Staunton Spectator: October 2, 1860Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Description of Page: Excerpted speech by Bell from 1854 in which he repudiates "squatter sovereignty," column 6. Editorial taken from an Alabama paper that is highly critical of William Yancey of Alabama, column 7. Bottom right of page is illegible.
John Bell's Slavery Record
(Column 5-6)Summary: Record of John Bell's votes in Congress on the question of slavery, collected to prove he is a slavery supporter and not a threat to the institution, as his opponents suggest.
Postponement of the Mass Meeting
(Column 1)Summary: Difficulty in procuring speakers and bands has forced the County Central Committee to postpone the Union Mass Meeting for Augusta County from October 10 to October 19.
(Names in announcement: Bolivar Christian)Trailer: Bolivar Christian, Chairman[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Bell/Everett Club of Mt. Sidney was addressed by H.M. Bell.Meeting at Mt. Sidney
(Names in announcement: H.M. Bell)
(Column 1)Summary: There will be a Bell/Everett pole raised in Mt. Sidney, and Hugh Sheffey will address the crowd.Bell and Everett Club at Mt. Solon
(Names in announcement: Hugh Sheffey)
(Column 1)Summary: The newly formed Mt. Solon Bell/Everett Club will meet next week.New Hope
(Column 1)Summary: Marshall Hanger addressed the Bell/Everett Club at New Hope last week, and the club will meeting again next week.Invitation to the Ladies
(Names in announcement: Marshall Hanger)
(Column 1)Summary: Spectator announces that women are invited to attend the meetings of the local Breckinridge Club, and that seats will be provided for the ladies when William Yancey comes to town to address the people.Hugh W. Sheffey, Esq.
(Column 1)Summary: Excerpt from Richmond Whig commenting favorably on speech of Hugh Sheffey in Richmond.
(Names in announcement: Hugh Sheffey)Origin of Article: Richmond WhigBarterbrook Bell and Everett Club
(Column 1)Summary: The Barterbrook Bell/Everett Club met to plan for the mass meeting on October 19, and delegates were appointed to visit neighboring precincts.Col. J.B. Baldwin
(Names in announcement: Bolivar Christian, Archibald Kinney)
(Column 1)Summary: Col. Baldwin has been winning accolades wherever he speaks. Article includes a list of locations where he has recently spoken.Bell Pole at Sherando
(Names in announcement: Col. J.B. Baldwin)
(Column 1)Summary: A Bell/Everett pole was raised in Sherando by the supporters in Back Creek.The Fusion Proposition
(Names in announcement: Bolivar Christian, Archibald Kinney)
(Column 2)Summary: A proposition by Jacob Baylor of Augusta to run the Breckinridge and Douglas Democrats on a single ticket is being rejected by both wings of the party. Breckinridge papers, such as the Richmond Enquirer, insist that such fusion would be a violation of principle. The Breckinridge supporters would agree to a fusion only if the Douglas wing was willing to reject its ticket and recant its slanders of disunion against the Breckinridge wing. The Richmond Examiner opposes the fusion as well. Douglas papers have mostly been silent, but some individual Douglas men have spoken out against the proposal.Sangersville and Centreville
(Names in announcement: Jacob Baylor)
(Column 2)Summary: New appointments of members of correspondence to the Central Committee for Bell and Everett.
(Names in announcement: William Wooddall, J. Givens Fulton)Trailer: Central Committee[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Howe Peyton will give a speech in support of Breckinridge and Lane.Douglas Club Meetings
(Names in announcement: Howe Peyton)
(Column 3)Summary: Report on the meeting of the local Douglas Club at the County Court House.Bell and Everett Club in Staunton
(Names in announcement: George Cochran, George Baylor)
(Column 3)Summary: Reported proceedings of a meeting of the Staunton Bell/Everett Club.Hon. Wm. L. Yancey
(Names in announcement: R.L. Doyle, Marshall Hanger, Powell Harrison, James Cochran)
(Column 3)Summary: Spectator believes that when William Yancey comes to address the people of Staunton, he will not give a disunion speech despite his inclinations in that regard, as it would offend his listeners and hurt his cause.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Envelopes with the motto "The Union, the Constitution and the Laws" can be purchased at Robert Cowan's bookstore along with medallions that bear the likenesses of Bell and Everett.Robert Campbell
(Names in announcement: Robert Cowan)
(Column 3)Summary: Robert Campbell, the black barber of the town, died.Everett on John Brown
(Names in announcement: Robert Campbell)
(Column 4)Summary: Printed speech of Edward Everett at Fanueil Hall about John Brown, originally delivered in 1859.Mass Meeting on the 19th of October
(Column 4)Summary: Spectator asserts that the mass meeting scheduled for October 19 will be a great success with or without speakers from outside Augusta. They express faith in the local community of Bell/Everett supporters to make the meeting a success.For the Spectator
(Column 5)Summary: Proceedings of the Bell/Everett Club meeting in Mint Spring.
(Names in announcement: John ChurchmanJr., S.F. Pilson, S.F. Christian, J.D. Imboden, Powell Harrison, A.G. Christian, James Bumgardner, W. Marshall, William Gibson, John Wright, John Lambert, James Swink, F.M. Gilkeson, Jacob Yount, R.A. Scott, H. Garber, William McFall, Robert Hall, David Blackwood, Capt. R. Lambert, Capt. James Wilson, Capt. S. McCadden, William WilsonJr., John Towberman, Winston Larew, G.R. Young, A.A. McPheeters, Adam Swink, Col. William Wilson, Capt. James Cochran, Robert Hall)Trailer: John Churchman, Jr., Chairman; S.F. Pilson, SecretaryFor the Spectator
(Column 5)Summary: Douglas supporter asserts that he would never vote for Breckinridge and rejects the idea of fusion of wings of the Democratic party.
(Names in announcement: James Baylor, M.G. Harman)Trailer: M.R.S.New Hope Bell and Everett Club
(Column 5)Summary: Proceedings of the Bell/Everett Club meeting in New Hope.
(Names in announcement: J.A. Waddell, William Leckie, Col. George Robertson, Col. N. Kerr, Samuel Finley, Charles Patterson, James Walker, James Stout)Trailer: James Walker, President; James R. Stout, SecretaryWest Augusta Guard
(Column 6)Summary: Account of a meeting of the West Augusta Guard, thanking the military units, public officials and citizens of Charlottesville for their hospitality.
(Names in announcement: William Baylor, Charles Arnall)Trailer: Wm. S.H. Baylor, Ch'n; Chas. S. Arnall, Sec'yFor the Spectator
(Column 6)Summary: Report of proceedings of the Mt. Sidney Bell/Everett club.
(Names in announcement: J.C. McCue, H.M. Bell, C.K. Hyde)Trailer: J.C. McCue, Pres.; C.K. Hyde, Sec.
Description of Page: Editorial from Richmond Whig in support of Bell, column 1. Mostly ads, land sales, etc. Bottom right illegible.
(Column 2)Summary: Died on September 20 at age 84.Died
(Names in announcement: Mathias Minnick)
(Column 2)Summary: Signora Matheney died at age 2 on September 10.Died
(Names in announcement: Signora Matheney, William Matheney, Ann Matheney)
(Column 2)Summary: Mary Smith died on September 18 at age 44. She left behind a husband and five children. She was a member of the M.E. Church.
(Names in announcement: Mary Smith, William Smith)Trailer: "R"
Description of Page: Advertisements. Bottom left is illegible.