Hindman and Hinds
November 2, 1868
The Dispatch is angry at the northern reaction to the death of Hinds. The Dispatch labels with a carpet-bag congressman who was very running a violent campaign and almost got what deserved by being killed by a drunk at a political rally. The other outrage comes from the Dispatch claiming that nobody is reporting on the murder of Hindman who they paint as a quiet, innocent ad respected man who was unjustly murdered in his home (while they mention he was a general they do not mention it was for the Confederate.
Hindman and Hinds. - The Radical press at the North is filling the land with lamentations over the killing of Hon. James Hinds, member of Congress from Arkansas, while there is not a word bestowed on the far more brutal killing of General Hindman in the same part of the world where fell the " carpet-bagger " congressman. Hinds was to the people of Arkansas (i.e., tho white people,) a most objectionable man, and was conspicuous in the violent campaign raging there. He was shot by a drunken man laboring under high political excitement. Hindman was shot at night, while sitting in the bosom of his family, by an unknown person. He was a man of national fame, highly popular among his fellowcitizens, and had pursued a most quiet life since the war. Yet for the murder of Hinds the country must be thrown into convulsions, while Hindman's assassination is but a trifling event.
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