n.t. (Miller & Dalton arrive in Tuscaloosa)

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Independent Monitor
Place of publication: Tuscaloosa, AL
Date of publication: May 10, 1869 11:00 pm

Chas. A. Miller and D. L. Dalton – the former a raw Yankee and so called Secretary of State; the latter the private Secretary of acting Governor Smith – arrived here, on Wednesday last from Montgomery. It is understood that they came in order to look into the killing of the negro murderers – not into the brutal murder of young Findley. Several letters were received by Smith from black and white negroes of Tuscaloosa, giving a false version of the “little affair” of blood. Miller wears a stove-pipe hat, a bob-tail coat; and pants so tight that his spindling shanks are exhibited to considerable advantage. Hope these government emissaries are well pleased with their trip into the “hot bed of rebellion” in Alabama. A friend of Selma in forms us that they were particular in their enquiries as to the day of the week an which the Monitor is published, so that they might elude a complementary notice of themselves during their stay. It will be seen by reference to the day of their arrival, that the official fellows shaped their movements accordingly. We are glad that they have come, so as to get at the truth of the matter – provided they will carry the truth with them to Montgomery.