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VOL?. XXIII NO 31 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. SATURDAY JULY 7, lOO?, G?.IC Fa. FIVE CENTS OFFICERS OF GRAND COURT A Fine Time at Staunton. The Public Meeting. GREAT PROGRESS?HARMONY EXISTING. . ' ? . . ? i a. ? . ? of P. und (..rami Court. I. O. Of G;? 0 nf Virginia tilled two nmrhes At C. it t? ?1 O. Dopol mu? anoth tm tin? road after leaving .June 19th. It??. ? trip wbji aMjoved by nil urri? ? ?.Mint.m :it 7 ]'. M ??..?? usliere.l to ???? ?? huroh of which ???? Muses ia th?? ablo pas tnr and asalgh?-?] lo tant ir Nu. ?'????t in tilt? ?istiiry of | haa the? delegation b<< n better taretl for. which man quit.? remarkabl.? for ? rity the? alze of Staunton. EoOfJf pi'rsun foli that he liad Um boat boca? la too etty. The Grand Court opeurd In du? forai at 1" ? M Juno l??th with UM O. W, C. Mr Jv.lin Mltca ell. Jr. in th.? chair. Evory Qrand r reapondt*d t<> her n;im.? ux.ppt Mrs \ L OrtaMo, <; W \ con ductroaa of Norfolk. Vn. and tlie G W. C ap|??liit< .1 Mrs Klii'na CheT) M (hat Mutton pkelimin MtY WORK. Roll vif Endowment Advlaory rta ? ? r< ?MV ?ailed and aboentooa noti d T.ie (? Mm. M H Huri. H tif Matarle ' ili. H??-? and Min? Ali.?.? Christian of Vi.il.'t Court, Klchinotii? to fill th.? nu an< leu on ti.? UM Finance Comi ?all??.5 nf l. r vibice ' clnred nt eneo to allow tha Co and Finance Con? ?itiala end oallOOt t: nu ne?v dele? gai ??> The report ,?f the Committee af lor t.i? recess shorn ?-.1 >;atea, f wtiich tUttai to the Grand Court Mr. Mitchell announced that be did aot know that the Maytir was to address the Grand Lodi;?? or he would have held it Joint aes.si.m Photos of the Grand Ix>dge and Grand Court were tal?, n b> Mr. J. C. Farley. THE FOFUTH DEGREE. Th? conferring of the 4th I> was a scene of unusual beauty at? the 58 anxious delegates fl.ed In amid the sweets songs of ttie Grand Court. 1 lies acted as G. W. Or ? tor. The roll of Courts showed the Or? der to be In excellent condition mi merically and finan.ialK alt! much sickness and many* deaths had been within their ranks. All .noped to do great things for next \.ar. The Grand Worthy Counsellor r.?ad ills report which was UM lin?'st fOl r.'ii.l.r.-.l as Fidelity. Harmony and I.ove had been exemplified throughout hi? jurisdiction and pros ueritjr waa In all Departments. H?? seemed especially animated as his volo? resounded throughout the mag nlficent ?difi?e and the members lis? tened in breatkleaa silence to every lAord as it fell from his lips. The total reeelpta for the year were$6,2f)t*.47: total expenses, $3, ?21.11 leaving a balnnco of $2,335. 33. THE SELF EXTEND? N<; ENDOW? MENT PLAN. His r*'fereuces and explanations of the Self Extending Endowment Plans awakened n?'W zeal in that De? partment. The Grand Court high? ly appreciated! hi? legal services and ! special thanks and favors for his able defense of the Grand Court.1 a ith.?ut ev.n employing a lawyer in' the ?ulta of W, W. Young and ? utora of Ella Tra\ers against the En dowment Department. mm new Courts and viver nine hundred ? ? made during the past year. The Knights of Pyth? ias and Courts of Calanthe, boi partments only number about seven thousand members and what aas hv.'ii accompliahetl along all lit simply astounding when compared with older and atronger organiza-/ tions around us. PUBLIC MEETING -HELD. The Public Meeting was beyond any doubt the flneat and the out? look of results tke most far-reaching Rev. T. H. White, Clifton Porge; W. Mr.iw i: of N. ? W. 11 .Moses, ? of the Mount Eton Baptist Cl i.cil t .i?> Rud .? ill-bound ?nthuaiaetir *er? th?? people th iRtalDIR of the hour was not tin ol until benediction was atiiutiiiu a*J tih the ?Durions filiti? r> wee ? r l?ef<n e lia\ ? apt : t?) such a spoti'atK ois oveHaOV juenee. Th? -'OEnotl In at'i'nViinK of I M f?rnnd .Session ?if th?? Pvthians had .lout for Stauntoi.. R s ninoti? othor things said the ? . .???t aflon will ho dead when rl??? BJOOd that had been done for mluiei! pio of ?