Staunton Vindicator: October 23, 1868Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Reports on the recent electoral returns from several large states. Admits the Republicans have taken all of them but also notes their majorities have decreased considerably since the last election. Offers a small ray of hope by saying the election in November will still be too close to call.
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The result of the recent elections in the States of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Nebraska has made a great many of the Seymour and Blair party despondent as to the result of the Presidential election in November. The hope of Democratic successes in those States, which vanished with the earliest telegrams received, is the occasion of the despondency and not the actual summing up of Republican majorities. These show a considerable decrease on the previous gubernatorial elections, save in Ohio, where there is an increase from 3,000 to about 15,000 majority. In Indiana the Republican majority in the previous gubernatorial election was over 20,000, while in the late election it is doubtful how the State has gone--in fact both Democrats and Republicans claim the State by very small majorities.--While these States have gone Republican, generally, by decreased majorities, the Democrats have gained ten congressmen.
In setting forth these facts, we do not desire to raise false hopes of success for the Democracy in November, but simply to show that they have fought a good fight and that there is no occasion for the despondency which some exhibit.
There were, besides the mere issues of parties in the late elections, many local issues introduced, which will not be brought to bear in November. There will then be other issues, equally strong, introduced, besides the policy of the two contending parties. Then the Republicans will have to contend with the hatred to Gen. Grant on the part of our Jewish fellow-citizens, engendered by his famous military order against them. In these elections it is likely the Jewish vote has been divided, but in the Presidential election it is likely it will be cast en masse against Grant and Colfax. This is no small item and may turn the scale against the now jubilant party.
On the other hand the bold letter of Gen. Blair, which secured him the nomination, has been made to tell with considerable effect in the late elections, by the perversion of his position, and the cute inference assiduously disseminated that the Democratic party is pledged to overthrow the new State governments in the South by force.
If the Democracy can undo the effect produced by the Republican party on this later score all may be well. It will require incessant work and never-flagging exertion. They will make a bold effort to overcome all the incidental as well as direct issues. In fact both parties will put forth extraordinary exertions. They have merely skirmished with and felt the strength of each others columns, preparatory to the grand campaign to culminate in November. The result thus far is not a sufficient ground for exultation or despondency to either party. The vote in November will be closer than many suppose. Let us therefore neither exult nor cry aloud till then.
(Column 01)Summary: The Ladies of Staunton's Baptist congregation will give an oyster supper each night during the fair. The proceeds will go to benefit their church.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Constable Rusmisel of Middlebrook arrested John Wells and Doc. Runnells, two black men charged with stealing from the Spring House of William F. McCutchen. They had a hearing before William G. Sterrett who committed them to jail.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Constable Rusmisel, John Wells, Doc Runnells, William F. McCutchen, William G. Sterrett)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper urges residents of the Valley to attend the fair. There will be exhibitions including the world's largest ox. Concerts will be given every night.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The store of Taylor and Powell was broken into and robbed. "A negro man supposed to be one of the lately escaped penitentiary convicts" is suspected. Mr. Powell spotted him and gave chase, but he escaped. "We think the increase of our police force is imperatively demanded, and private policemen on the part of our business men would not be amiss."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Taylor, Powell)
(Column 01)Summary: Rice's Richmond Troupe will perform at the Town Hall during the fair. The group includes James B. Smith, Prof. Volker, and a "fine lady vocalist" and "danseuse."Friends of Temperance
(Column 01)Summary: Gives an overview of a meeting of Temperance advocates held in Staunton. Briefly summarizes the speeches made and lists the officers elected.
(Names in announcement: A. P. Abell, George A. Bruce, James W. Newton)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
The third annual meeting of the State Council of the Friends of Temperance of Va., assembled in the Odd Fellows Hall in this place, Tuesday night inst, the President Mr. A.P. Abell in the chair. A larger number of the Councils are represented than has been the case heretofore. There are 47 Councils in the State, and the order is progressing steadily and successfully. The President in his address said: It is matter of fearful regret that the order had not yet been able fairly to present its claims to universal adoption. This, he said, at whatever cost, must be done. The cry of agony comes into our ears, from the ten thousands crushed, bleeding and dying victims of the enemy. Missionaries must be sent forth, public opinion must be commanded, and above all, the potent influence of women must be secured in the "Associated Councils." He alluded gratefully and hopefully to the active campaign and its success in the Valley. The Council at the University he said, would prove to be a "school of the prophets," and exert a most happy and benign influence in all the Southern States.
After the close of the President's address, the remainder of the evening was devoted to hearing statements from members of the good accomplished in their respective neighborhoods. Members of subordinate Councils, although not eligible, were by vote, admitted to the meeting as visitors.
The election of officers resulted as follows:
President, Geo. A. Bruce, of Waynesborough. Associate, J.E. Roller, of Harrisonburg. Chaplain, Rev. Wm. W. Greene, of Spotsylvania.--Secretary, Rev. W. B. Wellons of Suffolk. Treasurer, A.P. Abell, of Charlottesville. Conductor, Dr. James L. Leitch, of Rockbridge. Sentinel, James W. Newton, of Staunton.
(Column 02)Summary: Reports on a disagreement among temperance groups in the state as to the status of one of the Councils.
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At the meeting Tuesday of the Friends of Temperance, a claim was urged for a Council in the Valley as the banner Council. One of the Representatives from Charlottesville thought the banner should belong to the Boy's Council (Hopewell) as it has sent an old fogy, belonging to the press gang for upwards of 52 years, to represent them, when the following settled the claim. Waynesboro Council--Who can doubt that this is the banner Council of the Order in the State when at its head is to be found a BRUCE with clarion voice and flashing claymore rallying the GENTRY living in that pleasant WAY, who LONG to FRY out and HUFF off the dram sellers and then crow like CHAPMAN when they are all safe from the tempter's snare and secure within the folds of Waynesboro Council No. 9 Friends of Temperance.
(Column 02)Summary: William Tanner and Miss Mary Susan Cook, both of Augusta, were married near Staunton at the residence of E. W. Schott by the Rev. George B. Taylor.Married
(Names in announcement: William Tanner, Mary Susan Cook, E. W. Schott, Rev. George B. Taylor)
(Column 02)Summary: C. E. Hoge of Staunton and Miss A. B. French of Abingdon were married in Abingdon on October 15th by the Rev. James McChain.Married
(Names in announcement: C. E. Hoge, A. B. French, Rev. James McChain)
(Column 02)Summary: John W. Hays and Miss Fannie V. Wright, both of Augusta, were married on October 1st at the residence of the bride's mother by the Rev. Francis McFarland.Married
(Names in announcement: John W. Hays, Fannie V. Wright, Rev. Francis McFarland)
(Column 02)Summary: John R. Argenbright and Henrietta V. Zimmerman, both of Augusta, were married on October 16th at the house of the bride by the Rev. J. I. Miller.Died
(Names in announcement: John R. Argenbright, Henrietta V. Zimmerman, Rev. J. I. Miller)
(Column 02)Summary: Miss Sallie Gabbert died in Arbor Hill at the residence of her nephew, Wilson Gabbert, on October 18th. She was 104 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Sallie Gabbert, Wilson Gabbert)
(Column 02)Summary: George H. Conklin died in Staunton on October 19th. He was 57 years old.
(Names in announcement: George H. Conklin)