Staunton Vindicator: 10 25, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
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(Column 1)Summary: In the recent election, Harrison and Waddell were elected by a margin of 390 votes; in the contest for the district, county voters extended Southall a majority of 521 ballots. Of the 4,823 whites who were registered, only 2,912 opted to vote. As a consequence, the margin of victory was much closer than it should have been, argue the editors, who remain vexed at the poor showing of local whites.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: The article reports that the election took place in Augusta without any disturbances, and notes that almost all the registered blacks in the county came out to vote, though the same was not true for whites.
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The election which took place here on Tuesday last passed off very quietly, no disturbance of any kind having occurred.--The colored people turned out and polled very nearly their registered strength, while the whites failed here, as well as at other points in the county, to poll any thing like their strength. We can not account for this apathy on the part of the whites, especially in an election of so much importance as that just held and one in which their pecuniary interests were so much at stake. We trust that no bad effects will result from their failure of so many whites to vote, but if it should prove otherwise the blame will fall heavily on those who allowed their apathy to damage the interests of themselves, their neighbors, their posterity and their State.
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that the overwhelming majority of the 79,174 voters who cast their ballot in the election in Louisiana supported the call for a convention, which will take place in New Orleans on November 23.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Election day violence broke out at several polling stations in Richmond as black radicals and conservatives clashed, states the article. Troops were called in to quell the disturbances.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: States that voters in Alabama approved the call to hold a constitutional convention. It is scheduled to meet on Nov. 5.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Armed with a variety of figures to prove his point, the author of the letter contends that extractive industries in the Kanawha region promise to yield considerable wealth to Virginians, should they agree to help finance the extension of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. The railroad would transport coal and other natural resources from Kanawha and the other western locations through the Old Dominion, allowing Virginia merchants to reap the benefits.
Origin of Article: Richmond DispatchEditorial Comment: "The great interest which you have manifested in the completion of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and the development of the material resources of Virginia induces me to furnish you for publication the following letter from one of the most intelligent iron men of great West. The facts contained in this letter are more valuable and will have a more important influence upon our great scheme than any which have thus far been brought before the public:"The President's View of the Election
(Column 3)Summary: According to the article, President Johnson and his cabinet perceive the late elections to be a harbinger of things to come in the country. Increasingly, conservative young men are assuming positions of power and intend on brushing off the "old and effete and prejudiced leaders of the Radical party everywhere." Indeed, this new generation of leaders plans to displace the "old Democratic chiefs of the Buchanan school" as well, as it pushes forward with a new conservative agenda.
Origin of Article: Charleston CourierThe South Twenty Years Hence
(Column 4)Summary: At present, says the article, there are 12,000,000 people in the South, two-thirds of whom are white. Within twenty years, it predicts, the population will have grown to 25,000,000 or 30,000,000, the increase due mostly to European immigration, which will leave southern blacks vastly outnumbered.
Origin of Article: New York TribuneFull Text of Article:A Good Example
The New York Tribune of a recent date says:
There are 12,000,000 of people in the South, whereof at least 8,000,000 are whites. There is ample room there for 50,000,000 more, and crowds are flocking in -- all of them whites. Europe is sending a full thousand a day, and the South proffers them cheap land, a genial climate, and employment for every sort of industrial capacity.--Now that a good harvest has delivered the South from famine, and her reconstruction is in rapid progress, there is no region on earth that should attract so may immigrants.
Twenty years hence we will have 25,000,000 to 30,000,000 of people, whereof the blacks will probably number 5,000,000.--Unless all the laws which have hitherto governed the increase of population are subverted, the whites of the South must increase faster than the blacks four to one. Not that the blacks will fail to increase also, but they are nowise recruited by immigration, and cannot be. Africa sends forth no voluntary emigrants: the slave trade is on its last legs and no negroes are coming to this country from any quarter. How, then, is it possible that they four million of blacks in this country should overbear the 8,000,000 of whites in the South, with the millions on the point of flocking thither.
(Column 4)Summary: The article recounts the story of a white merchant who fired his black employees after they voted for the Hunicutt ticket, and commends the merchant's actions. Noting that there "are plenty of honest white men" who would "gladly" replace the fired black workers, it intones, "Give them employment."[No Title]
(Column 5)Summary: Judge Charles Mason, the Radical nominee for the New York Court of Appeals, has come out against black suffrage, discloses the article. He asserts that it is "too repugnant to the people" and will result in the defeat of any party that endorses it.
Origin of Article: Argus
(Column 1)Summary: The article contains the final results from the election in Augusta, broken down by race.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Informs readers that the Internal Revenue Collector for the district will be in Staunton on October 29 and 30 "to collect taxes due and unpaid."Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that a black man in Waynesboro was assaulted by another black man after he voted for the Conservative ticket. The assailant was arrested and jailed on Wednesday.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: The article notes approvingly that residents of Pennsylvania are moving into the Shenandoah area and buying farms: "This is good news and we advise one and all that they will meet with a cordial welcome at the hands of the noble people of our beautiful Valley."Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that the Trustees of the Wesleyan Female Institute plan to construct more buildings to accommodate the school's growing student body.Local Items
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that D. E. Booker was found guilty of unlawfully shooting R. H. Glass and sentenced to 24 hours of imprisonment and a fine of $250.Married
(Names in announcement: Robert H. Booker, D. E. Booker, R. H. Glass, Judge Spence, Judge Daniel, Brown, Major Garland)
(Column 2)Summary: On Oct. 21 David Hinkel and Angeline Woodward were married by Rev. Kennedy.Married
(Names in announcement: David Hinkel, Angeline Woodward, Rev. Kennedy, Dr. Bashaw)
(Column 2)Summary: On Oct. 8 J. F. Wright and Martha J. Runch were married by Rev. H. H. Hawes.Married
(Names in announcement: J. F. Wright, Martha J. Runch, Rev. H. H. Hawes)
(Column 2)Summary: On Oct. 16, in a duel ceremony, William J. Bell and Mary A. Patterson and J. F. McClung and Maria V. Patterson were married by Rev. H. H. Hawes.Married
(Names in announcement: William J. Bell, Mary A. Patterson, J. F. McClung, Maria V. Patterson, Rev. H. H. Hawes, George C. Patterson)
(Column 2)Summary: On July 4 Capt. J. Colin O'Rourke, formerly of Staunton, and Mollie E. Murphy were married in Ohio by Father Louis Shriver.Married
(Names in announcement: Capt. Colin O'Rourke, Mollie E. Murphy, Father Louis Shriver)
(Column 2)Summary: ON Oct. 17 James T. Tate, of Fauquier, and Margaret S. Shaver, formerly of Augusta, were married by Rev. L. R. Madison.Married
(Names in announcement: James T. Tate, Margaret S. Shaver, Rev. L. R. Madison, James A. Spears)
(Column 2)Summary: On Oct. 15 George N. Thrift, of Madison County, and Bettie K., daughter of the late Thomas W. McCue, were married by Rev. F. H. Bowman.Died
(Names in announcement: George N. Thrift, Bettie K. McCue, Thomas W. McCue, Rev. F. H. Bowman)
(Column 2)Summary: On Oct. 20 Capt. E. Stribling Trout died at his father's residence in Staunton. He was 23 years old.
(Names in announcement: Capt. E. Stribling Trout, N. K. Trout)
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