BATURDAY.FEB 7, 19C3
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
Beaatoi Beaur la arell-to-do. Hia
family has been la e< >uifortahlo cir
cumstr acaa for geaeratiO-a. Ba haa
arrad earafally, thoagh well, and hia
posscssions have increnscd inoderate
*\y with time.
itilliard experts in congresa yield
Ihe palm to Senator Mullory, of Flor?
ida, whose work with the nie is of
the highest order. Only Coiijjressman
Cochran. of Mu?souri, and Congress
Baan Lauham. of ltxas, are supposed
to be in his elass, aiul both coneede
the Florida mau's superior skill.
The roll call of niiilionaire senators
ln the Fifty-eighth congress will
atand about as follows: Clark, Han
?a, Depew, l'latt, Kean, Dryden, Ei
kins. Bard, Karaaa, 1'erkins, Waa*
anore, Proetor, Scott, Quay, Alger,
and Addicks. Perhaps about one sen?
ator in every six is a real live niiilion?
? Senator Dubois was feeling a bit
fcvut of sorts and on the advice of his
physician went to Atlantic City for
aome sea air. "How did you make
Out?" the senator was asked on hia
return. "Not very well," Dubois Te
jplied. "You see, I went for sea air
and every minute of the four days I
atayed there was nothing but a land
r A reporter saw Senator Hoar com?
ing out of the white house and said:
?"Can I say that you have been talk
Ing with the president on the trust
problem?" Mr. Hoar beamed through
his spectacles as he replied slowly:
*"Let me see. Yes, you could say
that." "Then, senator," began the re?
porter, but the vencrable Yankee in
terrupted: "Yes, you can say that,
but it wouldn't be true," aud he
*a.-alked away chuckling.
The national house of representa
tives has concluded that Congressman
Bheppard, of Texas, has the most del
Icately balanced conscience in the cn
tire body. When he started back
from his holiday he had through
tickets from Washington, but he
found that by coming on the route
he had selected he would be four
hours late for tha opening of con
grc-s. This discovery was made -n
6t. Louis. Mr. Sheppard promptly
threw away his tieUets and bough:
another whieh landed him in Waah*
laajtaa just la time. He wondered
arhj more aaaaaaaal stat aaaaaa
langhcd whep ha told al this experi?
ence. The Tixan is only '27 years old,
whieh may iro ., long way tow;:rd ac
nnamtlaaj for his eat ra aaa ftdalrtj to
BY WAY OF VARIETY.
Gerniany's tallest soldier is a non
BOllimissioiied otlieer six feet cight
Inehes la height.
A ahala af baaha to ha eoadacted by
B et nt ra] insi it ution is to be organized
lu San Francisco a> soon as the details
can b* completed.
Caaada'a tradc iBeraaatd in the fis
?al year to June ha^lMt, $35,188,058,
having been in the aggregate $414,
431,Kil, aeeordtag to the department
|Df trade aiul eommerce.
Many Ccrinan raihvays stat ions have
tunnels hy means of which the dif
ferent traeks are aafaly reached. It
ls now proMose?l to have such tunnels
Bt important street erossings in Her
In the United States and Canada the
telegraph poles are usually spaced 55
yards apart, and on the average the
number of rail lengths passed over
in 20 seconds givea very nearly the
train speed in miles per hour.
A novel scheme bns recently been
evolved by which a train v\ill not only
be lighted by electricity.but the power
will be obtained by a rotary fan at
taehed to the front end of the loco
rootive. Tests havt shown that on an
?rdinary train five cars can be illumi
JDated in a night and that thebattery
tn the morning will have nearly its
tnaximum charge? of electricity.
IN SOME OF OUR CITLES.
The report of Coroner Dugan. of
rhilaitelphia, showed that iu the last
year 3,709 deatha were reported and
2,804 inquests held.
Mihvaukee's police trials are but
few. Only nine policemen were tried
on eharges last year out of a force
of 2S1. This represents a great im
proveinent ha the past ten years, aa
there were 42 trials ia 1889.*
Kes'uleiits and property holders on
Thirteenth street, in Atlanta, Ga.,
have petitioned the authorities to
change its name to Piedmont place,
explaining that the name "Thir?
teenth" is somewhat in the nature of
B stigma because of popular super
Btition and is detrimental to their
City Engineer Ericson, of Chieago,
aays that there is a waste of 7C per
cent. of all the water pumped and,
his plea for the introduction of many
inore water meters having been un
heeded, he will be compelled to ask
for an addiiional appropriation of
$200,000 or more for the city pump
Coroaar- Do yoa believe the de
eeaaed died a aataral death?
