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VOL. XV. NO- 30
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, JULY 9. 1898
PRICE, 5 CENTS
Tile Persecution of the Jews-God's Care for Israel.
The Ten Plagues?The Stubbornness of Pharaoh?The Host and the
Red Sea-Leadership of Moses.
The Death of the Egyptians?The Rise of Joshua.
THE FALL OF GREAT GIBEON?THE GIANT RACE AND ITS OVERTHROW.
THE SUN MOVES?A ROUND EARTH AND FOUR CORNERS?A PEOPLE
WHOM THE LORD DOES NOT KNOW?GRIM HUMOR.
The Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church,
Rsv. John Jasper, pastor, -was not
packed as usual when the divine I
preaches his celebrated sun sermon.
The cause of this, as explained by Dea?
con Wilson was due to the fact that he
had kept the same to himself because it
had been represented to him that the
society in question would bring with
them s lsrge crowd from Washington,
in addition to seversl hundred*of their
own members. He accordingly took
pains not to let the Richmond people
know, or they would have crowded in
to the seats left vscsnt by the sbsenoe
86 Years of ag
of tha Washington contingent.
WASHINGTON roLKS DIDN'T SHOW TJP.
The deacon went on to say that h<
expected to raise $1000, bat saw n<
prospect of it since the crowd expecttc
from the capital city had failed to ma
terialixe, not more than 20 being in thi
A brother representing the Knight
of Jerusalem asked that the church ex
euse thst body for its slim attendance
but it was due to a misunderstanding
Rev. Willie Stephenson lined th
hymn and read Genesis 10th chaptei
snd delivered a feeling prayer. A col
lection was then taken up.
Rev. Jasper arose and proceeded t
deliver the sermon. Text: Exodu
15:3"The Lord is a man of war: th<
Lord is his name."
He said, ''I wsnt this one thing to b
understood that March 28, 1898, ws
the 20th year of this discourse, and
hsve preached it not less than 250 od
THS SEXTON'S QUX8TION.
The sexton of this church knows thi
he ssked me +r- presch this text,
never thought of the philosophers or
time. And if I thought of Rev. Well
pastor of the Colored Ebenezer Ba]
sist Church onee, I thought of him or
million times. I never thought of hil
There is no part of the Bible thst
hsve not the right to presch. I pr esc!
ed tho text from the purest motive
that I ever preached s text in my life.
I showed that ic was necessary to
have faith in God and I referred to the
battle between Joshua and the Arno
ntt-s. I told them if they would have
faith in God, h*? would do the same for
them, even as H ? had stopped the sun
This was all that 1 attempted to show
and yet he net me upas a cor te nptible
haee liar ; that he did not bel if ve it and
he would not b?> bullied into believing
it. and tha'. thou s ds of others did
not believe it.
Till NEW! IN THI OLD WOR' D.
Then Up, it was sowed in the Old
World thst I was sn old contemptible
base liar. A man, who speaks tho
e, July 4th, 1898.
truth, preaches God's word They'saj
I'm most dead, but 1 am here in, the
defense of tbe Baptist faith.
Before I will forfeit my honor, I wil]
lat God take my body and w&lk on me
like a foot-mat." ?
The elder was severe on Rev. Well?
Relative to his caustic denunciation:
of him,he ssid, "I sm not saying it like
a hypocrite either. You can tell hin
I said it* God annointed me and saic
that I should be a Moses and sboulc
not be exceeded in my day. I too)
him at his word.
When I was interrogated on my ex
perience of faith, the brother said
'Look here, Mr. Jasper.* can't you rest
tho Bible ?' I ssid, No, sir. He ssid
How could you snswer those ques?
tions?' I told him thst God gsve mi
my knowledge. I've been through fin
snd don't you forget it. If ever Shad
rach Mesheck and Abednego wen
through s furnace of fire, I've beei
through it. If I cannot get alon,
through tbe world without agree in
with everybody, I say, Lord, let m
die the death of a dog.
DOE ANOINTEB BIM.
