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Richmond Planet - March 08, 1890 (Wednesday)
Page 1Richmond Planet - March 15, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: A revival at the First Baptist Church in Charlottesville drew pastors from Philadelphia and Cincinnati and included members
from both white and black churches.
Page 4Richmond Planet - March 22, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Charlottesville society notes including recent sermons, performances, weddings and deaths.
Page 4Richmond Planet - March 29, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: [No Summary Available]
Page 1Richmond Planet - April 05, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports the attempted lynching of William Musco who was convicted for the murder of a white policeman.
Page 3Richmond Planet - April 12, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the society happenings in Charlottesville including, news of a fire which destroyed the residence of William Hearns
Summary: Reports on recent church activities in Charlottesville.
Page 4Richmond Planet - May 03, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: A detailed description of the Easter services held at Zion Baptist church and 1st Baptist church.
Page 3Richmond Planet - May 17, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Details the controversial decision of Reverend A. Scott not to resign as the pastor of First Baptist church.
Page 4Richmond Planet - May 24, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports the acquisition of land in Charlottesville by the Piedmont Industrial and Land Improvement Co. which was the "only
land improving co. organized by colored men."
Page 4Richmond Planet - May 31, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports "Marriage,Death Churches and Entertainment" in including, the status of the relationship between the two black churches
Page 4Richmond Planet - June 14, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: A review of the May pole celebration as well as commentary on the local elections which were held on May 22nd.
Page 1Richmond Planet - June 21, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the success of the black land improvement company and encourages readers to support the businessmen from Piedmont,
Page 4Richmond Planet - June 28, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on various society notes from Charlottesville featuring the fund raising efforts of First Baptist church.
Page 4Richmond Planet - July 12, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on various happenings in Charlottesville, including the success of the annual Albemarle Sunday School Association
Page 2Richmond Planet - July 19, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the start of the general mail delivery system and comments that there are no colored letter carriers.
Page 4Richmond Planet - August 02, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Gives an update on The Piedmont Industrial Loan and Improvement Company and encourages Charlottesville residents to invest
in the colored firm.
Page 2Richmond Planet - August 16, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Includes an update on the progress of The Piedmont Loan and Land Improvement Company.
Page 3Richmond Planet - August 30, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Report on the National Baptist Sunday School Convention which took place in Charlottesville on July 26th.
Page 2Richmond Planet - September 06, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the intention of two Negro businessmen to expand their grocery store.
Page 4Richmond Planet - September 13, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the brutality of Policeman Saunders who beat a colored woman over the head with his billet and went unpunished.
Page 4Richmond Planet - September 20, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on a festival held at First Baptist church and includes general updates on Charlottesville's Negro community.
Page 3Richmond Planet - October 11, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the status of Muscoe's case and encourages the colored people of Charlottesville to stand by the accused man.
Page 4Richmond Planet - November 22, 1890 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the a talk given at First Baptist church by musician and teacher W.H. Brooks of Richmond.
Page 4Richmond Planet - January 10, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on various newsworthy notes from Charlottesville including the visit of a noteworthy elocutionist to First Baptist
church and a fire with casualties that broke out at U.Va.
Summary: Reports on a successful fundraiser held at First Baptist church.
Page 3Richmond Planet - January 17, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the good attendance at the "snow house" where gifts and awards were given to outstanding members of the First Baptist
Page 4Richmond Planet - May 02, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: A letter from the pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church reminding the Richmond Planet that there are two colored churches in
Charlottesville and both should be covered in the news with equal attention.
Page 1Richmond Planet - May 09, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the best travel arrangements that can be obtained for those persons attending the Virginia Baptists state convention
Page 1Richmond Planet - May 16, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: A further update on the availability of transportation to the Virginia Baptist State Convention.
Summary: Picture and caption of James H. Ferguson, a Charlottesville Banker
Page 4Richmond Planet - May 23, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the appointments made at the 24th annual session of the Virginia Baptist State Convention held in Charlottesville.
Page 1Richmond Planet - May 30, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: A detailed account of the controversial admittance of Tabernacle Baptist Church located in Princess Anne county to the Virginia
Baptist State convention.
Page 4Richmond Planet - June 13, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: A letter announcing that First Baptist Church severed all ties with its former minister Robert Alonzo Scott.
Page 3Richmond Planet - July 25, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: An advertisement for, Anna E. Noriss, a black elocutionist residing in Charlottesville.
Page 4Richmond Planet - November 07, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on a successful concert given at Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Page 4Richmond Planet - November 28, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: A letter reporting on the success of the first Afro-American County Fair held in Charlottesville.
Page 2Richmond Planet - December 05, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the social and economic state of Charlottesville's colored residents.
Page 4Richmond Planet - December 12, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on general society notes concerning Charlottesville's colored citizens.
Page 3Richmond Planet - December 19, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the progress of the P.I. and L.I. Co. and gives a brief history of First Colored Baptist Church.
Page 4Richmond Planet - December 29, 1891 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on general society notes of Charlottesville's colored citizenry.
Page Richmond Planet - February 06, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports general society note of Charlottesville's colored citizens.
Page 3Richmond Planet - February 13, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: General society notes from Charlottesville.
Page 3Richmond Planet - February 20, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on an altercation that took place at Mount Zion Baptist church in Charlottesville.
Page 3Richmond Planet - March 05, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on strange weather in Charlottesville as well as renovations to Mount Zion Baptist church in Charlottesville.
Summary: Reports on happenings in Charlottesville's colored community.
Summary: Gives a detailed report of the financial standing of Piedmont Industrial Land and Improvement Company, including properties
it has acquired and expected returns for shareholders.
Page 3Richmond Planet - March 12, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the Baptist churches negative opinion of "theatre-going" and details general society notes of Charlottesville's
Page Richmond Planet - March 26, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: A detailed report of a successful fundraiser held at First Baptist church in Charlottesville.
Page 3Richmond Planet - April 02, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the special leap year activities planned by Charlottesville's colored community.
Page 4Richmond Planet - April 16, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: A detailed account of the progress of Piedmont Industrial, Land and Improvement Co.
Page 4Richmond Planet - April 23, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports that Mount Zion Baptist church obtained a new pastor.
Page 4Richmond Planet - May 07, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: A detailed account of Eastern Sunday celebrations held at First Baptist church and other society notes of interest to Charlottesville's
Page 3Richmond Planet - May 21, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the celebration of unity between Charlottesville's two black churches: First Baptist and Mt. Zion Baptist.
Page 4Richmond Planet - May 28, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: General society notes of interest about Charlottesville's colored community.
Page 3Richmond Planet - June 11, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on the success of the World's Fair held at First Baptist church and further praises the new unity between First Baptist
and Mt. Zion Baptist churches.
Page 1Richmond Planet - July 02, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: A short letter expressing support for the Junior editor of the Richmond Planet.
Page 3Richmond Planet - July 09, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: A detailed account of the closing exercises at Jefferson graded school in Charlottesville.
Page 4Richmond Planet - July 16, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: A detailed account of the resolution of conflict between Ebenezer and Mt. Zion Baptist churches.
Page 1Richmond Planet - July 23, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: General society notes of interest to Charlottesville's colored citizens.
Page 4Richmond Planet - July 30, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: General Society notes detailing the activities of Charlottesville's colored citizens.
Page 4Richmond Planet - August 06, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on general society notes of Charlottesville's colored citizens.
Page 3Richmond Planet - August 13, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports general society notes of interest to Charlottesville's colored citizens.
Page 3Richmond Planet - August 20, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports on "the camp meeting" which was held in Charlottesville and drew large crowds.
Page 4Richmond Planet - September 03, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: A detailed report on the success of the Garden Social given by one of Charlottesville's leading colored citizens.
Page 4Richmond Planet - September 10, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: General society notes of interest to Charlottesville's colored citizens.
Page 2Richmond Planet - October 01, 1892 (Wednesday)
Summary: General society notes involving Charlottesville's colored citizens.
Page 1Richmond Planet - November 26, 1892 (Saturday)
Summary: General society notes concerning Charlottesville's colored residents.
Summary: Baptism at Mt. Zion, church gossip
Page 2Richmond Planet - December 10, 1892 (Saturday)
Summary: Community gossip
Summary: Searching for relatives sold away, pre-Emancipation, from Orange Co.
Summary: Community gossip
Page 3Richmond Planet - December 17, 1892 (Saturday)
Summary: Community gossip
Page 3Richmond Planet - January 07, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: Community Gossip
Page 4Richmond Planet - January 14, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: Cantata at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Page 1Richmond Planet - January 21, 1893 (Wednesday)
Summary: Community Gossip
Page 1Richmond Planet - February 04, 1893 (Wednesday)
Summary: [No Summary Available]
Page 4Richmond Planet - February 11, 1893 (Wednesday)
Summary: Community Lodge news
Page 1Richmond Planet - February 25, 1893 (Wednesday)
Summary: Community group events; community gossip
Page 1Richmond Planet - March 04, 1893 (Wednesday)
Summary: Community entertainments; community gossip; death announcements
Page 4Richmond Planet - March 11, 1893 (Wednesday)
Summary: Community gossip
Page 4Richmond Planet - March 18, 1893 (Wednesday)
Summary: Death and illness announcements
Page 03Richmond Planet - April 01, 1893 (Wednesday)
Summary: [No Summary Available]
Page 3Richmond Planet - April 08, 1893 (Wednesday)
Summary: Community gossip
Page 4Richmond Planet - April 22, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: Church news; community gossip
Summary: The article provides general information concerning the anniversary exercises of the Richmond Theological Seminary. The Baccalaureate
address is to be held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Charlottesville on April 23 and other planned events will take place
on April 26 and 27 in the surrounding areas.
Summary: This article refutes the notion that the Richmond morning dailies can be advocates of emigration. In the process of refuting
this claim, the article portrays several Southern governors pictured in the Dispatch in a negative light.
Summary: The article discusses the dispute between the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Mt. Zion Church concerning a misappropriation
of funds by the former. The article indicates that the Ebenezer Baptist Church was exonerated of this charge by a formal
committee consisting of members of the church board
Page 03Richmond Planet - April 29, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: The article provides a summation of the general events occurring in Charlottesville during the past week. Items of interest
were a lively debate between John Suesbury and A.F. Angel concerning gender traits, a concert at the First Baptist Church,
the baptism of two members at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the death of Mr. Dabney W. Minor.
Page 03Richmond Planet - May 06, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: The article provides a report for the Zion Baptist Church from April 4, 1892 to April 9, 1893. Included in this report are
annual figures such as sermons preached, marriages celebrated, and number of additions to the church. The article also provides
information about the cash receipts and disbursements of the church during this period.
Summary: This article is a formal statement from Robert Kelsor indicating that he will not accept nomination for Grand Chief of the
Samaritans Order of Virginia. Kelsor declines nomination after having served as Grand Chief for the previous five years.
Summary: This article reviews the activities that occurred during the grand opening of the Piedmont Park in Charlottesville. For this
occasion, the park, open to both whites and blacks, hosted a baseball game between the Virginia Slides of Lynchburg and the
Phalanx of Charlottesville, with the latter winning 4-3.
Page 04Richmond Planet - May 13, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: The article provides highlights of the marriage ceremony for Rev. R.B. Hardy and Miss Fellisco Payne. The article indicates
that several prominent church and social figures attended the ceremony and also goes into considerable depth in discussing
the bridal arrangements.
Summary: This article relays the case of Susan Mitchell, an inebriated and destitute woman who was found lying on the floor of the
Union Depot. What amused the author of this article was the fact that authorities could not determine whether Mitchell was
white or black.
Summary: The article provides a biographical sketch of Bernard Tyrrell (of Charlottesville), who taught the ancient and modern languages
at Storer College. Recently, however, Tyrrell resigned from his position as an educator to pursue a degree in the Yale Divinity
Summary: The article reviews current events in Charlottesville. The primary point of interest in the city was Nannie L. Brown's exhibition
at her school house. Also of interest was a wind and hail storm that blew a stable down near Miss Brown and Mr. A.F. Angel,
both members of the Charlottesville community.
Page 04Richmond Planet - June 10, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This is an advertisement for the Piedmont Park in Charlottesville announcing that the park is open for excursions and sporting
Page 01Richmond Planet - June 17, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This article provides an update on current events within the Charlottesville community. Of particular interest this week was
a baseball game between the Charlottesville Phalanx and a team from Lexington held at Piedmont Park. The Phalanx emerged victorious
by a score of 11 to 0.
Page 03Richmond Planet - June 24, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This article reviews several events occurring in Charlottesville during the past week. Perhaps the most interesting news
item was Miss Nannie L. Brown's narrow escape from being killed by a passing train. At the moment before impact, Mr. Lewis
pulled Miss Brown out of the path of the oncoming train, saving her life. There was also a brief note concerning the funeral
procession for Mrs. Susan Winn.
Summary: This section provides information about the travels of members of the local communities. The section mentions that Robert
Kelser traveled through Richmond enroute to Charlottesville. Kelser had been attending a conference at the Grand Lodge No.6
Summary: This article discusses current events in Norfolk. Rev. Dr. Wood of Africa gave a lecture on the resources of Africa on Tuesday
and, on Thursday, the Norfolk Division of the U.O. of True Reformers held a public meeting in the Zion A.M.E. Church Tabernacle.
The article also reports that Miss Jane C. Carey of Charlottesville was visiting the city.
Page 04Richmond Planet - July 01, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This is an advertisement for an excursion from Richmond to Charlottesville sponsored by the Working Sons of Hope.
Summary: This section provides information about the travels of members of local communities. The section mentions that J.C. Cary
and Rev. A. Truatt of Charlottesville had visited Richmond.
Page 03Richmond Planet - July 08, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This article reviews the current events of Charlottesville. During the past week, Charlottesville played host to several
marriages, including that of Prof. James Coleman and Miss H.A. Miller. The article pays tribute to R.F. Browne who passed
away after struggling with poor health for over a year.
Summary: This is a letter from Rev. L. Baxter Goodall to the editor of the Richmond Planet. In the letter, Rev. Goodall expresses
his appreciation for the gifts he received from his congregation for his annual vacation. Included in the gifts were a fine
suit of clothes and a purse of fifty dollars for a trip to the World's Fair.
Summary: This article provides an update on current events in Church Hill. The first half of the article discusses the travels of
members of the Church Hill community, including Miss Rosa B. Jackson's visit to her cousin, Mrs. Felisco W. Payne Hardy in
Charlottesville. The second half of the article provides commentary on the professional boxing between African American males
that occurred on July 4. The commentary admonishes these young males for engaging in this barbaric act, especially on Independence
Summary: This article announces the winners of a contest sponsored by the Richmond Planet. The Planet offered prizes for those individuals
securing the highest number of votes. Eugene Bland of Charlottesville earned 4th place in the contest with 746 votes. Mrs.
Addie Barber, also of Charlottesville, was also mentioned in the article, having secured 38 votes.
Page 04Richmond Planet - July 15, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: [No Summary Available]
Summary: This section provides information about the travels of local community members. This week Mrs. J. Francis Robinson returned
from her trip to Charlottesville.
Summary: This article highlights the July 4th events in Charlottesville. The Sunday School held a picnic and a baseball game was played
between the Mother Husbands and the Phalanx, both of Charlottesville.
Page 03Richmond Planet - July 22, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This is an advertisement for train rides to the World's Fair offered by the C. & O. Ry station. The round trip fair from
Charlottesville is $22.70.
Summary: This section provides information about the travels of local community members. This week Miss Nannie J. Cary of Charlottesville
is visiting her cousin, Miss Kate C. Watkins, in Richmond.
Summary: This article discusses weekly events in Charlottesville. The article is primarily concerned with detailing who is has left
the city and who has returned to the city. Several members of the Charlottesville community recently left to visit Capon Springs
and other summer vacation locations.
Page 02Richmond Planet - July 29, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This article provides an interesting commentary about the capitalization of the letter, N, in the word "Negro". A formal
discussion of this topic was held by the Negro Press Association of Virginia, which subsequently concluded that the "N" in
Negro should be capitalized in the press. The article also chastises the white State Press Association for its criticism
of this discussion, the Negro Press Association, and the Negro race in general. In an effort to refute this criticism, the
article presents numerous examples of black advancement and industry in Charlottesville. The article further challenges the
chief editor of the Press Association to explore the progress blacks have made in the city of Charlottesville.
Summary: This section of the paper provides an update on the travel plans of local community members. This week, Mr. Samuel Meadows
of Charlottesville is visiting Mr. John L. Mines in Richmond.
Summary: This is an advertisement for reduced train rates to the Sabbath School Convention to be held in Charlottesville on Thursday,
August, 24, 1893.
Page 02Richmond Planet - August 05, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This is an interesting article that addresses the immorality of lynch law, which was a common practice in the Southern states.
This article introduces into the discussion, an editorial that was published in the Va. Chronicle, which pointed out the barbarous
and arbitrary nature of lynch law. The author of the Planet article commends the Chronicle editorial in acknowledging the
inherent duplicity of lynch law and asserting that the practice should be ended.
Summary: This section of the paper provides an update on the travel plans of local community members. This week, Mr. P.T. Coghill
of Manchester returned from his visit to Charlottesville.
Summary: This article provides a synopsis of two articles from external newspapers that discuss the barbarity of lynch law. Each of
the external articles points out the injustice and inhumanity of lynching, as well as other attributes of the practice that
make it unacceptable in a civilized society. The Planet author uses these articles to indicate that the general sentiment
towards the practice of lynching is changing, and that the South is slowly coming to the realization that lynch law should
Page 03Richmond Planet - August 19, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This article provides a general synopsis of the events occurring in the Charlottesville community over the past week. Of
particular interest was the laying of the cornerstone at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the business meeting of the C.G.U.L.
Club. On a sadder note, a young man was recently killed in a train accident near Charlottesville, as he had fallen asleep
on the train tracks. Although the accident was not discovered until hours later, the remains of the young man were gathered
Summary: This section of the paper provides an update on the travel plans of local community members. This week, Messrs. Jos. Baylor
and R.J. Carter passed through Richmond en route to Charlottesville.
Summary: This is an advertisement for train rates to attend the Virginia Baptist State Sabbath School Convention in Charlottesville.
The convention is scheduled to take place on Aug. 24, 1893.
Page 03Richmond Planet - August 26, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This article provides a general synopsis of current events in Charlottesville. Or particular interest this week was a quarrel
between two brothers, Eli and William Johnson, that ended in the death of the former. Following this violent act, William
Johnson fled to the nearby woods, where he remained at-large.
