Staunton Spectator: April 24, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Death of Judge Lucas P. Thompson
(Column 01)Summary: Lucas Thompson, who served as judge of the local circuit for 35 years, died on April 21 after a lingering illness. The article praises his record and reputation.Friendship for Negroes
(Names in announcement: Judge Lucas Thompson)
(Column 01)Summary: Uses an incident in Boston in which white workers refused to work with blacks as an opportunity to declare that "negroes will learn before many years" that "their best friends are the people of the South."White Persons Killed by Negroes
(Column 02)Summary: Violence marred a celebration of the passage of the Civil Rights Bill in Norfolk. The author argues that "negroes generally behave themselves very well except where they are incited to mischief and crime by some one or more mean and low white men" and that "every treacherous white man of this character should have his neck stretched by the negroes they propose to dupe."
Full Text of Article:Their Folly is Consummated
On Monday, the 16th inst., the negroes in Norfolk, Va., celebrated the passage of the Civil Rights Bill by marching in procession, armed with muskets, pistols, knives and clubs. A white man named J. L. R. Baker, a "jackleg, miscegenating yankee lawyer," occupied a conspicuous position, riding in a carriage in front of the procession with two negro women. As might have been expected, this demonstration resulted in bloodshed. The negroes shot and killed two white men, a woman and child.
The negroes generally behave themselves very well except where they are incited to mischief and crime some one or more mean and low white men, who, whilst pretending to the negroes to be their best friends, are, in fact, their worst enemies. Such wicked creatures should be hung, and the negroes should adjust the rope about their necks. They care nothing for the negroes, and profess a very zealous friendship with the selfish motive of making catpaws of them to subserve their own purposes. They smile upon the negroes, whisper friendly expressions in their ears, and then use them as the monkey did the cast. Every treacherous white man of this character should have his neck stretched by the negroes they propose to dupe.
(Column 04)Summary: "J. C. R." condemns the passage of the Civil Rights Bill, arguing that it "will cause our Nation to reel to and fro--as a drunken man" and that "our land will again be bathed in blood."
Trailer: J. C. R.
(Column 01)Summary: Reports that the train from Richmond to Staunton ran off the tracks last week. No one was injured.Speech of the President
(Column 02)Summary: An account of President Johnson's speech to soldiers and sailors in Washington, in which he pledged to "stand by the Constitution."Judge Lucas P. Thompson
(Column 03)Summary: Judge H. W. Sheffey's recent remarks to the Grand Jury on his predecessor, Judge Lucas P. Thompson. Thompson died on April 21 after serving 35 years on the bench.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Judge Lucas Thompson, H. W. Sheffey)
(Column 04)Summary: Barbara Fairburn and Francis Doran were married on March 18 by Rev. George Jefferson.
(Names in announcement: Francis Doran, Barbara Fairburn, Rev. George Jefferson)