Staunton Spectator: May 1, 1860Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Description of Page: Excerpt from Hawthorne's "The Marble Faun," column 3.
Judge Thompson and the Receiver
(Column 5)Summary: "A Countryman" angrily responds to "Z," and makes accusations regarding the receivership of bonds of the court.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Kinney, Judge Thompson)Trailer: "A Countryman"For the Spectator
(Column 6)Summary: "Z" encloses a letter that he alleges to be from "Cooney," a correspondent of his, which contains examples of people attempting to interfere with the judicial election. "Z" insists that the people will not be tricked by Fultz's supporters and will reelect Judge Thompson.
(Names in announcement: Judge Thompson, David Fultz)Trailer: "Z," "Cooney"Judicial Election
(Column 7)Summary: Author defends Judge Thompson as a man of wisdom and justice.
(Names in announcement: Judge Thompson)Trailer: Justice
Description of Page: Proceedings of Democratic National Convention, columns 3-4; of Congress, column 4. Columns 5-7 are advertisements, many of which are difficult to read.
(Column 1)Summary: Spectator wishes the best of luck to J.F. Gibson, the traveling agent for the Adams and Co. Express Company. He has been transferred from Staunton to Lynchburg.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: J.F. Gibson)
(Column 1)Summary: The Staunton authorities have removed the old pump which stood at Crawford's corner, which is the corner of Beverly and New Streets.Dueling
(Column 2)Summary: Charlottesville Review opposes the practice of dueling.
Origin of Article: Charlottesville ReviewEditorial Comment: Spectator approves of the position of the Charlottesville Review on dueling.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Messrs. Waterhouse and Bowes are extending gas pipes to all parts of Staunton.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Mr. Waterhouse, Mr. Bowes)
(Column 2)Summary: A white man and a black man were jailed in Staunton. They were charged with breaking into the meat house of Franklin Davis at the Staunton Nurseries and stealing 400 pounds of bacon.
(Names in announcement: Franklin Davis)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
A white man and a negro were committed to jail in this place, last week, charged with breaking into the meat house of Mr. Franklin Davis, at the Staunton Nurseries, and stealing about four hundred pounds of bacon.
(Column 2)Summary: Dr. F.T. Stribling and J.Alex Waddell were named delegates to the National Society of the Medical Association of Virginia.To the Voters of the Waynesboro and Fishersville Magisterial District
(Names in announcement: Dr. F.T. Stribling, J. Alex Waddell)
(Column 2)Summary: Announcement of a meeting in Fishersville to select district magistrates.
Trailer: "Many Voters"For the Spectator
(Column 4)Summary: Author supports William L. Mowry for position of Commissioner of the Revenue for the 1st District.
(Names in announcement: William Mowry)Trailer: "Friends and Neighbors"The Lemmon Slave Case
(Column 4)Summary: Report of a lawsuit settled in New York, in which a Mrs. Lemmon of Virginia brought her slaves to New York en route to Texas. While in New York, the slaves were freed on the grounds that slavery is prohibited in New York. Mrs. Lemmon sued, arguing that she was entitled to her privileges and immunities as a citizen of Virginia even in other states. The New York Court of Appeals decided against Mrs. Lemmon and maintained that her slaves were indeed free.
Full Text of Article:
--Several years ago, a Mrs. Lemmon, of Virginia, went to New York with her family, to take passage for Texas, where she proposed to settle. Her slaves were liberated in New York city, on the ground that the local laws prohibited slavery. This gave rise to a suit at law, which has recently been decided by the New York Court of Appeals.--The opinion of the Court, delivered by Judge Denio, holds that when Mrs. Lemmon carried her slaves to New York she did not carry there the laws of Virginia. Her claim to hold them rested on the ground that as a citizen of the . . . [illegible line] . . . -stitution, to all the privileges that she had in Virginia. Judge D. denies this, and affirms that the "privileges and immunities" to which a Virginian is entitled in New York are not those of a citizen of Virginia, but those of a citizen of New York. And the right to hold slaves, he says, is not one of the privileges and immunities of citizens of New York. Three of the Judges--Comstock, Seden and Clark--dissent from the judgement pronounced in this case; and five--Denio, Davis, Wright, Bacon and Welles--concur therein.
Description of Page: Bottom of page is blurry, as are random parts of entire page; Marriage notices, column 3, are practically unreadable. Page is mostly advertisements.
(Column 1)Summary: Author calls on the Spectator to be more careful and serious in its use of poetry when making editorial arguments. Also urges the paper to carry on its work despite the distractions of the elections.
Trailer: Philo-JuniusFor the Spectator
(Column 1)Summary: Author supports the candidacy of Thomas Costler for Commissioner of the Revenue for District 1.
(Names in announcement: Thomas Costler)Trailer: "Many Friends"Married
(Column 3)Summary: Married on April 26.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Geo. Shuey, Geo. Johns, Eliz Mitchell)
(Column 3)Summary: Married on April 24.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. Wm. Price, Nannie Mayse, D. Newton Van Lear)
(Column 3)Summary: Harriet Rudisill, wife of William D. Rudisill of Nelson County, died on April 18.Died
(Names in announcement: Harriet Rudisill, William Rudisill)
(Column 3)Summary: Elizabeth A. Wartmann died at age 55 in Harrisonburg. Wartmann was the consort of Henry F. Wartmann, an editor of the Rockingham Register.
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Wartmann, Esq. Henry Wartmann)
Description of Page: Advertisements; bottom left is illegible.