Page 01Richmond Planet - September 02, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This section of the paper provides an update on the travel plans of local community members. This week, Miss Kate Dandrige
is visiting her relatives in Charlottesville.
Summary: This article provides a general synopsis of current events in Charlottesville. Of particular interest this week was the regular
camp meeting of the A.M.E. Church, the scheduled meeting of the Va. Baptist Sunday School Convention in Charlottesville, and
the laying of the cornerstone of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Summary: This article provides a general synopsis of current events in Staunton, Va. Over the past week, the Staunton community received
an excursion party from Richmond, participated in elections for the Roan Oak Conference of African Americans, and was making
preparations for the upcoming school year. The article also highlights several other items of interest. For example, the
Virginia Seminary Star Concert Company gave a performance and the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church just received a new edifice.
Page 04Richmond Planet - September 09, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This article describes weekly events in the Charlottesville community. During the course of the past week, the Virginia Baptist
State Convention held its annual session at the Mt. Zion Baptist CHurch in Charlottesville. The session was attended by a
large delegation, representing communities throughout the state of Virginia. The article also provides updates on the health
of individual members of the Charlottesville community. For example, Miss Eliza Gilmer is steadily improving from a long
illness and Mr. Spott Lee should soon recover from the sickness that caused his return from Washington.
Page 01Richmond Planet - September 16, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: [No Summary Available]
Summary: This article provides a general synopsis of current events in Charlottesville. Of special interest was a grand musical concert
given by the Virginia Seminary Star Concert Company and hosted by the First Baptist Church. The concert was a grand display
of local talent and drew a diverse audience. The article also provides updates on the health and travel plans of Charlottesville
community members. For example, this week Miss Ida Rowser left for Washington, D.C. and Miss Mary E. Clayton returned from
Summary: This article provides a general synopsis of current events in Church Hill, Va. Unfortunately, the past week was a somber
one as the Church Hill community lost two of its cherished members, Mr. Jesse J. Hood and Mrs. Mary Lue Scott.
Summary: [No Summary Available]
Summary: This article provides a general synopsis of current events in Charlottesville. Of special interest was a grand social given
at the residence of Mrs. Jessie Farrar. The event was held in honor of the visitors to Charlottesville, and many members
of the Charlottesville community were also in attendance. The article also provides travel updates for members of the community.
For instance, Miss M.E. Fry departed Charlottesville for Gordonsville and Mr. Eugene Dickerson returned to the city after
a stay in Chicago.
Page 03Richmond Planet - September 23, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This is a message from the Evergreen Baptist Society. The message describes the society as an organization devoted to disseminating
the gospel to the unenlightened. The Society recently held a stirring missionary sermon that aroused many in the delegation.
Summary: This article provides a general synopsis of current events in Charlottesville. During the past week, the Mt. Zion Baptist
Church held a concert that was deemed a grand success and the community was continuing preparations for an excursion to Washington,
D.C. In addition, the article highlights the itineraries of various individuals in Charlottesville and the surrounding cities.
For example, this week, James Bullock is visiting Charlottesville and Miss Rosa Jackson has left the city for a short trip
Page 04Richmond Planet - September 30, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: The Personals and Briefs section provides information about the travel plans of local community members. This week, Kate
Dandridge returned to Richmond after visiting her relatives in Charlottesville.
Page 01Richmond Planet - October 21, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: The Personals and Briefs section provides information about the travel plans of local community members. This week, Mr. Edward
Johnson has returned to Charlottesville from visiting relatives in Richmond.
Page 01Richmond Planet - October 28, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This article describes the extravagant marriage ceremony of Rev. J.H. Turner and Miss Bettie G. Johnson. The wedding was
held in Gordonsville, with two Charlottesville pastors presiding over the ceremonies. A diverse audience was in attendance
on this joyous occasion and during the reception party held afterwards. The bride and groom were pleased to receive a large
assortment of tasteful and expensive gifts and expressed their appreciation to each of their friends. The newlyweds returned
home to Bowling Green, Va., where they will begin their new life together.
Summary: This is an advertisement from the C. & O. Railroad Company that announces a special price for round trip fares to Chicago
from select locations. The offer is only available for a short period.
Page 01Richmond Planet - November 11, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This article provides a general synopsis of current events in Charlottesville. Of primary interest the past week was the union
of Miss Nannie L. Brown and Mr. Adison F. Angel. The grand marriage ceremony, held in Charlottesville, hosted a large audience
and was marked by extravagance and grandeur. The article describes the brides' wedding gown as a "handsome Brown traveling
suit which was peculiarly becoming to her style of beauty" and continues by expressing the popularity of both parties to the
marriage. Following the wedding, the couple departed for a stay in Richmond.
Summary: The Personals and Briefs section provides information about the travel plans of local community members. This week, Mr. and
Mrs. A.F. Angel of Charlottesville are visiting Richmond.
Summary: This article provides an update of the current proceedings of the Richmond Chapter of the YMCA. During the last week, the
Richmond Chapter celebrated its fifth anniversary at the Second Baptist Church with a program filled with prayer, song, and
speech. Several guest speakers attended the event and provided the young members of the YMCA with words of encouragement
and praise. The article also announces the Richmond Chapter's upcoming events including a week devoted to prayer.
Page 04Richmond Planet - November 18, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This is an amusing little article about a visit the Rev. and Mrs. Hardy received one night from some young children. The
children, bearing gifts, surprised the Hardys with song and dance immediately upon entering their home. It seems that these
young children has desired to express their love of the Reverend and wife, and so decided to surprise them. The merry occasion
lasted until the children were satisfied, at which time, they retired to their homes.
Page 04Richmond Planet - November 25, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This article provides a general synopsis of current events in Charlottesville. During the past week, the city was making
preparations for the upcoming holiday season. As is normal for this time of year, many marriages have been planned and couples
are making the final preparations for the ceremonies. Also of interest was the birth of Lauretter Barns Goodall, the daughter
of the Reverend and Mrs. Goodall. Reverend Goodall also participated in the Beulah Club's celebration of its first anniversary.
The celebration left everyone in attendance in high spirits.
Page 01Richmond Planet - December 09, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: The Personals and Briefs section provides information about the travels of local community members. This week, William Parago
(Charlottesville) is in Danville teaching music.
Page 03Richmond Planet - December 16, 1893 (Saturday)
Summary: This editorial, adopted from the Charlottesville Progress, discusses some of the current problems with the legal system and,
more specifically, criminal sentencing. In this context, the editorial argues that lynching has failed to remedy a legal system
that often renders unjust and inequitable sentencing. As example, the author draws on the trial of several Roanoke rioters
who were convicted of murder. Despite the conviction, however, the rioters were released and suffered only mild punishment.
Summary: This article discusses the will of the late Alfred W. Shields. In the will, the late black businessman stipulates how his
$20,000 estate should be divided among surviving parties. The article mentions that two servants of the late Shields would
receive $2,000 and the University of Virginia would receive $17,000 in stocks, bonds, and real estate.
Summary: This is an advertisement alerting travelers that, from December 16th to January 1st, the trains normally running between Columbia
and Richmond, will be running between Scottsville and Richmond.
Page 02Richmond Planet - January 20, 1894 (Saturday)
Summary: This is an article in response to a claim by the Charlottesville Progress that the black editor of the Richmond Planet has
discarded the entire white race, on the premise that lynching is murder. The article employs numerous examples to illustrate
the reasons for which the black race is strongly opposed to lynch law. In addition, the author of the article emphasizes
that opposing lynch law is not indicative of support of criminality. Instead, the author opposes lynch law because it encourages
lawlessness and deforms justice.
Page 01Richmond Planet - January 27, 1894 (Saturday)
Summary: This section alerts readers to a new advertisement published by Barcus and Kelser for their funeral services.
Page 04Richmond Planet - January 06, 1906 (Wednesday)
Summary: This article announces a public meeting of the Samaritan order of Richmond at the Third A.M.E. Church. The meeting will consist
of numerous addresses from prominent members of the order and promises to be both informative and intellectually stimulating.
Summary: Gives a speech by the Bank president summarizing the splendid and unanticipated gains made by the Bank. Praises conservative
investments and promises the same in the future.
Page 4Richmond Planet - January 13, 1906 (Wednesday)
Summary: An African-American man and his wife were killed December 14 by the Ku Klux Klan after the man had altercation on streets
of town with white man.
Summary: [No Summary Available]
Summary: Describes the White House New Year Celebration. Gives description of Mrs. and Miss Roosevelt's dress and the order and names
of high government officials who were present.
Summary: A patient in a private Philadelphia hospital committed suicide by leaping from his second-story bathroom window.
Summary: Naval Commander received reprimand for negligence in connection with a fatal explosion aboard the Bennigton in San Diego
Summary: State commissioner of agriculture for Virginia corresponds with the Lord Mayor of London in order to bring starving Londoners
over and establish them on Virginian farms.
Summary: One man killed on top of tenement house in New York in prearranged duel between two Italians.
Summary: Political news from Russia suggesting that the country is moving toward moderation and the rule of law.
Summary: Estimates the casualties of the 10-days' revolt to eventually reach 2500/
Summary: Details the disposition of the "Railway Magnate's" will. In addition to significant amounts for family members, it leaves
a large sum to the University of Chicago for the maintenance of an observatory, provides for the erection of a hospital, and
provides for the maintenance of his art gallery.
Summary: Gives the total number of vessels entering the port of New York, notes that all numbers are up but that of sailing vessels,
which has decreased.
Summary: One Polish boy was killed and another critically injured as their soap box collided with an oncoming automobile.
Summary: A Farmer in Michigan killed his wife and two of his five children with an axe before committing suicide with a shotgun. Hypothesizes
that he became despondent when the crop did not meet expectations.
Summary: Two men returning from a hog-killiing drowned in the Delaware River when their boat sank. A third was rescued.
Summary: 75 year-old woman shot and killed sister, than herself. Hypothesizes that age and impoverished condition resulted in mental
Summary: Former President Grover Cleveland made arbitrator for disputes between New York Life Insurance Company, the Equitable Life
Assurance Company, and the Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Summary: Relates the end of teh legislative committee's investigation of insurance companies.
Summary: Judge Thomas H. Paynter virtual lock to replace J.C.S. Blackburn, the incumbent, for Kentucky's U.S. Senator
Summary: Police had to rescue a man from a mob after hs car struck and killed a girl who had paused to retrieve her doll.
Summary: An expert burglar walked out of a Brooklyn jail during a guard shift.
Summary: Two young sweethearts drowned after they fell through ice while skating.
Summary: A storage and transport company was destroyed by fire, causing extensive financial loss for company's with goods there.
Summary: An insane woman threw herself and her sick baby into a well during the night, but saved herself.
Summary: Man received medal for heroism in saving two lives years ago during his service in Germany.
Summary: A Midshipman of high standing and lineage stands accused of hazing younger students.
Summary: Gives the totals and details of extensive casualties from the local anthracite mines.
Summary: 25th Anniversary of Y.P.S.C.E. on February 2nd; George B. MClellan new mayor of New York City; Suicide of American while in
Rome; Embezzler paroled from New Jersey State Prison
Summary: Judge William L. Penfield resigned as solicitor for United States state department; New york cartoonist dies; Attempted NJ
suicide; New Dean named at American Commercial schools in Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia boy dies in fire after playing with
Summary: West Virginia family killed in home collapse; Alabama murderers hangied; Three Trainmen killed in Indiana railroad accident;
One fatality, eight injuries in Pennsylvania natural gas explosion.
Summary: A Cook dies in Connecticut fire; Member of Panama canal commission sails for Europe for work-related reasons; Fatal Pennsylvania
railroad accident; Andrew Carnegie pledges $1000 for pipe organ in Lutheran Church in Pennsylvania
Summary: City block destroyed in fire in Brockton, Mass; "Colored" 3 year old dies playing with fire in Wilmington, DE; Agreement for
boxing match in Philadelphia; Retired General Theodore A. Bingham appointed commissioner of New York Police Force and assumes
command; Former president of a New York bank convicted of misappropriating funds.
Summary: Person drowns after fainting in bath tub in Pa.; 39th Annual Convention of American Institute of Architects in Washington,
January 8-11; Warehouse and oil house in Rutherfords, Pa. destroyed in fire; New president elected for Massachusettes Agricultural
College; Notes and gives figures for increase in American homicides and suicides.
Summary: Details a Georgia case where city law enforcement officials faced prosecution for rearresting a "colored" man and putting
him back on the chaingang. His release had been obtained by writ of habeus corpus; his offense had been public drunkenness.
The Judge is concerned about jurisdictional issues and the imbalance between crime and punishment.
Summary: Frontrunner for Register of the Treasury under investigation, so prominent "colored" attorney of Chicago likely to be appointed.
Summary: 78 year-old woman passes away
Summary: Want ad for drug store clerk who is a graduate in Pharmacy
Summary: Want ad for man and wife w/references to go to Montclair, NJ as butler and cook.
Summary: In resistance to Jim Crow transportation laws and insults connected therewith, many prominent African-Americans of Nashville
formed a company to provide their own transportation. They successfully found stock-holders from the local black community,
purchased electric vehicles, and set to devising routes ans schedules.
Summary: The Mechanics' Savings Bank announced a dividend of 10% on its stock.
Summary: The senior member of a firm of merchant tailors died from an pneumonia.
Summary: A woman looks for family sold during slavery.
Summary: Notes that a local doctor seems to be prospering.
Summary: A subscriber from the Yukon Territory asks that his subscription be continued, and that he will submit payment as soon as
he can convert his gold dust to currency. He laments the lack of "colored women" around, and talks about the work and weather.
Summary: The Knights of Pythias organization plans to have a large public installation of officers.
Summary: Observes that as many white barbers have unionized and raised the price of a shave from 10 to fifteen cents, at least one
white gentleman will begin to patronize a black barber instead.
Summary: A noted boxer is barred form staying at several New York hotels because of the supposed infamous nature of his profession.
Summary: A local woman and Richmond Planet supporter passes away.
Summary: Members of Olivette Court gave an appreciative dinner and gift to the "mother" of their organization.
Summary: Two friends return to town after visiting in Meherrin, Va.
Summary: States that an invention of a young "colored" man, an ignition sparker for gasoline engines, is most advanced and very successful.
Summary: The Kansas Supreme Court decided that a law separating the black and white children of a Kansas City high school is constitutional.
Summary: First meeting for businness of the newly elected Board of Directors for the Mechanics' Savings Bank.
Summary: A member of the White Oak Lodge lit a fire-cracker or sparkler and it exploded, resulting in the amputation of his hand.
Summary: A woman from Stratford Canada visited family in Richmond and visited the Richmond Planet Offices.
Page 4Richmond Planet - January 20, 1906 (Wednesday)
Summary: Series of short morals and social comments.
Summary: The paper received "Financial Facts Concerning Richmond, Va."
Summary: Notes that Professor Frederick D. Fairfield of Howard is now acting president of the University.
Summary: Notes one Washington, D.C. Justice confirmation by the U.S. senate and one judge who was not re-appointed.
Summary: Talks of a proposal to ship black laborers from Louisiana and Mississippi.
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Summary: Discusses debate of Booker T. Washington's allgeged endorsement to President Roosevelt of two individuals for Register of
Summary: Notes the institution of "Jim Crow" on Newport News street cars.
Summary: Relates a speech given by Booker T. Washington in Mobile, Alabama on the problems and possibilities of emancipation.
Summary: A bid for expansion of black cemetaries was refused by the Citizens' Committee of Barton Heights.
Summary: A 15 year-old black boy from Suffolk, Va. was sentenced to thirty lashes for shoplifting. The mayor said that he ordered whipping
instead of a fine because he did not want to burden a poverty-stricken mother, and that for all boys under 16, whipping would
be the punishment for thievery.
Summary: A man shot his wife, alledgedly over a quarrel, though he claimed it was an accident that happened while he cleaned his revolver.
Summary: A family of four died in a fire caused by a faulty flue.
Summary: Governor Pennypacker of Pa formally called for a uniform primary election system, a civil service for state offices, the regulation
of campaign expenses, and the consolidation of Pittsburg and Allegheny.
Summary: Two soldiers, one dead and one seriously ill, were found in a rowboat near Fort Washington.
Summary: A 63 year-old inmate at the Leigh county home, escaped guards and hung himself.
Summary: The Knights of Pythias installed over six hundred new members in a grand ceremony. The Editor of the Richmond Planet, John
Mitchell, Jr., is also the Grand Chancellor of the order.
Summary: The Rev. W.F. Graham, an able black "pastor, revivalist, and financier" becomes the new pastor of the Fifth Baptist Church
Summary: Recognizes the receipt of a Post Card from somewhere in Europe wishing the Planet a Happy New Year.
Summary: The administrators of the Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans thanks those who donated gifts during the holiday season.
Summary: A woman who has been ill is recovering well; Another woman who has been ill is again at work; Announcement of a free "Grand
Sacred Concert" at a local baptist church; Gives thanks for an invitation to attend the eighth anniversary of a lodge in Lynchburg;
A man lost his home to fire on Christmas Day.
Summary: Remembers the life of the Bishop Gomez Pimenta, who oversaw the diocese of Marianna, Brazil and was the only "full-blooded
Negro Bishop." Applauds Gomez's learning and attainments, and comments that these were made possible by the meritocracy of
the Catholic Church; his own hard work and innate talent; and the relatively milder racial prejudice that existed in South
Summary: Asks that every organization in Richmond and nearby areas co-ordinate to make the celebration of Emancipation a memorable
and stirring success.
Page 04Richmond Planet - January 27, 1906 (Wednesday)
Summary: Extracts an interview with Senator Camm Patterson from the News-Leader. In this interview, Senator Patterson argues for the
separation of white and black taxes, so that the schools of each race will be supported only by the taxes of the same. The
senator argues that black education has been proven a failure, that the duty of whites to support the education of blacks
has been discharged, and that blacks pay only a tiny fraction of the true cost of their childrens education.
Summary: Says that President Roosevelt will stop appointing blacks to federal offices in the South. Believes that this change in stance
came about after a trip through the southern states and through the counsel of Dr. Washington.
Summary: Says that the views of Senator Camm Patterson, who wishes to spend only black tax money on black education, should not make
Virginian blacks angry at Virginian whites generally. Feels that there are enough "justice-loving white people" to see that
the bill is not supported.
Summary: Says that Senator Bill Tillman continues to "make an exhibition of himself," and his actions are gaining President Roosevelt
Summary: Details the rescue of the passengers and crew of a steam ship that ran aground shoals near Atlantic City.