God sent me ana aoninted me t
preach His gospel. He sent me t
presch His gospel, not the philosc
pher's gospel. I sm presching. I pu!
off my cost snd how shsll 1 put it on
I wssh my feet snd how shall I defll
I wss trying to show those who wei
not religious how to hsve faith in God
I eaid that there was nothing that gen?
tleman could do to satisfy Jasper, but
to go to the same printing ellice and
take it back.
I aint got time to vive no more of the
character of man just now. The text
says, 'The Lord is a man of war: the
Lord is his name '
What you want is for s msn to come
right up to the text snd explain it to
ONLY ELEVEN SAVED.
Presch the word of God distinct snd
clear and comprehensively. We will
preach to you about Abraham and
Aram, and the origin of the Jeer*." He
referred to tbe ark and flood If there
were any more of tbe ante-deluvians
saved out of the ark then ll, I have
not found them.
The world had been created. They
were Noah and his wife, Shem, Ham
and Japheth and three wives, Abel, j
whom Cain slew, Seth and Enoch who
walked and talked with God, making
Some one asked me, 'What about
poor Adam?' I said, ask God what will
, become of poor you, snd not what will
become of poor Adam.
THE DAYS OF TIRAH
Coming down to the days of Terah,
the father of Abraham, it was God's
purpose to distinguish to himself a
peculiar people, tie said to Abraham.
'Come from thy father's house snd I
will mske of you s grest people.' Abra?
ham came out snd wss driven by s fam?
ine through the country and went
down into Egypt.
His wife, Sarah was a perfect beauty
and Fharoah took her, being enamored
with her. God sent a plague upon him.
Pharoah turned her out and gave her
Hagar as a servant.
Abrahkm had s boy, thinking that
the boy would bring about God's great
consummation. God said, 'No, 1 will
make Isaac the instrument'
When Abraham became 21 years, he
looked upon the first appointed heir.
The families of the earth shall be bless?
ed through Isaac.
THE OFFERING OF ISAAC.
'Now, you get Isase and take him
with the fire-wood and offer him as s
sacrifice.' He went to the mountain
and got down off the ass he rode upon,
and went into the mountain, tie went
on and arranged the altar. Isaac said.
'Father, where is the lamb V He tied
the boy and placed him upon the altar,
As he was about to Blay him, a voice
spoke from heaven, 'Abraham, slaj
not thy son.'
Look into the thicket and you wil
find a ram caught by the horne. Se
cure him and offer him as a sacrifice
One hundred years afterwards he ssv
whst he wss going to do.
Abrshsm begst Issac snd Isasc bega1
i Jacob and Esau. He had him and Ja?
cob get two wives, and he served sevei
years with each and got seven sons b]
each wife?14 sons, and they becsmi
i the heads of families*.
?* From them were descended the 1:
WENT DOWN INTO EGYPT.
Finally they went down in Egypt an<
served 400 years in slavery. They wen
dowa in Egypt and multiplied. The;
were oppressed snd called upon Go<
for his divine sympathy ia their op
When they ssked God for his divin
sympathy, they cried earnestly sm
sincerely for God to relieve them c
WILL MAKE YOU PRAY.
Some ot you knew whst prsyin
meant in times back. They had t
prsy for themselves. When they h?
some one behind them with switcher
they could prsy. I sm going to m*k
you prsy now. I am going to switc
you with desth. The king looked upo
the Hebrews, fine heslthy men, snd h
became alarmed, lest when a peopl
attacked him they would combine wit
them agsinst him. He ssid to th
mid-wives, exterminste sll of the mal
children and let the females live.
I,* CONTINUED ON SIFTH PAGE,
May Unite in the Impending Cap?
ture of Santiago,
LAND BOMBABDMENT JDEFEEBED
Dr*?trut"f lon of Corvcrn'n Ftr^-t It??
BASICS In a **omplot?- TriinsHirirmtlon
In Military and "Naval Condition--.
OssBSbbbbSbIsbW Ave A(lvt>i'd to Confer.
Washington. July 8.?As a result nf
tbs cabinet meeting y Instruc?
tions wore sent by the president to
Admiral Bsmpsoa uni (ieneral ShaftT
to confer together concerning a Joint
upon thc city. dBSSI the
outcome of this conference d.-i>ends the
line of action of the immediate future.
