Staunton Vindicator: August 25, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
(Column 01)Summary: The paper applauds the reappointment of Judge Lucas P. Thompson as District Judge. The action, the editors hold, will help endear Governor Pierpont and his policies to the people of Augusta.
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We are much pleased to state that Gov. Pierpont has commissioned Judge Lucas P. Thompson, judge of his old district--embracing the Counties of Augusta, Rockbridge, Bath, Albermarle and Nelson.
The course pursued by Gov. Pierpont has caused the people of Virginia to accord to him a cordial and hearty support, but we venture the assertion, that the reappointing the judges of the various districts, thereby retaining the acknowledged legal ability of these gentlemen on the bench, will endear him more to our people. Especially does the reappointment of Judge Thompson give general satisfaction and pleasure to our people. It was eminently due to Judge Thompson, who has occupied the same position for many years--and has, during that time enjoyed the confidence of the legal profession and the people of his district. He is a gentleman in its broadest sense, has a comprehensive knowledge of the law and fine attainments as a jurist. To sum it up in a word, is one of the ablest judges on the bench in Virginia.
He will hold the regular fall terms in his district where elections have been holden for Clerks of the Circuit Court.
(Column 01)Summary: The editors comment on the many construction and painting projects going on in Staunton. It improves the town's appearance, and gives work to mechanics who have long had little to do.
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Every thing is brushing up in our town. If we walk the streets after night we are in danger of dropping into a mortar bed. If we were tired and desired to lean against a house or door way for support, we would get our now black broadcloth (if we had one,) painted white, green, led color, brown or yellow. We rejoice in this improvement going on, not only for the appearance of things, but because the mechanics who have been so long without a sufficiency of work have now their hands full and we hope may also fill their pockets. "It's an ill wind that blows the body any good." We wish some sort of a wind would blow us a sufficient quantity of greenbacks to procure a broadcloth with which to run the gauntlet of paint and mortar.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that a black youth recently paraded through the streets of Staunton wearing a belt and sword. He was stopped by a military officer. According to the editors, the event showed that "the descendants of Africa's sable sons are ever prone to imitate."
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The descendants of Africa's sable sons are ever prone to imitate. Gaudy or guilded trappings catch and captivate their eyes. One of these youths bethought himself to play the officer on Tuesday last by girding himself with belt and sword. The prominence which he gave to the display, by moving along one of our streets, attracted the attention of an officer in authority who cut him short in his effort at magnificent pomposity, by ordering him to come out of the paraphernalia military, and threatening punishment for a like display of assumed and unauthorised rank.
(Column 01)Summary: This article announces that a medieval Tournament will be held for the "gallant youth of Augusta" near Staunton on August 31st. "Knights from a distance are requested to attend, and we need not exhort the gallant knights of Augusta to see to it that the credit of the old county does not suffer."Died
(Column 02)Summary: Sally More, infant daughter of Rev. George B. and Susan S. Taylor, died on August 13th. "God gave, he took, he will restore, He doeth all things well."
(Names in announcement: Sally More Taylor, Rev. George B. Taylor, Susan S. Taylor)