Summary: Summarizes new rules involving burials: Five feet minimum from the natural surface of the ground unless rock is present, in
which case four feet is acceptable. In the case of contagious disease, the box may not be less than three and a half feet
from the surface of the ground.
Summary: A 75 year old heiress to Spanish and Ciban estates worth 32 million died under mysterious circumstances. Her son was arrested
under suspicion of murder.
Summary: Mrs. G.A. Nichols, a great-granddaughter of Henry Melchor Muhlenberh, the founder of the Lutheran Church in America died,
died at the age of seventy-seven. She was active in charitable and social functions.
Summary: America will support an "open door" policy concerning Morocco and an international commission to control the policing of the
Summary: A committee confers with twenty-five prominent citizens to determine how best to reform the Republican Party.
Summary: The millionaire Chicago merchant died of pneumonia after an affliction of eight days. He left behind a widow and a daughter
and a fortune of between one and two hundred million dollars.
Summary: Details the operation of the U.S. Postal Service for the past year. It handled over one billion pieces of mail.
Summary: A mob attempted to lynch a black man accussed of attempting to assault a white school-teacher. The Governor put the state
militia on alert in order to protect the suspect if needed.
Summary: Two black men were arrested as suspects in a robbery. A third accomplice, a white man, escaped.
Summary: A committee abolished football at Harvard until new rules could be designed to eliminate foul play and injuries.
Summary: Murray Vandiver, a Democrat, was re-elected for a fourth term as Maryland state treasurer; A chemical plant near Charlotte
was damaged by fire; A seaman apprentice died of spinal meningitis at the naval training station at Newport, Rhode Island;
A Chicago woman was sentenced to fourteen years for murdering her husband during a quarrel; Strong evidence found against
a Nebraska man arrested for embezzling.
Summary: Governor Pennypacker (Pa.) purchased a provision wagon used by the Continental army; A wealthy New York stock broker died
of heart disease in Kansas; Two hundred dollars was approved for the the designs for a memoral building for the Jamestown
Exposition; A Pennsylvania man was served with a $50,000 suit for breach of promise as he walked down the aisle with another
Summary: A black man in Trenton, NJ was hanged for the murder of another black man; The Lithograthers Assoc. (West) decided to appoint
a committe to meet with union officials to discuss an eight hour day; A Dallas architect was arrested and charged with murder
and arson for destroying a building by fire; Two men and their mother were arrested in Montana for murder
Summary: A man from Lancaster, Pa. was elected the new president of the Railroad Freight and Baggagemen of America; Two Michigan children
died in a fire; A forty-seven year old colonel and founder of the Sons of Veterans in New Jersey died; A sergeant of the Army
fled as his accounts were being investigated
Summary: Former collector of internal revenue died in Philadelphia of Bright's disease; One man was killed and six injured in train
collision; The U.S. geological survey will survey a California lake which is rising because of the diversion of the Colorado
Summary: Nearly twenty were killed and hundreds injured when a stampede broke out in church during a baptismal service. The congregation
had over-estimated the size and danger of a fire and ignored the Reverend's pleas for calm.
Summary: An African-American is indicted for, with accomplice, the larceny of a $55 bale of cotton.
Summary: Announces that as there is no school on the following Friday, children might be taken to see "those grand moving pictures."
Summary: Excerpts praise for Richmond's Mechanics' Savings Bank from a New Orleans black newspaper.
Summary: A Lodge initiates ninety new members.
Summary: The Pastor of a local Baptist church was presented with a horse and buggy by his congregation.
Summary: Notes that the works of three Manchester, Va. artists have achieved much notoriety among their friends.
Summary: Notes two ladies who visited the Planet offices recently.
Summary: State Senator Camm Patteson has introduced a bill providing for a constitutional amendment that will separate black and white
taxes The idea behind this bill is that black schools should only be supported by black taxes. Article disparages the idea,
and notes that this lack of support is common to blacks and whites.
Summary: Thanks and applaud the Planet for the "many endeavors which have been of much benefit to the Negro race.
Summary: The Mayor allegedly libeled a reporter of the News Leader who had reported that he had been called down by the court.
Page 4Richmond Planet - February 03, 1906 (Wednesday)
Summary: Applauds the students of Talledega College in Alabama who have revolted against the appointment of a new Superintendent of
the college farm. Appeals to the school President and teh American Missionary Society of New York had been unavailing. This
man, a New Yorker, had apparently become convinced by some "Negro-hating" southern conceptions of race relations, with the
result that over half of the students planned to leave the school. Editor opines that Northerners who take to such ideas become
"worse" than those southerners who originally held them.
Summary: Gives a letter published in several New York newspapers, wherein Booker T. Washington denies having recommended the removal
of black holders of federal office in the south.
Summary: Notes that the Mayor of Suffolk's whipping program has been inflicted on white shopl-ifters as well. However, the Mayor ordered
the court-room cleared and allowed the parents to administer the whipping, rather than the police. These measures were not
taken for black shop-lifters.
Summary: Indicted Chicago packers wish to introduce a letter purporting to prove that President Roosevelt admitted the investigation
was jointly prosecuted by the Department of Justice and the Department of Commerce and Labor.
Summary: The police released several black suspects of a rape and murder. These suspects either had strong alibis or the young girl
who was the only witness was unable to give a satisfactory identification.
Summary: President Roosevelt sent the names of his nominees for new ambassadors and postmasters.
Summary: Because of a lack of appropriations, the bureau of steam engineering had to lay off about 1000 men.
Summary: An explosion in a saw mill caused seven deaths, three injuries, and extensive damage to the mill.
Summary: Twenty-six collieries of the Lehigh Valley Coal company were ordered closed for three days.
Summary: The County Treasurer contests finding that the accounts under his charge are short over 30,000 dollars.
Summary: A teenage girl was arrested for forging the name of a Senator to a check used for jewelry. She and her mother claimed he had
left money in her care.
Summary: It is announced that the retired general has a mild attack of pneumonia.
Summary: The Cardinal is dying from pneumonia.
Summary: A ship travelling between San Francisco and British Columbia ran aground in the fog and about one hundred were reported drowned.
Summary: A freight steamer and an ocean line steamer collided, resulting in the loss of the freight steamer and its cargo, though none
of the crew.
Summary: The owner of a prize-winning hen prematurely lists the bird for sale at $10. It is brought for that price and soon after is
sold for $750.
Summary: A steamship is not damaged as badly as was initially thought, so efforts to salvage it will be attempted.
Summary: A group of anachrists, together with the Italian "Black Hand" organization are implicated in a murder and a plan to execute
leading men of the country, including Governor Pennypacker of Pennsylvania.
Summary: The son of a former congressman sent many letters to leading government officials, including the President, urging them to
join "The Civic Cadets of America." He was arrested but not specifically charged, and was suspected of sufering under dementia.
Summary: A Brazilian warship was destroyed by an internal blast, resulting in the death of 212 and the wounding of 36.
Summary: Investigation for a charge of hazing shows that at least one officer of the Naval Academy knew and tacitly condoned hazing.
Summary: A bill governing certain aspects of the disposition of federal cases was agreed upon by the house committee on interstate
and foreign commerce.
Summary: The former president, John A. McCall, of the New York Life Insurance Company sold his summer palace for about $350,000.
Summary: Representative Maynard of Virginia introduced a bill authorizing government involvement in the Jamestown Tricentennial celebration
in 1907, including the coinage of one million two dollar silver pieces.
Summary: Warm weather damages the ice harvest in Pennsylvania.
Summary: An ex-convict threw boiling water over his wife, causing injuries that doctor's predicted would be fatal.
Summary: Six men were severely burned when pulverized coal exploded.
Summary: Dr. Gustavus Knabe "the father of music" died in Knoxville at the age of 89; The price of hardwoods has been increased from
one to dollars per thousand feet; A woman charged with murdering her husband dies in an insane asylum; Sells & Downs circus
was sold to C.W. Thompson for $35,000.
Summary: A fire in Pennsylvania destroys four houses and a store; A fire in Pennsylvania destroys a tugboat; Two men killed in Ohio
freight train collision; Three men were killed in Oregon mining explosion; A famous Civil War nurse, Mrs. Elizabeth Aiken,
died at the age of 89.
Summary: The former President of Argentina dies at the age of 83; A Delaware man who accidentally shot himself in the foot dies two
weeks later of lockjaw; A Nebraska prairie fire destroys two ranches and damages twelve others; Members of the Iowa Senate
signed a petition for a full pardon for a New Jersey "murderess" sentenced to death; An enormous and expensive Chicago library
in honor of the late Dr. William R. Harper is scheduled for construction.
Summary: Seven Utah miners were killed in a snowslide; Eight deaths from spinal meningitis have occurred in Newport, Rhode Island;
A man was fined $5000 and sentenced to a year in jail for sending objectionable material through the mail; Two Connecticut
children died when the ice of a pond broke; A Pennsylvania widow gets $3000 becuase of denied death benefits
Summary: The Baltimore chrome works were damaged by fire; Frederick S. Stedman, a "well-known dog fancier" dies in Pittsburg of heart
trouble; General Robert S. Brown dies n Bethlehem, Pa. at age 88; A bill was introduced in the Va. legislature to erect a
Richmond monument to General Fitzhugh Lee; An African-American was taken from a Kentucky jail and hanged for an attempted
criminal assault on a white woman
Summary: The Mississippi Cotton Compress in Jackson was burned at a loss of $750,000; Stock brokers in Pittsburg made an assignment
with liabilities exceeding $200,000; Many Alaskans petition the President to appoint Judge James Wickersham as governor; A
Mississippi man was shot and killed by the wife of a man he himself killed several months before; American school readers,
printed in Japan, are apprehended for supposed copyright violation.
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Summary: The Planet's Editor paid one hundred dollars to the widower of a member of Victoria Court.
Summary: Enumerates the officers just installed in Knights of Pythias Lodges.
Summary: The State Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a black man from Henrico county accused of "assault." The Court found that
a detective who testified at trial seems to have fabricated evidence, and the prejudicial nature of this evidence warranted
setting aside the lower court's verdict.
Summary: Letter begins a subscription and praises the editor for assiduously promoting and defending the causes of African-Americans.
Summary: An insurance company warns the public that two agents have been dismissed for appropriating customers funds to their own use.
Summary: The Pennsylvania legislature resolves to investigate the fees and methods of insurance companies.
Summary: A man robbed the railroad station where he worked in order to pay his gambling debts, and shot and killed himself when apprehended.
Summary: A black man arrested on a minor charge confessed to killing a restaurant owner in self-defense over a dispute about the price
of the meal.
Summary: The health of an admiral's daughter, injured when her horse took fright, improved.
Summary: A railroad collision between freight and passenger cars resulted in four fatalities.
Summary: A 91 year old woman, depressed by her age, killed herself by sustained inhalation of chloroform.
Summary: Lt. General Chafee retires from the army after about 45 years of service.
Summary: A gathering of friends came together to remember Rev. Dr. Edwards and support his widow.
Summary: A man who, with a razor, nearly severed the head of a woman and tried to kill himself with the same was convicted of eighteen
years, biding appeal to the supreme court.
Summary: A man confessed to killing a woman from Moorestown, NJ
Summary: The woman who discovered the murderer of Miss Allinson [see preceeding article] received three separate award sums, and the
prosecuting attorney declares that no special security measures would be employed to see to the prisoner's safety.
Summary: Observes that pensioners of the Civil War are dying at a rapid pace.
Summary: Paul Dresser, a noted song writer, died in New York at the age of forty-seven.
Summary: The head of the United Mine Workers convened in order to formulate and present the demands of the workers to the operators.
Summary: Someone clipped and stole the braids of a twelve-year old girl.
Summary: The Georgia Supreme Court declares it unconstitutional to sentence a person to a county chaingang for a mere misdemeanor.
Summary: A church accepts a new pastor and hopes that he can assist in relieving debt, improving spirit, and beautifying the facility.
Summary: Lists those installed as officers at the Pocahontas Lodge
Summary: Describes a banquet of the Knights of Pythias held at the Pythian Castle honoring new members and the fact that the lodge
now is the largest in the state.
Summary: The Richmond Charitable Union thanks the Coronella Literary and Art Club for raising $25.57.
Summary: Two white and one black teacher were appointed to explain Ward's Method of Teaching.
Page 4Richmond Planet - February 10, 1906 (Wednesday)
Summary: Expresses the conviction that justice is better sought at the state level than the national. Feels that southern men are adamant
and fearless in their beliefs, whether they be attacking or defending African-Americans. Cites the Georgia case of Henry Jamison
in which a black man found justice on the state level while being virtually ignored by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Summary: Relates the death of King Christian the Ninth, of Denmrk, aged 88.
Summary: Tells of the ascension of the new king of Denmark, King Frederick the Eighth.
Summary: A French Car won the racing championship when it acheived the speed of 123 miles/hour.
Summary: A man who murdered a man and assaulted a woman was finally arrested in Atlantic City after ten years.
Summary: An African-American reportedly assaulted and left for dead a twenty-year old white woman. A posse of more than one hundred,
with track hounds, began searching for him.
Summary: A noted New Jersey physician was shot by his daughter. The shooting was reported to be not serious and accidental.
Summary: A large fire at the Newport, Rhode Island naval station cause extensive and expensive damage.
Summary: Briefly summarizes the Japanese expenditures for the recent war.
Summary: The Dupont Co. places insurance on the lives of its employees./
Summary: Meat Packers of Chicago claimed that secret loss and profit books had been ordered by Commissioner Garfield with assurances
that the books would not be used against them.
Summary: Describes the final Arlington National Cemetary services for General Joseph Wheeler.
Summary: The Vice President of the First National Bank decried the miserly and uncharitable spirit of many millionaires he knew.
Summary: The House of Representatives calls for a probe into an alleged illegal agreement between several railroad companies.
Summary: A man was killed in a railway accident.
Summary: A New Jersey man was killed when thrown driving his team; A Chines Imperial Commission is received by President Roosevelt;
A Politician of Stoudsburg, Pa. commits suicide; A four-state Coal Dealer's Association was formed in Lynchburg, Va.
Summary: A six-year old New Jersey girl became blind afte a coughing spell; The 79-year old Archbishop of Mechlin died in Brussels,
Belgium; A Pennsylvania boy was killed stealing a train ride; A Pennsylvania man kills himself in Colorado; President Roosevelt
gave a dinner for the Supreme Court Justices and their wives.
Summary: A grain elevator in New York was destroyed by fire; Andrew Carnegie gives Mount Union College a conditional $50,000; Two killed
in pistol duel; President Roosevelt refuses to pardon a man convicted of violating the banking laws.
Summary: A Pennsylvania man was killed in a train accident; President Roosevelt orders the release of a Toledo forger after one a half
years; Receiver for the Bay State Gas Company to foreclose on farm mortgage; The Captain of a steamboat that burned and killed
1000 was convicted of criminal negligence and sentenced to 10 years;
Summary: A hotel and restaurant keeper of Washington, D.C. committed suicide; Secretary Taft sent bills to Congress designed to increase
army efficency; A 70 year old missionary to the Indians dies at the age of 70; A postoffice in New Richmond, O. was robbed;
An Indiana cashier sentenced to eight years for embezzlement
Summary: A bridge and iron company of Bellafontaie, O. was destroyed by fire; Three houses burned in Pennsylvania and one man was killed;
Kansas to hold exposition in 1911 celebrating 50th anniversary of admission to the union; Cl A.K. McClure to deliver Gettsyburg
Memorial Address; Well-known baseball player run over and killed in Washington.
Summary: Praises Lincoln as a defender of liberty, lover of justice, and well-remembered martyr.
Summary: Disparages a plan to fund black schools with only black taxes. Says that this is not legislation designed for all, it is not
charitable, and given the centuries of uncompensated slavery, it is not equitable.
Summary: A white teenage boy was killed when he fell beneath the wheels of a train.
Summary: Announces a special meeting of the Afro-American Emancipation Association to discuss organization.
Summary: A black man in Macon, Georgia managed to stop horses that had runaway with a buggy, and thereby saved two white ladies from
serious injury or death. He was rewarded with thanks and applause and a large sum of money.
Summary: New information was obtained in the case of a young black mail carrier who was killed while on his route.
Summary: Article consists of a love poem.
Summary: Informs the Planet of local church news, including a debate on whether "color instead of conditions impeded the progress of
Summary: Relates improvement in the condition of a local man.
Summary: Tells of an anniversary celebrations two of the "Bands of Calanthe," a secret social and benevolent society.
Summary: Announces the first Sunday in which the Rev. W.F. Graham preached. Suggests that the day was a great success and that the
church is well-headed for a return to prosperity.
Summary: Relates the nomination of a new Postmaster for Richmond and the resulting dissatisfaction, both with the new choice and the
abandonment of the old.
Summary: Tells of the opening of a new lodge of the Knights of Pythias, a secret fraternal and benevolent society, in Tom's Creek,
Summary: Certifies that the widow of a deceased Knight of Pythias received payment on her death claim.
Summary: Certifies that the beneficiary of a deceased Knight of Pythias received payment on his death claim.
Summary: Gives a long list of students who have achieved first and second honors.
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Summary: Counsels readers not to be down trodden, as African-Americans are making true progress in spite of obstacles.
Summary: Opines that Rev. Dr. W.F. Graham is well-qualified for his role as the new pastor of the struggling Fifth Baptist Church.
Summary: Reproduces the words of a man in Washington endorsing Professor William H. Richards of Howard Law School.
Summary: Applauds the efforts of notable northern black persons, including Dr. W.E.B. DuBois, Mrs. Mary Church Terrel. Disparages the
rulings and attitudes of the Supreme Court, and endorses a state's rights attitude for southern blacks. Says that if deference
to southern ways and legal propositions do not secure justice, southern blacks are content to wait for divine equity.
Summary: Details the results of an insurance investigation prosecuted by the Pennsylvania legislature. Says that improper fees were
taken, wages were paid, and oversight was virtually non-existent.
Summary: Says that the Countess Boni de Castellane (formerly Anna Gould) has prosecuted divorce proceedings against her husband. Reports
that attempts at reconciliation have failed, suggesting that this may be due to sensational reports about the Count's infidelity.
Summary: Two men were convicted of embezzling over $1500 from county fund's intended for the poor house which they directed. Their
appeal was denied, and they had to pay $50 and spend one year in jail.
Summary: The power house for the University of Pennsylvania was extensively damaged by fire.