For the present the lind hSmhSldlllf nt
by General Shafter's forces ham been
deferred, us the situation las so com?
pletely changed by the annihilation of
the Spanish fleet that lt lal manifest ly
the part of wisdom for this land bom?
bardment to await the co-operation
um! sunjwrt of a bombardment from
Admiral Sampson's Heel. Gem ral
Shafter's demand for the m.rn-n^r of
Santiago on the pain of bombardment
\\as made at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morn
ins:. An hour hiter Admiral Ct
made his suicided dash from the har?
bor, resulting In a complete trans?
formation of the naval and military
Instead of a menacing Rpanleh fleet
within the harbor the way has been
cleared, save for the shore beti
for the entrance of the American fleet
ap to the very wharves of the city.
With this material change wrought lt
was obvious to the n-^giorltler here
that the blow first Intered to be de?
livered by General Shafter at once
would be doubly effective and decisive
If the two forces could be brought to?
gether and strike simultaneously from
lsnd and Rea. It is for this reason that
the conference ls held between the
American general snd th* American
admiral. Vp to the close ol office hours
yesterday no word had come either to
the war or navy departments, so far
as was disclosed, as to what determina?
tion had been reached at the confer?
At the same time 1* is tho clear ex?
pectation of the authorities here that
the conference will result in a de?
termination by the admiral to take his
licit through the narrow neck of the
harbor, make his way past the shore
batteries and fortifications, and take
position before the city for a bom?
bardment. There ts reason to believe
that the Instructions sent to Admiral
Sampson at least conveyed the desire,
if not the instructions, that he enter
the harbor. But lt ls said that the
admiral and the general continue to be
the supreme officials in authority, and
that their Judgment will be taken as
final in the course to be adopted.
There ls sold to be no obstacle, so
for as navigation ls concerned, to the
entrance of the harbor by the Ameri?
can fleet. The Cristobal Colou. which
cleared the Merrimac and got out of
the harbor Sunday, drew 23 feet 3
Inches, which ls within seven Inches of
the draft of the battleships Iowa, Indi?
ana, Massachusetts and Oregon, and is
greater tnan the draft of the battleship
Texas. Moreover, the navy depart?
ment has known for the last ten days
that the neck of the channel was ?pen,
despite the sinking of the Merrimac,
and that there was a clear sea way of
seven fathoms through which any ship
In our navy could san. This removes
all difficulty, except for submarine
mines, or from the shore batteries.
The action of the foreign represent?
atives at Santiago has been an addi?
tional reason for deferring the bom
tardment. It was mode known late
yesterday that one of General Shafter's
dispatches stated that these representa?
tives had Joined In a request to him to
put off the sheiling of the city for an?
other brief period, until their respective
colonies could be removed. Thia
accounts for the departure of the for?
eign warships from Santiago harbor, as
they ore bearing away the foreign res?
idents in the period before ths bom
The denn lt* official report reaching
here that the Spanish fleet had entered
the Suaa canal made no change In tbe
plans of the navvy department as to
sending Commodore Watson's squad?
ron to Spain. Secretary Long said lt
would start at the earliest possible
moment, but he did not cars to give
th* day of departure.
BRIEF ITEMS OP NEWS*
Minnesota Republicans nomrnated
William H. Eu*tts for governor.
Hon. Benton McMillan was nominated
for governor of Tennessee by th* Dem?
A short revotut:on ls Montevideo,
Uruguay, has been suppressed. Thc
casualties number 400.
At Philadelphia James K. Armstrong
BO years old. and his 15-year-old soi
were drowned while bathing.
An effort made to re-elect Senator
Wellington chairman of Maryland'!
Republican stat* committee failed.
Th* excursion steamer Surf City wai
espsised by a squall off Beverly, Mass.,
Monday. Of ths 60 passengers on
board sight were drowned.
Georg* Bruce Cortelyou, sf New
York, hss been appointed assistant sec?
retary to th* president, aa effie* re?
cently crested by congress.
A tornsds struck Hampton. N. H.
en Monday. It destroyed sa old skat
?nf nnfc kllllnf A-^bvapA ?-*?-*i..r 121
A yacht ln"tfie"T?arb*jr Was wr^jcJaeu" and
Former Secretary Pherman hae re?
turned from Alaska He believes th-?
country should have a territorial law.
and prohibition should ks either en
?] or abandoned.
