Richmond: Dispatch Steam Presses, 1879. 54, [2- advt] pp. Original printed wrappers bound into later speckled cloth. Light uniform toning. Diagram at page 19. Text block a bit loosened from the cloth. Contemporary newspaper account affixed to the endpapers of the cloth. Very Good.
Miss Isabel Cottrell told "Poindexter that Charles E. Curtis, a shoe clerk, had insulted her while fitting her feet." Apparently Curtis had made derogatory "remarks" about Miss Cottrell's feet. For this offense, "Poindexter declared that Curtis must be horsewhipped and, with his brother, went to Curtis' shop and struck him several blows. Flabbergasted Curtis could only stammer an apology, and they parted with a handshake. It then dawned on Curtis that he had been insulted and that Poindexter must apologize or be caned. When Curtis tried to do this, urged on by a 'friend,' Poindexter shot him five times. The verdict was manslaughter" [McDade].
The advertisements from local merchants are for stationery; "Speaking Telephones | Conversation by Wire;" a hotel, and a carriage builder.
McDade 756. Haynes 14248. Item #37489