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Ckanok or ADDBXss:?In order to change SBe address of a subscriber we must he sent the termer aa well aa the present address *** Entered la the Post-Omce at Rlohmond, Va-, aa second claaa matter. SATURDAY, JULY 23, 1898. Let us continue to labor and -wait. Lbt us cultivate good manners among our children. Oks. Calixto Gabcia is not dead ss reported. He is tbe insurgent leader in eastern Cuba. Yoong folks should not be permitted to roam in the streets at night. Its in? fluence is bad. The yellow-fever among the Ameri? can troops in Cuba is as serious as Spanish bullets. An officer who cannot and will not protect a prisoner should permit the prisoner to protect himself. Ll ana USa ia on the increase. Like cures like: the shot-gun checks the ahot-gun. Af aster Lenox Gaylord is our news? agent at Roper, N. C., and we trust our friends there will patronize and en *ge him. There is a growing feeling of ill will between the insurgents,"" and the American troops, both in Cuba and the Phillipines. This is just as we expect? ed. The National Personal Liberty League of the United States, Mr. H. Clay Hawkins, president has been ? ulled to meet at Omaha, Neb., August 17-19, 189S, at 12 o'clock. Tubbs ia one gratifying fact and that Il that the white "Rough Riders," will not hesitate about saluting the black Ninth Cavalry, that saved them from annihilation at Santiago. "Wi have received tbe catalogue of Riddle Univsrsity, Charlotte, N. C., for 1907-8, Rev. D. J. Sanders, D. D, pres? ident. It is an exhaustive publication mod shows the institution to be in ex ?j-Ailent condition. We have receivsd the catalogue and announcement of Knoxville, Tenn., College far 1807-8. It is handsomely illustrated. This institution is doing ?, grand work under the managemenl <*-**: lisv. J. S. McOcllooh, D. D., presi? dent. lr is reported President McKiklBi is awaiting the list ot recommends tior>s for promotions. 11-asmueh as it ia an unwritten las -V-hat ao colored soldier shall rise above tlae position of sergeant, and when i .graduate of West Point shall rank ai lieutenant, we are anxiously awaiting ttxe result of this aforesaid promotion News comes that W. T. Pattbbsoi rged with murder wss not onl; lynched at Westville, Simpson, Co. bat his body wss burned. We always claimed that this ratal fi? barn Negroes, would result in s ms nis to burn whits folks ss well Tbe lynchers shoald be apprehenden Stud hanged. Lynch-lsw must gol Wt have received "Our Soldie ?Ts" a march and two-step by Mist abnbtta Tatlob, the accomplished .ughterof Rev. J. Anderson Tatlob. Sand for a copy from Henry White. 9FSt., N. W., Washington. D.C.. t blither. Virginia Seminary is greatly in need money to relieve it from its flnan al obligations. The mortgage of .0.000 is now due and money must be lised at onoe to prevent the sale of ie property. Send amounts to Prof. . W. Hayes, Lynchburg, Vs. It is announced that serious friction rusts between the United States ?oops and the Cuban allies. We have expected trouble in this di ?ction. The race prejudice so rampant in this ountry is bound to make itself felt in luba. Tbe Colored Baptists of Maryland tare organised an association devoted ?rimarilly to the encouragement of ace enterprises. The address of Rev. Dr. Harvey ohnron was one of the unique features if the gathering. Harmony prevailed and the promo ers are happv over the outlook. * We have received the annual cata ogua of Morgan College at Baltimore tnu lynchburg. Va. Vft note that E*rof. Watkins, the principal at Lynch? burg. Va.. has retired. We were most sordially entertained daring last year and were much pleased with tl_e disci? pline and management. It is to be regretted that his labors there are ended. His successor ie Prof Geoboe E. Stephens, one of the best known educators in the state. Great things are expected of him. The Richmond, Va., Dispatch is the authority for the following: '"It is said that General Wheeler's name would have been very favorably considered for the position of military governor of Santiago, but for the fact that he is too friendly to the Cubans." This is strange news indeed. It seems that those who were accredited with being most bitter towards the