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Staunton Vindicator: March 19, 1859

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Democratic State Organization
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Summary: Discusses the meeting of the Democratic State Central Committee and the need for organization against the Opposition. Article also lists electors to the Convention.
(Names in announcement: John Rutheford, Thomas J. Michie, William S.H. Baylor)
Full Text of Article:

"...the Black Republican party at the North, whose sectional views are known to be hostile to the South and threaten the dissolution or consolidation of the Union."

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Letcher and Goggin
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Summary: Emphasizes that Goggin's speech was a complete failure.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Letcher, Mr. Goggin)
[No Title]
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Summary: Ridicules the Spectator's past as a Know Nothing paper.
Full Text of Article:

We certainly did misunderstand the "spirit of the remarks" of the Spectator of the 8th, and answered under that misunderstanding, but since he disclaims any offensive construction, we freely retract anything in our article in reply, which may be construed so as to hurt the feelings of the gentlemen of the Spectator. We are heartily glad that our neighbor has at last consented to answer our question in reference to his political position. He "takes pleasure in saying that he has never repudiated, but still adheres to the sentiments which he advocated in 1855." Now, we know that the Spectator was a know nothing journal, and advocated know nothing principles in 1855, and we know that the know nothing principles of '55 were religious intolerance, bitter opposition to foreigners, and secrecy. And the Spectator "still adheres" to those principles. How, then, does that paper support Mr. Goggin, who declares he is not and never was a know nothing? How does that paper get its own consent to support a man who is blarnying the Irish and angling for Irish votes in Richmond, while it entertains the bitterest feelings of opposition to all foreigners in Staunton, and holds the opinion that foreigners of all kinds ought to be deprived altogether of the elective franchise?

Mr. Goggin Repudiates the Convention Which Nominated Him
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Summary: Claims that Goggin repudiated a statement made by John Botts and endorsed by the party convention that his party would accept the support of free negroes.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Goggin, John M. Botts, Mr. Willey, Mr. Preston, Mr. Letcher)
Mr. Spurgeon...
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Summary: Spurgeon announced his intention to battle slaveowners.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Spurgeon, Rev. Mr. Corey)
[No Title]
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Summary: Article recounts how an Opposition man boldly went to a writing desk at the Vindicator and wrote, "HURRAH FOR GOGGIN!"
District Meeting
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Summary: A meeting of the Democrats of the fifth magisterial district convened in the Academy at Waynesboro on March 12 to select delegates and alternates to the Harrisonburg Convention. The men listed above were chosen.
(Names in announcement: Wm. Caldwell, H.M. Darnall, Col. T.M. Durborarr, H.L. Gallaher, G. Hansbarger, John K. Keeser, Abram Kindig, H.W. Kindig, Henry Kindig, Simeon Koiner, Eliga Koiner, Martin Koiner, Gideon Koiner, Absalom Koiner, C.D. Koiner, David W. Koiner, Absalom Koiner, John K. Koiner, Cyrus Koiner, Martin Koiner, John Leonard, Col. Samuel McCune, C.G. Miller, Capt. C.G. Miller, John W. Reeder, David Reeves, Jacob Stofer, John Taylor, Robt. Terrell)
Full Text of Article:

The democracy of the fifth magisterial district convened in the Academy at Waynesboro on Saturday the 12th inst. for the purpose of selecting delegates to the Harrisonburg Convention.

The meeting was organized by appointing Capt. C.G. Miller President and Col. T.M. Durborarr Secretary. The President upon taking the Chair, in a few brief and appropriate remarks stated the object of the meeting.

On motion--that the Chairman appoint the delegates. Agreed. That by the request of the meeting, the Chairman be included in the number of delegates, when the following persons were selected and also their alternates.

Delegates--Caldwell, Wm.; Durborarr, T.M.Col.; Gallaher, H.L.; Hansbarger, G.; Kindig, H.W.; Koiner, Eliga; Koiner, Martin; Koiner, Absalom; Koiner, C.D.; Koiner, David W.; Koiner, Absalom; Koiner, Martin; McCune, Samuel Col.; Miller, C.G.; Miller, C.G.Capt.; Stofer, Jacob; Terrell, Robt.

Alternates--Darnall, H.M.; Koiner, Cyrus; Kindig, Abram; Reeder, John W.; Koiner, John K.; Koiner, Simeon; Leonard, John; Keeser, John K.; Kindig, Henry; Reeves, David; Koiner, Gideon; Taylor, John.

Absalom Koiner submited [sic] the following resolution: Resolved, That the Democracy of the Waynesboro district have confidence in the discretion and wisdom of the district convention to assemble at Harrisonburg on the 30th inst. and that they will heartily support the nominee of the Convention, no matter what county he is taken from, regarding the parties of the district as a common brotherhood.