Summary: Reports that a large-scale mining strike seems imminent, as miners refused to relax their demand for wage increases, and the
companies refused to agree to any raises. Miners began to look to increasing the size of their defense fund in case of strike.
Summary: The colleries throughout the anthracite region of Pennsylvania began operating at full capacity in order to swell the amount
of coal in the companies' storage stock.
Summary: A legislative commission discovered that municipal control of public utility plants, especially trolley lines, was impracticable
because they often extended over municipal lines. The commission suggested limiting stock and bond issues and instead gradually
Summary: A postal carrier was convicted of stealing money from the mail and was sentenced to four years in prison, all within 36 hours
of his arrest.
Summary: Five hundred men and boys lost their jobs when a large colliery closed down in prospect of its purchase.
Summary: Andrew Carnegie gave the woman's college $20,000 conditional on the same amount being raised. The improvements the gifts should
result are claimed to make the college one of the five largest female colleges "of Grade A" in the U.S.
Summary: A large fire destroyed a grain elevator and wheat, causing damage in excess of one million dollars. Stables, two hundred wagons,
and two hundred horses were also destroyed.
Summary: The murderer of a woman of Moorestown, NJ began his trial under a formal plea of not-guilty, though he admitted to the murder.
Summary: A woman killed herself and her four children and was discovered by her husband when he returned home from work.
Summary: A man with a year remaining on his imprisonment for embezzlement guessed the attendance at the St. Louis exposition in 1904
and thereby won twenty-five thousand dollars. He gave his lawyer half for securing the money while he was in prison.
Summary: Gives some facts from a report detailing the value of commerce coming and going through New Yorkl's ports. The value of the
imports passing through New York's imports exceeded that of all other U.S. ports combined, and the value of the exports was
approximately two-thirds that of all other ports combined.
Summary: Nine African-Americans died in a fire suspected of being purposeful. The one person who escaped was thought to have started
the fire because two men in the house intended to testify against her sweetheart.
Summary: A teenage boy received fifteen thousand dollars for the loss of his eyesight in an accident involving dynamite when he was
fourteen. His father received twenty-five hundred for the loss of his son's earnings and medical expenses.
Summary: The President and others feel that dismissal for hazing is too harsh a punishment. Because the current law would demand the
dismissal of over thirty midshipmen from the naval academy, President Roosevelt urged Congress to speedily adopt a new, more
Summary: A large brick schoolhouse was destroyed by fire, but all two hundred students escaped safely.
Summary: Executors of Marshall's Fields esate estimated the value of his Illinois estate at $75,000,000; A young woman from New York
died after three weeks in a trance; The New York legislature authorized the printing of five thousand companies of insurance
testimony; One worker and two passengers were killed in a New York Railroad collision.
Summary: A North Carolina man committed suicide; The home of a Pennsylvania postmaster was burglarized, causing the loss of over $500
in cash, stamps, and registered letters; The father-in-law of a black man who killed a Mississippi sheriff was put in jail
to protect him from a mob that had formed to lynch him; A Naval ensign, injured in an explosion, will marry a nurse who tended
him during his injury.
Summary: A black man was hanged in D.C. for the murder of his common law wife; The temperature in New York's Adirondacks was 29 degrees
below zero, a season low; The man who was postmaster of La Crescent, Minnesota for forty consecutive years, diesd at the age
of 82; President Roosevelt pardoned a Midshipman convicted of hazing at the Annapolis naval acadamey.
Summary: The Navy Dept. accepted the resignation of a Midshipman from Georgia; Two were killed and thirteen injured when a train derailed
in New Mexico; A woman, reputedly the oldest in Pennsylvania, died at the age of 108; A ten-year old boy saved his little
sister by wrapping his coat around her when her dress was on fire; Va. manufacturers of fruit baskets, packages, and barrels
will be hurt by the new increase in lumber prices.
Summary: A man called "New York Red" was sentenced to nineteen years for murder; One thousand mounted men from Fort Sill, OK to participate
in three-day hunt to rid the national game preserve of wolves; A former insurance agent and "absconder" committed suicide
in Massachusettes; A national convention for Presbyterian laymen intending to discuss Christian work to take place in Pittsburg
starting February 13.
Summary: A man was found in the road frozen to death near Milton, Pa.; The South Carolina legislature passed a bill to abolish the
dispensary; The funeral for the later King Christian of Denmark to take place on February 18; James B. Doherty reappointed
Virginia commissioner of labor; Three Montana girls died in a fire that destroyed their home; A 65year old man in Pennsylvania
died of cramps on the way to theospital.
Summary: Gives a stirring speech given by several noted persons, starting with John E. Milholland of the Constitution League. Mr. Milholand
decries the hypocrisy that makes America provide every protection for the dignity and safety of its citizens abroad, but does
virtually nothing to secure the full protection of the law for many of its citizens (African-Americans) in the South. The
speakers talk about equal protection of the law being critical, and the idea that states should not be allowed to infringe
on the most basic rights and protections of American citizens by claiming the state sovereignity. Continued next week.
Summary: Reports the death by pneumonia of a high officer of the Knights of Pythias.
Summary: A fight between the preacher and his supporters and an antagonistic group broke out out in at the end of a service in an African
Methodist Episcopal Church.
Summary: The noted African-American poet, 34, died after a three-year struggle with tuberculosis. Gives some information on his background
and his moted noted works.
Summary: Announces that a Baptist sunday school is scheduled to give a musical and literary entertainment based on Shakespeare's works.
The proceeds from the evening aare intended for the library fund.
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Summary: Laments the passing of Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Summary: Reports that Professor W.T. Vernon (African-American)of Quindaro, KS is the new Register of the Treasury. Endorses President's
Roosevelt's nomination and the speed of the U.S. Senate in confirming the choice.
Summary: Reports that the Editor of the Mobile, Alabama Weekly Press visited Talledega College in Alabama. He found that the rebellion
by the students, who were dissatisfied with the appointment of the assistant superintendent, was wrong. This administrator,
in his opinion, was a "pious, Christian southerner and worthy of the support of our people." The editorial regrets the rebellion
and emphasizes the need for considered, conservative action at all times.
Summary: Includes an article from the Washington Post which says that at a moving picture show, the entire audience of 2000 black people
stood and applauded during a lynching scene. The pastor of the church where the scene alledgedly happened denounced the story
as libelous and wholly untrue.
Summary: Reports speeches given by Professor W.E.B. DuBois and Mrs. Mary Church Terrell at a New York meeting focusing on the problems
of African-Americans in the South. The first part of the report heads last week's newspaper. Mrs. Terrel decries the interest
of the United States in the Russian Jews while virtually ignoring the plight of many of its black citizens. She also calls
southern representation disproportionate and unjust. DuBois feels that the national and African-American program of not confronting
the South for its deeds has failed. Economic advancement and industry produce fruits that are indefensible without political
rights, DuBois contends. He thinks that, pursuant to the Constitution, southern influence should be reduced because of the
de facto disfranchisement of most southern blacks.
Summary: Speaks of last Sunday's stirring service at the Fifth Baptist Church. The offering was high and Sunday School service was
Summary: Certifies that John Mitchell, Jr. paid the death claim of a widow of a Knight of Pythias. The Knights of Pythias is a secret
fraternal and benevolent society. John Mitchell, Jr. is Virginia's Grand Chancellor and the editor of the Richmond Planet.
Summary: Short mention of Mr. George Scott, the head-waiter of the Lexington Hotel in Newport News, Va. Says that he is one of the
youngest in Virginia and gives his address.
Summary: Says that a suit by Rev. E.A.P. Cheek, pastor of a Baptist Farmville, Va. church was succesful. He sued the president of the
Virginia Theological Seminary and College in Lynchburg, Va. for libelously reporting that he had an affair with a former teacher,
and won a verdict of one thousand dollars. The collection of the thousand dollars is doubtful.
Summary: Certifies that John Mitchell, Jr. paid the death claim of a widow of a Knight of Pythias. The Knights of Pythias is a secret
fraternal and benevolent society. John Mitchell, Jr. is Virginia's Grand Chancellor and the editor of the Richmond Planet.
Summary: Reports that resident of Chicago who formerly lived in Richmond has visited the city and left forhis future home in Philadelphia.
Summary: Reports that a woman from Danville, Va. is in town visiting her niece.
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Summary: Combines an original editorial with an editorial written by a correspondent critiquing a speech given by Booker T. Washington
in Washington. Both the Planet editor and the correspondent feel that Washington's singular focus on industrial activity is
flawed and limiting. They argue that all people should look to the work for which they are suited, and those African-Americans
with the ability to pursue "the higher professions" should do so. They also dissent from Washington's notion that exediency
is more necessary and reasonable than principle; that blacks should conform to their situation. The editorial argues that
principle should never be waived, and that expediency has always resulted in the marginalization and oppression of blacks
and other peoples. The Planet differs with its correspondent on two points, however, first saying that Washington should not
be chastised for asking assistance for tyrannized Africans without doing the same for blacks, because Washington must work
and labor in the South and so should not unduly antagonize his neighbors. The Planet also feels that Tuskegee and other black
industrial schools are invaluable tools for blacks.
Summary: Reports on the marriage of President Roosevelt's daughter to Ohio Representative Nicholas Longworth. Says that many expensive
gifts were given from different countries, and that the celebration was extravagant but tasteful.
Summary: Reports that President Roosevelt's newly wedded daughter and her husband left to sail for a Cuban honeymoon.
Summary: The former president of the New York Life Insurance Company died of an enlarged liver. Some suppose that his having to give
sensitive testimony in an insurance probe contributed to his breakdown.
Summary: A woman killed her three children and committed suicide on a steamer running between New York to Fall River, Mass.
Summary: A bridge company had to pay five thousand dollars and costs for prosecution for its failure to obey the mandate of the Secretary
of War that it raise the height of a bridge to permit navigation.
Summary: A company hopes to use the Schuykill canal to run electric trolleys for passenger and freight.
Summary: A man facing trial for holding up street cars was released on a $1500 bond.
Summary: Reports that President Roosevelt favors a raised lock canal over a sea level canal for the Panama canal, primarily for reasons
of cost and risk.
Summary: A House investigation was authorized into alleged interstate monopolies of oil and coal.
Summary: A suit against the Standard Oil Company, for damages inflicted by a monopoly, was dismissed for being vague and defective.
Summary: A female correspondent discusses the quandary of women who live in debt.
Summary: Says that to avoid charges, bills should be paid weekly.
Summary: The Christian Herald (NY) contributed $10,000 for "famine stricken Japansese."; The Kentucky legislature outlawed pool halls;
The foreman of the job printing department of the government printing office resigned; A midshipman at the Naval Academy resigned
because of conduct and academic problems; A derailment of a mail train in Missouri resulted in three injuries.
Summary: General Fred Walsen, a noted Colorado pioneer, died of dropsy; The last survivor of the Seminole War of 1836 died in Ala.;
Mrs. Aaron Blair, a sister in law of General Lew Wallace, died in Washington of apoplexy; A Washington bank does well; A Boston
fire chief died of a heart attack while responding to a call
Summary: Three Michigan children died in a fire; A rumor is afoot of a line of steamers between San Francisco and Honolulu; A Georgia
reverend was accidentally shot while bird hunting; Two Ohio women were killed when a train struck their buggy; Two bank officers
in Charleston, S.C. had warrants sworn out agiainst them after they accepted a deposit after insolvency
Summary: The beet sugar industry has increased over 200 percent in product and value since 1900; A Pa. train worker was killed and
three passengers were injured in a train wreck; Three men were killed and twenty girls were mildly injured in a powder works
explosion in Missouri; A Pa. man was killed in a machine accident in a steel works
Summary: The widow of an admiral died in Italy; An actor was thrown from a train in Chicago and killed
Summary: The president of the United Mine Workers of America declined the democratic nomination to represent the district of Peoria,
Ill. He said that so long as he represented the miners, he would accept no office.
Summary: Professor Hayes of the Virginia Seminary was successfully sued for $1,000 for a libelous letter printed against a Reverend
Cheeks. This letter from a member of the Virginia Baptist State Convention defends Professor Hayes and the Seminary. It says
that the suit was inspired by enemies of the seminary and not from any principle. The letter also says that Professor Hayes
is an able leader engaged in the important work of giving religious instruction to young African-American men and preparing
them for teaching or the ministry.
Summary: The letter relates church and social news from Plainfield, New Jersey.
Summary: Relates visits and other minor social news from Richmond.
Summary: A bank president and newspaper editor lost his claim for slander because it was adequately demonstrated that the things reported
about him were true.
Summary: A subscriber from Winston says that he has gotten others to subscribe as well, but some refused because they think reading
the newspaper is a waster of time. The writer says that this thinking is flawed; children will learn to love reading the paper
or another "good race paper" and the money is well worth it.
Summary: Certifies that John Mitchell Jr., Grand Worthy Counselor of the Virginian order of Calanthe, a fraternal and benevelont order,
and editor of the Planet, paid the death claim of a female member from Lynchburg, Va.
Summary: Certifies that John Mitchell Jr., Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of Virginia, a fraternal and benevelont order,
and editor of the Planet, paid the death claim of a member from Roanoke, Va.
Summary: Certifies that John Mitchell Jr., Grand Worthy Counselor of the Virginian order of Calanthe, a fraternal and benevelont order,
and editor of the Planet, paid the death claim of a female member from Portsmouth, Va.
Summary: A reader from Baltimore renews his subscription and says kind things about the Planet.
Summary: A judge fined a woman $10 for refusing to answer the questions of a black attorney. The attorney was defending a former servant
of the woman who had been accused of theft. The woman said that she didn't "have to answer a nigger."
Summary: A reader from Scotland, Va. renews his subscription for the sixteenth time and praises the paper for the good he says it has
done for African-Americans.
Summary: A woman sends thanks for payment of death claim for a former Knight of Pythias, a fraternal and benevolent society. The woman's
deceased husband had been a member of lodge that was not in good standing, but the superiors in the Order donated the claim,
Summary: Recognizes that a husband and wife from North Carolina are staying in town.
Summary: Says that the Afro-American Emancipation Association has decided to admit all Civil War and Spanish-American War veterans
into the Emancipation celebration free of charge. It also encourages all people, organizations, and businesses to get involved
in the April 3rd celebration remembering Emancipation.
Summary: Reports an "objectionable" poem found in the pages of the Atlanta Constitution. The poem, written in stereotypical black-english,
tells of African-Americans praising God after a train derails and releases many chickens that they can steal.
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Summary: A collection of observations about life in general and racial realties specifically. Among other things, praises industry,
conservative black deportment, President Roosevelt, and the "many true friends in the Southland."
Summary: Says that the latest meeting of the Constitution League was a great success and praised its foremost member, Professor W.H.
Summary: Praises the annual report put out by the Virgina Department of Agriculture and says that its Commissioner, George W. Kolner,
is most capable.
Summary: Criticizes influential black men who don't support African-American newspapers unless and until they need the coverage and
influence provided thereby. Says that when such a person dependably subscribes to a "reputable race journal" they should be
assisted when and how possible by black newspapers.
Summary: Includes an article that reports that a woman who claimed to have been attacked by a black man actually inclicted the injury
Summary: Reports that two black men accused of shooting a white man narrowly escaped being lynched by being moved to a different prison.
Expresses weariness at the threat of lynching, and surprise that it exists so far north. Suggests that the ring-leaders of
the mob, who raided the black neighborhoods of Springfield, Ohio and destroyed property, should be incarcerated. This would
show others similarly disposed that the law is the sufficent and only remedy for lawlessness, regardless of color.
Summary: Sees a huge split in the Republican party as Democratic Senator Ben Tillman was selected to deliver a bill dealing with coal
monopolies. Says that President Roosevelt has been embarassed, and that Senator Tillman is incompetent, unliked, and disfavorably
disposed to the bill.
Summary: Contains an article from the Washington Post which condemned the words of Bishop H.M. Turner. Bishop Turner's fiery address
called the American flag "a contemptible rag" and claimed to think Hell a better place for black people than the United States.
The Post claimed that there were no protests to his words but the Planet editorial takes issue with this. It says that almost
every black journal in the country condemned the extreme stance of Bishop Turner. The Planet uses the opportunity to compare
Turner to Senator Bill Tillman, who the Planet also claims disregards the Constitution but is still given responsibility and
Summary: Praises the Equal Rights Convention of Georgia for calling able and respectable African-American leaders. The Convention denounces
unequal funding for black and white schools and those who counsel blacks to yield their political rights. Thinks that this
is the seed of a great movement and is especially gratified that its roots lie in the South.
Summary: The House Committee on Agriculture decided to stop distributing free seeds.
Summary: Says that foreign laborers in Pennsylvania railroad construction are being terrorized and robbed by "negro desperadoes."
Summary: The bonds of the International Mercantile Marine company depreciated in value, causing holders to lose five million dollars.
Summary: Professor S.P. Langley, the noted scientist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution died in Aikens, South Carolina at
the age of 72 from a stroke of paralysis.
Summary: A black man accused of assaulting a young white girl was taken from police custody, shot, and then burned. It was claimed
that he had confessed to the mob of five hundred men.
Summary: A woman who had attempted to divorce her husband was assaulted by him and then shot. The scene was witnessed by their nineteen-year
old son, who was knocked down trying to interfere.
Summary: A jeweler from Newark committed suicide in his barn.
Summary: A black man who confessed to attempting to assault a young white girl was convicted to 99 years at hard labor.
Summary: A nineteen year old worker at the Canfield Oil Company fell into a vat of benzine and was asphyxiated by the fumes.
Summary: A large meeting of leading African-Americans, the Sons of Allen, and the Constitution league met at a Washington, D.C. church
to discuss black suffrage in the South. Remarks by W.E.B DuBois and William Lloyd Garrison are included in the article. Speakers
decried the southern situation as tyrannical, taxation without representation. They asked that the fourteenth and fifteenth
constitutional amendments be enforced, such that if the right of southern black men to vote continues to be denied, southern
congressional representation be accordingly reduced.
Summary: A man praises the Planet as "the bold defender of the race" and includes money for a subscription.
Summary: Informs readers that a man from Petersburg, Va. has been ill the past week.
Summary: A local church thanks a donator from New York City for a $12.00 donation.
Summary: The Afro-American Emancipation Association announces that there will be one large combined parade rather than two smaller
ones. It also expresses a desire for all the black businesses to participate with floats. Plans for the Emancipation celebration
include a choir and addresses from prominent persons. The School Board granted a holiday for all Richmond schools for the.
