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VOL. XIII. NO. 43.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1896.
PRICE, 5 CENTS.
RICHMOND STREET (JAR CONDUC?
Hy ? >. M Steward.
Our street ear conductors, most noble
of men !
Who stand with armit folded and
<ome colored wonano old enough for
With painfulness clambers up into
Mut s*?e! the white maiden in teens
nnd peach glow.
Approaches: hs dances as \\ ould a
And bondi bandy, she nlwnys
At nimbly she trips up the high
street car st>
E'en men. if they're slow, will he help
? he's polite '
It* our conductor?but those men
must he white.
Or else he'll l>e standing at rear of his
Where naught can his sweet rapt se?
You will not beltere itt I swear hy
They won't help a woman aboard of
If she hut be colored or atieht else
Crippled ur mangled, minus help
Stilt, judge not harshly our conduc?
ion* so fine!
For they are but doing that which
Pleas* well the good people amcyig
whom they li
POT the OSOtt attention to prejudice
Spoke at thc auditorium Mi
And then there's their masters who
tell them the] must,
To pr.-jml ice hearken, before they
That helping a membered the despised
Would hring on their system a last?
ing disgrace (?)
Hut wait: old time's magic and traf?
Will break up this practice, and
then will your wife,
'Though black as a Mour, be assisted
Ky street car conductors, to board or
THE TELEPHONE FIGHT.
The Bell Oomnany Defies the City?Ac
Interesting Legal Battle
The Richmond Telephone Company
secured from the city of Richmond th*
right to operate a telephone service ir
lbw eily The Southern Telephone
Company's franchise expired in De?
The new company made no effort tc
exercise the exciusiv right.1 granted
it until recently and the city of Rich?
mond s as induced Lo "take summary
*teps towards the removal of the polei
of the old company from the streets o:
The old company sprung a surprise
on Wednesday last by securing an in
junction restraining the city of Rich
mund from either interfering with it
business or its wires and poles. Th<
order is temporary and will come u|
before Judge Nathan Goff, who grant
ed the injunction for argument, Nov
17, 1896. The old company charge
$16ar.d $17 o(> per three months am
the new company only $9 for the sam
length of time.
A Grand Soiree.
The Imperial Social Hub gave
grand soiree on Friday evening. Octc
ber 2, 189rj. at their club house, 807 \\
Leigh St, lt was accompanied b
many young ladies and gentlemen a
tired in the latest styles of the I
Those present w ere as follows : M is
.ny K Robinson, Charlotte Vb
SOO, Virginia Bailey, "'anny William
j Uross, Lillie Williams, Ann
('abell. Lola Pl eleni, Annie Phelex:
Bell Brooks, Gurdon, Jol
morn. Lillie Grey, Ells Dudley, Bu
ma Johnson, Kiln Bratebaw, rfsnn
Williams, Alhena Fox, E. (abe
Thursday Davis. Kennie i'ride. Thor
as Hlsekwell, Fred Jackson. Fred Pc
lard. Charley Cease, Willie .lacVso
George 'tinsley. C. Smith, Joe Ls
Ths music was played by Prof. Jol
Harris, and the guest kept time wi
the strains of the music until a la
hour (James of various kinds we
also indulged in until a late hour, ?
ter which the guest retired to th*
? ral beme* with many cheers t
the Imperials "Murrah, hurrah,!
we are the boys of the 1. S. C,
bc following are the membet
Thomas If. .lames, David ll
Frank L. Jackson, Frank P Nelse
Matthew Fraysier, Percy Thonipsi
(ieorge Pearson, Thomas ('< les, OM
way Hunter, Marshall Taylor. Jo
Walker, George Parrrish, Bennie Hi
Officers:?Thos. James, Pres.; I
vid ll. I re-President; Fra
L. .Jackson, Secretary; Frank P. N.
Assistant Hcretary ; Matth<
JACKSON WARD BREVITIES.
Suudaj at tbe Churches?8unday Fun?
erals Numerous?A Schoolteacher
Passes Away?Politics at Blocd
Heat?Spraneles from the
Last Sunday was dressed in its win?
ter garb but the sun showed its face
at intervals and reminded us that win?
ter had not come. The churches were
At the Third St. Baptist Church,
Rev. W. E Nash preached the funeral
of the iniant child of Mr. Willis Wines
! -my were the sympathizers.
Rev J, Vt. Kirby of Portsmouth fill?
ed the pulpit of the 1st Baptist Church
on last Sunday morning with the pow?
er of the Spirit. In the evening. Rev.
D. W. Davis was ordained to the (lo*
pel ministry. We hop* the Rev suc
;i his field of labor.