Ne? gro .is now found to be most favorable to him. The Cubans are made up largely of members of the blask race. Gen. Lee has asked that colored troops be assigned to his army corp, and now Gen. Wnesler is favorably impreised with them. Those persons who have imagined that all of the fools were to be found among the colored folks will have a new awakening when they read ths following: "Webb, Va., July 14.1698, J. EL Tyler, Governor. Richmond, Va.: Hear Sir,?Io reply to vours of the 7th, I would beg to know how it is that a reward or premium of $300 has been given to others for triplets and can't be allowed me, for I assure you that I am in need of it as bad as any of them. Please consider it over and allow me the reward, and I will seek occasion in the early future to manifest my thank? fulness to you. Yours as ever, E. F. Webb. Mr. Webb sometime ago wrote here and claimed a reward of f 300 for trip? lets his wife had given birth to, and he was then informed by Secretary Owen that the State allowed no such re? ward." This Mr. Webb is white, and he is no doubt unaware of the fact that if such a law existed, there are many colored families in Virginia who would have Deen in ? comfortable circumstance* long ago. Mrs. Clabi9Sa O. Keeler makes s strong plea In this issue against the barbarous convict-lease system. Hei references to the Clevelaoi Gazette Editor Fortune and Bishop Tctrnbi are timely, and serve well her purpose To commend the article is unneces sary. Read it for yourselves. This lady is thoroughly posted rela tive to tbe deplorable condition of af fairs whioh she describes. Wi have heard nothing from Gov J. Hogs Tyler or the county authori ties relative to the two lynchings ir Virginia. What is the matter? A form of ai investigation should be proceedet with. If not, let us arm each parson charg? ed with a heinous offence and ask hin to conduct himself and the sheriff t< the county-j ail. He will reach then all right. Ma. Charles Youno, s graduate o Wes,t Point Academy and accredited ti the citizens of African de scent, unde the United States regulations was onl; a lieutenant. A Republican President did not se fit to accord him further honors, i Repabliean Governor of Ohia msd him major of a colored bsttalion afte repeated importunities by friends an acquaintances. A Democratic Governor of Virglni gave us two majors from among citi zeniof African descent, and they wi be formally mustered into Uncle Sam1 service. They will thereby secure on shoi notice an honor which on long notic Mb. Youno has Just succeeded in ha* ing handed down to him. Upon the face of thia showing, w prefer to take our chances with Virgil ia and its Democratic Governor, ths to take it with Ohio snd its Republics Governor, hsving the President of tr? unked States thrown in for goo measure. GOV. TANHEB'8 8PEEOH. Tue speech of Gov. Tanner to the th Illinois Regiment delivered Sat rd ay, July 9 sh was a remarkable ef >rt. It was marred only by the unfortun te expulsion of Mb. Jambs H. Porter, colored) of the Illinois Record from he camp. He .'eft in double-quick ime, pursued as it is alleged by the in uriated colored soldiers whom, it ia Beged he had misrepresented and landered. This was unfortunate, and while Mb. 'obtsb may have been deserving of ensure , it was entirely ont of place or the members of this famous regi nent to adopt such methods to accord luni-jhment. But to the Governor's mtteranees! Ie said: "My fellow citisens i Ton do not mow. it is impossible for you, in your ndividual capacities, to realise the mportance of your individual citizen? ship here to-day. You represent a race of people who are now citizens .inder organic law of the United States. Unfortunately, in th:s country there it tn existing prejudice against your race on account of your color. I ai sre not responsible for your color, neither are you responsible for your citizenship here to-day. You are not responsible for being here. You were brought here under different conditions than those which exist in this country to-day. You w*?re brought here as chattels and slaves, but thank God to-day you stand before the world as free American-citizens You have hsd the right of citizenship guaranteed to you by tbe fundamental law of the