On motion of A. Koiner. that a democratic assocation be formed. Agreed. On motion, the following persons were chosen as officers: Capt. C.G. Miller, President, Col. T.M. Durborarr, Sec'ry, H.L. Gallaher, Treasurer.

Resolved, That the association meet on the second Saturday in April, at Waynesboro, and that Mr. W.S.H. Baylor, the Senatorial Elector, be invited to address the association. Agreed.

Resolved, That the proceedings be published.

Trailer: C.G. Miller, Pres't. T.M. Durborarr, Sec'y.
Mt. Solon District Meeting
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Summary: The Democrats of the Mt. Solon district met on March 12 and chose the men above to be delegates to the Harrisonburg Convention.
(Names in announcement: George Airey, G.W. Beard, A. Beaver, W.R. Blair, H. Clark, James T. Clarke, T.B. Clarke, W.D. Clarke, Geo. W. Crawford, J.J. Cupp, J.A. Hamrick, Mathew Hogshead, Dr. B.F. Hopkins, J.F. Hottel, W. Howell, George Kerricofe, J.H. Kirling, J.T. Maupin, J. McCampbell, George Messersmith, David Miller, Woller Odor, S. Paul, Henry Philips, J.C. Rivercomb, S. Samuels, Jacob Shreckhise)
Full Text of Article:

At a meeting of the Democratic citizens of Mount Solon Precinct, convened on the 12th inst., for the purpose of appointing delegates to the district Congressional Convention to be held at Harrisonburg on the 30th inst. The meeting was organized by calling J.J.Cupp, Esq. to the Chair, and the appointment of James T. Clarke, Secretary.

On motion, the sense of the meeting was taken as to the propriety of holding a Convention to nominate a candidate to represent the ninth Congressional district in the Congress of the United States. Whereupon -

It was resolved that it is highly expedient and conducive to the best interest of the party and promotive of harmony in its ranks to hold the proposed Convention.

It was further resolved that the Chairman appoint --delegates who with the Chairman and Secretary, shall represent this Precinct in the proposed Convention.

The Chair appointed the following gentlemen delegates, vis:
H. Clarkes, Esq., Jacob Shreckhise, Dr. W.R. Blair, T.B. Clarke, S. Paul, J.C. Rivercomb, J.A. Hamrick, David Miller, S. Samuels, Dr. B.F. Hopkins, W. Howell, J.M. Campbell, George Messersmith, Henry Philips, W.D. Clarke, J.F. Hottel, Geo W. Crawford, George Kerricote, G. W. Bears, J.H. Kirling, George Airey, Mathew Hogshead, Woller Odor, J.T. Maupin, A. Beaver.

On motion, a copy of the above proceedings was ordered to be forwarded to the office of the Vindicator with a request that they be published. The meeting then adjourned.

Trailer: J. J. CUPP, Ch'n. James T. Clarke, Sec'y T.M. Durborarr, Sec'y.
Mt. Sidney District Meeting
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Summary: The Democrats of the Mt. Sidney district met on March 12 and chose the men above to be delegates to the Harrisonburg Convention.
(Names in announcement: Wm. Anderson, Col. Wm. Anderson, Capt. Thos. Burke, Jas. A. Clinedinst, Sam'l K. Harper, Capt. Wm. T. Heiser, Dr. Humston, Dr. Kubler, Thos. W. McCue, John Rimel, Wm. T. Sheets, David Vanpelt, Thos. P. Wilson)
Full Text of Article:

Pursuant to public notice, a meeting of the Democratic party was held at Mount Sidney, March 12th, 1859, for district No. 7, to appoint delegates to attend a District Convention to be held in the town of Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., on the 30th inst., for the purpose of nominating a candidate for Congress, to fill the place of the Hon. John Letcher, whereupon Thos. Weisan was called to the Chair, and Dr. Humston appointed Secretary. The object of the meeting being explained, the following resolutions were adopted:

Resolved, that the 6 delegates appointed from this district to the Petersburg Convention, be appointed to the Harrisonburg Convention, and the Chairman with the assistance of three members of the meeting, appointed the following delegates:
Col. Wm. Anderson, Capt. Thos Burke, Capt. Wm. T. Heiser, Thos P. Wilson, Jas. A. Clinedinst, Wm. Anderson, Dr. Humston, Sam'l K. Harper, David Vanpelt, Dr. Kubler, John Rimel, Thos. W. McCue, Wm. T. Sheets.

On motion, resolved, that the Vindicator publish the proceedings of this meeting, and that the democratic papers of the District be requested to copy. On motion, the meeting adjourned.