At the Moore M. Baptist Church on
last Sunday morning, Rev. R. O John?
son preached the funeral of a young
man. who had passed his one score
without the profession of a hope. The
'leclared that he could not locate
him, but if tris final calling was beard
all is well ; if not, miserable is hit con
On last Friday morning, Miag Isabel
Hill, a teacher in Brook School hade
farewell to this 'vale of tears" after
several weeks' illness. Her funera
took place from the Ebenezer Maptist
Church on last Sunday evening. As
early as 2:30 PM , people began to
mduy alight, August 5, 1S96.
gather at the church. Rev. Richart
Wells preached a very sympathetic
On last Wednesday evening, Rev. R
() Johnson preached two funerals a
the Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Rev. .1. Andrew Bowler's resignatioi
as superintendent of the First Baptis
Sunday School was received withmucl
I Yes, politics are about blood heat ii
this section, and the mass have con
I sidered their rights infringed upon
(from the action a few Tuesday night
passed Many are in favor of .ludg
Lewis, but will not follow his support
The following is a water-plug ora
tion delivered after speech at the ai
ditorium this week:
"Gentlemen, (with uplifted hand,
I am a republican, both teeth and toe
nails; but the unjust treatment a
such is about to change me in pan
There are men who will discriminat
us on account of color, then put up
man and beg us to vote for him. Wi;
you do it? [no.no] Now stick t
that." At the end of his oration quit
a crowd had gathered, and it was lat
before that night's discussion wu
Redemption is a hard thing with tb
people of this section. If their conl
dence be once lost in you, it's of no ut
to se> k redemption.
We learn that a young man who ha
just reach maturity married awido
of 65, and when asked why he did ii
said, "because he wanted conn or
that didn't any one else want " Thc
are living happy.
Good news! Don't you know thi
Prof. Hooker T Washington of Tuski
gee, Ala., will be in the city soon. Ye
and we will tell you when.
Women of all ages can be seen goir
along the streets sucking what thi
call all-day suckers. We do think ye
should refrain from sucking them
Justice John reached his "turnit
point" on last Tuesday morning ar
fined the women for fighting the me
as well aa tha men for fighting thei
We congratulate the Justice on sm
Young men, he careful as to wh
young ladies joo associate with, th
you may not be held up in the stre
and change Company as a young m
fen weeks passed.
Yoong ladies, you should not alli
yourselves to he caught in compa
chewing your cud, (chewing gum) I
it is disgraceful as well SS manish
They tell m tba* the Night Sch<
of the Y. M. O A. enrolls pupils fri
15 to 125 years. Old men as well
young, seise this opportunity.
Some of our old maids and old bael
lors are thinking of tasting the bitti
eels of married life Good.
On last Sunday evening we wand
eel to the confines of "Ajax," where
saw him on the lookout
They tell us that love is greater t
sticks closer in the winter seas
Well, if such be the case lookout
the abundant marriages
On last Sunday night, mu ny of <
girls had fire for their loved or
while others kept themselves comfi
able off love.
Some people are constantly pray
for good times, snd at the same ti
making them hard for themselves.
A young girl being asked to hat
saucer of cream the other night si
"It's rather cool for cream, but I l
take s }$i dozen fried oysters." 1
was a terrible shock to the young man,
for he had only one dime
We have told those young girls th it
boys and books don't agree, and yet
they could be seen the other evening
with books on one arm and boys on the
other Girls, better stop your fooling
Five more reserve teachers will be
appointed for our public schools. Who
will they be '.'
Rev. Dr. Chisholm Resigns.
Bedford Citt, October 6th, 1896.
Dear Sir:?Please publish the follow?
ing in thia week's issue of your paper:
Dr. A, Chisholm, our beloved pastor,
offered his resignation to our church,
the Washington Street BaptistChurch,
on Monday night last to take charge
of Portsmouth. v a. He is dearly loved
by us. Ile offered his resignation in
the revival melting, nearly three hun?
dred and fifty being present. The
church was in tears and many express?
ed their de* pest t-orrow The church
voted unanimously against the resig?
Dr. Chisholm will lie installed as
pastor of the Ebenezer Church oh the
first Sunday in November
I can say emphatically that we have
lost a noble, christian and loving pas?
tor. May the Lord continue to bless
him wherever he goes, He bas been
with us nearly thirteen years and has
done us much and noble work.
Done by ordi r of the church.
Yours in Christ.
Joseph C. Brows,
Mesdames Lillian H. Payne, Martha
E. Royal, Marv J. Mayo, Helen 0.
Green, Marie Susan Bailey, Hampton.
Va. ; Antoinette Turner Johnson, Hen?
rietta W. Jones Messrs William B.
Richardson, Marion Sydney Mayo, Jos?
eph P. Woolfolk, Frank L Augustas,
W.Thornton Payne, James E. Royal.
Henry Green, King Adams and others
greatly surprised Madame Fanny
Payne Walkir by an informal call last
Monday night at her new home at Mr.
and Mrs. William Mobs, M6 W. L*>igh
St., about 9:H0 o'clock, the house was
soon brilliantly lighted: and music,
games and refreshments-indulged in
until a late hour. The madame seem?
ed as jolly as ever
--?-*? ** -
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
To Our Ex-Superintendent, J. Andrew
RicHatoM), Va..Oct. 3, 1896.