Summary: Discusses an attempt at reunion between two factions of local Baptists. One branch, the old Sunday School Union, insisted
on using literature prepared by white northern Baptists. The other, the National Baptist Sunday School Union, supported an
African-American publishing house and black writers. The old Sunday School union declared that the two factions could consolidate
as one, but that the National Baptist Sunday School Union must be incorporated into them. This was unnacceptable and the two
groups remained separate.
Summary: A Massacusettes woman looks for an uncle and four sisters she left behind in Richmond.
Summary: Gives a list of honor students from second to seventh grade.
Summary: Announces a public concert to be given in support of a church.
Summary: Announces that a pastor will guest preach at another church this coming Sunday.
Summary: Gives a list of about twenty associations and organizations that have prepared to participate in the upcoming Emancipation
Summary: A love poem stressing permanence through adversity.
Summary: Recognizes a subscriber from Alabama who is bringing new readers to the Planet.
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Summary: A short series of racial and social observations. Sees many obstacles for southern blacks but encourages industry, perseverence,
and conservative behavior. Says that black criminals deserve nothing other than a legal conviction. Stresses the difference
between the "better classes" of blacks and the "lazy, lawless, good-for-nothing elements."
Summary: Observes that two meetings of the pro-Civil Rights Constitution League took two different positions. One group thought that
reducing congressional representation for states that denied the franchise to blacks would only entrench and legitimize the
practice. The other that such reduction would have a punitive effect on southern states and speed African-American suffrage.
Without taking a position, the editorial argues for a consolidated stance and unified leadership.
Summary: The President of the United Mine Workers denied that he had made a deal with a parallel organization that would result in
a unilatarel wage increase. At this time, however, it did seem apparent that there would be a large strike.
Summary: A local option bill in New Jersey garnered little support.
Summary: In memory of his deceased daughter, a retired banker gave the Episcopal Board of Missions one hundred thousand dollars for
domestic or foreign missions.
Summary: President Roosevelt's newly wedded daughter returned from her Cuban honeymoon with Ohio Representative Nicholas Longsworth,
and the two returned to their home in W ashington.
Summary: A banker's son was kidnapped as he went out to buy stamps and held is being held ransom for $20,000.
Summary: A chaffeur and son of "a very good family" was arrested for perpetrating at least eight and as many as fifteen robberies,
in order to satisfy his addiction for pool.
Summary: Conductors and trainmen for the Deleware, Lackawanna & Western railroads could not reach an agreement with the company and
Summary: A farmer and local Democratic politician was drawn into a threshing machine while making adjustments. His skull was fractured,
his leg amputated, and the injuries could eventually be fatal.
Summary: A black man sentenced to be hung for the murder of a toll-gate keeper escaped from jail and the many parties looking for him
threaten a lynching upon his capture.
Summary: The Fourth Assistant Postmaster General reported that over 35,000 routes were in operation on March 1.
Summary: A black man and another man were convicted if a murder near Moorestown, NJ and are due to be hanged two weeks from today.
Summary: A baker was arrested for alledgedly concoting a robbery story in order to keep $2700 in insurance money that had been paid
Summary: Reports that Susan B. Anthony, the famous woman's suffragist, has taken seriously ill with pneumonia.
Summary: Representative J.M. Griggs of Georgia was unanimously chosen chairman of the Democratic congressional committee.
Summary: Over a thousand Hungarian and Slavic mine workers sought to return home because of a threatened strike.
Summary: A judge forbade a Pennsylvania man from interring his pet in a cemetary.
Summary: A 65 year old woman, depressed at illness, committed suicide by hanging herself.
Summary: A barge caught fire at sea, but the captain and crew were rescued by the tug boat that has the barge in tow.
Summary: Two Michigan girls were poisoned by eating canned salmon; Two navy admirals retire; The Postmaster for West Seneca was arrested
for alledgedly embezzling $5000; Mrs. Sarah E. Ray, a well-known war nurse, died at the age of 102 in Baltimore; The Grand
Scribe of the Michigan Masons died of consumption.
Summary: A black man from North Carolina was hanged for killing his wife; An Armour & Co. meat distributing plant in Philadelphia was
destroyed by fire; The oldest dormitory at Wesleyan University was destroyed by fire; The top floor of a Cleveland building
collapsed, causing two deaths and ten close calls; President Roosevelt asked Congress to appropriate $100,000 to defray the
expenses of the United States delegates to the Pan-American congress in Rio de Janeiro
Summary: A black man was hanged in South Carolina for rape; A former New Jersey Judge died of a stomach ailment; The Governor of Pennsylvania
designated two Fridays in April as Arbor days in Pa.; The wife of the former governor of Maryland died in Washington of a
paralytic stroke; Three "foreigners" were killed and a house was destroyed when one of the people tried to open a can of powder
with a pick.
Summary: Over a million acres of good New Mexico pasture burned in a two day fire; A worker at a West Virgina Steel Plant was struck
by a coal car and killed; A formerly strong person from Richmond has become week from five weeks of hiccoughs; The assistant
superintendent of the Carlisle(Pa.) Indian training school resigned after twenty years in order to go to England.
Summary: Andre Carnegie will give $25,000 to Rio Grande College, an Ohioan theological seminary; A New York man was sentenced to thirty
months in prison for illegal voting; Major Livingston Mims, a noted southernor and close friend to Jefferson Davis, died in
Atlanta; A merchant from Toledo, Ohio became mentally unstable during a political campaign and shot and killed himself; Twenty
people were injured in a North Carolina train wreck.
Summary: A man was convicted of murdering two actors in North Carolina and was sentenced to life in prison; A fourteen year-old boy
lost both legs trying to board a Reading, Pa. train; The Governor of Pennsylvania vetoed the legislature's resolution to investigate
the coal combine; A man wanted in Chicago for killing a woman was arrested in West Virginia; President Roosevelt will appoint
the son of a late Major General to West Point.
Summary: Lt. General John M. Schofield, the last surviving Civil War army commander died in St. Augustine, Fla. at the age of 75 of
a cerebral hemmorrhage. Schofield was born in New York, attended West Point, and had been General in Chief of the United States
Army. The article includes several paragraphs about the life and career of the late General.
Summary: A woman accidentally shot and killed her sister while inspecting a new revolver.
Summary: Attempting to curb crime, the Chicago city council raised the license fee for saloons from $500 to $1000.
Summary: A house in Florence, Italy caught fire during a dance, causing sixteen deaths and numerous injuries.
Summary: A man was hanged for killing his step-father.
Summary: A twelve year old boy shot and killed his nine year old playmate because the boy would not let him join in a game.
Summary: A Nebraskan, William J. Bryan, was given much pleasant attention as he visited India on his trip around the world.
Summary: Secretary Metcalf of the Department of Commerce and Labor demonstrated that American exports to China had increased despite
a Chinese boycott of American goods.
Summary: A Polish student released from the Russian bastile fled to London and described his treatment. He was given a small room,
inadequate food, and was tortured for sixteen years.
Summary: Explains the Supreme Court's disposition of a case from Kentucky in which the former Secretary of State was allegedly complict
of the murder of Kentucky's governor. The Supreme Court decided that jurisdiction properly lay with the Supreme Court of Kentucky,
and that the prisoner and the case should be removed from federal hands.
Summary: The writer informs the Richmond Planet about the Excelsior Literary Society of Hot Springs, Va. and its leadership.
Summary: Certification that a woman received one hundred dollars in payment for the death-claim of a female member of the Order of
Calanthe. The Order of Calanthe is a benevolent and fraternal society of which John Mitchell Jr., the editor of the Richmond
Planet, is Grand Worthy Counsellor.
Summary: Church news from Plainfield, N.J. including information on a succesful revival, factional discord, and sermons.
Summary: A subscriber from Mississippi thanks the Planet for its content, style, and delivery.
Summary: The writer tells of the death of a child by fire and encourages greater care in the future.
Summary: The writer praises the Planet as essential and remits payment for her subscription.
Summary: Informs public that a patriotic sermon will be delivered on Sunday in recognition of war heroes.
Summary: Certification that the beneficiary received one hundred dollars in payment for the death-claim of a female member of the Order
of Calanthe. The Order of Calanthe is a benevolent and fraternal society of which John Mitchell Jr., the editor of the Richmond
Planet, is Grand Worthy Counsellor.
Summary: A reader from Ohio remits payment and praises the Planet as essential.
Summary: A series of short notices of various personal and social happenings. Inclued are notices of visitation, changes in persons'
health, and social meetings. Mentions that Atlanta University beat Fisk University for the second straight year in debate.
Summary: Announces a mass meeting for the Juvenile Department of the bands of Calanthe. The Bands of Calanthe are a group of fraternal
and benevolent societies, the Virginian order of which is headed by John Mitchell, Jr., the editor of the Richmond Planet.
Summary: Recognizes the growth and prosperity of a local church.
Summary: Contracts were awarded for the construction of the two main exhibit buildings for the Jamestown Exposition to take place in
Summary: Many of the cattle of a New Jersey woman were poisoned. Police suspect that the damage was done because the woman assisted
in the arrest of two men who are scheduled to be hanged in one week.
Summary: Two gift totalling $60,000 dollars are due to be given to the University of Virginia. One is from an alumnus working with
teh firm of J. Plerpont Morgan in New York, and the other is from a woman of the same state. The money will be used to complete
the Univeristy Hospital, and the $10,000 received from the woman are to be used for the special establishment of a ward for
black patients for black patients at the hospital.
Summary: A movement successfully began to secure a cemetary especially for Chicago's union members.
Summary: A ten-year old child playing a game killed his father with a shotgun he thought was not loaded.
Summary: The ninety-year old president of the Bank of Deleware passed away.
Summary: Announces a farmer's conferences to discuss local crops and possible improvements. Lecturers include government officials
Summary: The Afro-American Emancipation Association announces a meeting to inform all of the reasons for the upcoming Emancipation
Summary: The Afro-American Emancipation Association announces that there will only be one consolidated parade as opposed to two smaller
ones. It also encourages black business men to participate with floats. The Association's application to the School Board
to cancel school for the day was succesful.
Summary: Announces anniversary celebrations for the Knights of Pythias and the Courts of Calanthe. The Knights of Pythias are a constituent
group of the Courts of Calanthe. Both are fraternal and benevolent societies.
Summary: A Massachusettes woman looks for the family that she left behind when she left Richmond.
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Summary: Short discussion of gas prices in New York and complaints that the gas companies of that state have illegally inflated them.
Summary: Gives a dialogue on the floor of congress between Senator Spooner of Wisconsin and Senator Tillman of South Carolina. Indicates
that Senator Tillman came off worse, and was made to look foolish.
Summary: Comments on the interaction between President Roosevelt and Senator Benjamin Tillman (Dem.) of South Carolina regarding a
rail-road rate bill. President Roosevelt thinks that the bill headed by Tillman is very weak, and Tillman in turn thinks the
President too agressive and intrusive.
Summary: Tells of the case of Caleb Powers, the former Secretary of State, who was convicted of complicity in the murder of Kentucky
State Senator, William Goebel. The Supreme Court declared that, when there is no original federal jurisdiction, all state
remedies must be exhausted before the U.S. Supreme Court will take cognizance. Once it does, however, the ruling of the Supreme
Court goes straight to the trial court, rather than the Supreme Court. The Planet sees this decision as one of high import.
Summary: In pre-strike talks between antharcite coal workers and the operators of the mines, operators refused to meet the demands
of the workers. These demands included the reduction of hours from 10 to 8, hazard pay, the hiring and supporting of only
union workers, and the right to have grievances systematically and fairly heard. The operators countered by deferring to the
strike commission which had heard the two sides. The changes and composition of this commission supported were too conservative
for the mine workers.
Summary: President Roosevelt to this point had taken no steps to prevent a threatened strike by antharcite coal workers.
Summary: The Supreme Court decided that the original ninety-nine year grant that Chicago extended to railway companies did not also
lay with new tracks created by those companies.
Summary: A Pennsylvania railroad worker died under cicumstances suggesting foul play.
Summary: Mourners gathered to bury over one thousand who died in a mine explosion near Courrieres, France.
Summary: Professor Otto Fuchs died at the age of 67 from pneumonia. Fuchs had been the Director of the Maryland Institute of Art Design
for twenty-three years and had been largely reponsible for Andrew Carnegie donating over $250,000 dollars to the school.
Summary: A marble monument to the late Senator Quay is planned for the Pennsylvania capital grounds in Harrisburg.
Summary: A congressional sub-committe formed to investigate hazing at the Annapolis Naval Academy made its report. It said that the
mandatory sentence of expulsion is too strict and a tiered system of punishment should be implemented. The report also concluded
that hazing was common, and that it was sometimes countenanced by school officials.
Summary: Colonel William D. Mann, editor of Town Topics, was indicted for perjury for his testimony in a case of criminal libel.
Summary: A Pittsburg man is critically injuried from injuries sustained when his wagon was struck by a trolley and he was thrown over
a fifty foot bluff.
Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the death sentence for an Italian woman from Hackensack, N.J. who was convicted of murder.
Summary: A Pennsylvania man was arrested and charged with searching the pockets of a man killed along a railroad.
Summary: Andrew Carnegie's spelling reform movement found more opposition than support among British authors.
Summary: Susan B. Anthony, the legendary female suffragist, died at the age of 86 from pneumonia. Article gives interesting information
about Anthony's life, career, and accomplishments. It mentions her success in giving women property rights and, in six states,
the right to be the legal guardian of their children. Also tells of her lecturing, touring, and educative efforts.
Summary: The wife of JOhn Alexander Dowie, head of the Zion church, left her husband. She disagreed with the way money was being spent
and some of the doctrinal convictions of her husband.
Summary: One of a set of enormous twins died of diptheria at the age of four. Her brother weighs 198 pounds.
Summary: A black man was taken from prison and lynched for the alleged assault on a white girl. The victim had been granted a stay
of execution by the U.S. Supreme Court. He reportedly confessed when he was taken from jail, but declared his innocence when
the rope was put around his neck. He was hung from a bridge and, when the rope broke, had his body shot many times to insure
Summary: A remembrance for a deceased member of the Knights of Pythias. The Knights of Pythias are a fraternal and benevolent society.
Summary: Announcement that the Knights of Pythias and the Orders of Calanthe are to celebrate their anniversary seperately. The Knights
of Pythias are an all-male subdivision of the Orders of Calanthe; both are fraternal and benevolent societies.
Summary: An announcement of a large church gathering.
Summary: A new all-female "court" of the Orders of Calanthe was organized in Lynchburg, Va.. The Orders of Calanthe is a benevolent
and fraternal society. The induction ceremony was presided over by John Mitchell, Jr., Virginia's Grand Worthy Counsellor,
who is also the editor of the Richmond Planet.
Summary: A new all-female "court" of the Orders of Calanthe was organized in Roanoke, Va. The Orders of Calanthe is a benevolent and
fraternal society. The induction ceremony was presided over by John Mitchell, Jr., Virginia's Grand Worthy Counsellor, who
is also the editor of the Richmond Planet.
Summary: A new Richmond resident orginally from Newark, NJ will open a female industrial class on sewing, crocheting, and similar uses
Summary: Announces the services at a local church, which include preaching from the Field Secretary for the National Baptist Convention
and the annual celebration for the Courts of Calanthe, a fraternal and benevolent society.
Summary: Announces a tea party given by the Ladies Auxiliary.
Summary: A Reverend pleads with Virginia's Baptists to stop intra-dominational feuding. He feels that such discord undermines unity,
spiritual values, and fund-raising.
Summary: The Editor of the Planet, John Mitchel, Jr. describes a trip he took to Petersburg. The tale includes instances of difficulty
with the wagon, two brief ghost stories, and the general conversation between Mitchell and his companions.
Summary: Reports on a fairly young but reputable Richmond real estate firm.
Page 04Richmond Planet - March 31, 1906 (Wednesday)
Summary: Says that Senator Benjamin Tillman of South Carolina will not get a railroad bill through the Senate. His efforts to convince
others about its value have not been successful, and there are some who object to his comments about President Roosevelt.
Summary: Reports that Virginia's legislature has recently adjourned, and says that it was one of the poorest such assemblages in a
long while. The editorial says that it doubled its own salary, caused trouble, and passed the "Jim Crow" street car bill.
Says that those advocates of the segregationist bill who said that some Richmond blacks favored it were wrong to the point
of being humorous. Rather, Richmond African-Americas fought the bill and continued to fight it.
Summary: Reports that a subtle change in a Virginia state bill would have rendered it inoperative and disadvantaged some whites. Says
that blacks cannot be continuously disadvantaged and cheated without the same happening to whites. The bill hoped to render
blacks politically ineffective to keep "honest, justice-loving white men of means and respectability" from office.
Summary: A black man was taken from jail and lynched for allegedly assaulting a white girl after the Supreme Court had granted him
a stay of execution. [See headline on first page.] The editorial says that this occurence shows the contempt lynchers have
for the law and hopes that the Supreme Court will act with speed and firmness to preserve its dignity and authority.
Summary: Praises a speech given by Richmond Mayor McCarthy at the Academy of Music. Reports that the Mayor has made some mistakes,
but is well-meaning and is a person of principle. Also notes that the Mayor made some credible charges about corrupt city
politics and administration and notes that the purging of blacks from politics has not served to purify such matters as some
Summary: Tells of the recent bombardment of six hundred men, women, and children in the Phillipines, and gives a speech on the matter
by Rev. Dr. Chas. H. Parkhurst of New York. Rev. Parkhurst finds the military operation loathsome and an embarrassment to
the United States. He is surprised and dissapointed to find that President Roosevelt applauded the operation, in light of
the American program of "benevolent assimilation." The Planet's editorial agrees completely with Parkhurst's feelings.
Summary: Reports that a recent earthquake in Formossa, Japan reportedly killed thousands and caused $45,000,000 in damage.
Summary: Reports from the New York "World" says that William Rockefeller, brother of John D. Rockefeller is in Europe and has stomach
Summary: A British steamship running from Peru to New York that ran ashore near Atlantic City was successfully floated and will be
inspected for damage.
Summary: Tells of two apprehended Italians, reported to be leader of the "Black Hand" criminal organization in the region. They allegedly
extorted money and intimidated people who resisted them. The judge set the bail at 18,000 per person to prevent flight.
Summary: A man shot and killed another for supposedly prejudicing his sweetheart against him.
Summary: Twelve miners died when a snowslide struck their boarding house.
Summary: Reports that former president Grover Cleveland left his home in Princeton and travelled to Florida in order to improve his
Summary: Three workers on the Atlantic City railroad died when an embankment collapsed.