It ls estimated that the rosses of
Joseph Letter, the young wheat gam?
bler, wrl) OB**, his father. Levi z. Letter.
17,000,000. Young Letter's private for?
tune of fl.OO0.000 ls wiped out.
Frank L Mitchell, a member of Phila?
delphia's oommon council, 20-year-old
Allen Spazer and Its-year-old Emma
Carey were killed by lightning in
Philadelphia on the Fourth.
Ali bicycle records from 8 to 80 miles k
were broken by Linton, the "Welsh
rider, end Taylore. the French rider,
at Philadelphia last night. Taylore
made a new hour record?33 miles, 963
yardsv. Linton -woo the 80 mike rac*
A horrible accident occurred Tues?
day afternoon at about6 o'clock. Ben?
jamin Thompson was killed and Abram
Tyler badly wounded. Both are color?
lt seems that they were digging in
one of the trenches at Birch and Mor?
ris streets to rr?aeh the culverts snd
make them adaptible for the new
buildings in that section. Scantling
was used to brace the sides of the
same, but 'proved insufficient and the
result wss thst both men were buried.
Thompson could not be seen, and oth?
er men feared to go into the deatb
trsp to remove the earth. Hts hesd
reached out and although he was un?
conscious, life was not t-xtinct. lie
fore he could be reached, he was dead.
Tyler will recover.
PEBSONALS AND BBIEFS.
-Miss H. E. King of this city left
yesterday for Bayonne, N. J.
-Mr. Sherman Jackson of Wash?
ington, D. C., sailed on us this week.
-Miss Silvie Carter has gene to
Soottsville for the summer.
-Mr. H. L Holmes. District Mas?
ter of Virginia called on us.
-Mr. J, W. Wood, of this city left
last Saturday for Pawling, Iff, J.
-Miss Mabel D. Morris left last
Saturday for Philadelphia, where she
will spend the summer.
-Mr. J. Patrick Smith left on the
27th ult., for New York and Watch
Hill. K. I., to spend the summer.
-The Members of the Armenian
Social Club, are requested to be present
at s Meeting Sunday, st 8:80 P. M
703 Price ht.
-Mrs. James A' Chiles and her lit?
tle daughter Lilian, of Lexington, Ky.,
are in the city visiting relatives. We
wish them s pleasant stay.
-Mrs, C. H. Lewis of North 7th
St., has returned from Atlantic City,
N . J., where she was tendered s recep?
-Every body should go to Amelie
C. H., and sit benesth the shsdy trees
io discuss the wsr.
-We return thsnks for the invita
tion received to sttend the marriage
cf Miss Susan Nicholas to Mr. Thomas
C- Johnson Wednesday. July 8,189S,
at 4:45 P. M., st her residence, Peters?
-Miss Louise J. Corbin left Satur?
day, the 2nd to visit friends lin (hula,
Va., for about two weeks. On her re?
turn, she will spend the remainder ol
her vacation in Staunton and Nie* Run
-We return thanks for the invita?
tion received to attend the marriage ol
Miss Sadie Eugenia Waterman to Rev
Charles Satchell Morris Thursdas
evening, July 7. 1898, at Centenary
Church, Charleston, S. C.
-Miss Rosa Washington, daughtei
of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Washington o
this city, after spending a most de?
lightful time in Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
have left that place for New York Cit]
to remain for the summer. Before re?
turning home she will visit her rela?
tives in Washington, D. C.
-A pretty msrriage ceremon;
were performed on Thursday evening
June the 30th, st the home of Mr an<
Mrs. George Washington, North 7tl
Street by Rev. Dr. Graham. The eon
traeting parties were Mr. Robert E
Sesy snd Miss Gertrude Washington
The ushers were Messrs. Reuben NeJ
son snd M. H. Frazier,
DB. M0S8ELL SAILS FOB ETJBOPE.
The W ell-Known Oolored Physician t
Study London Hospital Methods.
Dr. Nsthan F. Mossell, organiser c
the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hoe
pi tal snd Trsining 8chool for Nursei
sails for Europe to-day to remsin uc
til September 1.