W ii.. M Roa should I know i
aever taj hia dk before??Cincinnati
eBWBBlla iu (h? Ulmalai-ai.
ss^,>> cowhella aava been hatrodaoai
lato tha Biaaalayaa a* a protection for
?Battle against tigers. The tigers are
aaid to run aa soon as they hear tbe
A Gener ation Ago
coffee could only be
bought in bulk. The
soth century way is the
ages, always clean,
fresh and retaininf
its rich flavor.
I.OOK OUT FOR
OUR NEW SERIAL
fl CLEW BY WIRE
BY HOWftRD M. YOST.
Copyrighted, and Published by thia
paper by Special Arrangement.
"wTIX APPEAR m OUR
NEXT ISSUE, Jt J*
NOVELTIES FOR THE DESK.
A charming desk set of brass ia
Shawa, every article of which curla
up in the form of a water lily.
Moire letter paper looks like the
real thing. Another fancy PBptl
?howa stitehing effect around the
Sinall waste-paper haskets have the
effect of wood on the outside with
pretty hand-painted designs. Thev
are lined laaadc aaith pala aolorad silk.
Aud now there is a novclty in the
way of correspondeuce paper, in
which the letter sheet is much longer
than it is wide. so that the sheet must
be folded t v\ ice iustead of once to nt
ii. the envel<-_M_
Dreaa and Rrdreai.
The man who has but one suit of
clothes has no rcdress.?Chieago Daily
New kinds of living butte.rflies can
be prodaoad from existing forms by
greatly inereasing the temperature of
the place where the butterflies are
kept. A diffcrence in coloringnnd even
in form has thus been obtained by
Prof. Fisher in recent experiments.?
A lf i-rrililar) Tralt.
"No want him." said the Indian,
pushing back the tieket; "cost too
"Ah. I see," mused the tieket agent;
"the innuenee of heredity is strong
within you. Vou want a scalper's tiek?
-Pay the collector when Jhe calls.
Every additional trip entails extra ex
-Why hesitate abont going there.
For pure medicines and prescriptions
carefnlly componnded according to ord
er8, Mr. T. W. Leonard eannot be ex
celled. Yon know him. Therefore
WANTED?A flrst class type setter.
Must come well recommended. Apply
at the Planet offlce.
Don't fail to go and hear the farnous
lectnrer at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Tuesday night, Feb. 10th.
MADAME E. HACKLEY
Coming to Richmond.
Mrs. E. Azalia Hackley, soprano,
gradnate of the University of Denver,
College of Music, will make her first
appearance iu the South at the True
Reformers' Opera Hall, February 17th,
1903, at 8:00 o'clock, under theauspices
of St. Phillip's P. E. Chnrch for the
purpose of redncing its building fund
Mrs. Hackley is reputed to be the
most accomplished singer of hei race
that has ever appeared behind the foot
Hghta. Her voice, a elear soprano, of
rare sweetness, is nnder remarkable
control. Her selections are of the choic
est kind and are rendered with that ar
tistic skill which captivates her audi
The south in general and Richmond
in particular are to be felicitated in
having the opportunity to hear an art?
ist whose voice, temperament and me
lodic teclmique place her among the
singers of the highest order.
? Madame Hackley will l>e supported
by local talent, whose musical ability is
nlready well-known to lovers of music
iu our city. To mention such names aa
Madame F. Payne Walker, Miss Mar?
garet Tinsley, Mr. Edward Ellis, Jr..
Mr. W. B. Smith, Jr., "Lilliputian"
Qnintatta aud Mr. Christopher Jackson,
is sufficient to assure any one of the
tone of the musical to be given. Those
artists, supporting the greatest Prima
Dona of the race, promise to Richmond
one of the rarost musical treats ever
offered tQ any community.
The date is February the 17th, 1908,
and the place is Tme Reformers* Opera
Under the auspices of Amizonia or
lSminor Troop. No. 1, of the Sixth Mt.
Zion Baptist Church, Rev. R. V. Peyton
pastor and Mrs C. H. A. Strothers,
Lieutenant of Troop.
The Richmond Musical and Dramatic
Association will repeat at True Reform?
ers Hall Monday night, Feb. 1?>. IftBBj
the beautiful Dramatic Cantata of Bel
Admission, 25 cents, Reserved seats.
