Staunton Spectator: March 2, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The paper argues that Augusta cannot rely on Baltimore to build the Valley Railroad. They are already in danger of losing the aid of Rockbridge. If the county does not act, the two former places will decide on a road that does not go through Staunton.
(Column 01)Summary: The Rev. George B. Taylor of Staunton has been appointed chaplain at the University of Virginia.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. George B. Taylor)
(Column 01)Summary: George McCutchen qualified as Sheriff and William Hoover, John W. Cline, Joseph H. Crawn, and George Harlan as deputies. Junius F. Maupin, Henry Rippetoe, and Jacob Bear qualified as magistrates. All were appointed by Gen. Stoneman.Radical Love-feast
(Names in announcement: George McCutchen, William Hoover, John W. Cline, Joseph H. Crawn, George Harlan, Junius F. Maupin, Henry Rippetoe, Jacob Bear, Gen. Stoneman)
(Column 02)Summary: Briefly describes, in mocking tones, a meeting of the Radical party in Staunton. Also lists the names of the white men in attendance.
(Names in announcement: Maj. John A. Harman, A. T. Maupin, William L. Herr, George A. Smith, Rev. E. P. Phelps, William Brown, Rev. Joseph Bowzer, Oscar Morris, Phil Rozelle)Full Text of Article:Married
On Saturday night last, a meeting composed of many colored and a few white Radicals was held in one of the negro churches of this place -- the "African Church." The meeting, we learn, was of the character of a political love-feast. The following white persons were present: Maj. Jno. A. Harman, during the war, "Stonewall" Jackson's Chief Quartermaster; A. T. Maupin, Post Master of Staunton; Wm. L. Herr, U.S. Assessor; Geo. A. Smith, disciple of St. Crispin; Rev. E. P. Phelps, Presiding Elder, M. E. Church North; and Wm. Brown, the only lamb belonging to Mr. Phelp's flock in this place. These, we believe, were all the white persons present.
We understand that special invitations to attend this savory love-feast were extended to others. They considered the compliment of a doubtful character; at any rate, did not avail themselves of the privilege to attend.
During the meeting, remarks were made, we have been told, by Maj. Jno. A. Harman, Rev. E. P. Phelps, Geo. A. Smith, Rev. Jos. Bowzer, Oscar Morris and Phil. Rozelle -- the last three colored.
Maj. Harman, we have been informed, reiterated with increased emphasis and force, with the fervent zeal of a new convert, his previously expressed purpose to unite, heart and hand, soul, mind and strength, with his colored friends in laboring to secure the ends aimed to be accomplished by the Radical party.
O tempora! O mores! "Nuff ced."
(Column 03)Summary: John C. Valentine of Augusta and Miss Sarah F. Burgess of Albemarle were married at the residence of the bride's father near Charlottesville on February 18th by the Rev. Bowman.Married
(Names in announcement: John C. Valentine, Sarah F. Burgess, Rev. Bowman)
(Column 03)Summary: William B. Garber and Miss Nancy Jane Grove, both of Augusta, were married on February 18th by the Rev. Martin Garber.Married
(Names in announcement: William B. Garber, Nancy Jane Grove, Rev. Martin Garber)
(Column 03)Summary: James W. Sevier, Jr., and Miss Mattie E. Snyder, daughter of David Snyder of Highland, were married on February 24th at New Hampden.Deaths
(Names in announcement: James W. SevierJr., Mattie E. Snyder, David Snyder)
(Column 03)Summary: Miss Mattie Byers died on February 22nd at the residence of her father in Staunton. She was 25 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Mattie Byers)
(Column 03)Summary: Thomas Butler died in his Staunton residence on February 26th. He was 66 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Thomas Butler)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Ann E. Walker died at her residence at Middle River, Augusta County, on February 5th. She was 53 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Ann E. Walker)
(Column 03)Summary: John L. McCreary died of consumption at the residence of his father near Kindig's School House, Augusta County, on February 15th. He was 36 years old.
(Names in announcement: John L. McCreary)
The Effect of Negro Suffrage
(Column 02)Summary: The article argues that suffrage for African-Americans will hurt poor blacks. Predicts that they will end up being driven from the county by the stronger "Caucasian or Mongolian."