To the 1st. Baptist Sunday School, as.
n bl ed :
We your committee appointed on
resolutions with respect to the resig?
nation ot Brother J.Andrew Bowie,
submits the following; to wit:
1st That in tue course of events,
our brother, J. Andrew Bowler, be?
cause of many pressing duties, has
deemed it expedient and wise to re?
sign the position of Superintendent and
entering into oilier relations in the
school where that same desire for suc
I here that same earnest spirit ko
characteristic of himself can have ave?
nues of labor and for guidance of the
tender thought, not so ern ouched up?
on by lack ot time or circumstance
Jud. That the Firs*. Haptist Sunday
School has had in Brother Bo*ler a
faithful and zealous superintendent,
un li ring ; one who has labored hard in
that office, to bring success to the
school, having so earnestly served for
nearly three years and putting into
operation many plans for the advance?
ment of the school and the propaga?
tion of thia most important work
3rd That wm have appreciated ver?
much his systematic division of class
work and many other schemes for a
larger developement of these functions
along modern times in Sunday School
ethics and deplore the fact that he hat
seen fit to sever himself from the po?
sition, pending a more definite and
fuller realization on these delineation!
limited only by the good sought anc
the rewards of a bright future in th<
redemption of the world toourOoc
and his Christ.
4th. That we enter bere our appre?
ciation of his efforts and endeavors
and in such expressions send fortl
these words of praise and commenda
tion for service and character givei
for acause, no doubt dear to himsel
and deeply entrenched in the hearts o
a grateful people; triumphing gom
day, bringing forth greater results fo
God and humanity.
5th. That superbly exhilarating a
are, the influences of the chords o
unison as they waft upon the vibra
tions of love, overshadowing all wit
that peace of conscience, who give au
dience and praise to the pre-angeli
attributes of the true God, lifted upo
the music of the spheres, chan ting th
songs, in raphsodical melody of th
6th. That worth and work are nc
forgotten, from them must spring u
the scions of life, growing and huddin
into plants of usefulness, bearing th
precious and delicious fruits, sustain
ing and revivifying the wards of thi
heritage?these children. Again: wit
heart and hand united for God agaim
self, march on to the fray, learnin
?*to labor and to wait."
Nelson Williams, Jr..
Thomas H. Waits,
Hannis L. Walker,
R. T. Hill.
An Outspoken Opinion.
[Knoxville, Tenn , Herald ]
John Mitchell, of the Richmond, V
Planbt, is one of the bravest Negro
in the south and the nation. The
are no dancers too great that he w
not endure to secure justice theo
pressed of his people. His latest vi
tory was in securing the release of o
Mary Abernathy, colored, unjust
charged with murder.
They Honored Her.
The members of the Richmond M
sical and Dramatical Association lt
dered their pianist, Mrs. Olivia C. B
den, a cream supper last Monday ev<
ing at the residence cf Mrs. A.
Price in honor of her faithfulness
duty and her departure from them
accept a position as music teachei
Raleigh, N. C. a very excell
speech was made by Dr. S. H. Dismc
and many beautiful solos sung by
members and instrumental solos
Madames O. C. Bidden and their r
pianist, Mrs. Hill.
Those present were Mesdames J*
Dismond, Georgie G. Price, (si
Hawkins, S. B. Hill, Fanny P. Wall
Mrs. Johnson, Petersburg, Va , Di
ll Dismond, Henry C. Bolden, Josi
P Woolfolk. Misses 8. Alice Kei
Fanny Dixon, Varah Holmes, Li:
IB. \\ ills. Bettie Anderson, Archie
Hawkins, Benjamin Cephas, Mr.
flary Abernathy Resting
From lier Sufferings.
NO LONGER APPREHEN
IBB HAUY 7* PB Ol Om
O UAH ti hi)
Be M ants to BBS I IA Wit**.
WARNINGS FROM LUNEHBURG
TO RELEASE MART BARNES
TME NEXT MOVEMENT.
Mary Abernathy is as happy as one
could be over her release and her face
beams with smiles tor all who greet
her The baby is well and stands the
treatment to which it has been sub?
jected by tbe visitors remarkably well.
On Tuesday last, she went. lo the
Jefferson Art Gallery, 523 E. Broad
St , and Mr. J C. Farley secured ex?
cellent pictures of her and the child.
SHE VISITS OLD W.1'ARTER*.
8he visited the city jail to see Capt.
Epps and the officials there, who were
go kind to hei during her stay there.
She walked the mt ti re distance, and
was much prostrated that night as a
result. She had overestimated her
powers since her long incarceration.
Her son, Samuel of Newport News,
came up to see her on Saturday last,
and there was quite a juhih e. He re?
turned last Monday Aunt Mary has
received feverul letters from her
friends in Lunenburg, warning her
not to return to the county.
THE INTENSITY OF THK IMlS'tDlrE.
