Episodes Nearest to March 14, 1891: 1 through 25 of 25
- Italo-American Incident
March 14, 1891 ORLEANS, Louisiana Crime/Violence, War
A mob comprised of 20,000 residents of New Orleans, angered at the failure of a jury to convict the alleged murderers of David C. Hennessy, superintendent of police, attacked the prison in which the accused were still held and lynched 11 of them. Three of the victims were Italian citizens. The Italian government demanded prosecution of the leaders of the mob. This was an example of the accepted...
- The Future of Pacfic Trade Due to an Untimely Death
March, 1891 to 1891 Pacific, Outside US King Kalakana, Pacific Trade, Sandwich Islands, Hawaii
In march of 1891, King Kalakana had died from an unknown cause in San Francisco within the United States. This death had arroused the citizens of both the continental united states as well as Hawaiian natives who enjoyed visiting San Francisco. The worry that notes itself here comes from certain negotiations that were taking place at the time of his unfortunete death. These negotiations were based...
- Brothers embark on mill buying adventure
November 20, 1890 to September 11, 1891 LOUISA, Virginia Agriculture, Economy
Brothers James Bibb and W.E. Bibb decided to invest in building a cotton mill.
James was a real estate developer and W.E. Bibb was a lawyer. They corresponded by
mail over several months trying to get other investors involved and talked about financial
matters. James was the person who was mostly in charge of this deal although he always
was asking his brother for...
- Abandoned spouse writes to lawyer asking for help with divorce case
April 25, 1891 LOUISA, Virginia Government, Law, Women
A Lawyer from Louisa County, W.E. Bibb received a letter from Dealia Ann Smith, a woman from Mineral City requesting help with her divorce case. According to William Cooper, divorce had become more common at this time than in the earlier part of the nineteenth century, however; it was still an anomaly of society. Whether or not Dealia Ann Smith was granted a divorce was not determined in the letter's...
- A Lonely Woman Outside Charleston
May, 1891 CHARLESTON, South Carolina Agriculture, Women
A woman identifying herself only as T.S. wrote a letter to the Ladies' Home Journal to express sympathy for another reader, Janet, who had complained of feelings of loneliness and desolation during the winter months in the Sea Islands off of South Carolina. The letter writer explains that she came to South Carolina by way of Vermont and Pennsylvania, and that the level salt marshes with the...
- Marriage Roles and Rates
January 10, 1891 ACCOMACK, Virginia Church/Religious-Activity, Women
Marriage was very prominent in 1890 in Accomack, Virginia, and the people sustained well their reputation as marrying people. There were 267 marriages in that year alone, the most occurring in December with 63 marriages. April was the most unpopular month taking only 11 marriages. In 1891 a girl married at the age of 13, which showed that the year 1891 was starting off at a fast pace and that marriage...
- Democrats Continue to Oppose a Force Bill'
January 5, 1891 Washington City, District of Columbia African-Americans, Race-Relations
The Force Bill' was a name commonly given to legislation designed to protect black voting rights through federal supervision of congressional elections. Republicans generally supported these bills, but the Democrats fiercely resisted them. An Alabama editor charged that those in the north who were in support of a Force Bill were merely out for the blood of the South.<br /><br...
- Emancipation Celebration
January 1, 1891 Alexandria City, Virginia African-Americans, Law, Race-Relations
African Americans gathered in large numbers in Alexandria on New Year's night, January 1, 1891, to celebrate the twenty-eighth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Magnus L. Robinson, editor of the Weekly Leader noted with chivalry that in Lannon's Opera House every orchestra chair was filled with the fair sex--never have there been before such an array of Afro-American ladies at...
- Jim Crows to the Senate-a White Mississippians' Defense of Supremacy
December 31, 1890 Washington City, District of Columbia Government, Law, Politics, Race-Relations
On December 31, 1890, Senator James Z. George (D. Miss), a man Dunbar Rowland calls a life-long resident of Carroll County, began his overwhelmingly convincing speech on the Senate Floor defending the newly written Mississippi Constitution. The new constitution, according to Rowland's 1902 reflections, was drafted in order to eliminate ignorance at the ballot box, and Senator George's defense...
- West Virginian ex-Confederate Soldiers
June 13, 1891 BERKELEY, West Virginia Arts/Leisure, War
More than one-quarter of a century after the civil war ended and the defeat of the Confederate Army, veterans still met quarterly to discuss important business and upcoming events. The business at hand on June 13th, 1891 for Ex-Confederate veterans of Berkley County, West Virginia was to find homes for ex-confederate veterans who were disabled and aged in need of special care. The need for care...
- Navy Slams Army: The Beginning of a Rivalry
November 29, 1890 ORANGE, New York Arts/Leisure, Race-Relations, War
Cadet Walker of the Army football team races down the sideline in pursuit of the Naval Academy's captain Emerich. Walker finally catches his opponent, and leaps at his chest to try and bring him down. In the fall, Walker's chest is crushed by the Midshipman, and he is unable to rise. His comrades race to his side and pump his lungs until he regains consciousness, and the cadet eventually...
- Tennessee Miner Uprising
1891 ANDERSON, Tennessee tennessee, Convict Labor
In Tennessee, the abuse of the convict labor system was putting many coal miners out of work in the late 1800’s. If an employer was unsatisfied with wages or conduct of his workers, he could hire convicts as employees of the state. Thousands of Tennessee miners rose up against the use of convict labor by the state’s coal companies in 1891. This involved significant mountain communities...