*????????? will be forp-otten that no mit iierint: ever as? sembled thero compared with the it Imi of trtc colored Pythian? unde: Jershi|> of .lohn Miti li? eu. Jr.. whom Rev \V H. White dea ?ciiatod as "the bravest and truest editor that ovar trod the avoll o/ Vir? atola." WANTED TO SPREAD THE NEWS. Rev. Monca Raid that tie wuuM Ilk? month bel ??! of Capi I mudi ; ,???? th?? exhibition drill at Su vi tito ? ' TU ? KPNERAl. lier Genera' ??????? th?? most not? d white t.orse of Statuitoti ami s.> well suited ?li ?it her and rider ?hat 1 ?ill attend the flinei . ? Mess' ? ido up Cospel Mill l'.tth. 1 | a ? toa ?as unabi?? to provide orse? and carri?.:? I f??r the od a>it>)n LodftT? and Cnind Court held joint BajaMtttMl In Stock-ral )> and much ? ash money was paid bj I-o-Ik's .t ltd Courts. Plat??*. laodRf sent lit?; Venus Coin? Grand Worthy Counsellor : . ' un.I . ..ii.liii.>a of ??.? Maasawaa tment showing 49 por rent <?G the Courts ami :5<i per ?ont of the Iaodges were stockholders and e;reat?-r efforts along those lines He read that every cent had been p.iid MISS M. L. CHU I - tirami Worthy Register of Deuxls. for J. C. Calhoun to ?ret the newa and Riso I I ?'handler of C ..r gia that the NofaTO is bore who has, from his superior management, the ?? Of the Order and the kind of people of which It is composed-?-got? ten together the stronger clement of the race nnd proven to the world that the Pythian Order Is the great? est promoter of th*? Social ofT'-icucy of the Negro in this country. The Grand Worthy Counsellor then spoke fur about lrt minutes to the delight of all. Sir U. S. G. Pat torooi aang tmo solos and the choir also rendered enchanting muele. Collation. IS7.M The parade excelled anything ? ? er seen in StaootOO (althouFh the white Pythians Lati met there one M1W. ANNA TAVLOIL. Grand Worthy S?*nior Dtreeln??.??. on both halls and furniture In Hi.h ; monti valued at over 11800? and the purpose n.iu is to build or buy tn other citi, s u here the conditl?>ns ? ? Justify th?? expense. A FINANCIAL REPORT. The total amount received in this department was $20.289.90; and ? OtOl expenses $19.701.68, mak? ing a balance of $588.22. Over ten I thousand dollars of the amount a- ! . ?lining from Richmond Lodges ' and Courts. Me? h.uiii s Rank owning over ? Thousand Dollars worth at \ property without a cent's mortgage with some stock tO spare to members of the Order ended the financial ron dltion of the Rusiness Departments. Grand Worthy Counsellor Wiled the vfn.mcy on the Endowment Hoard and B? mimittee and | liiHtaiied the G,rand Officers for the ? MW paar. Loving greetings, con- I gratulations upon the fine jet held, thanks to the Grand Off]- j cers for their effici. p \ and to the : people of Staunton for tbeir hospf- ( tallty. Singing, ending with 'find i b.? With Ton Till We Mt?et Again." j ! the 9th Annual 8???ia1on of the Grand Court, Independent Order of Calanthe of Virginia to meet at ? Norfolk, 1907. GRAND OFFICER?. IV C Mr JoTin Mitchell. Jr.. Richmond; G. W. Inx.. Mrs. Julia A Lynchburg: G. W. Inr., Mm Washington. Newport Newo; G W O.. Mrs. M. C. Adams. Dan ville: G W. R. of D., M?as M. L.. Chiles. Richmond: G. W. R. of Den.. | Mrs. Joeie A. Graham, Richmond: < ?-~??_?_??????_________ ? CONTINUED ON EIGHTH PAGE. ?(?'union. Silver suiti Golden Wedding all in <)?.?. \t !.. i./i strool M ;' Chon b in afternoon of tin ?th Sunday-, 29th lust, Mr. ?. M ?1. one o our M hool : tor. will hold a reunion of I ' ? lid at tl ? me anil will celebrate his Intermediate nid golden Nv ? dd Mr. Steward's ft 1 was on Cblmboraio Mill Park nov?. ??????? at the following pia ? Street. Fulton. Hn 1 and Franklin Sts ; 1 Iti?hard Sire. ' 1 Ttli S' Navy Mill. Hi? ? M public school teai h? . 11 of IS?'??'? and eod In 1ST? he. wit.i Otl publli -f The \ Ire; v\V;<h was successfully publish? th?? Interest of the col- le till All of his old PU| ih?? week laj in whatever part of I they may now be. are cordially i? and expected to ba | tv invitation is also extended t.? the ral public. Th? ' . living who rauglit I id in the aver] win'. to teach ? ?' ind ?