land, but. on account of this unfortunate prejudice, which I have just mentioned, that full right, in its fail measure of citizenship, has not quite been guaranteed to you in thig country." He continues: "I stand here today, my fellow citi? zens, under the present conditions, at chief executive of the state of Illinois the old rocking cradle of liberty, to of? fer to you that full measure of citizen? ship, which has been guaranteed to you by the fundamental law of the con? stitution of the United State*. **I offer you today what has not been offered in the history of the world in tbe history of your country and mine, absolute full measure of citizenship of the United States, with all the bene? fits tn at it brings. (Great applause.) I know this is unpopular in some quar? ters. It is not unpopular in my atmos phere. ?'You gentlemen, being free Ameri? cans, animated with the same spirit of patriotism ss all other citizens of dif? ferent colors, are willing to ofier your lives upon the altar of your country in this great conflict. He states the situation plainly when he says: "It has been thought by some that the colored man that the Negro, ia a fit subject, is a fit man to carry a mus? ket, but that he is not capable to com? mand on the field of battle. I look at it, fellow citizens, in this way: If you go to the army, enlist as private sol? diers in a regiment, and that regiment is officered by white officers, and if, upon the Dloody field of conflict, you should fal) and be mowed down, the fault is because the d- niggers wouldn't fight. But, if on the other hand, you achieve a victory, marching upon the bayonets and battlements and in the jaws of death plant the llig upon the ramparts, all the glory goes to the white officers who co-ninand you. "I propose, my fellow 'citizens, tobe the first man in this broad land, to be the first governor of tbe United States to offer this full measure of citizenship to the African race, not only to enlist a regiment of volunteer soldiers but to officer that regiment, from .colonel down with colored mer. Then if upon the bloody field of conflict, whether it be the soil of the United States, the is? lands of Cuba, Porto Rico, the Phillip pines, or upon the soil of that old de? crepit nation, you win victory, all the glory of it will go to your officers and jour race." Thank God that this Chief Executive has the manhood to declare the whole truth and to meet the iesue squarely May the regiment in question be fully recruited, and may it win for it? self a name in keeping with the impor tant mission upon which it is sent. The following extract may have es? caped the notice of some. We rspro duce it: Some of the officers who accompani ed the wounded soldiers on the trip North give interesting accounts of thi fighting around Santiago. "I wai standing near Capt. (apron and Ham ilton Fish," remarked a Corporal to night, "and saw them shot down. The] were with the Rough Riders, and rar into an ambuscade, though they hac been warned of#the danger. Captaii Capron and Fish were shot, while lead ing a charge. If it had not been fo: the Negro Cavalry, the Rough Rider would have been exterminated I am no a Negro lover. My father fought wit! Mosby'** rangers, and I was born in thi South, but ths Negroes saved that fight and the day will come when Gen Shafter will give them credit for thei bravery." What has bscome of those Negro hsting citizens who declared thst thi was a whits man's war ? Where is th Richmond Dispatch ? The Riohmob Timbs ? The New Orlesn's Timbi Dbmocbat ? The Washington Post Did they read that item f If they did, we are satisfied that the realize that they blundered in thei uncharitable utterances, sad woul like to hsve their insane articles coi signed to the fiery furnace. Oh, yes, the Negro will fight snd h is a right useful "article" when whit troops sre in a tight place. Hats off .1 the Ninth Cavalry 1 The following msy explain why white Georgie colonel who is withoi feet was mustered into the Unite Ststes service while a black Virgini lieutenant was denied thst privileg because he lacked s few inches in chei measurement: "Washington, July 18.?Special.? disgraceful exhibition of the powsr < a 'pull' is shown in an order issued t the War