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The Valley News
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An excursion from Richmond arrived in our city last Sunday at 7 A.M., and remained all day. It consisted of six coaches,
two for white and four for Afro-Americans.
Augusta county elected delegates last Monday for the Roan Oak Conference of Afro-Americans, which has been called to meet
Sept. 11th. The following are the names: Willis M. Carter, city at large; Rev. James Scott and C.H. Hall, alternates, county
at large; R.H. Gains, S.C. Carter, James A. Carter, Merideth Meads and James A. Johnson.
Churches were all well attended last Sabbath and the pastors were all at home, except Rev. M.W. Clair of the M.E. Church,
in a good mood for preaching, if what the people say of their sermons be true.
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church has just built a new edifice which they will soon be ready to dedicate. Their rally on the 20th
ult., realized $13.24. Our City Schools will open next September 4thm and all parents should have their children ready for
the first day, then keep them in school until the close.
The "Staunton Tribune," devoted a column and a half of its editorial last week to the faithful pastors who read that paper.
The "Watchman" is glad to find so many of these gentlemen in Augusta county reading papers published by the race.
the Berean Valley Baptist Association will convene with the Covington Baptist Church, Covington, Va., Thursday September 7th.
The C. and O. road will sell round trip tickets at reduced rates to persons attending the Convention between Charlottesville
Hotel and Personal Notes
Mrs. John Dabney of Richmond and her daughter, Miss Hattie are spending the summer here. The Virginia Seminary Star Concert
Company consisting of Madame Fannie Payne Walker, Richmond, Va., Miss Olivia C. Oliver, Richmond; Prof. D.W. Davis, Richmond
and Prof. U.S.G. Patterson were at the Goffeny last week. This company gave two grand entertainments at the Ebenezer Baptist
Church last week. The "Watchman" tried to make it pleasant for the company, while in Staunton.
Hotel Brooks had the following registered last Sabbath: J.W. Woods, Afton, Va.; P.H. Duvall, Charlottesville, Va.; Troy Kenney,
Charlottesville, Va.; Robert Thomas, Charlottesville, Va.; Frank Thompson, Waynesboro, VA.; Sallie Brown, Charlottesville,
Va.; Frank Brown, Charlottesville, Va.; Thomas Truett, Lexington, Va.; Morris Johnson, Charlottesville, Va.; Edmonia Taylor,
Miss Irene Burros returned last week from a missionary journey of nine months in North Carolina. She has since her return
been selected to teach in our city school.
The Planet can be had at G.H. White's grocery, 10 East Frederick St., Staunton, Va. Mr. White has had only nine months in
the business, but is making it a success.
Mr. John Brock has the oldest grocery stand on Augusta St.
Miss Mary F. Reynolds and Miss Bessie Hatcher returned Monday from Folly Mills, where they had a pleasant time. Prof. S.C.
Carter, Rev. D.C. Dean, A.B. and Rev. C.C. Stumm, D.D., attended the Virginia Baptist Sunday School Convention at Charlottesville,
Rev. Willy Simpson of Williamsport, Pa. is in Staunton, visiting friends.
Mrs. C.C. Stumm's sister, Mrs. John England of Birmingham, Ala., who has been ill since her visit here is convalescent.
Richmond District Conference of the A.M.E. church was held last week in Berryville, Clark Co., Va., Rev. E. Scarboro presiding.
Rev. A.J. Dixon of Staunton was in attendance.
Shiloh Baptist Church, Waynesboro, Va., has extended a call to Rev. Samuel L. Moore of Illinois.
We expect to have the Planet on sale every Saturday in Staunton at G.H. White's grocery, Jack Allen's barber shop, Chesapeake
House, 119 S. Augusta St., and 501 N. Augusta St. Please tell your friends and all get the leading papers published by the
race in the State. Read the "Staunton Tribune" for home new and the Planet for State news.
Let the home, school room, press and pulpit be brought closer together by the newspaper, the common place for all intelligent
to meet and view the progress of the world.
Summary of Article
This article provides a general synopsis of current events in Staunton, Va. Over the past week, the Staunton community received
an excursion party from Richmond, participated in elections for the Roan Oak Conference of African Americans, and was making
preparations for the upcoming school year. The article also highlights several other items of interest. For example, the
Virginia Seminary Star Concert Company gave a performance and the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church just received a new edifice.Watchman