I
The pardon of Peter Cary was secured
from the Governor's Office last Friday
by Jobn Mitchell, Jr.,
While there he was given two others
to carry over to the penitentiary. It
was nearly 2 P. M. before the "white
house on the hill" was reached. Tbs
tall, military form of Superintendent B.
W. Lynn was seen. There were numbers
of bins coated officials in his immediate
The heavily grated iron door with its
ponderous lock swung open and m mo- ]
ment later,,the ^Planet man was in ths
office of the superintendent tendering j
the pardon andr eommutat ions of sec
fences of which the following is a copy ot
Common wk altb ov Vntc> i
To all to whom these Presents sha!!
Whereas, at a Hustings Court
and for the city of Richmond lr
month of December in the year ona^^^H
sand night hundred and ninety. PE i
CARY was convicted of housebreaking
and was thereupon sentenced to be ina
prisoned in the penitentiary for tbs term
of five years, aud whereas it appears to
the Executive that he is a flt subject for
Therefore, I, Charles T. O'Ferrall, Gov
ernor of the Commonwealth of Virginia,
have by virtue of authority vested in me
pardoned and do hereby pardon the
said Peter Cary and do order that he be
forthwith discharged from imprison
Given under my hand and
und?r the Lesser Seal of
the Commonwealth of
Richmond, this ?Tth?
day of-June-in the
year of our Lord one thou
[seal] sand eight hundred and
ninety four, and in the
118th-year of the Com?
Charles T. O'Feurall.
J. S. Lawless,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
"Will you take the boys with you?" re?
marked the efficient superintendent.
After receiving a reply in the affirma?
tive he instructed that the men b*
brought into the yard.
Scated in the grated window, he
awaited the arrival of the convicts.
Away in the yard could be seen the men
scrubbing the benches and a boy not
more than 15 years walked across the
yard. All was bristle and activity.
A few moments later, a man appeal?
ed. "What is your name?" "Peter Ca?
rey," For how long were you sent
here?" "Five years."
Well here is a pardon for yon from the
Governor." A smile Ht up his counte?
nance. He was holding his left side.
"Does your side hurt you?" "Yes sir"
was the response. He told the officer to
take off the prison clothes and get him j
out a suit. This was done. ''You'll
wear a white shirt after this" he re?
marked. After a little delay another
prisoner appeared. "What is your
name?" "Charles Johnson." For how
many years were you sent? "10 years."
"Well, here is a pardon from the Gover?
nor for you." A genuine look of happi?
ness overspread his countenance. "Do
you want to go?" "Yes, sir" was ths
reply. "Being further questioned, he
stated that bad company brought him
to this. Tbe man killed was in a crowd.
He claimed he did not fire the shot, but
was sworn into the trouble.
The next was William Coleman, and
similar questions plied.!
It was nearly two hours before the
f men were ready.
In the mean time, the sheriff from Page
County arrived with two youthful pris?
oners, one white and one colored.
The sheriff remarked that Spiller was
hanged that morning at Staunton.
"How many years for this one?" "Two
years." He spoke of the white youth.
"What did he do?" "Shot at a train."
"Oh, is this the fellow ? A person who
would do that should be severely pun?
The other one (colored) was sent foi
The pardoned convicts were soon rea
dy and a moment later the Planet ma
passed ont with these men who for sc
many years had known no will savi
that of those who were in charge of then
At the corner of third and Byrd etreet
Coleman was shown the way to thi
Byrd St. Station and the other two re
paired to the Planet Office. During th
walk these men discussed the reform
which had been inaugurated by Superin
tendent Lynn. "They used to have i
sharp, wooden horse upon which a prig
oner was forced to sit astride asa hi
hands were manacled above his head
He would he forced to remain that wa,
all day. Mr. Lynn did away with thal
They used to put a man in a dungeon a
punishment. He has done away wit
Reaching home at 515 North 13t
Street, the mother of Peter Cary wa
wellnigh over-come with joy.
Gov. O'Ferrall would have been full
satisfied with his action could he hav
seen the joy he caused and the happine.
he carried into the household.
AK APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC.
To Save Them From Haag lng.
Baltimore, Md., June ll, '9
** To tub Loyal Citizens:
We are just from the Bf
timore City Jail where Thomas Smit
Elmore Corper, George Parker, Georj
Brown, George Holding, Alfred Conque
Leonard Conquest, John Williams, Jol
Hall. John Handy, and George Hai
mond all of whom are citizens of Ace
mac Co., Virginia, are confined chargi
with the killing of Sheriff Carvers, i
Westover Summersett Co., Maryland.