Summary: Reports that Tomas Estrada Palma was unanimously re-elected president of the Cuban Republic.
Summary: Reports that the Russian premier has suggested that he would retire and be replaced by the former minister of finance.
Summary: Twenty robbers escaped with over 425,000 dollars from one of Moscow's largest banks.
Summary: A black man sentenced to hang for mnurdering a toll-gate keeper escaped and, after eluding searchers for two weeks, was recaptured.
Summary: A commission appointed to make reccomendations on how to improve New Jersey's judicial system reported back with several ideas
that would increase efficency and streamline the judicial mechanism.
Summary: A mother and her child were struck by a train while driving across a railroad track.
Summary: A cashier and a lawyer of a bank face indictment for embezzlement and consipracy in excess of fifty thousand dollars.
Summary: Reports that the Supreme Court is considering investigating a Tennessee mob which took a black man from jail and lynched him.
The man had been granted a stay of execution by the Supreme Court.
Summary: Reports on a suit over a large amount of securities and real estate involved in the estate of a deceased Pittsburg millionaire
Summary: A congressional sub-committee reported on hazing at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. The report suggested, among other things,
that a graduated system of discipline be employed, rather than the automatic dismissal currently employed.
Summary: A fourteen year old boy shot and killed his sixteen year old friend after an argument over a ring.
Summary: The North Carolina Pine Association will hold its annual meeting in Norfolk; A Philadelphia girl dies from injuries sustained
from a fall while jumping rope; A railroad worker was struck and killed by a train while clearing the tracks of snow; A Georgia
warehouse was destroyed by fire, incurring a 175,000 dollars loss.
Summary: The publisher of the Washington Evening News died suddenly; A well known minister of Georgia died at the age of seventy-seven;
Five women were injured and three killed when hot metal exploded in a Pennsylvania mill; Appropriations were approved for
a temporary home for soldiers and sailors in Washington.
Summary: Several stores were destroyed by fire in Pennsylvania; The father of Army Captain John Pershing died; Four guests died in
a hotel fire in Michigan; A New York iron worker was sentenced to one year for assaulting a non-union worker; A Tennessee
doctor was arrested for murdering a woman; A machine tool company was destroyed by fire in Cincinnati.
Summary: A man was ejected from the Royal Arcanum in Rome, New York for improper conduct; Three men were wounded and one was killed
in a Chicago bar fight; Trustees of the New York Life Insurance company failed to pay back a $148,000 that was presented to
the Republican campaign fund.
Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court recessed until April 2; A Pennsylvania man arrested for bigamy attempted suicide; Postal appropriations
increased by about 5 percent, or ten million dollars; A clerk in Buffalo;s city controller's office committed suicide during
an investigation of his accounts.
Summary: The body of an anarchist was cremated in Cincinnati; The pension appropriation bill in the amount of 140 million dollars was
passed by the Senate; A railroad snow plow hit a horse and killed the three men who operated it; A prominent Pennsylvania
lawyer died suddenly during a legal investigation in Michigan; A Pennsylvania train ran into lumber on a track and the engineer
Summary: A couple was married as the bride lay dying. She was only married for seven hours.
Summary: The writer of this letter opposses a bill that would reduce southern representation because the southern states prohibit the
majority of African-Americans from voting. He feels this way because if southern representation was reduced pursuant to the
fourteenth amendment, the blacks who could vote at the time would certainly be disfranchised. He sees the fifteenth amendment
as forbidding this result, and so thinks that the plan is unconstitutional.
Summary: Reports on the large and successful celebrations of anniversaries of the Knights of Pythias and the Courts of Calanthe. The
Knights of Pythias is a male fraternal and benevolent society, and the Courts of Calanthe is its female counterpart.
Summary: Governor Vardaman of Virginia admitted to kicking over a black convict who was shining his shoes and beating him with a broom
because he "made some impudent remark."
Summary: Follows up the above article, and says that Governor Vardaman should be investigate rigorously, because the prison board recently
prosecuted a guard for cruel and inhuman treatment of a white convict.
Summary: A man from Tennessee reports that in that state, Emancipation is celebrated on the ninth of April, whereas in Virginia it
is celebrated on April 3rd. He says that this is because April 9th was the day when freed men and women found out about their
freedom and rejoiced and celebrated. He tells of the Tennessee celebration, which includes fellowship and good food, and sends
his good wishes for a successful Virginia celebration this year.
Summary: Gives plans for the marching route for the Emancipation Celebration coming up on April 3rd.
Summary: Certifies that John Mitchell, Jr., the Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias and the editor of the Planet, paid the $150.00
death claim on a deceased member of the organization. The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal and benevolent society.
Summary: Reports that Sarah Bernhardt performed in the play "Camille" in a Dallas circus tent in front of five thousand people.
Summary: A New York merchant left the Tuskegee institute an amount which is estimated at $665,000.
Summary: Reports that the Evening Herald has had receivers appointed, but will continue operations until further notice.
Summary: Speaks about the case of an African-American man who was granted a stay of execution by the Supreme Court, but was taken from
his Tennessee jail and lynched. Says that prosecution of the members of the mob may come under the federal laws making it
a felony to conspire to deprive a person federal rights, or to injure him from having sought to excercise those rights.
Summary: Gives several items of news from the Philadelphia African-American community. These include reports about the opening of a
new black resort in Atlantic city; concerts and celebrations; and church news.
Summary: Reports that the Knights of Pythias of Louisville, Ky. are raising money for a celebration and asks that, to insure the proper
receipt of donations, all interested parties contact the Executive Chairman in Louisville. The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal
and benevolent society.
Page 04Richmond Planet - April 07, 1906 (Wednesday)
Summary: Says that Senator Benjamin Tillman of South Carolina is so grateful to Senator Aldrich, who appointed Tillman over an important
bill, that he is being led around by Aldrich. The bill is to regulate railroad rates, and the editorial suggests that Aldrich
is not in favor of it and is influencing Tillman in that direction.
Summary: The former president of Mutual Life Insurance company is facing several suits from the company, including one for fraudulent
and corrupt conspiracy. The total amount sued for is over five million dollars.
Summary: Two German soldiers crossed the Baltic Sea in a snow storm and had to make a dangerous emergancy landing.
Summary: Andrew Carnegie made a new gift of two million dollars to the Carnegie Technical Schools of Pittsburg.
Summary: Three employees and two other men were arrested in connection with the collapse of the Enterprise National Bank of Pittsburg.
Apparently the men conspired to systematically withdraw more money than the criminal customer had on account.
Summary: Two black men were hanged for the murder of a woman from Moorestown, New Jersey.
Summary: A contractor received a city job to remove bodies from an old cemetary, and paid one-third of the profits to the officials
who gave him the contract. He had been convicted of grand larceny and the officials who were complicit in the scheme now face
Summary: An employee of the Hudson County, N.J. almshouse and his dog drowned in a reservoir.
Summary: Reports that the dry dock Dewey passed Gibraltar during bad weather, but that all was well on board.
Summary: A black prisoner at the county farm near Corsicans, Tex. set a fire in his cell in order to escape, but instead killed himself
and four others.
Summary: Warrants were requested without specific suspects in order to test the legality of contributions of insurance companies to
political campaign committees.
Summary: An Iowa preacher was struck by lightning during a sermon and died an hour later.
Summary: Several buildings in Johnstown, Pa. were destroyed by fire at a loss of over $700,000.
Summary: Seven family members were killed when a train struck their wagon.
Summary: Ohio passed a law raising the liquor tax from $350 to $1000. It was predicted that the law would drive half of the saloons,
or about 6000, out of business.
Summary: New Jersey's legislature almost unanimously passed a bill creating county boards of taxation.
Summary: Three track repairmen were killed and one was injured when they were struck by a tunnel.
Summary: A grandson died in a fire trying to save his grandmother, who also perished.
Summary: Two arguing church factions began a gun fight at a church social which resulted in one death and several injuries.
Summary: A father shot and mortally wounded his daughter and shot and killed himself rather than let her be married and leave him.
Summary: A federal judge was appointed receiver for a set of mills made financially insecure by the failure of their supporting bank.
Summary: A Pennsylvania congressman died suddenly in Washington; Almost twenty families lost their homes in a New Jersey fire; The
world record in blindfold typewriting was broken by a Chicago woman who wrote 4007 words in 60 minutes; A Philadelphia woman
committed suicide by inhaling gas; A doctor from Norfolk, Va. was found not guilty on a charge of having performed a criminal
operation on a woman.
Summary: A state bill to legalize pool selling at Ohio race tracks was defeated; A New Jersey man committed suicide by swalling carbolic
acid; Two workers were killed in a New York train wreck; A 300 acre Delaware farm was sold at a sheriff's auction for $35,000;
The former South Carolina state railroad comissioner died of heart disease on his farm.
Summary: A famous summer resort in Pennsylvania was destroyed by fire; General Julio Sanguilly, famous from the Cuban revolution, died
in Havana; A man from New York dropped dead at the funeral of his sister in Pennsylvania; A bill was introduced in Congress
asking that $50,000 be appropriated for a bronze statue of Samuel J. Tilden; A Pennsylvania man committed suicide with dynamite.
Summary: Five family members of a minor Mexican president were killed by Yaqui Indians; The President of Western Reserve University
reported in a Chicago lecture that no more than five percent of college graduates go bad; Two employees of a St. Louis powder
plant were killed when a stray spark caused an explosion; A young Pennsylvania boy broke his arm with scissors while cutting
pictures from a paper.
Summary: A gas explosion destroyed two dry good stores in Iowa; Andrew Carnegie will give $25,000 dollars to Roanoke (Va.) College
if a like sum is raised; A fire in Fayetville, North Carolina destroyed 11 buildings; An 40 year associate of the Baltimore
Sun died of pneumonia at the age of 69; A policeman from Harrisbur, Pa. was acquitted of murder for shooting a 12 year old
African-American boy who fled after robbing a jewelry store.
Summary: A gasoline engine in Pennslvania exploded and destroyed a dozen buildings; A department store in Reading, Pa. made an assignment.
Its liabilities were $35,000 and its assets $50,000; A black man from New York was convicted of abducting white women and
detaining them in an African-American resort was sentenced to twenty years in prison.
Summary: A stage driver rode eight and a half hours over mountain trails, at night, in minus seventy degree weather, in order to get
fresh milk to the ailing wife of a millionaire mine operator.
Summary: A hanging of three murderers in Australia went awry when the Chief Warden fell through the trapdoor and one of the criminals
had his hands unbound and grasped desperately at the rope around his neck.
Summary: A man and woman from Wisconsin married for the third time after two divorces.
Summary: Encourages women to be pure and kind and anxious to please.
Summary: A nurse complains that she was removed from her position by the Board of Directors of the Richmond Hospital without a hearing
and without consideration.
Summary: Announces a local wedding.
Summary: Announcement of services for a late member of the Knights of Pythias. The Knights of Pythias are a fraternal and benevolent
society of which John Mitchell, Jr., the editor of the Planet, is Virginia's Grand Chancellor.
Summary: Certifies that John Mitchell, Jr. paid the benficiary of a death claim for a member of the Order of Calanthe. The Order of
Calanthe is a female social and benevolent society.
Summary: Comments that the Emancipation Celebration of April 3rd passed off well, but seems underwhelmed in tone.
Summary: A long-time reader from New York City apologizes for paying his subscription late, remits payment, and commends the paper
for its work and quality.
Summary: The local home of a black family, without insurance, burned down. Says that two white ladies helped try to put out the flames
but to no avail.
Summary: Condemns the speech of Richmond Mayor McCarthy at the Ice Exchange Convention in Richmond. The Mayor said that the "stars
and stripes are all right in their way" but that he only recognized the battle flag of Virginia and the Confederate flag.
When the African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Henry M. Turner condemned the American flag, he was criticized for his lack of
patriotism. The writer says that Bishop Turner has more reason to feel animosity toward the American flag, though he is still
wrong. The letter also says that Mayor McCarthy is hypocritical because he has Irish ancestry. The Irish, the writer charges,
complain about lack of representation and oppression from England, but stand near the front in the United States in mistreating
Summary: Certifies that John Mitchell, Jr. paid the death claim of the beneficiary of a Knight of Pythias. John Mitchell, Jr. is the
editor of the Planet and the Grand Chancellor of the Virginia chapter of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal and benevolent
Summary: Reports that one of New York's largest merchnats says that arrangements are being made in Paris, London, and New York to overthrow
President Castro of Venezuala and open up the counry to "American capitalism and enterprise." A private army was allegedly
being paid and outfitted to expel or kill the President.
Summary: President Roosevelt's Secretary was thrown from his horse but not seriously injured.
Summary: A well-known farmer of the area was killed when run over by a hay wagon.
Summary: Reports that the Planet has been invited to a reception for Major Allen Allensworth's retirement from the Army. The Major
had been promoted to Lt. Colonel.
Summary: Mrs. Roosevelt (the first lady) and three of her children received an honorable reception upon visiting Cuban President Palma.
Summary: Thomas J. Wainwright, reported to be one of the country's most succesful criminals, was arrested in New York for robbing the
home of Minneapolis millionaire and absconding with over $100,000.
Summary: A young woman died by ingesting carbolic acid when her sweetheart left town.
Summary: Major General Charles Miller of the Pennsylvania National Guard resigned to attend to his business.
Summary: A man crashed into a telephone pole in Haverford, Pa., killing himself and critically injuring his wife.
Summary: A letter from the editor of black paper from Pensacola, Florida. He mentions a recent situation when two "prominent" African-American
women were told to move to the back of a jim crow car. The editor emphatically criticizes blacks who take jim crow street
cars in spite of the humiliation suffered thereby. He says that blacks should walk so long as they relegated to second-class
citizenship, because this puts economic pressure on those who degrade them, it preserves dignity, and it is no great hardship
Summary: Tells of a fine celebration of the first anniversary of an new "Court of Calanthe." The Court of Calanthe is a social and
benevolent society for women.
Summary: Certifies that John Mitchell, Jr. paid the death claim of the beneficiary of a Knight of Pythias. John Mitchell, Jr. is the
editor of the Planet and the Grand Chancellor of the Virginia chapter of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal and benevolent
Page 04Richmond Planet - April 14, 1906 (Wednesday)
Summary: Reports that there have been no advances in investigating a Tennessee lynchng. The victim had granted a stay of execution
by the Supreme Court, but that night was taken from jail and lynched. There was also an attempt to burn the house of al local
pastor who condemned the actions of the mob. The editorial charges that the government is not doing everything it can to find
the perpetrators because local community sentiment is against it.
Summary: Disparages South Carolina Senator Ben Tillman. Tillman was put in charge of a railroad rates bill, but the editorial says
that he has been a complete failure and has antagonized President Roosevelt, who previously supported him.
Summary: A meeting between the operators of Pennsylvania strike operators and the mine workers failed to make any headway, as neither
side would make any concessions. The mine workers main requests were for shorter work days and increased pay.
Summary: In the tension surrounding a strike of antharcite mine workers, a mine operator's company man was shot.
Summary: Mine workers were not dissapointed that negotiations between themselves and the operators were not successful. Good feeling
still existed and a temporary break in talks had been declared.
Summary: Reports that more striking mine workers in the Pittsburg area are returning to work.
Summary: One train worker was killed and another seriously injured in a train collision in Pennsylvania.
Summary: An Alabama Representative introduced a bill to segregate street cars for whites and African-Americans under fine of $100.
Summary: Enthusiastically describes the Emancipation Day Celebration of April 3rd. There was a twelve mile parade, excercises on horses,
diplays of the American and Emancipation flag, and speakers.
Summary: A man posing as an African-American lawyer from Los Angeles perpetrated some frauds on Richmond citizens and was being searched
for by police.
Summary: Two black men from Grayson County, Va. were sentenced to hang for killing another. The victim had been the father of one of
Summary: Certifies that the wife of a deceased Knight of Pythias received $150.00 in satisfaction of a death claim from John Mitchell,
Jr. John Mitchell, Jr. is the editor of the Richmond Planet and the Grand Chancellor of the Virginia order of the Knights
of Pythias, a fraternal and benevolent society.
Summary: Describes a newly designed, extra large coach received by the funeral director.
Summary: Describes the pleasing closing ceremony of a local school of music.
Summary: Reports that the revival at a local Baptist Church has been very successful, with a large attendance and many converts.
Summary: Describes the organization of a meeting by the Board of Control for the Virginia Bands of Calanthe. The Bands of Calanthe
is a social and benevolent society composed of male and female divisions.
Page 04Richmond Planet - April 21, 1906 (Wednesday)
Summary: Condemns the bitter and public internal fueding of the National Baptist Convention. Says that the president of the organization
is very able and should be receiving the support of all. Any crticism should be privately delivered, not printed in the newspapers.
Summary: Talks about the political manuevarings regarding the passage of a railroad rate bill, an important piece of congressional
legislation. Says that President Roosevelt is trying to manage both parties and this will prove ineffective. Also suggests
that he is a prisoner to financial interests and expediency and so has become distracted from larger issues of justice, such
as those affecting African-Americans.
Summary: Speaks about a case regarding an "all white" lot in Fulton Park. The contracts for purchase apparently forbade sale to African-Americans.
The editorial says that if the injunction against such sale is upheld by the Supreme Court of Appeals, then citizens of Virginia
are being limited in their rights, and equality and justice have been degraded.
Summary: Describes a speech given by Secretary Taft at Tuskegee Institute (AL). Secretary Taft's speech seemed to endorse the southern
position that African-Americans were not yet suited for poliical life. This editorial says that northerners like Taft had
been the politicians looked to for support, but that they are deferring to the powerful southern interests in formulating
and expressing their ideas. It goes on to argue that the black vote may be legitimately abridged, but that this must be on
non-racial grounds, and so must apply equally to whites.
Summary: A Mississippi sheriff, indicted for whipping African-Americans, openly vowed that even if convicted, he will face no punishment
from the United States. The sheriff brought with him to the trial 200 people, which the editorial sees as a mob to protect
him if he is found guilty. The editorial believes that the federal government and its courts must act decisively to preserve
respect for themselves and security for American citizens.
Summary: Says that the acts of the last Virginia legislature were incompetent and embarrassing. As African-Americans and some poor
whites were excluded from politics, it was argued that politics would be purified and the level of statesmanship would rise
dramatically. Instead, the editorial insists, open corruption and fraud have been rampant. Gives the example of a bill that
was supposed to appropriate $5000 for a school for the deaf and mute. Instead, when the governor was to sign the bill, it
was discovered that the appropriation figure had been struck out, leaving the bill an empty shell. The editorial says that
occurrences like this are worse than anything that happened during the "palmiest days of Reconstruction rule."