Department to-day. It reade 'Chaplain Edward S. Harris, Secon ennessee Volunteer Infantry, having . fl ?ndered his resignation, is honorably r ischarged from the service of the j n Fnited States to take effect this date." o Harris came to this city several' h reeks ago with a party of other toughs t nd stopped at an uptown hotel, aaa- ^ ral of tne party were intoxicated and tn uring the night the whole party fell to s rork destroying property, such as t rockery and furniture. They were Treated and several of the party pun? ched, but Harris escaped with an "hon rably discharged ? He was a near rela ive of the late Senator Harris, of Ten lessee. The high character of the chaplains n most of the camps causes Harris' .ctious to appear all the more disrepu able and without doing him any good >y 'he order the War Department has effected discredit upon itself." Of course Brother Habbis is a Demo :rat. Had he peen oolored, jthe result vou'd have operated against every iolored man in the United States. But he belonged to the ''Golden Calf'' amities, and was none of your "po" white trash, and accordingly was 'honorably" mustered out of service. Who was it that said Negro preach? ers are immoral, corrupt and dishon? est ? Will he please step up to the rostrum and explain away Rev. Hab eiis' predicament? The poor white man has very little ihow in the country, and as to the Ne gro,?well he has hardly any at all. PROF. (OUNOILL'S DECLARATIONS. Rev. W. H. Counoill, Ph. D., (col? ored ) president, of the Agricultural and Mechanical College, Normal, Ala., has writtan an excellent article to the Chicago, Ul., Nsw Timk,rJurie edition. Among the many excellent state? ments made he says: "I know of no phase of the Negro question which has not b?en answered to the satisfaction of the hieher < Kris? tian intelligence of the nation. He has met every condition of Christian civili? zation. The man who would now ques ti.>n the Negro's capacity for citizen? ship, for letters and for industrial pur? suits, would be put down as a badly in? formed person." He speaks truly when he says: "The fact that the Negro is always put | opposite the Anglo-Saxon is no compli? ment to the latter, lt seems worse than folly to make the silly compari? sons so often seen in our public prints. To expect the Negro in the third cen? tury of his civilization to exhibit the quantity of force which the Anglo Saxon does in the twentieth century of his civilization, with ages of intelli? gent energies behind him, would be as logical as to expect a 3-year-old child to lift against a robust, stalwart giant of twenty summers. However, it would not be illogical to assume that some day that 3 year-o'd boy will develop, under similar conditions, the sinews and strength of that .young giant who now turns him down with practically no tffort." Prof. Councill tells the whole truth when he remarks: ' Too much has been expected of the Negro in reforms which do not appeal to sersual man?reforms teleological in character and which rest entirely upon a deep moral sense and construct? ed upon high intellectual basis. His discussion of the colored man'i political status is true. He says: "The first twenty years of the Amer? ican Negro's freedom were spent in what he considered a battle for the se? curity of his liberty. He ^thought lit? tle of any thing else, and regarded ev? ery m*n with opposite political viewa as an enemy, and was often a prey foi cunning and designing person* whc would flatter his dreams or slandei those who honestly ditT-ired from him This feeling of uneasiness and suspic? ion about his freedom had complete control of him?almost soul and bod. ?a ghost while he was awake andi nightmare in his dreams." And again: "This uneasiness and these suspi cions, ghosts and nightmares, disap? peared with the guarantee of security in his freedom which President Cleve? land's administration gave him. Tba was the first time since the war that i Democratic President had been elect? ed. Up to that time the masses of thi Negroes felt that the ascendency o Democracy into national power migh mean the abrogation of the thirteentl amendment. President Cleveland' first term being an index to the wi.