Staunton Spectator: May 21, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Urges white readers to register and vote, explaining that "by every white man in Virginia who is entitled to vote taking care to register, the cause of law and order and the supremacy of the white race will be made secure."
Origin of Article: Richmond TimesRiots in the South
(Column 01)Summary: Reports that riots have recently occurred in Mobile, Alabama, and Brownsville, Tennessee, and attributes them to "Radical incendiaries" whose "object is to excite our people to tumults and riots, and thus justify harsher legislation than any which has yet characterized Congress."
Full Text of Article:
The teachings of the Radicals who have been addressing the negroes in various parts of the South are beginning to bear their fruits, and the spirit of lawlessness prevails wherever they have appeared. In Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday last; whilst the Radical Judge Kelly was speaking, three men were killed-one white and two negroes. A number were wounded, among them one policeman. A large majority of the shots were fired by negroes, but few of the whites present were armed. On Monday, the day before the riot at Mobile, a serious riot also occurred at Brownsville, Tennessee. Three negroes and two white men were shot, but none fatally.
If the Radical incendiaries be permitted to continue their inflammatory appeals to the negroes, we may expect to hear of serious riots in all parts of the South. These speakers are leading the negroes to their doom.
The Richmond Times says that the "professional agitators have been left almost without pretext for agitation, and the unscrupulous leaders of the extreme Radicals have been filled with dismay at the indications of the decadence of their power. As these malignant enemies of peace and order must perish with the base passions which have given them strength, it is perfectly evident that they have determined to goad the people of the South to deeds of folly or violence by turning loose their most vituperative and incendiary orators in our midst.-Their object is to excite our people to tumults and riots, and thus justify harsher legislation than any which has yet characterized Congress. This is the evident object of Kelly's mission, and it is most deeply to be regretted that he has been to some extent successful in Mobile.
These riots do us incalculable damage, and his African Church speech, Mr. Greeley admitted that the great Radical triumph of 1866 was mainly due to the New Orleans and Memphis riots.
Local News--Surgical Operation
(Column 01)Summary: Frank Payne recently had a three pound "Titro Fatty Tumor" removed by a team of four doctors.Local News--Staunton Lyceum
(Names in announcement: Frank Payne, Dr. C. R. Harris, Dr. Fauntleroy, Dr. McChesney, Dr. Atkinson)
(Column 01)Summary: The Staunton Lyceum discussed the question, "'When universal suffrage is granted to males should it be extended, also, to females?'" After debate the question was decided in the negative by a vote of thirteen to six.
(Names in announcement: Powell Harrison, Col. Bolivar Christian, Prof. J. H. Hewitt, Dr. C. R. Harris, J. M. Hanger, Prof. Pike Powers, Y. H. Peyton, John L. Clarke)Full Text of Article:Local News--Staunton Sunday School Union
On Monday night, the 13th inst., the following question was discussed in the Staunton Lyceum: "When universal suffrage is granted to males should it be extended, also, to females?"
The following members participated in discussion:
In the affirmative, Powell Harrison, Esq., Col. Bolivar Christian, Prof. J. H. Hewitt and Dr. C. R. Harris; in the negative, J. M. Hanger, Esq., Prof. Pike Powers and Y. H. Peyton, Esq.
The vote upon the merits of the question stood: In the affirmative, six; in the negative, thirteen.
On Monday night next, the 28th inst., the following question will be discussed: "Is there any reality in spiritual manifestations, or in witch-craft?"
Rev. John L. Clarke will open the debate in the affirmative, and Prof. J. H. Hewitt in the negative.
(Column 01)Summary: The Staunton Sunday School Union met last Sunday at the Methodist Church, with hymns and addresses on "the great importance of bringing children unto Christ through the means of Sabbath School."
(Names in announcement: Rev. Geo. B. Taylor, Rev. Curtis, Rev. C. J. Gibson, Rev. Dashiel, Rev. Andrews, Rev. Jas. McKabe)Full Text of Article:Local News--Police Items
The Sunday School Union of this place held a most interesting session in the Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon last, at 3 ½ o'clock. A large number of the Episcopal brethren, who were here in attendance on the Council, were present an delivered interesting addresses on the subject of Sunday Schools. The Rev. Geo. B. Taylor presided and introduced the speakers. The order of exercises were as follows:
1. Opening Hymn-Lovely Land, sung by all the Schools.
2. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Curtis,
3. hymn-Hosanna, sung by all the schools.
4. Address, by Rev. C. J. Gibson, of Hanover county.
5. Hymn-Rose of Sharon Schools.
6. Address, by Rev. Mr. Dashiel, of Richmond.
7. Hymn-O won't you be a Christian while you're young?
8. Address, by Rev. Dr. Andrews, of Shepherdstown.
9. Hymn-Sunday School Battle Song-Schools.
10. Benediction, by Rev. Jas. McKabe, of Md.
Rev. Mr. Gibson's address was on the great importance of bringing children unto Christ through the means of Sabbath Schools. His remarks were addressed principally to the Officers, Teachers and Parents of children, and were both interesting and instructive.
Rev. T. G. Dashiel's address was directed exclusively to the children and was amusing and entertaining to both young and old.
Rev. Dr. Andrew's address was condemnatory of the light and trifling Sunday School literature of the present day, and recommendatory of a more general use of the Sacred Scriptures alone in our Sabbath Schools.
The next meeting of the Society will be held in June next, at which time there will be an election of officers for the ensuing year. It is hoped that all the schools will interest themselves in this organization and unite in the effort to advance the cause of Sunday schools. Due notice of the time and place of the next meeting will be given.
(Column 02)Summary: A brief summary of four police items of the last week.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Peyton Banks, Ann Carey, Wm. B. Kayser, Henry Moore, Justice A. M. Bruce, John Hurley, Richard Taylor Smith, Mayor N. K. Trout, Jordan Powell)
(Column 04)Summary: Mary Kelly and John Hill were married in Waynesboro on May 16 by Rev. W. R. Stringer.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. W. R. Stringer, John Hill, Mary Kelly)
(Column 04)Summary: E. A. Hanger and Lieut. A. B. Young, of Lewis county, were married at the home of the bride's father on May 13 by Rev. R. C. Walker.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. R. C. Walker, Jacob Hanger, Lieut. A. B. Young, E. A. Hanger)
(Column 04)Summary: Maggie Long and Eli N. McFarland, of Independence, Missouri, were married at the home of the bride's father, near Burke's Mill, on April 24 by Rev. G. W. Stevenson.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Jas. W. Long, Rev. G. W. Stevenson, Eli N. McFarland, Maggie M. Long)
(Column 04)Summary: Olivia Benson, of Montgomery, Alabama, and P. H. Trout, of Staunton, were married at St. Paul's Church in Baltimore on May 15 by Rev. Dr. M. Mahan.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. M. Mahan, P. H. Trout, Olivia Benson, Judge N. E. Benson)
(Column 04)Summary: Mattie Francisco and Lt. Joseph Ryan were married at the home of the bride's father on May 14 by Rev. W. E. Baker.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. W. E. Baker, C. C. Francisco, Lt. Joseph N. Ryan, Mattie E. Francisco)
(Column 04)Summary: Robert Cochran and Sallie C. Francisco were married at the home of the bride's father on May 14 by Rev. W. E. Baker.
(Names in announcement: Rev. W. E. Baker, Robert Cochran, C. C. Francisco, Sallie C. Francisco)