Thus is shown the intensity nf the
prejudice tlu re. With the Judge, the
commonwealths attorney , tie lawyer*
for the defense, the witnesses and the
Pinker ton Nat ional D beetles Agency
conceding arni proving her innocent,
she is as yet ? wanderer,-a stranger
in a strange lend. She hes written
?emmi times to her husband. ? ilson,
but it would seem that lie has not re?
ceive them. Whether they have been
intercepted or not is the question.
Here is his last letter to (hit ollie?
Arvin. Va . Ont. ?'?. 1896.
DeartSir:?1 will write you ??? !ir.?i
out where my Wife tesl * wbst U she
doing and what, ts the reason sm
I surely do want tu hear from my
dear wife, whom I love and resp
I sure y do want to hear from her Will
you please write nie word where she is
and what is tbe reason sh*- don't err!te.
And you won't write In me to let nie
hear from you at all. Please let me
hear from yon at once And let me
know what she is going to do This i>
from j our sim ere friend .
Wilson A hern a thy
what enos ni os mn letter.
Editor Mitchell had written him al
Fort Mitchell. The letter was nevei
returned, so some one must have taker
the letter and the papers and failed ti
deliver them to him.
However,on Wednesday last are
gistered letter containing 16 was sen
to Brother Wilson at Arvon, Va , am
this will be sufficient to defray his ex
petites for his trip to Hichmond to se<
the wife "who he loves and respects '
Mary Abernathy's lecital at the ls
Baptist Church and that of Poke;
Barnes has awakened new interest an<
caused much sympathy tobe express
ed for them. Next week, we shal
publish a picture of Aunt Mary am
the baby after two weeks of freedom
There will le another entertainmen
given here after which the unfortun
ate women will appear at the Lute S
BaptistChurch of Norfolk, l?ev. R. li
No one can fail to be imoressed b
the graphic recital of the happening
on that fatal afternoon, near the Po
VISITED THK GOVERNOR.
Hon George D. Wise amd Captai
A. B. tiuigon visited Governor Charil
T. O'Ferrell on the 3d inst and asce
tained from him the nature of tl
documents which he desires presents
in order to secure the pardon for Mai
As soon as the papers reach hei
from Prince Edward County, baarir
upon the case, together with a coj
of the record from the Supreme Cour
and have been examined by His K:
cellency, the signature will no dotti
be secured and the seal of the con
monwealth affixed and Mary r>arn
will walk forth from the Virginia per,
tentiary a free woman.
EDITOR ALSTON'S GLOWING TB
' 'All Hail to John Mitchell, Jr "
[Oklahoma, T., Langston City Herali
> man has ever been more loyal
his race or more faithful to the unfi
tunate than has John Mitchell. VV h
those poor innocent women of Lum
burg, Co., were condemned to ilea
and every shadow of hope had ssnii
ed (as it seemed.) John knew no si
render It seemed thst he slept mi
er day nor night, he spent much of
time around the celia of these Innoet
creatures ; not out of curiosity bul
barn tbe facts in the cases, and h
after their welfare, and t<>
they got justice if such a thing co
be lound in Virginia for a Negro
has in every instance shown himse
friend in adversity as in prosper
And we belLve tnat those women v
are to day at their liberty, owe tl
lives and liberty to John Mitchell i
We have watched this OMS for
last twelve months, and must say I
the Planet has fought and won
case single handed and alone
Dr. Humphrey's specific -'77" i
iu September, October and Novem
will keep you free from colds all t
ter long?Price 2f>t st all drug sto
WV lin mil SS] we do work SS Cl
Da- as can done elswhere, but give us ii
al and be coovin I he quail
THE KI PST BAPTIST (fl!
after the storm of S?
Names of contributers, who are
helping Rev Dr. \. dinga to rebuild:
1st Bapt. Church. Richmond. $100 00
Dr. s H. Dismond, MOO
A L. Adamson. 10 00
-lames Robinson, 10 00
A. Saks <fe Co.,
W. B. Bradley, 1000
VV. B. Pleasant*,
J. P. Robinson. 10 00
Dr T P. Matthews, 1000
Richmond Hariet, B 00
Virg nia Baptist,
J J. Montague. 10 00
T 0. Williams, Jr. , 10 0<)
Dr. R. H. Pitt. 6 00
Dr R. A. Patterson, HMO
.1 R. Johnson. A- Cu.. 10 00
George K Stein, IO 00
B.C. Heady, 1000
Joseph Bryan. IO 00
John <>'bryan, 6 <?>
C. H Sharp, 10 (X)
Smell ings, lOOn
\ .1 Dsffron, io 00
K. Waddy. 5 (Ki
Nunly it Co , 5 00
VV. C. Ri>e. :, iki
VV. J. Carter, .r, (X)
D L. Toney. | t)(l
* ll contributions to this work w.?ll be
very gratefully received. Please tend
thedona'ion Jo Rev Dr .\. Kinta. Ir
Lock Bm 64. Manchester, Va.
RESOLUTIONS OF 00ND0LENUE.