-he of the Democratic iparty on this point all fears of return to slavery were thor oughly wiped out?heavy burdens wen lifted from the Negro's shoulders. Thi new confidence in the integrity of thi nation put new life into him, and hi went forth with force and power int new avenues of industry, Prof. Councill says: "Every character of business snd ev ery profession is represented by th Negro, whose taxable property is push ing close to a billion dollars. Out to the security of liberty tha 800 00 farms and homes, the sixty higher in stitutions of learning, vast army c teachers and ministers, 300 nswspa pers, illustrated magazines, scores c well-written Dooks, 200 lawyers, 50 doctors have come refinement, exalte sermons, able lectures, brainy, brose liberal editorials touching the variou concerns of the race, and laying thi dsep and solid foundation upon whie must be constructed the 'Brotherhoc of Man.'" He declares: "The Negro is not s willful, malicioi violater of ths law, and is not a natl* ral sriminal His violations of la have been the result of ignorance, sn his blackest criminality an imitation* a race io superior and ovsrshadewii* conditions. The Negro is a genuir American. He knows no other coui try and is undivided in his devotion I the Stars and Stripes. Notwithstani ing the charge to the contrary, it r mains a fact that the Negro drinks le intoxicating liquors thsn any othi dais of our citizens.'** The above is a startling statemen It ls nevertheless true. The following is a patriotic outbur of race devotion snd embraces truisn ss eternal as the hills. "'The Negro may be misrepresent* slandered, abused, flattered, but he still one-seventh of the nation's nun erical strength, and holds the bslani of power for good or ill. He cannot I counted out. He cannot be set asid He must be recognized. He ii grot ing op?a young giant. His sine-j are hardened into steel?hit heart growing brave snd stout, His ej aslfes in search of truth and hs stands eady to associate himself with those aovements which tend upward. No ne who knows him f?an? violence at is hand None know him that do not rust him. for he is every man's friend. Vb il i trustful and confiding, he can lot be led into wholesale crime. He tends ripe and ready to enlist under he banner of reform and higher social londitions for the masses." But why produce more extracts? Enough has been said. Prof. Csuhcill ully understands the situation and n a masterly way presents the facts which must be apparent to every one ?rho will take the time or the trouble o examine the conditions with which ie has so ably oontended and about which he has so truthfully written. ANOTHER HOWLER HEARD PhOM. It is indeed a sad t commentary upon the condition of affairs existing even in this city when a man signing him? self "Merchant" writes sn article to the Richmond, Va., Daily Timbs, und? er date of July IS, 1898, io defense of lynching. One reading it would read? ily see that all of the logic and facts cited by that journal bad been ignored by this individual who was evidently ashamed to sign his name, and even now skulks cowardly behind the nom de-plume referred to. Heseys: "Sir:?I noticed under the head of 'Another Lynching in Virginia,' your editorial from which I dissent so earn? estly that I feel compelled to say so. 'First. Lynchings in Virginia and the South for th* crime fnr which the Negro in Albemarle suffered death have their motive in an earnest desire to protect the victim from further hor? ror and humiliation." Can any additional horror and hu? miliation be greater than the state? ment published broad-cast over the country that she has been criminally assaulted? To convict before a jory, the victim must recount in detail the assault upon her, and be cross-examined. She is compelled to suffer a second death, es? pecially so where the assailant is a Ne? gro and the victim a young white wo? man." Is nat thst equally so in the case where a white man is charged by a white female of seduction under prom? ise of marriage? According to your reasoning the proper course to pursue would be to settle the matter out of court by a band of lawless men and send the ac? cused person to the penitentiary with? out a legal trial. Section 10. Article I of the Constitu? tion of Virginia as engrafted in the Bill