35 cents. Tickets of admission can be
purchased of the following committee
Mrs. Maud James, Mrs. Kittie John?
son, Miss Mary L. Archer, Miss Vir?
ginia Preston, Mrs. C. H. A. Strother,
I can give good homes and good wag?
es for any number of colored girls as
House Work, Cooks, Waitreases, also
man and wife in same family. No
D. S. Kkemek,
27 N. Juniper St., Philn. Pa.
You should send at once to the great
oredit house, name what furniture you
you want and it will be sent yon. Oue
dollar down and 50c per week and pay
Address all orders to
O. T. Fletcher,
Philippi, P. O.,
Barbonr Oo., W. Va.
Where the Negro Came From.
An answer to the question, is he a
beaat? Do yon know if Adam and Eve
were white or colored?
This book gives many points on the
race qnestion. Price lOcts.
1 beg to remain yonrs tiuly.
Prof. S. W. Patterson,
Schools of Psychratism, 45 w. 66th, New
York Oity, N. Y.
Mardi Gras; New Orleans, La., Mobile,
Aia., Pensacola, Fla. February. 18-24
For the above occasions the Southern
Railway will sell special tickets from
all stations in Virginia. North and
South Carolina to New Orleans, Mobile
and Pensacola and return, at one fare
for the round trip.
Tickets to be on sale February 17 to
23rd inclusive, with return limit" Feb.,
28th, exeept by deposit of tickets by
original purchasers with Joserh Rich
ardson, Special Agent, at New Orleans,
Mobile or Pencola not later than Feb.
28th, and upon payment of fee of fifty
centa, an extension of limit to not later
than March 14th, 1902 may be obtained.
This offers a rare opportunity to those
wishing to visit thest, delightf ul citiea
at one of the most delightf ul seasns, *
The Southern is the through car lin
from this section to all of the above
points, requiring but one night on the
road from Washington. Richmond,
Norfolk and intermediate points.
Meeting Virginia Anti-Saloon League
Richmond, Va., oanuary 20-22, 1903.
For the above occasion the Southern
Railway will sell special tickota to Rich?
mond and return from all pomts in the
State at rate, fare and one-third for the
round trip. Tickets on sale January
18, 19, and 20, with final return limit
January 25th, 1908.
To California via the popular New
Double daily limited service via South?
ern Railway and Sunset Route.
The faruous Sunset limited trains
now run daily between New Orleans
Los Angeles and San Francisco, reduc
ing the time from this section to San
Francisco to less than five days and
offering every comfort on the fineet aud
There is but one Sunset Limited and
that is run from New Orleans and in
connection with the Southern Railway's
The best way to rench Texas, Mexico,
New Mexico, Arizona and all Paciflc
Coaat Points. Tourist tickets ou sale
C. W. Westbury, D. P. A.
The Grand Lodge of tbe
Organized May 2nd, 1902, at Hot
Springs, Va., for the purpose of help
ing its members in caes of sickness
and death aud in securing employ
Sick Beneflts. . tl.25 to $2.25 per week.
OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE.
R. N. Smith. President,
Hot Springs, Va.
J. H Dickerson, Vice-President,
S. D. Pannell, General Secretary,
R. N. Smith, Treaaurer,
Hot Springs, Va.
Rev. W. H Hacket Chaplain,
M. W. Pannell, M. D-, Medical Direc
tor, Staanton, Va.
We are organizing nubordinate lodges
throughout the state.
For further information write tc the
President, R. N. Smith,
Hot Springs, Va.
A Wonderful face Bfeach.
AND HAIR STRAIGHTENER.
_^,M^^hat^efy *nd to ?*> tfae "best la tha
Wre?ed. th*t" *****^nseams
A WONDERFUL PACE BLEACH.
-A ?h*AC*t_Ua*JI complexioa obtained ifnsedaa
dlrected. Willl turn the skin of a blaek or brown
jeraon fouror flve ahadee llghter, and a mulatto
^iVW???^n?t^?8ab!e* " do?8 ?"' turn the
^?xln ln spots but bleachea out wl-.lte, the skin re
iiainingoeamiful without contlnual use. Will
ft?0*8 WK,nk.le?' -^ckles. dark spots, ptmples or
1 urapsor blackheads, making the akin rery eoft
?-2f_??h- ?malIp xPlu ***. "ver apoa re
S?7JJ2 w'tnout harm to tfie skin. When you get
tao color you wiah, stop using the prepanUion.
THE HAIR STRAIGHTENER.
