Staunton Vindicator: February 12, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Denounces the "new movers", claiming they are nothing but emerging Republicans. Warns people not to join if they don't want to sink to the level of Republicans.
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"Pacificus," a correspondent of the Richmond Whig, who is a thorough new mover, suggests the propriety of the convention, which is to assemble on the 17th of March to receive the report of the Committee of nine, endorsing the nominees, of the Republican convention, which is to meet on March 7th. This is the ultimate end of the new movement and "Pacificus" clearly accepts it, and proposes to go over to the Republican party at one step.
The Nottoway meeting not only endorsed the new movement but resolved itself into a political organization with the name of the "Republican party." And thus they go. It is "the first step that costs" says an old French proverb, and, unless you want to land in the Republican party, beware of the first step as a new mover. There is no halfway house. In the present political phase, conservatism has become obsolete. Choose ye then between the new movement and those opposed thereto--or, in other words, between the Democratic and Republican parties. Don't dodge the issue but meet it squarely.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that Mr. Stuart was mistaken in asserting that Robert E. Lee supports the "new movement."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that those opposed to the New Movement have been termed "bourbons." Those in favor, the editors joke, should be called "chameleons" for "the facility with which they change color. Not so bad, considering that a short time back they were excessively white, but since they have mounted the 'top rail' they have assumed a very dark hue."
(Column 01)Summary: A revival is continuing in Staunton's Baptist Church. A large number were baptized last Sunday.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The young ladies and gentlemen of the Catholic Church held a tableaux and charades in the Town Hall on Friday night to raise money for rebuilding the Catholic School rooms that had been destroyed by fire. Attendance was large.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Though the soiree of the Staunton Musical Association was well-attended, the poor weather prevented many from coming. As a result, the show will be repeated next Tuesday.Knights Templar
(Column 01)Summary: The Grand Commander of the State has authorized formation of Stevenson Commandery of the Knights Templar in Staunton. Officers were appointed.Fatal Stabbing
(Names in announcement: W. A. Burke, G. G. Gooch, W. H. H. Lynn)
(Column 01)Summary: An altercation took place at Pond Gap last Sunday between Reuben Green and Joseph Green, both black men. Joseph Green died from the effects of a knife wound he received. B. O. Ferguson held a coroner's inquest that determined the cause of death. Reuben Green is in jail awaiting trial.Perfectly Evident
(Names in announcement: Reuben Green, Joseph Green, B. O. Ferguson)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper proclaims the it is evident that Staunton's fire companies have insufficient equipment. They cannot reliably put out fires without an investment by the town in new equipment.Husting's Court
(Column 01)Summary: Summarizes cases and verdicts at the town court. Mostly larceny cases, all found guilty.
(Names in announcement: Thomas C. Elder, Henry Jackson, George W. Hardeman, Margaret Marshall, Alex Patterson, Michael Sullivan)Full Text of Article:[No Title]
At the February term of this court for the town of Staunton, Thos. C. Elder, Esq., was duly admitted to practice, in that Court.
Henry Jackson (colored) on an indictment for petit larceny was found guilty and sentenced to 30 days' imprisonment in the county jail.
Geo. W. Hareman on an indictment for obtaining property by false pretence, was found guilty and sentenced to 30 days imprisonment in the county jail.
On two several indictments for petit larceny, Margaret Marshall, (colored) was found guilty--sentenced in one case to 20 days' and in the other 30 days' confinement in the county jail.
Alex. Patterson (colored) on indictment for petit larceny found guilty and sentenced to six months' imprisonment in jail.
Michael Sullivan on indictment for selling obscene books, found guilty, fined $200 and sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment in jail.
Also for selling cards with obscene prints, he was found guilty, fined $100, tnd sentenced to 6 months' confinement in jail.
The Grand Jury found 42 indictments.
(Column 02)Summary: The Reconstruction Committee reported favorably on removing the political disabilities of the following: John A. Harman, B. F. Fifer, R. G. Bickle, D. C. McGuffin, and R. D. Hill.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John A. Harman, B. F. Fifer, R. G. Bickle, D. C. McGuffin, R. D. Hill)
(Column 02)Summary: B. F. Fifer tenders thanks on behalf of the Augusta Fire Company to the "White and Colored Citizens" of Staunton for assistance rendered at the latest fire.Married
(Names in announcement: B. F. Fifer)
(Column 02)Summary: William W. Obaugh, formerly of Mt. Solon, and Miss Maggie E. Ferren of Ohio, were married in Ohio on January 7th by the Rev. J. Grant.Married
(Names in announcement: William W. Obaugh, Maggie E. Ferren, Rev. J. Grant)
(Column 02)Summary: George A. Coiner and Miss Mary E. Ewing, both of Augusta, were married on February 4th at the residence of the bride's father by the Rev. H. Tallhelm.Married
(Names in announcement: George A. Coiner, Mary E. Ewing, Rev. H. Tallhelm)
(Column 02)Summary: Darius Edward Drumheller and Miss Mollie Ann Gochenour, both of Augusta, were married by the Rev. Martin Garber on January 28th.Married
(Names in announcement: Darius Edward Drumheller, Mollie Ann Gochenour, Rev. Martin Garber)
(Column 02)Summary: J. A. Spencer and Miss Maggie H. Ott, both of Augusta, were married at the residence of the bride's brother near New Port on January 13th by the Rev. E. D. Junkin.Died
(Names in announcement: J. A. Spencer, Maggie H. Ott, Rev. E. D. Junkin)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Margaret B. Whitmer, wife of Samuel Whitmer, died near Parnassus on February 1st after a short illness. She was 62 years old. "She has been a useful member of the Methodist Church for more than 40 years."Died
(Names in announcement: Margaret B. Whitmer, Samuel Whitmer)
(Column 02)Summary: Alexander Fountaine Murray, an Augusta native, died in West Virginia on January 25th. He was 38 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Alexander Fountaine Murray)
(Column 02)Summary: Samuel J. D. Fisher, formerly of Staunton and nephew of S. J. Davis of Staunton, died on January 19th at the residence of his father, John Fisher, in West Virginia. He caught a fever on the Wabash River and had been severely ill for two weeks. He was 24 years old.Tribute of Respect
(Names in announcement: Samuel J. D. Fisher, S. J. Davis, John Fisher)
(Column 02)Summary: A committee consisting of J. S. Lipscomb, James W. Baldwin, N. S. Hall, and J. F. Maupin passed resolutions of sympathy and respect on behalf of Staunton Council No. 47, Friends of Temperance upon the death of fellow-member William H. Wilson.
(Names in announcement: J. S. Lipscomb, James W. Baldwin, N. S. Hall, J. F. Maupin, William H. Wilson)