- Assassination Conspiracy Uncovered
October 9, 1890 to December 8, 1890 DODGE, Georgia Crime/Violence, Law, Politics
On the evening of October 9, 1890, J.C. Forsythe settled into his library in his Dodge County residence to relax for the night. He was the everyday normal Georgia citizen, working at the Normansdale Lumber Company, managing the estate of Norman Dodge, and even serving as a witness in an ongoing perjury case against another member of the town, Luther A. Hall. No one expected that he would turn up...
- An 1890 Constitutional Convention Role Reversal
September, 1890 to December, 1890 HINDS, Mississippi African-Americans, Crime/Violence, Health/Death, Government, Law, Politics, Race-Relations
During the 1890 Constitutional Convention in Jackson, Mississippi, two men, at least, seemed to be on the wrong sides of the color line; Marsh Cook, a white Republican from Jasper County, and Isaiah T. Montgomery, eventually the only black representative at the convention, stood up for things taboo to many in their respective communities. The results of each man's stand not only affected them...
- Calling in Sick
October 28, 1890 HENRICO, Virginia African-Americans, Education, Government
The Richmond Dispatch reported on October 28, 1890, on the status of the Richmond Public Schools.Administrators gathered at the Richmond high school building to discuss enrollment and attendance for the 1890-91 school year.The superintendent, W.F. Fox, reported that enrollment had increased from the previous year.The statistics included a category for blacks as well as whites.Interestingly, enrollment...
- Catholicism and other denominations in the South
August 19, 1890 to 1890 NORFOLK CITY, Virginia Church/Religious-Activity
According to Edward Ayers, religion was a Southerner's way of life and they
often justified or condemned something based on religion. Myriad Christian
denominations were active in the South including Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist,
Catholic, Lutheran, Protestant, and Quaker, however; the Baptist denomination claimed
the largest following. The Norfolk Virginian,...
- A Confederate Monument is Dedicated
August 20, 1891 CHARLESTON, South Carolina Church/Religious-Activity, War
In August of 1891, the people of Charleston, South Carolina turned out to dedicate an Obelisk to the memory of the Washington Light Infantry Regiment, which fought in the defense of the Rebellion. The event featured a sermon by the popular preacher Reverend E.C. Edgerton, who praised the members of the regiment for doing their duty to their state despite the noble but ultimately hopeless cause for...
- To Protect and Serve: Overlooked White Crimes
September 3, 1890 ALBEMARLE, Virginia African-Americans, Crime/Violence, Government, Law, Race-Relations
The black woman was badly injured. She had been close to death for several days and her family was stricken with feelings of uncertainty and anger. They wanted the police officer who had brutally beaten their loved one to be brought to justice, yet this seemed unlikely in Charlottesville, Virginia, a predominantly white city. The family maintained hope that they would finally see...
- Cotton strike led by Ben Patterson
September 20, 1891 to September 30, 1891 LEE, Arkansas African-Americans, Agriculture, Crime/Violence, Race-Relations
Ben Patterson, a thirty-year old black man from Memphis led a cotton strike of twenty-five men, probably influenced by the call for strike by the Colored Farmer's Alliance. On September 25 a fight broke out between Patterson's men and workers on a plantation that refused to join the strike. Two pickers were killed. In the last week of September, local planters crushed the strike, killing...
- Southern Rhetoric Concerning Womens Suffrage in Relation to African American Suffrage
August 26, 1890 FULTON, Georgia African-Americans, Politics, Women
The Atlanta Constitution serves as an example of the negativity of Southern rhetoric concerning women's suffrage and rights in the early post Civil War era. . It also shows the development in rhetoric in the South and how discourse concerning women's suffrage evolved throughout the nineteenth century to discuss the movement more objectively. The more objective tone, which indicates change...
- Remembering the Brave
August 25, 1890 HENRICO, Virginia Arts/Leisure, Government
There must always be homage paid to those who lost their lives in battle.Even in defeat, the Confederate States honored their unknown fallen.OnAugust 25, 1890, The State newspaper out of Richmond reported that work was being continued on the monument to memorialize these brave men.Workers at the site said that the progress was moving along at a good pace to complete the monument.The stone in which...
- Grand Opening of the Greenville Tobacco Warehouse
October 1, 1891 PITT, North Carolina Agriculture, Economy
October 1, 1891 was a day to remember in the history of Greenville in Pitt County, North Carolina. The grand opening of the Greenville Tobacco Warehouse was the beginning of a new era in the prosperity of the town and community. The warehouse would allow the opportunity for farmers in Greenville to sell their tobacco close to home and by opening day, arrangements had already been made to bring in...
- Black Farmers' Strike
September 12, 1891 to November 1, 1891 HOUSTON, Texas African-Americans, Agriculture, Economy
The Colored Farmer's Alliance organized a Black Farmers' Strike to take place from September 12- November 1, 1891 across the Southern cotton states. Although calls to strike sent from Alliance headquarters in Houston claimed that The biggest agricultural strike in the history of the world is imminent' and that its organization has been perfected through colored alliances'...
- A Change of Churches
August 17, 1890 KING WILLIAM, Virginia African-Americans, Church/Religious-Activity
For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you. (Titus 1:5). Reverend William Troy, of Richmond, preached a powerful sermon, centered on this biblical passage, as he installed the Rev. E C Thomson as the new pastor of the Mangohick Baptist Church in King William County. Thomson, who had attended...
- Norfolk Virginian reports on tobacco output
July 23, 1891 to 1891 NORFOLK CITY, Virginia Agriculture, Economy
The Norfolk Virginian reported the acres of farmland that grew tobacco and the
pounds of tobacco harvested as a result in 1891. There were various counties and big
producers included Amherst, Bedford, and Prince Edward. Many of these counties
resided in the Central Virginia region. 24,034 planters planted on 110,579 acres and
produced 48,522,655 pounds of tobacco...