Staunton Vindicator: September 20, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
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(Column 1)Summary: The editors inform readers that Gen. Scholfield has named Oct. 22 as the date for the election on whether to call a constitutional convention. According to the latest apportionment, Augusta will lose one delegate while representation for the Valley, as a whole, will drop to 18 from 33. In an effort to raise the county's representation, the editors urge those made eligible to vote by the latest amnesty proclamation to petition the Board of Registration.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: At a meeting in Richmond last Monday, reports the article, an "overwhelming majority" of those in attendance voted in favor of supporting a $2,000,000 subscription to the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. The editors endorse this decision on the grounds that the railroad will "tap the fertile prairies of the great West" and transport its "riches into the lap of Virginia."
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Richmond City voted on Monday last, on the question of a corporate subscription of $2,000,000 to the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad and it was decided by an overwhelming majority in favor of the subscription. This is the first gun in Virginia, in response to the call of West Virginia for the completion of this great artery, which is to tap the fertile prairies of the great West and carry their trade and travel to the Atlantic coast through our borders, which now seeks its outlet by circuitous routes. In addition it will open up one of the finest mining sections in this country and throw its riches into the lap of Virginia, so long deprived of them by their inaccesibility. Then will our manufacturing interests take a vigorous forward stop and our agricultural interest be enhanced correspondingly. Then will we see the influx of a sturdy laboring class so much desired at present, and the increase of Virginia's wealth and prosperity will put to shame that of her sisters in the past. Richmond has acted nobly in this matter and it now remains for the counties along the line to keep the ball in motion and make Virginia what she should have been long years ago, but for an inert old fogyism which possessed her.
(Column 1)Summary: The editors rejoice at the fact that growing numbers of northern men have come to the South to relocate and invest their capital. This trend, they note, indicates that the rumors of ill-treatment of northern immigrants have subsided.
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There is nothing more cheering to us than the notices of the division and sale of lands, in every portion of Virginia, to Northern men of capital and enterprise and of good reputation at home, who propose to come and live among us. In the past few months we scarcely pick up an exchange that does not chronicle the sale of lands &;c. to some worthy Northern gentlemen. We may therefore conclude that prejudice and passion have "had their day" in circulating base rumors of bad treatment to Northern immigrants, and that this tide of immigration, so long restrained by idle stories and otherwise, has turned in this direction. We trust that it has and would desire to impress upon the people of that section to investigate the advantages Virginia offers, far out-reaching those of newer States, and assure them that worthy immigrants will meet with a kind reception at the hands of all Virginians. We want such men among us to help us by their energy and capital to develop the resources of our State and will welcome and treat them as neighbors and friends.
(Column 2)Summary: In light of their poor showing in several recent state elections, many Radicals, including Thad Stevens, fear the Republicans may lose control of New York and Pennsylvania in upcoming legislative contests.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Relates that the Border State Radical Convention, held in Baltimore last week, "was poorly attended." The body adopted resolutions "favoring the Congressional extension of Manhood suffrage to the Northern States, favoring impeachment and endorsing Stanton, Sheridan and Sickles."[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: The article reports that Gen. Scholfield appointed Maj. H. B. Burnham Judge of the Hustings Court of Richmond last Monday; Burnham replaces Judge William H. Lyons, who died.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Notes that Democrats in Maine have made a resounding comeback in the late election there; the party increased its representation in the legislature to 45 delegates from 13 the previous year.Sensible If True
(Column 2)Summary: It is reported that Gen. Grant declared he is not interested in the Presidency, even "if the opportunity were offered."
Origin of Article: New York PostThe Election Ordered For a Convention or No Convention
(Column 3)Summary: The article contains Gen. Scholfield's order to hold the election on the constitutional convention, and lists the apportionment of delegates for each county.Mr. Editor
(Column 4)Summary: In his letter, "Civis" nominates J. M. Hanger, Y. H. Peyton, and James Bumgardner as delegates to the convention. The three men "combine in themselves vigor of intellect, fluency, and eloquence in debate, and boldness and decision of action."
(Names in announcement: J. M. Hanger, Y. H. Peyton, James Bumgardner)Trailer: Civis
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that several young men from Staunton and vicinity are attending Washington College this session.Local Items
(Names in announcement: S. B. Mason, Plunkett O'Ferrall, W. B. McChesney, Benjamin CrawfordJr., John Francisco, Edward Echols)
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that James W. Spitler was severely wounded in accident that occurred while he was loading saw logs last Friday.Local Items
(Names in announcement: James W. Spitler)
(Column 1)Summary: Alerts readers that the final registration before the convention will take place between October 8 and 12 at the Court House.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Advises residents that the Staunton Post Office has begun accepting money orders.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: The article relates that a "distressing" accident occurred last Saturday as A. Stuart McGuffin and James Apple were "going thro' the manual of arms with an old gun, which neither one supposed to be loaded." McGuffin, 23, suffered a fatal head wound after the gun fired while the young men were handling the weapon.Married
(Names in announcement: A. Stuart McGuffin, James Apple, E. T. McGuffin, George M. Apple)
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept. 18, William F. Brand and Amanda C. Armentrout were married by Rev. William Pinkerton.Married
(Names in announcement: William F. Brand, Amanda C. Armentrout, Rev. William Pinkerton)
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept. 18, R. M. Guy and Hallie G. Wills, daughter of C. T. Wills, were married by Rev. Sutor.Married
(Names in announcement: R. M. Guy, Hallie G. Wills, C. T. Wills, Rev. Sutor)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 19, A. Lightner, of Highland County, and Mary C. Lightner were married by Rev. Pinkerton.Died
(Names in announcement: A. Lightner, Mary C. Lightner, Rev. William Pinkerton)
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept. 4 William Howard, only child of James Y. and Sarah E. McCutchen, died at Sangersville. He was 6 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: William Howard McCutchen, James Y. McCutchen, Sarah E. McCutchen)
(Column 3)Summary: On Sept. 13, Samuel Parrent died of typhoid fever at Hermitage. He was 47 years old.
(Names in announcement: Samuel Parrent)
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