One of the men, Kemp, was lynchf
and the above eleven men were broug
here for safe keeping. They have
money to employ counsel * but we ha
offered and they have accepted onr a
vices as Attorneys for them in the pei
It will require rooney, therefore, wei
peal to the friends of the unfortum
men to assist us. We are colored li
yere. Members of the Baltimore Bar a
shall do all we can for them in the pn
ises. Any rooney sent ns will be used
the best possible advantage. Let I
ministers ask their people ior contri
tions, or by other methods raise moa
A list of the contributions will be s
to the leading papers ol the country.
Please respond at once as delays
We are yours for justice to the race.
Cornelius C. Fitzgerali
W. Asiihie Hawkins,
Attorneys at Li
10 E. Saratoga St.,
los Know Them!
?wing letter was sent to Qov.
O'Ferrall and by his private
. Mr. Evan R. Chesterman re
^^Ktable, Mass., June 5, '94
^?t?1 have been trying to
where my father is,but 1 did not
^Hkgo about it. A lady told
^^K&he Governor of Virginia.
- name is Henry Johnson.
-tared man and lives somewhere
r Hampton, Ya. If he is
I yo a please try and find him.
v- thankful I have not seen
rn him since. I was 9 years
West Barm-table, Mass.
pression in business calls
>rEciFics. You cannot
i meat in hard times,Hcm
are economical and
: < -iee.
re held at ths
mrjj ^Blhte) Monday,
u Jordan Stormy
"Is my name written
? 4B_r sloging, prayer was
.Thomas Hewlett. Sing
choice and well delivered
J. Wesley Johnson, pastor
vpa P. E. Church introduced
ths or ' ??? af the occasion Hon. John H.
Smyt ?' a delivered a forcible and
scholarly ration; exhorting those inter?
ested cemetaries to form an as
sociatio the purpose of which will be
keeping the fences around them (the
cemetarfes) in good condition aud beau?
tifying the grounds with graveled walks
Next followed tbe reading of an ode
written fer the occasion by Prof. D.
Webster Davis, whose reputation as a
writer of both prose and poetry is well
known ; aad by this ode he is raised
a step higher on the ladder of fame as a
writer, ifs like the Hon. Smyth wss
roundly applauded by the assembled
11 is ea/nestly hoped that each suc?
ceeding year will but add to the interest
in such exercises.
The music for the occasion was fur?
nished by the Ebeneser Baptist Church
CaARLOTT-GsviLLE, Va., June ll, 94.?
Prof. R. P, Armistead of Va. Seminary
gave a grand lecture at Mt. Zion Bapt.
Church, <* t inst.
The Lad I Social Club gave a grand
receptions the residence of Mrs. S. J.
bester*-* was grand rally day at Mt.
Zion Bapt Church. Three hundred
and twen^ .'ve dollars ($335.) were
Rev. D-. Jones, chaplain <**f tbe Univer?
sity or V_r&.,_ia preached at 3 p. m., and
Rev. Carr ol Iowa preached at 8 p. m.,
at which time the 12 tribes made their
Miss Evelyn Walker and Mr. James
Gilmore were married last Wednesday
evening by Rev. Hardy at the residence
of the bride on Leigh St., (gospel hill).
Mr. A. C. Mabrey's undertaking estab?
lishment has been nic*ly renovated.
Miss Annie Jenkins has returned from
Boston, Mass., and is looking well.
Dr. J. E. Delinger of North Cardinia,
spent a pleasant visit in this city. He
returned to N. C. last week.
Everybody that owes for the Planet
please pay as soon as possible. A.
Read?Gough?The marriage of Mist
Annie E. Gough to Rev. George E. Read
will take place at the Ebenezer Baptisl
Church, on Tuesday morning, June 20
1894,10 o'clock. Friends are invited
Thompson-Byers?The marriage cei
emony of Mi*B Sarah E. Byers to Prof
P, H. Thompson, B. D. of Jackson Col?
lege, of Jackson, Miss., will take plao
Thursday, Jane 31, '94, at 5:30 p. m.
at Ebenezer Baptist Church. All friend
are invited to attend. No cards.
Harris?Peterson?Miss Cora Pete
son was married to Rev.Timothy Harri
at his residence, 1550 E. Broad St.
June ll, 1894, at 9 p. ra. Ceremon;
was perlorm*bd hy Rsv. Oratio Harri*
of Miss K? *etta S. Caffey, of Ber.
ley, Vj* t' -wyer James R? Spni
gW. ..will take place a
, June 37, '94, at
o'clock p. uds are invited. N
Burke Miss Lucy A. Harri
* . was mern o lr. George E. Burk
Thursday ^94, at 10 o'clor
p. m. _ residence of the bride
mother, o_W / ^-u' ?**
EPPS? Mrs. Sarah Epps depa.*t*
this life Wedaeeday, May 30, 189
about 5 p. m.