Richmond, Va , October 6, THJ
Whereas, it has pleased the Su?
preme Architect of the Universe to re?
move from our midst, our co-worker,
sister Isabelle M Hill, and
Whereas it is fitting that due recog?
nition of her many virtues and daily
instructions should be had; therefore
Resolved l,that we bow in humble
submission to the will of (ind.
Resolved 2 VVe. the teachers of
Brook Behool deplore the loss of our
co-worker with deep feeling of regret
softened only hy the confident hope
that her spirit is with those who hav?
ing fought a good light here are en?
joying a perfect happiness ina better
Resolved 3, that we deeply share a
large proportion of grief that rests on
her dear pupils
solved 4, that we tend rly con?
dole w tb the family of our deceased
in their affliction and devoutly com?
mend them to the keeping of Him who
looketh with pitying eye upon the dis
Retolmd ft, that a copy of the fore?
going resolutions he transmitted ti
the relatives of the deceased,
Decided to Bail Her.
Mrs. Sincindiver, the white womal
who shot her husband appeared in thi
Hustings Court on Wednesday last oi
a writ of habeas corpus Bail was al
lowed in the sum of $lo<K) 8he wa
unable to give it at that time.
The man is doing all he can to shioli
the woman. She was drunk when sh
committed the act.
There will be a grand debate at th
Prue Reformers' Hall Monday nigh
October 12th ; subject, "Resolved ths
Ood displayed greater wisdom in th
plan of Redemption than he did i
Oren tion." Affirmative, Kev. J. li
Brice, pastor of Leigh Street M. I
('burch ; negative, Rev. W. H Whiti
pastor of Mount < armel Baptii
Come and hear this great subjei
discussed by these divines. Good mt
sic will be furnished by some of Rici
mood's best talent. Admission 10
Judges will be selected from the aud
ence on the night of the debate.
Alumni! Alumni! Alumni!
The regular meeting of the Alum
Association of the Richmond Norm
School will tie held at our Alma Mat
Monday, 19th inst, at 5 o'clock p n
sharp, All the members are expect!
to be present. The various depai
ments will present their quarterly r
ports Hie literary department w
bring forward a course of study f
this term in keep ng with the one r
quired by tbe Superintendent of pu
lie schools: thus the teachers will ti
it to their interest to atte id our met
ings (Graduates of this school are i
vited to meet with us. Note well t
J Andrew Bowi.kk. Pr
R H.Thurston. Sect.
Fountain Baptist Church
Remember the (/rand Rally, wh
wi 1 convene at the Fountain Bap)
Church, on the Second Hunt
in October. Some among the to
divines of the city will preach. T
you may accept our statement, we 1
leave to name the following:
?nd Sunday :-ll:30 Rev. -
3:80, Rev. J. L. Dill, pastor of Ve
ble Street Church; 8:30, Rev. Jas
Holmes; and on the third Sunda;
H:30, Rev Z. D Lewis will preach.
This rally is to meet a note on
church, which comes due in
month. Friends are invited
li R. Williams, Pesto.
Kell. MANCHESTER, V v.
tptember attn If
Y M. 0A
We were happy to welcome Prof. G.
R Hovey among us last Saturday for
this year's work. Everybody should
hear him explain the Sunday School
lesson. Professor is an earnest Chris?
tian worker. He deserves the pres?
ence of those who wish to secure his
assistance. You are invited to join
hia class every Saturday 6 p m Free
to all at the Y M C. A building.
The boys were addressed by master
Joseph Gilpin last Sunday at 4 p m.
Able thoughts were given to them.
Director Nelson Williams, Jr., was
certainly prepared to address the men
la>t .-Minda?, when we have to decide
by the most eloquent and plain re?
marks which he delivered to them.
What he said was just what we needed
and he was the right man to call their
attention to the danger which is
al>end. The choruses under tbe di?
rect ion of director C c. Williams ren?
dered seme choice music.
The remarks by director M. B. Jones
were very timely.
Tell your friend* that Prof G. R.
Borny w'll < xplain tbe Sunday School
a today at 5 p m. Free to all
ling in the jail Sunday at ll a,
m. Come and help Bl
Boys' meeting at the rooms Sunday
I p m.
Rev H. Po?ell, pastor of the 5th
Baptist Church will address the men
Sunday 6 :?'??' p m, True Reformers'
Hall Free to all men Come. Spec?
Did you know the night school of
the Y. M. C. A. is opened to all.
Rev. W. F Graham, pastor of the
5th Street Baptist Church will preach
the anniversary sermon tut the asso?
ciation Sunday, Nov. 1st, 8 p. m. Tell
your friend All are invited.
1 he Women's Auxiliary had a grand
opening last Sunday. All seemed to
have had new Interest. The women
are planning to do a good work for the
Lord. May God help them.
Educational Mass Meeting
There will be an Educational Mass
meeting held at the First Baptist
Church, Friday evening October 16th,
clock. I he object of this meet?
ing is to bring more fully to the at?
tention of the public the plan for the
establishment of the Virginia Union
University, which is to be located in
the western part of the city of Rich?