Trailer: THOS P. WILSON,Chairman, N. Humston, Secretary
District Meeting
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Summary: The Democrats of the Greenville district met on March 12 and chose the men above to be delegates to the Harrisonburg Convention.
(Names in announcement: Wm. A. Abney, Geo. M. Apple, C. Davis, A. Gardner, Wm. Hess, Joseph Long, J.B. Mitchell, J.W. Newton, John Rush, J.B. Scott)
Full Text of Article:

At a meeting of the democratic party held in Greenville on Saturday, March 12th, 1859, Ballard Smith was called to the Chair and James W. Newton appointed Secretary.

The following resolutions were unanimously adopted:

Resolved. That there be one from each precinct in the district, to be associated with the Chairman, to recommend ten delegates to the meeting to represent us in the convention which is to be held in Harrisonburg on the 30th inst.

Resolved. That Wm. Rush, John T. Antrim and Joseph Long, be a committee to act with the Chairman.

The committee then reported the following delegates viz:
John Rush, Geo. M. Apple, Wm. A. Abney, J. W. Newton, Joseph Long, Wm. Hess, C. Davis, A. Gardner, J. B. Scott, J. N. Mitchell.

Said report was unanimously adopted by the meeting.

Resolved, That the proceedings of the meeting be published in the Stanton Vindicator.

On motion, the meeting then adjourned.

Trailer: BALLARD SMITH, Ch'n J. W. Newton, Sec'y
District Meeting
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Summary: The Democrats of Precinct No. 2 met on March 12 and chose the men above to be delegates to the Harrisonburg Convention.
(Names in announcement: E.T. Albertson, Alexander Anderson, J.W. Bucher, Jas. W. Crawford, E. Dooley, G.F. Elick, R.H. Fisher, M.G. Harman, R.D. Hill, H.L. Opie, B.F. Points, J.B. Sherer, R.W. Stevenson)
Full Text of Article:

Pursuant to previous notice, a meeting of the Democrats of Precinct No. 2 convened on Saturday the 12th inst., for the purpose of appointing delegates to meet in Harrisonburg on the 30th of March, 1859, B. F. Points was appointed Chairman and E. T. Albertson, Secretary.

The following named Gentlemen were appointed Delegates to said convention.
H. L. Ople, J. W. Bucher, R. W. Stevenson, J. B. Sherer, R. D. Hill, Jas W. Crawford, M. G. Harman, G. F. Elick, R. H. Fisher, Alexander Anderson and E. Dooley.

On motion, the Chairman and Secretary were added to the list of delegates.

On motion, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:

Resolved, That it is inexpedient in our opinion, to run democratic candidates for the Legislature in May next, and we pledge our Magisterial District No. 2 to vote against any such movement.

On motion, the thanks of the meeting were tendered to the Chairman and Secretary.

On motion the meeting adjourned.

Trailer: B. F. POINTS, Ch'n E. T. Albertson, Sec'y
District No. 1
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Summary: The Democrats of Magisterial District No. 1 met on March 12 and chose the men above to be delegates to the Harrisonburg Convention.
(Names in announcement: Geo. Baylor, W.S. Baylor, D.S. Bear, W.J.D. Bell, S.B. Brown, Geo. M. Cochran, John Daily, D.T. Doom, F.B. Fuqua, A.W. Harman, J.A. Harman, S.H. Hilb, J.C. Marquis, J. O'Hare, J.L. Peyton, J. Pollitz, J.B. Watts)
Full Text of Article:

On Saturday, March the 12th, the Democracy of Magisterial District No. 1 met for the purpose of appointing delegates to a convention.

On motion of Col. Peyton, Maj. J. B. Watts was called to the Chair, and Geo. M. Cochran appointed Secretary.

On motion of S.B. Brown, a committee of three was appointed to nominate suitable delegates; carried.

Persons named by the Chair, - S. B. Brown, J. C. Marquis, and W. J. D. Bell. Before the committee retired, on motion of J. A. Harman, The Chairman, Secretary and Committee, were appointed delegates, and the committee ordered to nominate 12 others. Committee retired, and after a short absence returned and reported the following names, to wit:
Geo. Baylor, F. B. Fuqua, J. O'Hare, J. L. Peyton, S. H. Hilb, J. Politz, D. S. Bear, A. W. Harman, J. A. Harman, D. T. Doom, W. S. Baylor, John Daily.

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Summary: Married on March 2, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.B. Davis, William L. Lohr, Sarah Powers)
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Summary: Married on February 14, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. X.J. Richardson, Mr. George, Polly Dull)
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Summary: Married on March 10, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.H. Crawford, William P. Fauver, Mary A. Anderson)
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Summary: Died on March 13.
(Names in announcement: Horace Seeley)
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Summary: John Reubush, only son of John Reubush, Jr., died on March 9 at age 8.
(Names in announcement: John C. Reubush)
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Summary: Ella Wartmann died on March 17 at age 2.
(Names in announcement: Ella Virginia Wartmann, John Wartmann, Margaret Wartmann)

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