of Rights says: "That in all capital or criminal pros? ecutions, a man hath a right to demand the cause and nature of his accusa? tion, to be confronted with the accus? ers and witnesses, to call for evidence in his favor, and to a speedy trial bj an impartial jury of his vicinage, with? out whose unanimous consent he can? not be found guilty ; nor can he be compelled to give evidence against himself; that no man be deprived o his liberty, except by the law of thc land or tbe judgement cf his peers " This is what this "Merchant" ii sworn to support. He is guilty of per? jury should he violate any of thosi provisions or incite any one else to di it. He becomes an aider and abe Ho: of the criminals. How then can ht with a wave of tbs hand obliterate thii section of the law which even Mr Jeff. Davis supported and Gen. Rob bet E. Lee forever stood by. We do not believe that this mer chant is of any standing, so grossly ig norant bas he proven himself to be. No wonder the Times did not consid er his article worthy of notice, am made no editorial reference thereto. A man so devoid ot honor, so want ing in virtue, and so forward in law lessnees should stick his head into a fis! barrel and beg some one to lash thi life out of that portion of his anatom; left exposed to the public view. He i a disgrace Richmond, and a reflectioi upon the locality which gave hie birth. He scorns the Bill of Rights of Vir gima and tramples upon the Constitu tion of the United States. Tbe Boone he is sent out of this country, the bet ter it will be for the people remsinin in it. .Lynch-law must gol NO PREJUDICE THERE. It seems that the prejudice againi the colored brother exists most: among those Negro-haters who did n< go to the front. The following is froi a correspondent at Fort Monroe, Va. "In the hospital the blacks alternal on cots in the rows with white soldier The latter, especially the Rough Ric ers, never tire in telling of the heroisi of their black comrades. They sa they fought like demons, and in mal ing sharges gave terrific yells that wei calculated to frighten thtir enemie When they were ordered to charge ei trenchments they seemed to thir thst thsy were to keep right o.. int the city of Santiago and their office had trouble to restrain them. "When the wounded were askt what they thought of the Cubans i soldiers they shook their heads, ai the invariable comment was'no gooti But for the Spaniards they had gre respect and declared that they we fighters. ? ? ? ? "There are a number of colon troopers ameng the wounded. Thi belong to the Ninth and Tenth Caval and the Twenty-third snd Twent fourth Infantry. "Another white soldier was ask what sort of account the colored m gave of themselves in battle. " --Efrem niggers fought like h?1" a his terse remark." NEVER ASLEEP. [Charlotte, N. 0., Independent.] The Richmond Planet sailed o is J from port last week with eight pagi re seven columns to the psge. Ths stis er for law and order and prophet of he doctrine that "Lynch law mu it [o, is never asleep when it comes to natters affecting enterprises and proj? ects for tbe betterment of the race rVe would that the reading public mew how much sacitl -e and labor some through these efforts on the part >f our newspaper brethren, and all too br the good of an oftime indifferent let of patrons. A WHITE MAN LYNCHED. His Body Burned. St. Louis, Mo , July 20 ?A special to the Republic from Natchez, Miss.. says: A telegram received here to-day an? nounced that a mob had stormed the timpson county jail at Westville, kill? ing W. T. Patterson, who was confined there on charge of murdering Law? rence Brinson. The building and the body af the prisoner was burned. The body of the unfortunate man was also literally riddled with bullets. Patterson killed Binson in April, 1897. ai the result of a quarrel. He had had four trials, but always tseaped sen? tence on a technicality, and the mob intervened, wearied by the law's de? lay. _ A Grand Time For AIL Rev J. H. Binford will have his first anniversary at Mount Olive Baptist Church. Henrico Co., Va., July 24th. The public s invited to attend. Ve? hicles from the city will take all who wish to go; or the 1st Street electric Car will take you to Lakeside and the church is about 1?4 miles from the lake. Also two large wagons will be in at tendence from Rev. Binford's home. 1834 Jay Street, leaving at 8:30 a. m. fare 37 cents. Come and hein our young pastor. 