I et every body turn out and bear
the speakers: Reverends Dr M. Mac
Vicar, A. Binga, Jr., D, D., E. Payne,
.1. VV. Kirby, Financial Agent.
Good music will be rendered to suit
This meeting is held under the au?
spices of the Executive Committee of
the Board of Education of the Virginia
Baptist State Convention.
J. E. Jones, D. D., Chairman,
A Binga, Jr , 1). D., Secretary
Presaure on at Bicycle Tire.
Some interesting experiments have
been made as to the air pressure in bi
cycle tires. As the bicycle stood alone
the pressure on the front tire was fl
pounds and on ths rear tire 28 pounds.
When the rider mounted, the increase
in the pressure in the front wheel wai
not perceptible, and in the rear wheel
it was less than half a pound. Th<
rider weighed 175 pounds.
If an oil can is not at hand to remedy
a creaking hinge, the noise can often hs
stopped by using a soft lead pencil
Moisten the lead point and rub it int<
all the cracks and crevices that can Ix
In summer time, when the new mooi
falls between 2 aud 4 a. m., tbe pro ba
bility ia for cooler weather, with show
Soliman I, sultan of Turkey, wa
styled the Magnificent on account of th
splendor of his clothing. Ou state ooci
si ons he is said to have worn $1,000,00
worth of diamonds.
The Arabs, anxious to impose upo
travelers, often sell as genuine' 'niumm
wheat" grains taken from their ow
West End Night School'
A night school will be opened in tl
West-End not 'ar from the 5th Ba]
tist Church on Thursday night, Oe
1st by experienced teachers. It will 1
on the order of those in the larger ci
ies You can be taught for 50c p
month in advance; reading, apellin
arithmetic, geography, grammar, hi
tory and penmanship.
Another course of type-writin
short-hand, instrumental and voe
music, fancy work and advanced stu
ies for which it will cost you $1.00 p
month up. It is a grand opportuni
for those persons who want to lea
and cannot reach the day schools <
account of work and other things.
We have among our people ti
many young people, unable to coi
pete with the business men of ot!
races. Our voters have to depend
others to acratch our ballot. Tl
should not be. These young men i
going to assist you to read and wr
for yourself. Will you show ye
appreciation by assisting the
141."> West Beverly 8teet,
W Q. Carter and A T. Wright,
if and Others,Teach*
FROM THE EAST END.
AN OFF DAY IN POLI
lie Bolts When they En?
dorsed lion. John
WHAT AHE El UIOrO
A CUAPTER OF BLOOD
A Young Man Shot and Se?
ANOTHER SHOOTING AFFRAY.
POVERTY MAKES HIM ATTEMPT
Interestine N- wi and Botes From Church
Hill and Vicinity?An Interesting
Visit?Rev. Dr. Cullins to Lec?
ture Again?From Our
and Local News of Importance
(To the Planet by our Regular Corre?
Politics are not exactly on the vane
but for those who devote as much
of their legitimate time to them and
who are constantly running around
the different ward, club and precinct
meetings, they have sapped all of their
vitality as weil as produced premature
nld age This week is what we might
call an off week ; the boys are fagged
out, but retain enough animation to
pay th-i polls a visit by November 3rd,
to cast their ballots for McKinley and
Our young men just emerging in
what they consider, their glorious
manhood, started for the polls during
the past week to register. It present
id quite an interesting sight to ?ee
them march up to the registrar and
asked to be registered, many were
quite "green," this being their first
time and it seemed as if they were
quite relieved when the trying ordeal
Perhaps the most interesting affair
in politics this week, was the Demo?
cratic Free Silverites, who held a free
silver meeting at the school house,
(white,) near the corner of 28th and T
Streets, lt was conducted under the
auspicea of the County Free Silver
Club in Harding precinct Among
those who addressed the meeting were :
Captain Lamb, H. R. Pollard and other
Free Sdverites. The meeting wa? not
very largely attended, but those who
were present manifested some enthu
HK BOLTS WHEN THEY ENDORSED HON.
JOHN MITCHELL. .IR
I he East End McKinley and Hobart
Club, (county) met at their \ lace of
meeting, No. 3126 P Street, on last Fri?
day night. After their regular busi?
ness had been transacted, some? ne
moved that Hon John Mitchell,Jr.,
be endorsed unanimously. Mr. J use ph
Wallace, chairman, put the motion,
which was carried with but one dis
senting vote and that was that ot Mr
Charles Clarke, who immediately arose
and after expressing himself walked
out, declining to support Mr. Mitchell,
It was indeed a dramatic scene, ascore
or more dusky faces sitting there in
intense silence as the young man
walked out expressing himself unfriend
ly to the very man who had conferred
favors upon him ; the man, at whose
expense he had ridden to Hanovei
Court-house; the man, whom he had
declared that he would stand unti
death, if necessary ; the man he had
endorsed only one week before. Ii
was indeed dramatic.
WHAT ASS KTHIOPOORATS?