Summary: Discusses a bill introduced by Congressman J. Thomas Hefflin, attempting to set up segregated street cars in the District
of Columbia. Says that Mr. Hefflin and other southern statesman won approval to structure their own states as they wished,
but that they have no right to inflict these mores on other sections of the country. Also subtly suggests that the desires
of these individuals are hypocritical at any rate, as they wish for racial separation during the day but "the union of races
in the night time for which some members of his race sigh."
Summary: The first half of a report of a carnivalistic lynching from Springfield, Missouri. Three black men were taken from jail and
burned to death before the courthouse. Two of the men had been accused of "assaulting" a white woman and beating her companion,
and the other man had been accused of killing an elderly white soldier. The police thought that the two accused rapists were
innocent, as the woman had failed to identify them, but the mob broke into the jail and the sheriff's home, and seized the
men. The next portion is the main story of next week's paper.
Summary: Announces that a popular preacher will be heading Sunday's evening service at a local Baptist church.
Summary: Letter from the Emancipation Association who held a celebration on April third. Asks that all participants come to a meeting
to hear reports and discuss important business.
Summary: Announces that as the African Methodist Episcopal Church is holding its district conference in Richmond, several of their
pastors will be preaching in local churches.
Summary: Various small social items from Richmond including notices from a temperance professor, and visits from friends.
Summary: Describes the San Francisco earthquake of April eighteenth. Reports that about one thousand lost their lives, two thousand
were injured, twenty thousand people were made homeless, and the damage from fire and the quake amount to about two hundred
Summary: A letter from the Baptist National Convention discussing the activities of African and South American missionaries and asking
for spiritual and material support from those in sympathy.
Summary: A letter from the heads of a local lodge of the Supreme Grand Order of the Woman's Corner Stone Society declaring their severance
from that order. Instead, the women have formed an independent benevolent society.
Summary: Several pieces of news from the Richmond Hospital including informations about operations and patients and a request for fifteen
Summary: Announces a new resort, Island Park, for African-Americans located in the James River. The resort features boating, fishing,
"vaudeville amusements" and games. Says that it is primarily for blacks but will not turn away whites.
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Summary: Says that black men should encourage their children to be obliging and polite to white and black men.
Summary: Refers to a recent speech given by Secretary Taft at Tuskeegee Institute where he declared blacks presently unfit for political
life. Compares this humiliation to the marginalization of Phillipine natives at the hands of Americans. Says that people of
color should band together for mutual prosperity.
Summary: Talks about an "amusing" recent Supreme Court decision where it was decided that a man could be married in Connecticut but
divorced in New York. Says that when Secretary Taft is put on the Court, he may craft decisions with even stranger results.
Summary: Reports on a recent Richmond City Council investigation of the Health Department, which determined that it was poorly run.
The editorial says that was "as self-evident proposition" and thinks that the decision to get even more sanitary workers is
Summary: Reports with amused admiration on a new conviction of President Roosevelt's that seems to abandon Republican principles and
take on a Populist or Socialist cast. The President remarked that all bequets above a certain amount given to another should
be subject to a graduated tax to dissolve "those fortunes swollen beyond all healthy limits." The Richmond Times-Dispatch
declared that such a plan would "put a limit upon human endeavor."
Summary: Discusses the recent lynching and burning of two black men in Springield, Missouri. The editorial states that the innocence
of the two men was afterward proved, but that the barbarity of the incident does not stem only from this. The men were not
afforded adequate protection and were not given a chance to defend themselves. The writer recomends a harsh and swift punishment
for the guilty parties.
Summary: Senator Benjamin Tillman of South Carolina, one of the Planet's favorite enemies, has some into conflict with President Roosevelt
again. Tillman reported that Roosevelt's Assistant Secretary and Washington's Postmaster had a personal part in the forcible
and embarassing removal of a woman from the White House. President Roosevelt seems to hint that this is a slander and scoundrelous
behavior, which sentiment the Planet completely endorses.
Summary: The coal operators of Pennsylvania's antharcite coal region refused to re-arbitrate fundamental questions about their business
with the mine workers.
Summary: Anticipating a strike by many Pennsylvania mine workers, operators of the mines began to import black cooks and washers and
make plans for the housing of hundreds of workers.
Summary: Says that five thousand men broke into a prison and hung and burned three men, two who were charged with "assaulting" a white
woman and the third with murdering a white man. Says that after the three were dead, the mob went back to search for another
black prisoner, but all but six had escaped.
Summary: Reports that a recent Supreme Court decision has rendered invalid all divorces except those that occurred when both parties
resided in the same jursidiction. Several attorneys opined that the decision would mean chaos for rights of inheritance and
property, because children and spouses of a second marriage could not legally inherit.
Summary: Says that members of the South Dakota divorce colony plan to go ahead with their divorces regardless of a recent Supreme Court
decision complicating these legal procedures.
Summary: One person was killed and six others injured when an automobile collided with a horse and buggy.
Summary: A man was given five years in prison and a five thousand dollar fine for breaking the laws with "various forms of frenzied
Summary: Gives part of President's Roosevelt's speech at the laying of the corner-stone for the office building for the house of representatives.
The President first decried muck-rakers and those who focused only on the worst aspects of public life, often exaggerating
or lying about things to create a sensation. Then he turns to the problem of tremedous wealth and the problems of over-capitalization.
He says that the government has begun to address these problems by seekiing railroad-rate legislation in Congress. The President
also suggests seeking a graduated tax to stop the bequests or inheritance or unreasonable fortunes.
Summary: Rescue operations began as the eruption of Mount Vesuvius subsided. Estimates put the damage at twenty million dollars and
fifty thousand homeless.
Summary: President Roosevelt urged Congress to adopt stringent new legislation governing insurance companies, in order to prevent the
repetition of recent scandals and abuses.
Summary: All 59 Pennsylvania insurance companies pledged to dismiss any agent or employee who violated the law by giving rebates.
Summary: A young boy was killed when a baseball player hit a ball into the crowd.
Summary: Relates the second half (from last week) of a grisly lynching in Springfield, Missouri. Two black men were burned and another
was hanged. The crowd reportedly applauded and cheered the men's pain and treated the victim's body parts as trophies and
toys. The police did not enter the scene until they thought it safe, the next morning. It is alleged that the men were innocent.
Summary: Reports that the Annual Virginia Conference of the A.M.E. Church in Richmond recently ended. Says that the conference supplied
visisting ministers to every black church of the city, regardless of denomination. Gives a list of church appointments for
the Richmond, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Roanoke districts.
Summary: Reports that a wealthy African-American man of Knoxville, TN recently donated a $2000 building in that city for the "Colored
Young Men's Christian Association" in honor of his late wife.
Summary: A poem that saids that nobility arises not from birth or circumstance, but from personal conviction, courage, and character.
Also commends those blacks who have made themselves noble despite many disadvantages.
Summary: Announces that a new organization has been formed, the National Cemetary Memorial Association. This organization honors the
graves of memories of war heroes interred in Richmond's National Cemetary and asks for support from other societies.
Summary: A 17 year-old African-American boy was lynched by seven men in Oakwoods, Tex. Seven men took him from from the custody of
officers who had arrested him for entering the house of a widow.
Summary: Says that the Founder and President of the Temperance Industrial and Collegiate Institute at Claremont, Va. hopes to rebuild
a hall by mid-September. Another new building is planned, but the grounds of the school are in generally good condition.
Summary: A prisoner from Montana serving a six-year sentence for manslaughter sent the Planet a horsehair lady's watch chain. He wants
the Planet to start a raffle for the chains and bridles to assist him in his legal difficulties. The Planet believes that
postal regulations forbid it from doing as requested.
Summary: The writer commends the Planet on its work in support of African-Americans and says that he thinks that reading it will provide
a fine education for his children.
Summary: The writer, a Reverend from the District of Columbia, commends the Planet on its work in support of African-Americans and
says that he has been reading the paper for twenty years and thinks that it is one of the finest black newspapers in America.
Hopes that one day racists come to believe that all men are of one blood.
Summary: Offers admiration for Dr. W.F. Graham, the new pastor of a local Baptist Church. Says that under his leadership the church
has prospered and should continue to do so.
Summary: An African-American prisoner on death row was baptised while handcuffed in a Farmville, Va. Baptist church.
Summary: A noted African-American real estate broker was arrested for having made a loan and holding the pension papers of the lendee
as collateral. The article says that there is no evidence of criminal intent and an acquittal was likely.
Summary: John Mitchell, Jr., the Grand Chancellor of the Virginia Order of the Knights of Pythias, delayed the meeting of the order
because the white order had selected the same time and place. The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal and benevolent society.
John Mitchell, Jr. is also the editor of the Richmond Planet.
Summary: Contains several pieces of information about patients at the Richmond Hospital.
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Summary: Talks about the recent lynching and burning of three black men in Springfield, Mo. Says that those who did not work to stop
the lynching are also guilty, and that the sheriff should have fired on the mob. Believes that the best or only way to stop
"lynch-law" is meeting it with force, and hopes that the men involved in the recent lynching will be prosecuted to the fullest.
Summary: Discusses the latest Washington episode involving Senator Tillman of South Carolina. Tillman had charged Illinois Senator
Hopkins with exerting undue influence for the protection of certain persons involved in a banking scandal. Hopkins denied
the charge and countered with reports that Senator Tillman had endorsed lynching for crimes and to suppress the African-American
vote in his state. The Richmond Planet, a vocal enemy of Senator Tillman, says that it hopes such encounters will continue
and thereby "relegate him to that obscurity which he so richly deserves."
Summary: Praises the African-Americans who have withheld their patronage from street cars in protest to the institution of Jim Crow.
Says that white charges that blacks force others not to ride is untrue, and that only appeals to pride and self-respect have
Summary: Certifies that John Mitchell, Jr. paid the death claim of a deceased Knight of Pythias. As well as being the editor of the
Richmond Planet, John Mitchell, Jr. is also the Grand Chancellor of the Virginia order of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal
and benevolent society.
Summary: Certifies that John Mitchell, Jr. paid the death claim of a deceased member of the Courts of Calanthe. As well as being the
editor of the Richmond Planet, John Mitchell, Jr. is also the Grand Worthy Counsellor of the Virginia order of the Courts
of Calanthe, a social and benevolent society.
Summary: Certifies that John Mitchell, Jr. paid the death claim of a deceased Knight of Pythias. As well as being the editor of the
Richmond Planet, John Mitchell, Jr. is also the Grand Chancellor of the Virginia order of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal
and benevolent society.
Summary: Reports on the destruction and disaster efforts stemming from the San Francisco earthquake. Says that at least one thousand
people lost their lives, and that property damage amounted to three hundred million dollars. Also claims that reports that
aid was being discriminatorily given are false. The article adopts an entusiastic air about San Francisco's rebirth.
Summary: Reports that in the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake, starving dogs were seen eating the remains of victims.
Summary: A young woman injured in the San Francisco earthquake reported that as she lay unconscious, one of her fingers was cut off
in order that a thief might obtain her rings.
Summary: Three noted members of San Francisco's Earthquake Relief Committee were fired on, resulting in two injuries and one death.
They were shot by members of the citizen's patrol who claimed that the car the committee members were in did not stop when
Summary: Survivors of the San Francisco earthquake described the moving scenes that followed the disaster. Intoxicated people on the
wharfs where burned in the fires without knowing it, explosions occurred all around them as houses were razed, and they had
a difficult and tiring time fleeing the city.
Summary: Reports that over twenty million dollars has been secured for victims of the recent san Francisco earthquake. Donors include
the United States, different cities and states, and foreign countries with significant American presences.
Summary: Reports on a case of jealousy and murder from Atlanta. A woman killed her sister because she was having a blatant affair
with the murderess's husband. The defendant said that she killed her sister to save her from dishonor, that all entreaties
to cease had filled, and to protect her young son from scorn. It only took a jury ten minuted to find her not guilty. The
participants were all white.
Summary: John Mitchell, Jr., the editor of the Richmond Planet and the Grand Chancellor of the Virginia Order of the Knights of Pythias
presided over the institution of a new lodge in Buckingham County, Va. The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal and benevolent
Summary: Several items of news concerning patients at the Richmond Hospital.
Summary: The prosecution of a judge from Petersburg, Va. for larceny of a bale of cotton was dismissed because the defendant had already
been acquitted in a different court.
Summary: A poem celebrating the return of spring.
Summary: Gives a list of children of different grades who made the honor roll.
Summary: Announces a celebration for the Odd Fellow's sixty-third anniversary to take place at a local Baptist Church.
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Summary: Expresses a belief that President Roosevelt subtly criticized Senator Bejamin Tillman of South Carolina in a speech. Tillman
mad much of the forcible removal of a woman from the White House, but never protested the lynching and abuse of African-Americans
in his own state.
Summary: Tells of an extended and frightening fight in Mt. carmel, Pa. between foreign mine wokers and police.
Summary: Includes a letter from New Orleans which defends socialism, says that it is in accord with biblical principles, and says that
it is the ideal political system for African-American embrace. The Planet argues that socialism, perfectly implemented, would
be heaven on earth, but that there is little hope in such implementation. Expresses unshakeable faith in the Republican Party,
the central documents of the American Republic and hard-work and integrity. Says that at present these offer the best opportunity
for African-American advancement.
Summary: U.S. Secret Service agents found two tons of unfinished lottery tickets in Wilmington.
Summary: Twenty-three idle mine workers were killed in a confrontation with police. Tensions in the antharcite region of Pennsylvania
had been high since operations were suspended due to conflicts between mine workers and operators. The mine workers reportedly
started the fracas by hurling stones at the policeman.
Summary: The mine operators of the antharcite region of Pennsylvania refused to alter their position in spite of a demand of the mine
workers. The mine operators insisted that the workers accept for three years the compensation determined by a strike commission
or else allow the commission to determine any changes.
Summary: Operators in the antharcite region made ready for a threatened strike, even though most observers believed that a strike could
be averted. Their preparations included producing a large surplus of coal and readying replacement workers.
Summary: A boy was killed and his sister was severely injured when they were struck by a bolt of lightning.
Summary: A large three-month revival in Philadelphia ended with a testimonial and hymn singing.
Summary: A man from Brooklyn Heights, Md. came home intoxicated, "assaulted" his twelve-year old dollar, and was shot by his wife.
She was not arrested and it was announced that there would be no prosecution.
Summary: A black man accused of "assaulting" a white woman was guarded by the state militia in order to prevent a lynching. The article
says that the prisoner's removal to the Fredericksburg prison was probable.
Summary: A man was killed and his six-year old son severely injured when they were struck by an electric car while crossing a bridge.
Summary: An eighteen-year old boy drowned while swimming in a pond.
Summary: The New Jersey Secretary of State appointed agents to grant licenses and register automobiles in Newark, Trenton, Jersey City,
Camden, and Phillipsburg.
Summary: A man from Morocco was sentenced to be crucified for killiing thirty-six women and burying their bodies beneath his store.
Summary: A mentally-ill Pennsylvania woman killed herself with a knife at the age of 108.
Summary: A severe storm in Branchville, Va. killed small animals, fowl, and two horses.
Summary: The Virginia Bapt. State Convention convened in Norfolk with many of the most important public African-Americans of Virginia
attending. Although the convention was actually split by two contentious factions, there were no external signs of dissension.
The convention gathered to discuss spiritual issues and those relating to the material and intellectual uplift of African-Americans.
A central theme of the convention was on African-Americans doing things for themselves.
Summary: Reports that the pastor of a local Baptist chuch was given a new suit by his congregation.
Summary: Gives the schedule for the Virginia Union Commencement Excercise.
Summary: Announces the institution of a new lodge of the Knights of Pythias in Falls River, Mass. The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal
and benevolent society and John Mitchell, Jr, the editor of the Planet, is the Grand Chancellor of the Virginia Order.
Summary: Says that if "you like to laugh" you should pay the ten cents admission fee and attend Leigh Street Methodist Church Monday
Summary: A mystically informed report on the weather forecast for the next two weeks.
Summary: Announces The Rage: The Greenville Debating society at Leigh St. Methodist Church. Admittance is ten cents.
Summary: Certifies that John Mitchell, Jr. paid the death claim of a deceased member of the the Court of Calanthe. The Court of Calanthe
is a social and benevolent society of which John Mitchell, Jr., the editor of the Planet, is the Grand Worthy Counsellor.
Page 04Richmond Planet - May 19, 1906 (Wednesday)
Summary: Says that new discoveries have completely validated President Roosevelt's battle against trusts, particularly the Standard
Oil and Sugar trusts.
Summary: Talks about a Mississippi lynching in which a black man was hung for killing the horse of a constable during an arrest. Says
that since almost any crime involving a white person and a black man will result in death, the African-American may as well
go to death fighting rather than be meekly lynched. The only way lynch will be abated, says the editorial, is when the victims
meet mobs with all the force at their disposal. Uses as an example a Tennessee case where a white man killed a member of a
mob who had attacked his home. The rest of the mob fled and their target was never bothered again.
Summary: A Mississippi sheriff indicted for whipping blacks dared the government to convict him, but was found guilty. He and three
hundred others were given twenty-five dollar fines and a suspended three month prison sentence, depending on good behavior.
The editorial says that it is amusing that a sheriff convicted of breaking the law continues to hold office, but such is simply
an example of the disrespect for the law common in the section.
Summary: The son of General W. T. Sherman was to accompany an army detachment along the route employed by his father through the South.
The Senator from Georgia, along with others, objected and President Roosevelt ordered that the march be shortened and then
the troops should return to their post. The editorial says that this deference is inappropriate, and the power of "the Southern
oligarchy" is too great. Says that it is clear that people in Washington will never offer satisfactory security for the rights
of minorities in the face of southern pressure, so African-Americans must look to the liberal men of their own section.
Summary: An impending strike was avoided when the coal mine workers of the antharcite region of Pennsylvania ratified an agreement
when the mine operators. The wage increase asked for was not delivered, but the union president prenounced a victory because
there were no wage reductions or hours increases. He asked union members to stick by the union and expect greater things in
Summary: Relates the terms of the agreement reached between coal operators and mine workers. The agreement stipulated that the findings
of the strike commission would be continued for three years. The operators were very satisfied with this agreement, since
this was their first and only offer to the workers.
