Staunton Vindicator: 10 04, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Negro Candidate For Congress
(Column 5)Summary: The article contains a letter from a black candidate for Congress in Georgia who advocates a platform that includes support for the military reconstruction bill and opposition to the "unGodly tax upon cotton and tobacco." He also supports a measure that would divide the political positions in the state: blacks would run for Congressional seats and whites would run for state offices.
Origin of Article: New York HeraldEditorial Comment: "The New York Herald of Saturday publishes the following letter:"
Trailer: Ellick MahalyA Negro Judge
(Column 6)Summary: For the first time ever, a black judge presided over the First District Recorder's Court in New Orleans, leaving the author of the article to ponder the question: "How long will it be until we shall have negro Congressmen, negro Governors and a negro President or Vice-President?"
Origin of Article: Lancaster Intelligencer
(Column 1)Summary: The editors urge conservatives to unite "in support of good men" in the upcoming election rather than voting for "local" favorites. Should conservatives fail to do so, the editors warn, it will dissipate the strength of the conservative vote and result in the election of Radicals to represent "'Old Augusta'" at the convention.
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We endeavored in our last to impress upon our people the necessity of unity of action in the selection of delegates to the Convention, should it be called, and we again urge it upon them. No matter whether favoring or opposed to the Convention, it is the incumben duty of each one of us to vote for delegates. It is equally incumbent upon us to unite in support of the same men. For, without some concert of action on the part of conservatives in the selection of suitable persons as delegates, each section of our county may support some local favorite and result be the election of a radical representation from "Old Augusta." This may seem improbable to soem, yet we tell them it is probable if there be a division in the conservative vote of the county. The object of this organization is to carry the elections by a solide and united vote. This all understand, yet no concert of action is taken by those well-meaning citizens who could but deplore such a result.
This county will send a conservative delegation by a large majority if proper action be taken. Then let us take this action.--Let us assemble at our Court House, from every portion of our county, and, forgetting local favorites and old political confreres, unite in selecting suitable and candidates to represent us in the Convention. Having selected them, let us unite in their support and thus ensure their election. The time is growing short and delay is dangerous.--With the sole purpose of uniting our people in support of good men, to be selected by themselves, we respectfully suggest to them to meet in this place on Saturday the 12th inst. to select such men to represent us in the Convention, should the voters of Virginia favor its call. We suggest the above mentioned day as the latest day, before election, on which our people could meet and have their action generally known in the county, and trust our suggestions may meet with the concordant feeling among our county people and that a large representation from every portion of the county will be present to aid in selecting competent and in every way suitabel men, for whom we can cast an united vote.
(Column 1)Summary: The editors warn county conservatives to mobilize in order "to defeat the machinations of Hunnicutt and his ilk" or, they remark, "you will regret your supineness as long as you live."[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: It is reported that Germans in Iowa are "rapidly" abandoning the Republican party.Important Movement By Southerners
(Column 2)Summary: In the wake of President Johnson's latest amnesty proclamation, reports the article, several Alabama residents, formerly excluded from voting, sought to register their names, but were refused, on orders from Gen. Pope. As a consequence, they appealed to the U. S. Commissioners and intend on bringing the matter before the courts to test the constitutionality of the military reconstruction laws.
Origin of Article: N. Y. TribuneRiotous Disturbances In Georgia
(Column 3)Summary: In Savannah, relates the article, a melee occurred at a political rally after a northern "mulatto" named Bradley delivered a speech that included "harangues against white men" and a demand that rebel land be distributed to "conservative negroes." Police and troops were called to quell the violence and confiscate the muskets brought in by "large band of country negroes." Apparently, a "large proportion" of the black population "disapprove" of Bradley and "threaten to assassinate him."Disintegration of Union Leagues in Virginia
(Column 3)Summary: Reports from Virginia indicate that "the Union Leagues formed by Radical negropholists are disintegrating." The article attributes their demise to two reasons: the fact that white men who joined the organization are now "ashamed" of their actions and that blacks have begun to see that Radicals view them as "tools of designing men, and nothing more."
Origin of Article: New York Herald
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that the Boards of Registration for Augusta will meet at the Court House next Tuesday for the final revision of voter lists. They will remain is session for five days.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: The Staunton Musical Association has been re-organized for the winter and will remain under the leadership of Dr. J. L. Brown, reports the article.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Dr. J. L. Brown)
(Column 1)Summary: The article relates that C. D. Gray, Register in Bankruptcy, oversaw the hearing of the creditors of C. A. Gladke & L. Rosenbaum, who filed bankruptcy on Sept. 26.Local Items
(Names in announcement: C. A. Gladke, L. Rosenbaum, C. D. Gray)
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that members of the Augusta Fire Company and the Fire Company of the D. D. & D. Institution held a torch-light procession last Thursday night.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that a silver mine was discovered on John J. Larew's farm; judging by surface specimens, the property promises a fine yield.Local Items
(Names in announcement: John J. Larew)
(Column 1)Summary: The editors relate that, last Sunday, Rev. William E. Munsey preached to the "largest congregation we have ever seen assembled" in Staunton. His performance "raised greatly the high estimate entertained of his analyptic and elocutionary powers."Local Items
(Column 2)Summary: The article reports that Robert P. Eubank, formerly of Augusta, suffered a life-threatening injury on September 20, near his home in Clark County. The injury occurred while Eubank was using a thresher; somehow his overshirt got caught on the tumbling shaft of the machine and whirled him around with such velocity that it tore off his clothes and dislocated his thigh, causing serious internal injuries in the process. It is feared Eubank's wounds will leave him susceptible to pneumonia.
(Names in announcement: Robert P. Eubank)Origin of Article: SpectatorMarried
(Column 2)Summary: On Sept. 17, Cravis F. Mayers and Augusta E. Hailman, daughter of B. F. Hailman, were married by Rev. J. D. Shirey.Married
(Names in announcement: Cravis F. Mayers, Augusta E. Hailman, B. F. Hailman, Rev. J. D. Shirey)
(Column 2)Summary: On Sept. 18, Maj. John Esten Cooke and Mary Francis, daughter of the late Dr. Robert Page, of Clarke County, Va., were married by Rev. Joseph Jones.Married
(Names in announcement: John Esten Cooke, Dr. Robert Page, Mary Francis Page, Rev. Joseph Jones)
(Column 2)Summary: On Sept. 19, Alexander H. Cox and Mary E. McClure were married by Rev. C. Beard.Married
(Names in announcement: Alexander H. Cox, Mary E. McClure, Rev. C. Beard)
(Column 2)Summary: On Sept. 22, William Root and Margaret F. Hizer were married by Rev. C. Beard.Died
(Names in announcement: William Root, Margaret F. Hizer, Rev. C. Beard)
(Column 2)Summary: On Sept. 5, Ellen Shepherd, formerly of Staunton, died in Shepherdstown. She was 74 years old.
(Names in announcement: Ellen Shepherd)
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