2t-7-16. ML F, flAURY, ATTORNEY-AT-L-VvV , 1015 Main St., - 2nd Floor, Richmond, Va. _S?w 'Phone OfiJ. _/r. gBBBa-BBB-BBBBBBBB-BBBaBB-B-B-aB-BB-BBBBBBB-BBBBBBBB-BBBBBBa-i BOARD OF TRUSTEE* MEET. The Affairs of Virginia Seminary. The Board of Trustees of the Virgin? ia Seminary at Lynchburg, Va., met Friday, July 15th at the Fifth St. Bap? tist Church at 11 a. m. Present, J. M. Armistead, D. D., (chairman). Rev. R. H. B iwling. D. D., (secretary), Rev. W. F. Graham, D. D., Rev. B. F. Fox. D. D., Rev. Chisholm, D. D , and John Mitchell, Jr. The le'ter from the Rev. Dr. T. J. Morgan, corresponding secretary of tha American Baptist Home Mission Socie? ty was read. It expressed severe con? demnation cf state rc en ts mads by tha president of the Va. Seminary. President G. W. Hayes spoke rela? tive to certain utterances whioh had been accredited to him, and denies that he had given vent to such expressions. He explained all that he aid say. The Board considered his explana? tion satisfactory and tbe secretary was authorized to communicate the facts to Rev. Dr. Morgan. After muck dis? cussion the Board adjourned. BIDDLE UNIVERSITY. The Leading Institution in the South for the Higher Education of the col ored race. Exclusively for males. ORGANIZED IN FOUR SCHOOLS. Trade, Normal and Preparatory, Col? legiate and Theological Enrollment last year, 218 Total num? ber of graduates, 456. Buildings commodious and heated throughout by steam. BOARDING DEPARTMENT. Superior in all respects. The location is uneurpassingly attrao tractive and healthful. The next term will open October 5th. For information and catalogues ad? dress Rev D. J. Sanders, D. 1)., Pres. Biddle University, Charlotte, N. C. Jjtlaal The Reign of Lawlessness. JUDGE LYNCH'S BLOODY WORK Fearful Record - The Law Sleeps "Shall this barbarity continue until the God of retribution. marshals his strength against the barbarians ?" Number of Persons Lynched from January 5th, 1897, to Jauuary 5th, 189S, ..... 167 Date* Names. Charge. Place. No. F. J. Baker, colored Postmaster, no charge Lake City, S, C. 1 as Jan. 7, Lincoln McGelsey, colored. Murder, Maude P. 0.,0. T. 1 " - Devoe, colored, assault. Pear ken. Ark. 1 *? __ _ '? ?? ?? - - " murder, ?? 1 ?? _____ _ ?? .. ti 1 " Marshall Chadwick, " suspected of murder, Colfax, Wash. 1 " - -oolored, suspected nf stealing a $2 nog, Cleveland Co. Ark. I March 6, Will Jones, colored, criminal assault, Comorant, Miss. 2 March 6, - - - ? Mississippi X March 6, L. J. Johnson, waite, murder, Rook Springs, Wyoming 1 " -Bemret " " X ?? ________ _____ ?? i? -| April 2. Wm. Bell, colored, no crime AmiteCity, La. 1 May 2.r> Elbert Harris, " suspected of house burning Anderson, S. C. X '* 26 (larfield King " shooting a white officer Salisbury, Md, 1 " 28 Joe Kiser and Gilmore Johnson, colored, assault Charlotte, N. C. 2 June 2, Sam and Curtis Young, colored, shooting olliser, Clarksville, Md. 2 '' 10 George Washington, colored shooting Constable Weimar. Texas 1 " 13 John Becker, white, murder Great Bend, Kansas, 1 " 17 Sol. Jackson, colored " Wetumpka, Ala. 1 Lewis Speir, oolored murder ? "1 Jesse Thompson, colored murder " 1 Camp Reese, colored murder " X June 22 Charlie Washington, colored rape and robbery, Dayton, Ala. 1 Wm. Street, colored, attempted assault (burned at stake) Darline.La 1 June 22-Howlett, white murder Millsville, Va. 1 Juna 14, Mrs. Jaks Cebrose, colored, nothing, Plano, Texas, 1 June 22,-Pouks, 8 yrs old. oelored, nothing, Batesville, 8. C. 1 July ll, John Henry James, Oolored, Criminal Assault, Wood's Grossing. Vs 1 July 12,-Colored. Assault Coaling, Ala 1 July 14, James Radd colored Murder Monticello, Ark. 1 " " Asex Johnson " " " " I July 20, W. T. Patterson white murder Westville, Miss. 1 Total......._206 Wa I. Johnson, FUNERAL DIRECTOR & EMBALMER Office and Warerooms: 207 N. Foushee St., neat Broad. ? HACKS FOR HIRE ? Orders by Telephone or Telegraph promptly filled. Wed dings suppers and Entertainments promptly attended. Old 'Phone 686 Residence in Building New Thone 484 Subscribe to THE PLANET.