Summary: Because of a strike-abating agreement reached between mine workers and operators, the price of coal almost uniformly dropped
by 40 cents a ton.
Summary: Two men drowned and one was just saved as their canoe was swept over a dam.
Summary: Over 1300 saloons in Chicago went out of business as a result of a new $1000 saloon license. City revenues were also inflated
by over three million dollars.
Summary: Reports that the health of Navy Secretary Charles Bonaparte was so improved that he recently went for a short drive.
Summary: A noted Detroit attorney, 76, died of heart disease as he was giving an address to the Michigan Society of Colonial Wars.
Summary: A Virginia man searching for his wife found her on the streets of Long Branch, New Jersey, and after a brief exchange shot
and killed her. He said that love caused him to do it.
Summary: A man shot and killed the leader of the "Holy Rollers" a religious group, explaining that the man had "wronged" his two sisters.
Summary: A black man was lynched after killing the horse of the constable while resisting arrest. The friends of the constable first
tied the official to a tree to prevent his interference.
Summary: Ten people were killed and thirty-six injured when two trains collided on a Pennsylvania track. The cause of the disaster
was that a detaining order was misunderstood by the operator of one train.
Summary: A father and son, owners of a small barroom were murdered in their place of business. It is hypothesized that the guilty parties
are local tramps.
Summary: The Virginia Baptist State Convention concluded its convention in Norfolk. It met to discuss issues of spiritual, material,
and intellectual advancement for African-Americans. There were many speakers from elsewhere, with remarks and donations coming
from places like Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The convention reluctantly agreed to endorse the upcoming Jamestown Exposition,
though it went on record as antagonistic to the Jim Crow nature of the event. The convention was split by two factions, but
the heads of each were both re-elected to their positions, and the tensions were resolved with relative amicability.
Summary: Reports on the seventh commencement excercise at Virginia Union University. Speeches were given on the "Third American Revolution,"
"The Influence of Art on Morals," "True Socialism," "Viligance, the Preserver of Liberty," and industrialism.
Summary: Announces the thirty-fourth annual session for the State Grand Lodge in Danville, Va.
Summary: An African-American man became the first salaried black organizer for a (undoubtedly mainstream) labor organization when he
assumed that station for International Laborer's Union headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.
Summary: Announces an opportunity to invest in a new site for community entertainment.
Summary: Announces the ordination of a new pastor at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church in Penola, Va. and describes the ceremonies. Also lists
the members of the church council.
Summary: Commends the editor of the Planet for his work and says that the paper is an "invaluable luminary." Focuses on the Planet's
recent words regarding lynching. Agrees that lynch mobs should be met with all force, and that will breed a healthy respect
for the law that is so critical in the South. Says that southern blacks are taxed without representation and tried without
juries of peers.
Summary: Announces possible prizes of a free round-trip ticket to Baltimore and six days board free. The prizes are for those who sell
the most ten cent tickets over 199 to an upcoming church lecture.
Page 04Richmond Planet - May 26, 1906 (Wednesday)
Summary: Talks about a controversy between city health officials. To tests the efficacy of the City Bacteriologist, two doctors conspired
to give him a false sample, which was reported as infected. The object of this deception was very displeased, but admitted
that he did make the reported identification. The Planet is amused by the wrangling between white city officials, and thinks
that the numerous political posts are unnecessary and complicated.
Summary: Includes a letter from a Wilmington reader criticizing the Planet for intimating that Republicans are better people than Democrats,
and northerners suprerior to southerners. It also says that the Planet has not published previous articles sent in becuase
they did not resonate with the newspaper's own views. Finally, the letter charges the Planet with encouraging African-Americans
to push cases to the Supreme Court. The editorial says that all of these charges are absurd. Most republicans are better on
equal rights than most democrats, it says, but the Planet has always embraced sympathetic white southerners. It also says
that it frequently publishes material with views different from its own, and cites a recent letter espousing socialism. Finally,
the editorial says that it sees the Supreme Court as indifferent or antagonistic to black rights, and so the Planet has always
encourage people to look for justice in state legislatures or courts.
Summary: Says that Benjamin Tillman, the Democratic Senator from South Carolina, failed in his attempt to pass a railroad rate bill,
and is an ineffective statesman. Also believes that this has become apparent to President Roosevelt, who once embraced Tillman
and tried to work with him on the bill.
Summary: Reports on the acquiesence, even embrace, of Senator Foraker of Ohio to Jim Crow orginization of interstate railway cars.
Despairs that Senator Foraker, supposedly on of African-American's greatest friends in the Senate, seems to no longer stand
for unequivocal equal treatment.
Summary: President Roosevelt denied making any committments to proposed amendments to a pending railroad rate bill.
Summary: Senator Benjamin Tillman of South Carolina (Dem.) denied asking President Rooosevelt to support his proposed version of a
pending railroad rate bill. The Senator maintains that the President has no say in the design of the legislation, that it
is a matter for the Senate, and accuses Roosevelt of acting in bad faith and damaging the bill.
Summary: The volcanic activity of Mt. Vesuvius in Naples., Italy, increased and it began discharging enormous amounts of sand.
Summary: A 78 year-old man killed himself because of depression stemming from illness.
Summary: The article consists of a poem declaring that the best way to honor fallen soldiers is to strive for peace.
Summary: A local Richmond doctor defends himself from charges that he maliciously misled the city's bacteriologist to make a false
diagnosis of diptheria.
Summary: Announces a local wedding.
Summary: Announces a performance of "David the Sheperd Boy" at a local church.
Summary: A reader of the Planet sends payment for a subscription and tells how important the paper is to him.
Summary: Announces several occurrences at a local church, including communion, special sermons given for groups, and a debate. A hope
behind these events is that money will be raised to retire the church's debt.
Summary: Says that a Reverend is building a large home which should cost at least 3,000 dollars when finished.
Summary: Reports that a funeral director for Suffolk visited Richmond last week.
Summary: Reports on the prosperous financial condition of the Pythian Calanthe Industrial Association. The Association is composed
of two African-American groups, one of which is all female and the other all male. The groups are benevolent and social societies
and John Mitchell Jr., the editor of the Planet, is the head of Virginia's order.
Summary: Reports that John Mitchell Jr. paid the death claim of a member of the Order of Calanthe. The Order of Calanthe is a benevolent
and social society for African-American women. John Mitchell, Jr, the editor of the Planet, is the Grand Worthy Counsellor
of the Virginia order.
Summary: Reports that the funeral director for Danville, Va visited last week..
Summary: Reports that the District Deputy of Petersburg, Va. and a friend visited the Planet offices this week.
Summary: News from the Richmond Hospital including reports of surgeries, emergencies, and teh graduation of a class of nurses.
Summary: Reports on the activities of the Y.M.C.A. The organization is involved in alms and jail house work, boys meetings, and special
Page 04Richmond Planet - June 09, 1906 (Tuesday)
Summary: A series of short morals and observations.
Summary: Says that the passage of the Hepburn [Railroad] Rate Bill by Congress demonstrated that the current Republican leadership
is superior to that of the Democrats, and laments that an "equally as good" provision was inserted into the bill, as it will
Summary: Reports on a revelation of corruption at the Williamsburg, Va. Eastern Hospital. Says that the board was stealing money intended
for patients. Uses this is an example to show that political life did not improve, as had been predicted, when African-Americans
were disfranchised. Also says that an error recently committed by the city Bacteriologist indicates ineptitude at uncomfortably
high levels of local life.
Summary: Reports on the purchase of six short railroads in Georgia and Florida by two Richmond organizations.
Summary: An African-American in Altoona, Pa. shot and killed another out of jealously for a young woman's affections..
Summary: A report on the practical effects of the recently passed Hepburn Rate Bill. The Bill, among other things, mandates "equally
good" accomadations for those paying the same fare, and allows the interstate commerce commission to adjudicate disputes.
Summary: The U.S. Vice Counsul in Batoum was shot and killed by an unknown assassin as he returned from dinner.
Summary: A candidate for the Delaware Senate Seat dropped his fight and gave his support to a former rival.
Summary: Reports that the first live okapi ever seen by whites was recently captured in the Congo.
Summary: The African-American community of Boston was incensed over poor treatment of a local Reverend by whites in Tennessee, as well
as a black principal from Normal, Al. The Reverend was travelling in a car and exchanged a few words with a white lady. He
was thereafter driven from his seat by whites and the African-American principal who had invited him to speak at commencement
rescinded the invitation and would not even receive the Reverend.
Summary: The White branch of the Georgian Knights of Pythias is investigating ways to force its black counterpart to discontinue use
of the name. The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal and benevolent society. John Mitchell, Jr., the editor of the Planet, is
the Grand Chancellor of Virginia's African-American Knights of Pythias.
Summary: A local resident lost forty dollars he had sent and unethical boy to deposit in a bank.
Summary: A local hotel owner was finally granted a liquor license after a well-respected member of the community spoke on his behalf.
Summary: A local contracting teamseter recently had four hundred and five dollars stolen from his coat pocket.
Summary: A new Richmond Lodge of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal and benevolent society, was recently instituted. Presiding was
John Mitchell, Jr., the editor of the Planet and the Grand Chancellor of the Virginian African-American Knights of Pythias.
Summary: A local doctor is slow to recover from two broken ribs because he tries to keep up with the needs of his patients.
Summary: Describes the wedding ceremony of a local man.
Summary: Notes items of interest from the Richmond Hospital, including patient news, operations, and a staff listing.
Summary: Reports on the closing excercises of the Night School of the Y.M.C.A.
Summary: Announces a public exhibition of drawing and industrial manual training work done in the Richmond public schools.
Summary: Six men fell 140 feet from a scaffold at Philadelphia's Gas Improvement Company, and three of them were perhaps fatally injured.
Summary: The small town of Scottown, Ohio was destroyed after heavy rains.
Summary: The Virginian African-American Knights of Pythias postponed an important planned meeting because of a conflict with their
white counterparts. John Mitchell, Jr., the editor of the Planet, is also the Grand Chancellor of the and the Virginian African-American
Knights of Pythias, a fraternal and benevolent society.
Summary: Announces a special lecture at local church and a prize going to the person selling the greatest number of tickets.
Summary: Notes the diligent work being done by the President of the Temperance, Industrial, and Collegiate Institute at Claremont,
Summary: A reader of the Planet from Cambridge, Mass. pays for a subscription and applauds the paper's editor, John Mitchell, Jr.,
for waging successful battles against two of his enemies.
Summary: Gives news from a local church about sermons a fund-raising rally.
Summary: An African-American newspaper of Baltimore expresses frustration with blacks who have ceased a boycott against segregated
transportation. He says that, to earn respect and seize their rights, they must be "willing to stand...like men."
Summary: A short list of local personal news, including illnesses and visits.
Summary: A reader submits payment and expresses his intention to always have the Planet on hand in his home.
Summary: Certifies that the signer received $150.00 in satisfaction of a death claim for a member of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal
and benevolent society. John Mitchell, Jr., the editor of the Planet, is the Grand Chancellor of the Virginian African-American
Knights of Pythias.
Summary: An announcement for the Annual Meeting of the Woman's Baptist State Educational Convention of Virginia. This convention will
take place in Lynchburg and provide an opportunity for women across the state to discuss their current work and plans for
Page 04Richmond Planet - June 2, 1906 (Tuesday)
Summary: Consists of a series of brief observations.
Summary: Says that a major problem with those fighting for equal rights for African-Americans is that they lack money and adequate
support from the masses of blacks.
Summary: An unsentimental farewell to the deceased Senator Arthur Pue Gornian of Maryland. Says that he was one of the greatest enemies
of African-Americans and tried his best to completely disenfranchise the black people of his state.
Summary: Includes a report from the Grand Jury assigned to investigate a particularly grisly lycnhing and burning in Springfield, MO.
The report says that the men lynched could not have been responsible for the purported assault, and the occurence of an assault
at all was doubted.
Summary: Talks about the recent report sent to Congress about the meat packers of Chicago. Thinks the disgusting details about the
lack of cleanliness in the plants will be very harmful to the meat industry, and that government officials are subject to
corruption and will probably not be of much help.
Summary: Reports that a provision of the recently passed Hepburn [railroad] Rate Bill, mandating equally good accomadations for equal
fares, has been removed. Thinks that this is good because "equally good" is open to many constructions, few of which benefit
African-Americans. Believes that a "like facility' clause would be better, because it requires identical accomadations.
Summary: Discusses a speech given by President Roosevelt at Hampton College. The President praised institutions that educated African-Americans,
and taught them virtues of thrift and integrity. He said that indutrial training was proper for the average African-American,
as it was for the average white person, but university training was appropriate for the gifted. President Roosevelt ended
by asking blacks to excise the criminal class from their race, because it hurts blacks as a whole and damages their standing
in the eyes of other. The editorial agrees with and praises almost of these ideas, but thinks that the presence of individual
black genius is more important than the President recognized, because such individuals inspire their race and show its potential.
Summary: A report on the recent investigation of Chicago stockyards and packing-houses that was delivered to Congress. Its conclusions
were that the stockyards were dirty and poorly managed, that the buildings were inadequately constructed, and that the workers
contributed to the general state of uncleanliness. The report encouraged the President to call for better inspection and stricter
Summary: Summarizes the speech given by Professor Kelly Miller at a New York City church. The Professor maintained that education
by itself was not sufficent to solve the needs of African-Americans, but rather virtue and morality must be given at least
as much attention.
Summary: Reports that John Mitchell, Jr. presided over the creation of a new lodge of the Knights of Pythias in South Boston, Va. The
Knights of Pythias is a fraternal and benevolent society over which John Mitchell, Jr., the editor of the Planet, is Virginia's
Summary: Announces an upcoming wedding.
Summary: Announces a concert given by "white talent exclusively" at a local black church, for the benefit of a burial ground.
Summary: Reports that a Georgia preacher lost his home and personal property in a fire.
Summary: Says that the wife of the Atlantic City City Hall elevator operator is visiting for the summer in Danville, Va.
Summary: A request by the organizers of a recent Emancipation Celebration to have representatives of participants come to a meeting.
Summary: Reports that a local citizen is visiting Philadelphia.
Summary: A woman was taken ill after consuming a meal of chicken sent by a friend.
Summary: Reports on the memorial day excercises in Richmond. Participants in a march to the national cemetary came from the Grand Army
Post, the Spanish American War Veterans, the Richmond Military Academy, and the Knights of Pythias. The Knights of Pythias
is a fraternal and benevolent society the Virginia order of which has John Mitchell, Jr., the editor of the Planet, as the
Summary: Reports that a local citizen returned from a northern trip.
Summary: Gives a list of honor roll students at a local school.
Summary: Reports on the institution of a new lodge of the Knights of Pythias in Manassas, Va. The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal
and benevolent society the Virginia order of which has John Mitchell, Jr., the editor of the Planet, as Grand Chancellor.
Summary: The President of the conference for the annual Meeting of the Women's Baptist State Educational Convention of Virginia announces
the date and place of the convention, expresses optimism for success, and asks for contributions to help meet the costs.
Summary: An announcement of a special sermon for a women's group.
Summary: Says that Professor Kelly Miller of Howard visited the home of the Planet's editor to converse about Virginian conditions.
Professor Miller was on a six week tour of the South.
Summary: Announces that three African-American lawyers from Tennessee were preparing to challenge the constitutionality of state Jim
Crow laws. They were optimistic of victory.
Summary: Gives the time and location for a performance of a comedy entitled, "The Pride of Virginia."
Summary: Announces a special public lecture on the "Forks of the Road," at a local church.
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Summary: Says that the "equally as good" accomadations clause will be removed from recently passed railroad rate legislation.
Summary: Commends the editor of the Martinsburg, W. Va. Pioneer Press for a successfully fought legal battle.
Summary: Says that much of the enmity that had recently been directed toward Booker T. Washington is now being focused on the Jamestown
Summary: Says that generally street car conductors and policemen get along well, with the former even directing the latter on some
occassions dealing with "Jim Crow" regulations. But on one recent occassion, a conductor was fined for interfering with an
arrest and then fleeing.
Summary: Comments on a lynching case now pending before the Supreme Court. The Tennessee sheriff assigned to guard an African-American
prisoner not only failed to protect him from a mob, but apparently even assisted it. The lynching was incited by the prisoner's
stay of execution granted by the Supreme Court. The editorial says that the Supreme Court must act to demand respect for its
edicts or the republic will suffer greatly.
Summary: A white man was lynched in North Carolina while awaiting a new trial from a hung jury. The editorial says that the lynching
of whites and blacks are deplored equally, and justice must be sought in the courts.
Summary: A white Louisianian was lynched while awaiting his third trial for murder. The mob came fully equipped by train and obtained
the man while the sheriff was away.
Summary: The government of Panama made a formal appeal to the United States for help in safeguarding the legitimacy of upcoming elections.
Summary: A policeman was shot and critically wounded by a thief during the course of an arrest.
Summary: Reports on the planned celebrations and events surrounding the visit of Congressman Nicholas Longworth and his wife in London.
Summary: Reports on a bank robbery of some twelve hundred dollars in Wilminton, De.
Summary: A coal operator charged the Pennyslvania railroad with nearly driving him out of business by discriminating against him in
the use of cars. The alleged reason for the discrimination was that the operator did not make "gifts of stock" to the railroad
Summary: The Pennsylvania railroad company ednied charges that it used unfair or unreasonable practices in the issuing of its ticket
Summary: Tells people how to speak properly by breathing correctly.
Summary: Describes a device for relatively easy and quick drying of the hair.
Summary: Tells of the recent discovery of two ancient skeletons near Luton. The skeletons showed very good teeth and the article wonders
why ancients could preserve their teeth so well while modern people cannot.
Summary: Asserts that "when we consider the many problems confronting Negro education in America today, and note the little effort
exercised by the Negro Race to solve them, this recent proposition to help Liberia becomes a little far fetched."
Summary: A solemn article that laments the fact that "just fifteen years after the international Treaty of Peace, are asking again
Summary: Equally addresses the pro and con arguments for a federal anti-lynching law but emphasisizes that "Lynching in America must
be stopped! Not for the benefit of any given race or groups, but for the good of America and the principles upon which the
country was founded."
Summary: A letter that praises President Roosevelt and the press for speaking out against lynching, even as it questions the reasons
for the popularity of anti-lynching sentiments.
Summary: Various local announcements detailing the activities of Charlottesville's black community, such as hosting congratulatory
dinners, reviewing men's fashion, and visiting interesting relatives abroad.
Summary: Current news of activities at Jefferson School, including a listing of the "appreciation programs" scheduled for the month