Staunton Vindicator: September 16, 1859Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
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The Charleston Convention: Will the Southern Democracy Prove Loyal to the South?
(Column 1)Summary: Warns Southern Democrats that it is likely that the squatter sovereign Senator Douglas will be nominated as candidate for the presidency at the upcoming Democratic convention. Article asks that the South send only the most loyal Southerners to the convention.The Hon. Alex. H. Stuart
(Column 1)Summary: The Vindicator is pleased to see that Stuart is being considered as a potential candidate for the Opposition in the upcoming presidential election.New Enterprise
(Names in announcement: Alexander Stuart)
(Column 1)Summary: Messrs. Sicher have opened a new store exclusively for ladies in Staunton. This will allow women, "who may now, without being exposed to prying masculine eyes, purchase numberless little unmentionable 'fixins,' which they are shy of calling for at a counter beset with the horrid men."
Full Text of Article:Henry Winter Davis
The Messrs. Sicher, as may be seen by their advertisement, have ventured on the experiment, new to Staunton, of opening a store almost exclusively for the ladies, who may now, without being exposed to prying eyes, purchase numberless little unmentionable "fixins," which they are shy of calling for at a counter beset with the horrid men.
(Column 2)Summary: The Opposition congressman Davis made a speech in favor of the Northern wing of the Opposition, even though his Baltimore constitutency usually shares the interests of the South. The Vindicator believes that he has "thrown off his mask and appeared in his true character of a rampant Black Republican."[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Letter from S.A. Douglas to Lucy Stone turning down her invitation to speak at a women's rights convention, despite his regrets.Programme of Procession
(Column 3)Summary: The cornerstone of the new M.E. Church will be laid; gives the order of procession and route of the march to the church.Proceedings of Council
(Names in announcement: James Cochran, Rev. John Cockman, Rev. E.R. Veitch)
(Column 3)Summary: A meeting of the Staunton town council took place last Saturday, at which time they decided to plaster the reservoir with cement and paint street names on boards. The council also debated the salary of the Attorney for the Commonwealth and discussed how to extend the town limits at the next General Assembly.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Imboden, Mr. Baylor, Mr. Bell)Full Text of Article:J. Baker Thompson
At a meeting of the Council of the town of Staunton, on Saturday night last, the following proceedings took place, among others:
The Committee heretofore appointed to examine the Reservoir, returned a report concluding with a resolution instructing said committee to have the bottom of the Reservoir plastered with Hydraulic Cement and to do whatever else may be necessary to render said Reservoir water tight, which was adopted.
A resolution was adopted directing the Street Commissioners to have the name of the principal Streets of the Town painted on suitable boards and placed at each prominent Street crossing, indicating the name of said Streets.
A preamble and resolution in relation to the salary of the Attorney for the Commonwealth was presented, and, on motion, laid over until the laying of the next levy.
A resolution was adopted authorizing the Mayor to give the proper notice through the newspapers of an intended application to the General Assembly of Virginia at its next session for an extension of the Town limits. And Messrs. Imboden, Baylor and Bell were appointed a committee to report on such limits.
(Column 3)Summary: Thompson, of Staunton, has accepted the presidency of a college at Little Rock.Henry A. Wise
(Names in announcement: J. Baker Thompson)
(Column 4)Summary: Recommends that Wise be nominated for the presidency at the Charleston Convention, for it is he that has the people's best interests at heart.
(Names in announcement: Henry Wise)Full Text of Article:What Mr. Clay Thought of a Whig Administration and of Mr. Seward
"It is a war of the People and Henry A. Wise against the Politicians."
(Column 5)Summary: Argues that, if Clay were still alive, he would despise Seward's unconstitutional abolitionist politics.
Full Text of Article:Virginia in the Councils of the National Democracy
"Unless the South be outnumbered in the 'irrepressible conflict,' and driven, consequently, to absolve itself from the North, the onward destinies of the Union must ever be superinduced by Democratic administration."
(Column 6)Summary: Beseeches Virginia Democrats to try to resolve factional differences within the Virginia Democratic party before the Charleston Convention.
Origin of Article: Virginia IndexFull Text of Article:
A friend not long since remarked to us that he had attended several National Conventions of the Democratic party, and that in every instance he had witnessed with pleasure and pride the deference shown to the Virginia delegation. It appeared to him that this State, with an electoral vote never exceeding seventeen, within the period to which he referred, had during that time carried more influence in Convention than New York or Pennsylvania, and on some important occasions more influence than all the States combined. He felt proud of a State that could accomplish such important results through its moral power alone.
Our friend fully understood and appreciated the cause of the great influence of Virginia in the councils of the party. He knows that it was attributable entirely to the prevalence of the impression that the Democracy of Virginia are honestly devoted to principles--broad, defined, legible principles--that they go in Convention not for the purpose of securing merely selfish ends through bargains and intrigues with political sharpers, but for the patriotic purpose of co-operating in the selection of candidates for the highest offices of the Republic, who are faithful and true to its best interests.--Heretofore Virginia has indeed occupied an enviable position in our National Conventions. Since 1836, she has said to her brethren in Convention, "Virginia asks nothing for herself. She only asks that the first offices of the government shall be filled by men who rightly understand and who will faithfully carry out its true principles." And it must be admitted that these professions of Virginia have been well illustrated in her acts.
It should surely be an object near the heart of every true Democrat of Virginia, to support and maintain the proud character which his party in the State has acquired by its liberal, patriotic and disinterested course in Convention. We sincerely hope that the Virginia Democracy will not suffer in numerical or moral force, by the disputes that have unfortunately arisen amon g them in consequence of the appearance of rival Presidential candidates in their ranks. We hope their hitherto proud flag will not be lowered before the Charleston Convention. Such must and will be the case, however, if we have a protracted war between the rivals here, and then take it for final decision to the Convention at Charleston. In that event, "the rest of mankind" will come to the conclusion that we are, after all, just as selfish and just as bad in every respect as they are. Even the hards and softs of New York will rise up in judgement against us!
Trailer: Virginia Index.
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(Column 2)Summary: Married on September 8, 1859.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.C. Russell, James M. Hays, Stella Byan)
(Column 2)Summary: Married on September 8, 1859.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Wingman, James Doderick, Rossanah Coyner)
(Column 2)Summary: Married on September 10.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.C. Russell, Mr. Snellers, Martha Wood)
(Column 2)Summary: Married on Sepember 9.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. William E. Baker, William Newman, Rebecca Thayer)
(Column 2)Summary: Married on September 4, 1859.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.A. Snyder, A.O. Latman, P.M. Sturgis, Miss Sturgis)
(Column 2)Summary: Jno. Mohler died in Luray, Virginia on August 30 at age 24.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob Mohler, Jno. Mohler)
(Column 2)Summary: Jas. Gilbert died on September 3 at age 19.Died
(Names in announcement: James McDowell Gilbert, Jesse N. Gilbert)
(Column 2)Summary: Maggie Sosey died on September 8 at age 7.
(Names in announcement: Maggie Sosey, Jacob Sosey)
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