She was for many years a member
the Ebenezer baptist Church. She st
fered for quite a while but we hope she
now safe ia the arms of Jesus. S
leaves 3 sons, 2 daughters, 7 grai
childrea and a host of friends to mon
Her funeral took place from Ebene:
Baptist Church Friday, June 1, 185
Rev. B.. Wells officiating.
Funeral director W. I. Johnson, offl
o-l BRIDGEFORTH-Died May 37
Jd I 1894, age 34 T ears in Newport Ne^
at | Va., after an meas of sis months,M
Mary E. Bridgsforth, the wife of Jan
S. Bridgsforth. She was a merobei
Columbian Grove Baptist Church a
lived a devoted christian. Her death
not alarm me. Her confidence was fit
ly grounded on the Rock of Ages, e
kept her soul uurutfled and nnpallec
the valley of tb* shadow of death. 1
hope was as ai. anchor, sure and ste
fast, and cast within tbe vale for
love of God filed her heart, and
E raises of her dear Redeemer hung
er dying lips. She leaves behind ht
husband and an infant child to mo
the I their loss,
JOHNSON?Mr. Hubert P. John,
departed this H, ? Sunday, June 10, '
at 11:45 p. m. He leaves a loving ?
a son, a sister, sad a host of friends
mourn their loae. His funeral t*
SI ace from the Second Baptist Chu
uue 13, 3t^H
He was a consistent member of 1
Church for six teen years, and was
years of age. li jv. Z. I). Lewis officia
W. I. Johnson Aneral director.
Hu WuM. GK-tTR.DK Johnso
TIE UN-LIEU ST1TE
The District Committees
May Call Conventions.
The Infamous Democratic
Laws?A Fight to be
in Several Districts.
A Democrat Yctes in the Re?
The Republican State Committee pur?
suant to tbe call by 'its chairman. Gen.
Wm. Mahone met at Hotel Chamberlin,
15th and H Sts , Washington, D. C.,
last Monday noon at 13 o'clock.
There was a good attendance. In the
room was a mammoth table, and
around ,this were gathered those who
were to decide as to the attitude of the
Republican Party in the State during
the approaching congressional election.
Some time was consumed in arranging
the roil, after which the representatives
from the several districts were heard
from. There were 33 representatives
Some were in favor of no nominations
anywhere in the State and others were
in favor of relegating the qieetlon to
the Several Congressional Commmittees.
General Mahone cited the provision of
the party platform which stated that
the State Committee should call Congres
monal Conventione and set the time and
place for the holding of the same.
It was his opinion that this power
could not be delegated. It was plainly
evid?nt from the remarks ol (,the repre?
sentatives from the Ninth and Tenth
Districts that it was the overwhelming
demand that candidates for Congress
be placed in the field.
One of the representatives from the
Tenth District said that while he oppos?
ed a nomination his people were in favor
of it, and at a meeting at Abingdon
representatives from every county in
the district were present, resolutions
had been adopted calling for a conven?
tion. He desired the State Committee
to decide it, because if it was left to the
Congressional Committee, they wnnld
either save to call a Congressional Con?
vention or run. Gen. Stith Bolling,
Hon. S. Brown Allen, and Mr. Corbett
vigorously opposed nominations any?
where ,in tbe state, declaring that in
view of the recent enactment of the Wal?
ton law made such a contest hopeless.
Hon. A. H. Lindsey, Mr. Wood, Hon.
Caesar Perkins and others declared that
while this might be true, it was wiser
that the Congressional District Commit?
tees ibo allowed to decide the question.
In those districts where the people de?
manded it and good Congressional tim?
ber could be secured tho party would be
strengthened by making the mee.
Gen. Mahone declare** his opposition
to nominating a candidate any when- m
the State, lt was an outrage upon a
citizen to ask him to vote under the op?
erations of such outrageous laws, when
one knew that he was to be robbed ol
his vote, when he cast it. He did not
wish for any one to vote for in thc
The best policy in his judgement wac
to remain inactive. The disintegration
of the Democratic Party was setting in
and we should do nothing to check it
A motion was made and with the amenc
ment read as follows:
"Whereas it has long been apparenl
that no honest election can be had in Vii
ginia under the existing election laws:
Resolved, That it is unwise for thi
State Committee to call congressiona
conventione; hut this shall not debai
the Congressional District Committee o
any district from calling a convention i
it shall so subsequently decide."