Of course when we mentioned th<
fact that we would have to give somi
of our politicians the appellation o
"Ethiopocrats," we did not knov
there were so many. Indeed some on
must have been guilty, as the correa
fondent has been beseiged ever since
t forms the chief topic of converse
tion, and has been the source of ver;
warm arguments as to the real mean
ing Of course we thought that ou
explanation in last week's issue wa
sufficient, but we are mistaken How
ever to be more explicit, an Ehiopo
crat is: "Any man of African deseen
in America, who, professing loyalty t
the cause of a certain party, who de
daring his allegiance to all principle!
affecting the welfare of his race, wh
voluntarily declares his unswervin
support to its accepted leaders, an
afterwhich allow himself to be pui
chased like a slave, and in so doin
renounce his principles as unworth;
and as a traitor, betrays the tried ari
trusted leaders to the enemies of b
people, such is Ethiopocracy."
Of course we do not mean the me
who follow those whom we would coi
sider our enemies, if they do it unii
fluenced by the money or other indu<
men ts offered them; and doit upc
the firm conviction that their cour
A8BRI0VS SHOOTING AFFRAY.
.iust about 9:45 p. m , three pist
shots, sharp and clear, rang out on tl
still air of last Monday night, in quii
succession ; tbe result was two bull
wounds in the thighs of Mr. birh
Robinson, a smoking revolver not f
away, and the would be murderer fie
ing through the darkness down 30
THS BLOODY EPISODE.
In an interview with the victim t
correspondent learned that he w
standing near the corner of Tliirtie
and N streets when a young man, Jo!
H. Johnson by name, approached hi)
and in an angry tone said, "Do y
think you have treated me right
' Why! how ?" asked Mr, Robinsc
Without vouchsafing any reply whi
ever, Johnson drew his revolver a
taking deliberate aim, from a (lister
of not mme than three feet, Bred
him three times as above described
THS ASSAILANT FLECK.
ko I Robinson tottered snd would hi
n-1 fallen but for the timely arrival
inri several gentlemen, who hearing
on I firing, ran to his assistance while o
ers gave chase to the fugitive 1
Robinson eas conveyed to the Eng
House, where the police reported
matter to the headquarters. He '
afterwards carried to his hums, 7P
27th street, where Hr. Parker
ummoned Meanwhile the assail
sjs> I having eluded his pursuers ran u<
sud went to bed. He was soon after?
wards disturbed by the police. He
grabbed his clothes and made a dash
for the back fence which he scaled
without much difficulty. He was
subsequently captured and lodged in
the 1st Police Station.
Doctor Parker examined the wounds
and commenced at once to probe for
the bullets. In the right thigh s bul?
let hsd entered almost horizontally,
the bones, which fortunately were not
broken, deflected the course of the
bullet. It was found two inches below
the spot it entered.
The bullet in the left thigh however
was more easily found. It was indeed
a very narrow escape from death. Dr.
Parker soon had the wounds dressed,
although the patient, during the oper?
ation, suffered excruciating pains.
The revolver was a five shooting,self
acting affair of the 38 calibre type and
of the latest design. There is much
speculation as to Johnson's motives
for trying to kill Mr Robinson. At the
preliminary hearing Tuesday morning
the case was, owing to lack of witness?
es posponed until the 16th.
ANOTHER SHOOTING AFFAIR.
James Dabney narrowly escaped a
serious wound in the legs on the same
night. It seems as if an altercation
had arisen between himself and (has.
Rogers in the Festival which was be?
ing carried on in the basement of the
Fourth Baptist Church.
Accepting an invitation to come out?
side in the field opposite the church
Rogers drew his revolver and bred
three times at him, all of which went
wide ol the mark although only a few
paces seperated them. Much excite?
On last Sunday afternoon a young
white man suffering, we presume,from
the biting pangs of poverty, undertook
to end his existence and would unt
doubtedly have succeeded had it no
been for the able efforts of Dr. Laben
burg in charge of the ambulance corps.
Bernard tlarris is a young man com?
paratively, bekig about thirty years
OQsV?Fnnfii nsSoesiMi mm
AWAY with mt COWnxutiON
HURRAH rasiat intoni TAX
A (MIS) LEADER OF THE PEI.
old, and residing at 1906 east Main St
He took an ounce and a half of lauda
num and was soon in a stupor. Hi
was removed to tbe city alms house
where after effectual treatment by thi
ambulance surgeon he was able t<
leave the institution by nightfall.
In our rounds we paid a call at th
County School on the Mechanicsvill
Turnpike in charge of Miss Susie .Iel
ferson and Rev. W. S. Christian. W
were agreeably entertained, and sur
prised to note the degree of disciplin
they have instilled in the hearts o
Miss Jefferson teaches the primer
grades and although she has to mar
age a morning and afternoon school c
three classes each, and a total enroll
ment of over an hundred, she get
along wonderfully well. Likewise Mi
Christian although his labors are ai
duous, yet he keeps everything an
everybody in their proper placei
There are enough scholars to emplo
at least five more teachers and a moi
commodious building would not hur
REV. MR. CULLINS AGAIN.
