Staunton Spectator: July 27, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Look Out for a Carpet Bag Exodus
(Column 01)Summary: The Wilmington Star predicted that the carpet-baggers in Virginia will soon leave the State, sarcastically saying they may pursue jobs in Texas or Mississippi.
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The Wilmington (N.C.) Star calls attention to the fact that the carpet-baggers in Virginia are packing up preparatory to a raid on Mississippi, Texas, or some other place where they can make their salt. But it don't take a carpet-bagger long to pack up. His wardrobe consists of one shirt, marked "John Smith," one pair pants, one pea-jacket, one old hat, one second-hand tooth-brush, one dozen Sumner's speeches, and one hundred copies Ritual Union League. Carpet-baggers never wear drawers nor socks. This is an infallible method of distinguishing them from white folks.
What the "miserable vermin" who have so long infested Virginia will now do we cannot imagine. Possibly, they may get a job in Mississippi or Texas. We have no room for them, says the Star, in North Carolina. All the offices are already filled, and when a vacancy occurs, a carpet-bagger stands no chance whatever for the place.
The Star begs its Virginia friends to keep a sharp look out after their spoons until the carpet-bag exodus is completed. It says the "vermin" will all want some "relics;" and they will find spoons very convenient for stowing away in their carpet bags.
(Column 01)Summary: Claimed that the Radicals, even after the election is over, continue to lie to the Freedmen by telling them that they will be returned to slavery.
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The Radicals have not ceased to lie, even since the election, to the more ignorant colored men. For some days they had a number very uneasy, by telling them that they would be put back into slavery, and that all who voted for Walker, would be sent to work on public works at Washington. We cannot imagine what they expect to gain by such stories now, and presume it is but the old habit strong in death. -- Lying has become chronic.
(Column 02)Summary: This letter to the editor advocates construction of a Market House in Staunton, where citizens can purchase their "daily table supplies."
(Column 01)Summary: Staunton's Southern Methodists have been worshipping in the Baptist Church due to the courtesy of that congregation. The Rev. George Kramer, pastor of the M. E. Church South, will preach next Sunday.American Hotel
(Names in announcement: Rev. George Kramer)
(Column 01)Summary: The public house near the railroad depot is being renovated under the management of M. P. Bledsoe.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: M. P. Bledsoe)
(Column 01)Summary: Photographer B. M. Clinedinst has returned to Staunton and once again taken charge of his art gallery on Main Street.Arrested
(Names in announcement: B. M. Clinedinst)
(Column 01)Summary: Three Freedmen are arrested on suspicion of murder. During the investigation, it is found that they are fugitives from the Lexington jail.
(Names in announcement: John Adams, Tom Henry, Madison Brown, Jim McDowell, J. F. Maupin, George Harlan, J. T. Parent, Lee Morrison, William Alexander, Jim McDowell)Full Text of Article:Married
On Tuesday last, two negroes, calling themselves John Adams and Tom Henry were arrested at Dearfield and brought to this place by three colored men, James Stewart, Lewis Hunter, and Madison Brown, on the charge of rape and murder made against them by another colored man named Jim McDowell. They arrived here on Tuesday night and had a hearing before Justice J. F. Maupin and he committed them to jail to await further investigation.
On Wednesday morning, Mr. Geo Harlan, jailor, and Mr. J. T. Parent, C. P., informed them that they were suspected as the parties who had broke jail from Lexington, which they confessed as being true, and said their names were Lee Morrison, Wm. Alexander and Jim McDowell. They had been confined in Lexington in jail on charges, respectively, of waylaying and attempting to kill young Devier, of burglary and attempted rape, and robbing a church. They were sent back to Lexington jail.
(Column 02)Summary: William T. Jackson and Miss Annie Shelton, both of Augusta, were married near Summerdean on July 1st by the Rev. Mr. Lantz.Deaths
(Names in announcement: William T. Jackson, Annie Shelton, Rev. Lantz)
(Column 02)Summary: Kate E. Hanger, infant daughter of Dr. David W. and Sallie Hanger, died on July 20th. She was 4 months old.
(Names in announcement: Kate E. Hanger, Dr. David W. Hanger, Sallie Hanger)