* rite ? hi ? be mad he transported to th loin MITCHELL?, JR. Gmnd Worthy Counsellor fields ?if the far Sou Uh for his ti merii* are invitexl to be nt. The program will be an attractive one and great general interest will, no doubt, be taken In the whole af? fair. Details will ha iwbllstied la? ter. - ?Mr Henry A Hall of the trio of f.?Tis.?ria! arUsta, Messrs. Burroll, Hewlett and Hall of New York arrived in our city. Manch. last Tuesday. He Is looking and reports business In fine cond? tion. : ? em forced that .?f dtapl. Ity of th.? Negro race al Invective and iii < id?-lit ly the I ' national - G?, than any " which has occurred sine?? th?? ! <?f Fort Sunitor call??.I th?? na? tion to batti? which result.-d la the llatto? of human slavery on the rleaa Continent. PORTT vi:\i:s a laborer. For forty year- ?tit?OOf Intermis? sion I ha\e iahor.d in the school? room for th?? advanci-menf of my people, thirty two of these forty MILS. Jl ?.?? A. WATTS. Grand Worthy biarpectrix. PRESIDENT CO?NCILL SPEAKS. A Dispassionate Statement A Review of the Past. HIS HOPES FOR THE FUTURE?RBSENTS BASE INFERENCES?A UNITED CONSTITUENCY DEMANDED?INTERNECINE STRIFE DISCOUNTENANCED? To Ibe Fri. nil- .1 Ki-lit and ?u . nor bif? uni good will tur ? I am pro: ? you i!:? la, not as a stri1.?- back, not as a def< but ion. 1 1. all In the life of the 'lie nritiK of the first min . Suinter to the pi Dg spent 'his place ?? Hoard of Tn: ?g "brick without straw.'" out ..f whiih I wit Noranul. all the yeara of my life to th?? present front the Pin. North Carolina, through th.- Huh mon.l ???? antl ti ? Fields of Alabama, ? ? true to in \l> ears have been ? ?.en t. Ay; to th.? ling sch.Kil ' : .i.r from ?r the awaaipe of U) .mu eonntry; th;? pul national and int? aomlaatloaal; orders and s<?. iiption. my heart has throbbed In unls4?n with their cause ? their ? :>.ll wh?r?\er I saw as? piration or inspiration for the up? lift of the Negro race. To ? cause eat. everybody ? have .! Gt>d has vouchsafed, uiigrudginglj. , my ??. and ? ii* ? ??. ! ?.' ' <. ra. . . : . .>:.'! it..::. ?, t vv . < ? , , :;,,?, f G? >- ? ,.,....,.,,.., ,. ?ty which di all us fr> >nim??n air is ti leu I. I teutis kinii and helpful ly, r?? ganlless of race or condition and Pa-aned Away. The rimerai nf Tlenjainin Phillipe son of H. Phillips tun* . Friday. Ittft till, at the Fitta Street ? Church. 1?? ? in? ?. ?. Ed -, - Thomas lined the ?? "??. \s ?? n .in road the B? .?tures Rea D off? red prayer. Barrali lin? ?I the hymn. Oral then de nnon He made sym patbetlc refen ?hveaaed who had left a ?\?G?? and child to mourn their lo Min text was from the ll'.th Psalm nnd llM first veis?. ?? ? W. T. JobaOOO, ?. P t. nd Riso K?v. T> ? ?. ? S. P. Ro? binson was als.) on the rostrum. Fum tor A F Trips hut*, ??hargc ol the r? mains. . Rod h. r little sister. Florence loft Ike ? iii^ton. I). C Charlea D. ? heir cousin. , MKS. .??-,,,. \ Cll\ ? \?. (?rand Worthy Receiver i?r l?e|M?-its. Cul alone knows how well I have don.? in;, duty. FOR BTRIFI This character!.??? ward all men. w black, of condition and station I give ?? truth and right, as well as thO good? Of t?iis world, as l?oil ? in th?? great battio for be rights, and especially, the ri^' ' spare. The united N r come into sgnltloo of .vili/.???! world than a race full of the energy of int infer racial destruction, ?? mali? e toward none and charity for ?II. I am. s truly, u M COUNCILL. ?o* ?Rev. Robert C. Judklns, former 1\ ?if Fredi-rb ksbiirg. Va., but now in charge of the Dexter A?. tist Chore? at Montiiotne: ma ?. his anniversary theraj ? My. He has been very ? ful in his work at. to be one of tho coming divines of the South? land He wears a ministerial gow? .lplt. Mr. P. ? Lewis, ft, D., ?. D-, formerly pastor of tho First Baptist Cfiurch at Lexington. Va. haa now taken eharg* of fh. First r,aptlat Church of Charlotte. N. C He left! the church at Lexington out of debt and demonstrated his ability both *i* ? pvlpH or#,o/)r and flnanci? r. -:o:??-? ?PLANET delivered at your doorj lor only $1.50 per year. ftfrWHMI Endowment I'ald. l'eitsicuth. Va.. June 28, *06. This is to certify '* ??* re from John Mitchell, Jr., Grand Chancellor of the Grand inia. Knights of Pyth I and A. ($150.00) Oat Hundred and Fifty Dt of t !. of Sir Henni- Ashhurne, wno mem bei I of I'.irt-sinouth, Va. .me. Administratrix. ? AS. J. H of Ex. MUS. 1.1//? ? ?. GREEN ?.nini Worthy Escort.