**_?_?____S!l__a___ ao,llar ?*>* *? enough to
?_-*_ ??D51ne 8,h,a?r grow lonK ?nd Btraight, and
_ltkaa tha^h'aft* _S? OU*I H,Khly P?r"'med and
i*,,?^_8 n*ir sof* and e**? *> comb. Mauy
J^l?^,mnn ?** one of our dollar boxes la
5?' THV9<a5afi*iw.e."ei,,t. for ^e *>"" a
'? ... iHb iio-SBKLL thrown in free.
r- .."J.lfi?011 ^ndingns one dollar in a letter or
rost-Offlcei money order, expreas money order or
rcgiMered letter. we will send it thronKh the mail
ptwtasre prepaid; or lf you want lt aontC. O. _...
lt *vi 11 como by e-preaa. 25c. extra. *
?I,LRny^ft ^uere '*f&118 to do wh?l **? clalm,
wo will return the money or send a box fraeof
tenta ezoept reoelver. m9m
> OSANE AND CO., g_
- _-iweat Broad street,
_ ^fcrojuioaa, Va.
THE TRAVELS OF COLUMBUS.
The frifax aends for Garcia. Ferna.iv
dez. a. friend Bad physician of PaJoe:
.ikcw.se, Mariin Alonzo Piivxon, a dia
ainguished navi^ator. and aeveral ptlota
aad marinera of tke aame town. A
eonav.ta.ijon i? he'd.
FIND TWO HIDDEr CRITICS OF COLUMBUS.
HQU FUN m PLEASURE HH
" AND BENEFIT AT THE
Pythian Castle Hall,
5 i i North Third Street, Richmond. Virginia.
-ONE WEEK COMMENCING
Feb. 16,17, 18,19 and 30th.
For the Benefit of the Business Depart
lnent of the Knights of Pythias and
Courtsof Calanthe. THE GRANDEST
ENTERTAINMENT OF THE SEA?
SON. Who will be the King of the
Carnival? Voting until Fridav, Feb. 20,
MONDAY NIGHT. All the lodges of Knights of
Pythias will be out in full. Inspeetion of Staff.
Turkish Auction?The ladies to be auctioned
off to the highest bidder will appear behind a
canvas so that only the outline of them will be
seen. The purchaser will Jbe introduccd to his
lady in person after the sale is coneluded. Pleu
ty of fun in this.
TUESDAY NIGHT. Cadets Driil. A "Mun
Social" and Gnessiug Match. This will be
another feature of great interest.
WEDNESOAY NIGHT. Indian Marriage or
Gypsy Marriage aud Rag-a-muffin Match. You
will laugh till your sides aehe. Courts turn
THURSDAY NIGHT. Masqueradc Entertain
ment. A prize for the prettiest mask aud one
for the most ridiculous. The one who can name
eorrectly the greatest number of persons masked
will get a prize.
FRIDAY NIGHT. Crowning the King and
a\varding prizes. Tlie voting for the Carnival
King will go on throughout the week.
.fc^VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE?^r
One Share of Stock to the Court and also Lodge
that turn out uearest its full membership.
Three prizes for tieket selling. Come one,
MADAM ALIENS SCIENTIFIG
I a. V.
flADAn ALLEN'SMARVELOUS HAIR GROW ER
Stops hair from falling out in a short tinie, cures all kinds of soalp trouble and
makes lt long, wavy and glossy. Price, BQ cents.
Madara Allen's Seientille Skin Food removes hollow cheeks and wrinkles
from the face and hands, and makes them like babv skin Price II cents
Madam Allen's Tnentit-th tVntiirv Wonderfuf Kaiv Kleacher removes all
blemish of any kind from the skin and makes it five shades whiter. Guaran
teed harmless. Price, 25 cents.
Madam Allen's >ew Hiscovery Corn Cure removes any corn of long standintr
Madam Allen's Tooth Ponder absolutely harmless, beauulies the teeth aud
sweetens the breath. Price, 25 cents.
Agents wanted. liboral price offered to them. Madam Allen formerly of Bos
ton, New York aud New Jersey. Address letters and money orders to Madam
Allen, Post Office Hox 45N, Ler.ington, Va. Instruction given in professioual
massage of the face head, neck, aud body. Scalp, hands, and uails treated aud
taught. All mnscles of the face and body scientiflcally taught.
The Eudowment Association of Viv
is the leading life insurance company of
Ameriea and the only life insurance'
company operated by colored people.
This eonipany was chartered April,
1902, and since that time done a thriving'
business?paid all death claims, paid for
license and have enough nioney on de
posit to meet any demand that may
come to us, If you want to carry in?
surance calT at our offlce or listen to
our agents when they call on you.