Tbe amendment was adopted, and i
was subsequently adopted as a whol
by a vote of 31 to 14.
Gen. Mahone voted against it. Th
committee adjourned. There were fou
colored members present. Messrs. Joh;
Mitchell, Jr., Richmond, Adolphus Hun
blas, Lynchburg; Caesar Perkins, Chftoi
Forge. Mr. William H. Pleasants c
Danville was present, but inasmuch a
he had been absent from his district
the Fifth for two years declined to ac
in the capacity of a representative. Th
Third District was represented by Ed
tor John Af itchell.
Mr. WrayT. Knight, who voted i
the Democratic Primary, and whom i
conjunction with Major R. F. Walker d
dared their abandonment of the Repul
Hean Party and intention to hereaf ti
affiliate with the Democratic Party wi
present and voted as one of the Repub!
can representatives from the abo>
Gen. Mahone had been informed of e
the facts in the case.
All persons desiring tables or stant
at the Exposition Grounds for July 4t
may call at 319 W. Broad street no
or before July 3nd.
Major J. B. Johnson
6~9~4t Cha irma
In the Interests of the young p?
pie ithe American Baptist Publk
tion Society has decided to redt
the price of the Life of Jesus, by Rt
O. C. S. Wallace, and A Short fi
tory of the Baptists, by Mr. H.
Vedder, from 90 ets. each to 60 c
These books will be of special val
In connection with the studies of t
Christian Culture Course, '.and bc
of them bear the C. C. C. stamp
the Baptist Young People's I ni
and are commended by that Socit
to its constituents.
Right Ton Are.
Colored brethren: keep up your
1 tatton day in and day out; ex
every effort; embrace each opporl
ity; let your appeals for justice rei
the hearts of the Intelligent dasi
people who control this nation, t
you will find in a brief period tl
lynching will be made a capl
crime, and every participant wil
branded as a murderer and gi
the extent of the law.
[Baltimore, Md. Chronicle.]
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ColemsnTllle Mineral Springs?A
Grand Summer IKesort?Property
AUright?The County Clerk's
In the Clerk's otHce of the County
Court of Cumberland, June 9, 1894.
I. i. B. Flippmi, Clerk of the County
Court, Cumberland County, Va., do
hereby certify that a deed for six acres
of land was made by R. T. Coleman and
wife to the Colemanville Mineral
Springs Company, dated 39th day of
March, IM','2. and recorded in this of?
fice, also that a deed is of record in this
office to R. T. Coleman for two hundred
amd fifty acres ot land upon which the
above mentioned mineral springs Com?
pany's property is located, and that
there is no deed of trust recorded in this
office aa/ai nst the above mentioned
deeds winch ere recorded. Given under
my hand, this 9th day of June, 1894.
JT. B. Flippsn,
Clerk, Cumberland County Court.
In justice to the stockholders of the
Colemanville Mineral Spring Company
this certificate of the Clerk of this Coun?
ty of Cumberland, appear in this paper
for the purpose of showing to all that
no deed of trust stand against my land
on which the mineral spring Company'a
property is located.
Any person who purchases stock in
this enterprise will receive value for their
money later on. The in^me from thia
alr*.< w Iii'.t, us tu* ?i* Cut? wa?
ter increasing daily.
A dividend will be der'ired to all who
have paid up stock. One share for ev?
ery one. The whole or $ 10.00 per every
ten paid np stock.
This opportunity will not stand long,
and every person wishing stock or lots
will do well to call at the office in this
county or see our travelling Agent.
New buildings going up and bathing
houses oeing built. Come one and all
and see for yourselves, aud purchase
stock while the doors are open.
R. T. Coleman,
President of the Colemanville Mineral
Wide Water on the Potomac River,77
miles, reached by the B. F. A P. R. R.,is
a delightful spot for excursion parties.
Fishing, boating and bathing are the
special attractions. Trains chartered
at low rates upon application to
C. A. Taylor, Traffic Manager.
Have you borrowed this paper'
Why not subscribe ?
Bum pass, Lousia Co., Va., June
Mrs. Matilda Ann Thompson, the
wile of Edward Thompson, and also
mother of Rev. E. C. Thompson, de?
parted this life Friday June Sth, '94,
in the 78 th year of her age. Her fu?
neral took place at the residence Sun
day the 10th, inst. Rev. Daniel
Tucker of Richmond Va. officiated.
She bore her sickness with christian
fortitude. She was a member of the
Inion Baptist Church of Beaver
Dam Va., for twenty years. She
leaves a husband, four sons, and one
daughter, several grand and great
grand children, with a host of
friends to mourn their loss.
