Staunton Spectator: July 20, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The editor called on both whites and blacks to denounce the carpet-baggers and stand united. He also encouraged blacks not to start a race conflict, for they would surely lose such a contest.
Full Text of Article:Sixth Congressional District
Both white and colored men must be cautious, says the Petersburg Index, not to make any mistakes now in this the supreme crisis of their histories. White people, do not neglect the opportunity to win from error and ignorance the inevitable sharers of your destinies; Colored men, do not fail to embrace the chance of peace offered by the more powerful race.
Toe the mark, fellow-citizens, you of all colors and denominations, and do it now! Conservatism of education and property is not always to be bullied and harassed with impunity; neither can that conservatism, whose interest is always peace, afford to court a conflict. There is a mutual welfare involved, a mutual profit to be evolved. A house divided against itself cannot stand. One branch of the family must surrender. Which shall it be? The strongest protest against a contest. Colored people, you are the weakest; will you, when we ask for friendship, throw down the gage of battle?
For God's sake, not. That is what your enemy, the carpet-bagger, would have you do.--That is what we, politically supreme now in Virginia, and anxious to forward your moral and mental growth, beseech you not to undertake. Have regard for yourselves in the view of policy as well as of duty. Be freemen in fact as well as in name. Discard the despotism of faction, be ruled only by conscience, and that instinct of self-preservation which is the best as well as the first law of nature.
(Column 01)Summary: Listed returns for congressional elections in the Sixth District, with the Conservative candidate coming out on top.
Full Text of Article: MILNES, Con. HARRIS, Ind. PHELPS, Rad. Frederick 1563 14 869 Clarke 699 3 Warren 368 296 134 Page 749 313 Shenandoah 478 1,186 227 Rockingham 1,937 822 403 Augusta 3,469 962 Highland 137 413 Bath 357 92 Botetourt 664 917 Alleghany 304 202 Rockbridge 1,320 1,633 56 Total 12045 6853 1689 6853 5192 Milnes majority over Harris[No Title]
In Shenandoah Conrad received 119 votes, Gray 4.
(Column 02)Summary: Pleaded with Virginians not to celebrate prematurely until their constitution and elected officials are accepted by Grant and Congress, which was far from certain.
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We desire, says the Lynchburg Intelligencer, to caution our people on one point. If they think the work of reconstruction is all done, and that we have nothing to do but to exult over the result of the election, they are very much mistaken. What we have done has got to pass the ordeal of President Grant and of Congress, and powerful influences will be brought to bear against us. First, the written opinion of Gen. Canby in regard to the ineligibility of members of the Legislature is an obstacle to be overcome, and is now engaging the attention of the President and his Cabinet.--Secondly, if that is decided in our favor, then we have to await the full endorsement and ratification of Congress with a strong Republican majority against us. It becomes the solemn duty of our people, therefore, to so deport themselves in the future as to favorably impress the President and Congress with our loyalty and sincerity, and to compel them by the force of public sentiment, North and South, to respect and confirm what we have done toward reconstruction. We must cease to be governed in speech or in action by the false glare of passion or prejudice--we must let the dead bury its dead, while we take care of the living. We must not crow until we are out of the woods, and we must cease to cry over spilt milk.--There are some indiscreet men in all parties, and there are many in ours; but they must be muzzled at once and kept muzzled. Any other course of action than we have thus indicated will lead us into new dangers and troubles.
(Column 02)Summary: James A. Carter, clerk of the First African Baptist Church, Staunton, extends thanks on behalf of the congregation to J. P. Corron of the American Baptist Home Mission Society for his visit to view the condition of the church.Election for Governor
(Names in announcement: James A. Carter, J. P. Corron)
(Column 03)Summary: Election results for Virginia Governor. Augusta gave 3,751 votes to Walker and 1,171 to Wells. The state as a whole voted 115,109 for Walker and 96,446 for Wells.
(Column 01)Summary: The Rev. J. L. Rippetoe will preach at New Hope on July 25th.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. L. Rippetoe)
(Column 01)Summary: The Rev. P. Fletcher, with assistance from his daughter Miss Nannie Fletcher, will open a school for girls and young ladies at his residence near Churchville.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Rev. P. Fletcher, Nannie Fletcher)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. A. F. Burke, wife of William A. Burke, died in Staunton on July 17th. She was 32 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: A. F. Burke, William A. Burke)
(Column 02)Summary: Rev. William Ide, father of Prof. E. Louis Ide, died in Richmond. He was 60 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Rev. William Ide, Prof. E. Louis Ide)
(Column 02)Summary: Charles Hanger Henkel, infant son of Jewett and Virginia Henkel, died near Mt. Crawford on July 6th. He was 10 months old.
(Names in announcement: Charles Hanger Henkel, Virginia Henkel, Jewett Henkel)