Nearly all who heard the interestir
lecture by Rev. Mr. Cullins on la
Monday night pronounced it an exec
lent one, and first class in every pa
tieular Well he announces that I
will lecture again next Tuesday nigl
on the subject, "Pot calling the Kett
Black," something rich, rare and rac
something that many our people nee
something that will fill that achii
void. A nice time guaranteed to a
Miss Price's voice was indeed a ra
treat and she will be up to her usu
high standard next Tuesday night. A
mission usual fare.
THE SOCIAL CLUB OF HONOR
Gives another of their brilliant co
certs at the Moore St. Baptist Chur
Monday night, October 12th, 1896. Tl
club as we may say, being a fair sai
pie of our progressive spirit, shou
be liberally patronized not only
the residents in this section but
those to which they are carryi
their talents Its worth every pen
one spends to see it and if the pub
desiressomething good they can get
by patronising the East End Soc
Club of Honor. Don't forget Mond
Last Sunday was grand rally day
the Fountain Baptist Church. A ni
sum was realized. During the fo
noon the pulpit was occupied by t
present pastor, Rev. Williams.
In the afternoon by Rev. Graham
the 5th Street Baptist Church w
preached a tine sermon and at nij
by Rev. J. W Kirby of whom the i
tire state should tie proud.
At tbe Fourth Baptist Church 1
Sunday was to bethe rally day,
owing to the working condition of
clubs, it was decided to postpone
until next month. Rev. Payne pre
ed in the morning and at night to
2N 1 The Sunday School Union conve
was I in the afternoon. The exercises v
I ant I good ss was the attendance eonside
june I ..he threatening aspect of the weet
SITUATION IN JACKSON
COLORED MEN AS POLITICAL FAC?
The Oity Not Aroused and the Result in
Other Sections a Disappointment.
The dissatisfaction in Jackson Ward
bas been allayed by tbe prompt action
of Judge L L.Lewis, the Republicsn
candidate for Congress in this district
who notified Editor Mitchell, Jr., that
he would appoint twelve colored men
in Jackson Ward upon his (Mitchell)
recommendation to serve at th*? places
of registration for 8 ve days, commenc?
ing with last Monday.
He also agreed to appoiut one man
at his office upon recommendation of
Alderman Banen and Mr. Mitchell.
The men are to receive $2 per day.
This action was the result of a confer?
ence at which it was clearly demon?
strated that the treatment of ths 5ol
ored voters by the party management
would result in apathy which would
prove disastrous to the Republican
ticket. Colored men were outspoken
in their determination not to vote.
Anderson Fields was appointed et
Judge Lewis' office and the following
workers, recommended by Mr. Mitch?
ell throughout Jackson Ward: 1st Pre?
cinct. Benjamin Scott, David Robin?
son..loseph Woolfolk; 2nd Precinct,
Bernard Brown, Benjamin Hailey. R.
H. Clover: 3rd Precinct, William
)PLK.?N. Y. Commercial Advertiser.
Quarles, John Mitchell, Benjamin
Jackson ; 4tb Precinct, Pleasent Jones
The effect was electrical. The regis?
tration was especially gratifying. Mr.
Mitchell had impressed upon Judge
Lewis the necessity of having this dons
throughout the city as the Noble or?
ganization extended in everv precinct
As a result the registration in the oth?
er wards have been very unsatisfacto?
The vote in the precincts of Jackson
Mon. Tues. Wed.
It will be seen that the total register
ed vote of Jackson Ward for three days
has been colored, 1919; white 355.
The colored vote in the five other
wards has been only 2,262. By ths
employment of the Mitchell contin?
gent the one ward has been brought
to nearly equal in the matter of regis?
tration of the colored men, nearly
thst of the entire city.
In other words forty-six per cent of
the registered vote for the first three
of the five days of registration is shown
to have been in Jackson Ward.
Judge Lewis'wisdom in putting tbs
extra force to work is plainly appar?
Had a similar course been followed
throughout the city, the result would
have been equally gratifying.
On f hursday last upon the recom?
mendation of Mr. Mitchell, Messrs. H.
F. Jonathan and B. F. Turner were ap?
The total vote for the city during
the first three days of registration was
(11,868) eleven thousand, eight hun?
dred and sixty-eight.
The Little Toe to Oo.
A comparative anatomist says that
the little toe has got to go; that it is e
useless appendage, already1 showing
signs of degeneration or withering
sway. It is proved that the hores, in
the course of several centuries, bes
dropped four toes snd now travels on
one, and some think that man's pedal
extremities are bound to follow e sim?
ilar line of evolution. In the boras it ls
the middle digit whioh lies survived ns
the fittest In man it will be the first
or great toe.
Pleasant Place to IJ-r**
A resident of Moscow or St Peters?
burg cannot receive the visit of a friend
who remains many boura without noti?
fy lng tbs polios^