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February 22, 1896

A featured snippet from a contemporary paper, The Alabama Weekly Press, discusses the US’ efforts to free John Waller from a French Prison.

February 22, 1896

A featured snippet from a contemporary paper, Maryland Afro-American, discusses the American foreign office’s attempts to have John Waller released from French Custody.

December 16, 1899

Mitchell writes of a polygamist being "appointed Postmasters in Utah, by the President and confirmed by the Senate," but the man was apparently not known as a polygamist to the appointing parties.

December 16, 1899

Holland asks President McKinley to "use his good offices to bring about peace between the English and the Boers," although "the President can do nothing of this kind except when requested by both parties to do it."

December 16, 1899

A letter tells of how President McKinley is happy with the congress' "promptness in dealing with the financial bill."

November 11, 1899

A number of state elections take place, and Mitchell notes that "more than the usual amount of interest."

October 14, 1899

Mitchell commends President McKinley for his visit to a black church in Chicago, and calls it an appreciated “official acknowledgement of the worth of the colored race.”

January 18, 1896

An editorial against the segregated rail car bill introduced in the Virginia state legislature.

January 18, 1896

The black members of the city were not informed of an upcoming vote because white council members knew they would oppose the measure.

January 11, 1896

The Planet honors the white city engineer who helped found the armory for the black militia
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