He goes for the purpose of stud jin
the hospital methods of London an
other leading hospitsls sad to pursu
a special course of study in operstiv
surgery in some one of the lesdin
universities of London.
This visit of Dr. Mossell to Europ
derives its especisl interest from th
fact thst he is the first colored phys
eisn from this eity who hss ever goc
abroad for such s purpose.-Philsde
phis. Times, July 4,88.
THE WAR DEPARTMENT
AND COLORED OFFICERS.
A Letter to the Secretary of War
THE ASSISTANT ADJUTANT GENERAL
NO DEFINITE POLICY LAID DOWN?NO COLORED
CAPTAINS IN THE REGULAR ARMY.
The States More Liberal Than The Government.
RUSSELL A. ALGER, SECRETARY OF.WAR.
The following Correspondence will
Office of The Planet,
311 N. 4th 8treet.
Junk 7, 1898.
Hon. Bussell, A. Aloes,
Secretary of War,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:?I eee it stated
that it is not the policy of the govern?
ment to place colored officers in com?
mand of colored troops, and that com?
panies of state troops with colcred offi?
cers are to be mustered in only with
Please advise whether or not this is
the policy of your department.
Very truly yours,
John Mitchell, Jb.
The letter wss referred to the Adju?
tant General's Office ss the following
reply will indicate:
Adjd't General's Orvics,
Washington, June 30, '98.
Ms. John Mitchell, Jb.,
311 North Fourth St.,
Sir:?In reply to your letter of the
7th instant, I hsve the honor to inform
you thst the Government has laid
down no definite policy in regsrd to
the commissioned officers of colored
There sre companies snd battalions
of state troops in service with color?
ed officers, snd also with white officers
snd there sre regiments of U. S. Vol?
unteers in which the field, staff snd
csp tains sre white snd the lieutenant?
H. O. S. Hebtland,
Asst. Adjutant General.
Likes Oar Position?Praises Out Governor
Oolsred Troops Eecotrnised?A
Habrisbubo, Pa. , July 2,18tS,
Hod. John Mitchell, Jr.,
Desr Sir sod Brother:?Piesse ex?
cept my sincere congratulations upon
year successful fight for the colored
volunteers. I ean assure yon, we peo?
ple here of the oppressed race >ppreoi*
ste your grest work.
If we had a governor who was si
brosd snd ss generous as your govern?
or showed himself to be, Pennsylvania
to-day would be represented by colored
troops ss well ss white. But
Pennsylvania has not a governor who
represents the state snd If she had, she
would be fore-front in her duty toward
her best and most patriotic citizens.
Therefore, I ask you to convey to
your distinguished governor our best
wishes for his health and successful
administration. And to you, sir, con?
tinue the good work and permit me to
say that there is no better paper in the
United States, than the Richmond
Planet. God speed the day when we
shall have Richmond Planets all over
the United States. And there shall be
no question of the Negro's future.
Trusting your well, I remain yours for
W. J. Bailor,
Secretary of Afro-American League,
Penn. ; Sole Candidate for U. S. Consul
to Haitian ; General Manager of "De?
fender;" Editor of "Gazette."
HE SHOT HER.
Much excitement wss crested smong
the colored pepulstion in the vicinity
of 4th and Jackson streets, when it
was reported that Vernon Norvell,
whit*, who lives st No. 621 N. 4th St.,
hsd shot Sarah Dodson, colored, in one
of her limbs.
Norvell claims thst he ssw a white
msn. whom he took to be s burglar,
walking on his roof in che rear of the
house and fired en him the bell striking
the lady in question, who wss standing
in her door st the time.
Norvell expressed regret, but it wss
s long time before he could explain
the situation, nesrly all of them be?
lieving it wss intentional.
Norfolk, Sunday night, July l_th un?
der auspices of Working Men's Union
Club snd the Galilee Baptist Church,
Rev. N. O. Booker, Pastor. Fsre for
tbe Round Trip, fl.00. All the wsy
rsil. Trsin lesves Union Depot st
11:80 P.M., returning lesves Norfolk
Mondsy st 8 P. M. sharp.
Peter Singleton, Chairman; Alexan?
der Green, Assistant Chsirmsn; Jss.
A. W. Jackson, President; Rev, N. C