S. Stanton, President,
P. A. Orump, Sec'y & Mgr.
No. 709 N. 2nd St.
... PAINLESS EXTRACTION ...
For beautiful Teeth, Comforl,
Pleasure and Health.
Office Hours:?From 8 A. M. to 6 ?.
M. Old Phone, 816.
DR. P. B RAMSEY,
102 W. Leitfh 5t? Richmond, Va.
THE NEW NKC1KO POET.
$5.00 PER DAY.. I
Agents Are Making $5 Per Day
SELLING THE GREAT
of;prof. james e. .mcgirt,
o t l The New Poet of the Race.
tho ?'8 ______ *re rteclaTed bJ both American and Engliidi c ritics to he nrrrna.
Persons desirmg to become agents. will ask for agent s ternis with their ord?r
l^-TT aS-?n,lorxfd by Mr Julian H?-wthorne, Col. A. K McClnre Mi?7S.
Ise^So^OrSerf1^11 *"*?? ^ ""?"* *?f^i ^0^ *
Perot St., King's Bridge, N. Y.
write, J. E. McGIRT,
AN IDEAL HOME,
THE PLACE WHERE
BU JJour %iU
May be as pretty as any in the land if
you will only make it so,
WE WILL HELP YOU.
~OUR TERMS ARE YOURS
PETTIT & CO.,
Successor to Mayer & Pettit.
Sotrthern Furnitore and Carpet Co.,
Cor. Foushce & Broad Sts.
NEW PHONE, M33
A. D. PRICE,
*? ' <
THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR, EMBALMER AND LIYERYMfth
ACbf**"All orders promptly filled at short notice by telegraph or telephons. Halla
reated tor meeting6 and nice eutcrtainments Plenty of room with all necesarry
conveuiencea. Large picnic or band wagons for hire at reasonable rates and noth?
ing hut first-class carriagea, buggiea, etc, Keeps constantlv on hand fine Funcal
. 212 EAST LEIGH STREET. .
[Residence Next Door.]
OPEN ALL DAY & MGHT-Man on Doty All NiglW
MtGHANICS' SAVINGS BANK
511 North 3rd Street, Richmond, Va.
3 PER CENT Lt^^soTot'e1,^051'15 Remain"
LOANS NEGOTIATED?The pafrccage of the Public
^t5_E^For all information coneerning Stock, Deposits,'and
Loans, Etc., apply to the Cashier.
Banking Hours: 9 A. M. to 4 P. M. Saturday 9 A. M. to 3 P M and 5 P
-M. to 7 P. M.
Apartments are fitted up with modern improvementa. Building lighted with
gas and electricity. Polite officials will be plcaaed to serve you.
JOHN MITCHELL, JR., President. H. F. JONATHAN. Vice-President
THOS. H. WYATT, < ashier.
BOARD OF DIREOTORS:?J. 0- Farlky, W. F. Graham, E. R. Jeffkrson
Jno. R. Chilks, B. P. Vandervall, D. J. Ghavers, Wm. A. Hank_n_
John Mitchell, Jr., Jno. T. Taylor, H. F. Jonathan, Thomas Smith
R. W. Whitinq, Thos. M. Orump, Sec'y.E. A. Washington, J. J. Oarter
Have you paid your subscription for
for the past year? Have you paid it for
the New Year? Why not do so at once '
and enable the Planet to enjoy its j
Christmas with you?
(INCORPORATED, JULY, l?o8.)
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Death Benefits in a4 hours after sat
isfactory proof has been filed in the
OFFICERS & BOARD:
FRKS.. - - Ros\K.Jonm
jftCX-Pas*., - MacgiqL.Wai.kk!'
Trkas., Fannie C. TyoMi'.soN
Src'v & Man'gr, PaTSIE.K. Andickso.n
Lizzie M. Dammalls, M. Lou Harris,
Victoria Moon, Lillian H.
Payne, Juua H. JIayes,
Rosa K. Watson, Delia Lkwis.
THE MIDWAY LUNCH
726 N. 3rd St. Richmond, Va.
MEALS FROM 7 A. M. TO H P. M.
Term Reasonable, Qnick Service
Give Me A Oall.
MRS. S. L. MITCHELL, Proprietres
The leading Grocery in the city for
its low prices. This store should be
patronized by all Afro-Americans, a full
line of Green Groceries and Poltry,
Wood and Coal.
All goods delivered free.
A. C. Booker,
501 WEBSTER, STREET
Old 'Phone, 1307.
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