Thou hast left us, dearest mother.
Gone to dwell with God above;
We will travel on dear mother
'Till we reach the God of Love.
-Rev. Z. D. Lewis will preach a
special sermon In the furtherance ol
Fourth Baptlet Church Grand Rally,
on Monday night, the 18th inst., at
their church, 28th and P. Sta.
-Mr. George A. Thornton is ar
agent for the Planet in Eaat Pitts?
burgh, Pa. Please patronize him bj
so doing you helh us.
-Rev. T. M. Allen, B. D., of Ash
land, Va., is confined to his room.
-Mr. George W. Bethell of Dan
ville enroute to New York called oi
--Mr. Charles S. Morris of Bos
ton, Mass., was in the city this wee!
and called on us.
-Messrs. B. W. Leftwich, G. W
Scott and C. A. Ware, delegates tn
the State Grand Lodge of Good Sa
maritana called on us.
-Mr. W. H. Vick, a recent gra<3
nate of Lincoln University, Pa., wa
In the city this week.
-ThevMary M orman who was rt
ported as being connected with th
Rev. Payne's affair on Church Hi
some time ago in the last week's it
sue was not the Miss Mary M. Noi
man of 815 N. 6th St., Navy Hill.
w ANTED?Thirty men by the 3le
of the month to go to Maine. Ap
ply Monday or Thursday nlghti
18th and 21st at 8 P. M., 417 ?
Duval St., where arrangements wi
-Mr. G. W. Leftwich of Lynd
burg was In the city this week to a
tend the State Grand Lodge, I. O. (
S. and D. S.
Meet our new. hoys on the stre*
and ask them for a Planet, only
422 EAST il
Ladies Button Shoes, Patent 1
Ladies and Misses Spring.
Heel Boots, $1.25; \
$1.60/ Men's S
Ws sell yon food wearing SH<
lt. Carmel Baptist bandar School.
Whereas, onr Heavenly Father haa
teen flt in His all wise and unerring
irovidence to remove from our
nldst our beloved sister, Maggie E.
Whereas, we deeply feel the lost of
his onr sister; who was an earnest
ind faithful worker for Christ, ever
.riving to do ail in her power to
telp and elevate those around her.
therefore be it
Resolved that while we bow in sub
i isslon to our Father, who doeth
-ll things well. We here express onr
ympathy and to pay onr last trib
ite of respect to onr beloved teach
Resolved also that our Sunday
School have lost a faithful teacher
Mid a cheerful worker for Christ,
rhe family have lost an obedient
;hlld, and to them we convey our
Resolved further that a copy of
these resolutions be spread upon the
minutes of our Sunday School and
Uso be transmitted to the family of
the deceased; and published in the
'Virginia Baptist" and Richmond
J. W. Williams,
F. C. Rv LAND,
R. H. Johnson, , Com.
Miss Sarah J. Whits,
" Calli* Curtis,
T_TOR SALE CHEAP:-A Flrtt class
^Upright Piano. Call at 419 N.
Ho! For Mt. Pleasant.
A cordial greeting to you, your
family and friends to a PRI?
VATE PICNIC given by St.
Philip's Sunday School to
Wednesday, June 20, -94.
A full Orchestra has .been en?
gaged, and many novel and
unique devices will be introduced
We will make you_ laugh until
you grow fat.
Train will leave the C. &. O.
Depot at 8:30 A. M.
Refreshments at city prices.
Committee :?Capt. A. Foster, 8. H.
Shackelford, M. R. Wallace, Willie Fer?
guson, Clarence Dabney and R. Ran?
Fare, Round Trip:
Adult, - - 50c.
I Children (under 12 years old, - 25c.
GEO. E. CRAWFORD. WM. B.PIZZINI
GEO. E. CRAWFORD, & CO
in sums to suit, on real estate
Property for sale and rent.
Call and give us a trial and
you will send yont friends to
iooS Bank Street.
r Next to Custom Houae.
Prepare for emergencies
by keeping their Uv** in?
Then, Insure at once!
Do it now! Do not walt I
Insure In The Security
Industrial Life Insurance
Co., which does not dis?
criminate on account of
color. Live Company.
I AH claims paid promptly
Agents wanted to can?
vass the city. Office 511
K Clay St.
aad 5th Strssta.
, [Successor ftp
rip, $1.; Misses School Shoesf $*85e}
Heel, $1.00; HlghCutSpthlg i
Ladies Spfihs Heel High Cut
Fhoas. Congress, $1.00;
>ol Shoes, $1.00.
DES at the lowest Pricsa.
OE 09? 493 B. Broad St., near 5th tl