Staunton Vindicator: April 23, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Supports the assembly of the Conservative party but warns them not to act like the Walkerites and sacrifice principle for expediency. Insists the whites in the state want unanimity of action but only if principle and honor can be saved as well.
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Some of our exchanges are urging with all their vim the necessity of unanimity on the part of the conservatives of the State in the present political crisis. This we have felt and urged at all times, and, especially when the election on the adoption or rejection of the proposed constitution seemed imminent. And we yield to none at present in warmth of desire for unanimity on the part of our people in the approaching crisis. We think it essential to the future welfare of the State that there should be unanimity--but, not that attainable only by the sacrifice of principles and long established and acknowledged rights. Not the unanimity of the man who, while his storehouse is being invaded by a band of thieves, and the sustenance of his family is being carried off, counsels the members thereof, as they value peace and quiet and their lives, to remain quiet and let the robbers do their worst. But the unanimity which assails the thief in his midnight revels, recovers the purloined articles from his grasp and drives him in ignominious and head-long flight from the premises. This was the unanimity we had, until temporizing expedients were suggested with their concomitant demoralization.
We anxiously await the action of the meeting called by the Conservative Executive Committee on the 28 inst., in Richmond, but trust they will be guided by superior wisdom. If they incline to a new State Ticket, although the old one is good enough for us, let it be one that the people can be united upon. Let it not be the Walker ticket, which under the guise of conservatism, would sell us out to the Republican party. We warn them in advance, as we warned those who advocated this ticket in its incipiency, that persistence in the Walker movement can only result in the election of the Wells Ticket.
All in the Valley long for peace and quiet, but they are not willing to secure it at the price of a sacrifice of principles, honor or rights and we caution those who assemble on the 28th that all the wisdom they can command will be required to secure the sympathy and concurrence of the Whites of the State.
(Column 01)Summary: Again urges all voters to register for the coming election and vote against the proposed constitution to secure the welfare of the state.
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With the probability of an election on the 4th Thursday in May next, we again appeal to all who have not registered to do so when the books are again opened. This is an incumbent and imperative duty and must not--can not be avoided.
Those registered must come forward when the polls are opened and cast their votes.--In the absence of a knowledge of what clauses of the Underwood Constitution will be submitted separately we can not speak specially, but advise all, as the safest course to vote "no" on all propositions. Vote against the Constitution as a whole and against every clause submitted separately.
Do not let anything detain you at home, on election day, but come forward and vote. The welfare of Virginia demands this at your hands and you will be derelict in your duty if you fail to be present at the polls and cast your votes.
Remember, safety lies alone in voting against the Constitution and every separate clause submitted.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper warns against assuming that the Walker Party is very strong and popular in Virginia. They caution the Conservative Convention that an endorsement for the ticket may divide the white vote.
(Column 01)Summary: The annual meeting of the Superintendents of Virginia's Lunatic Asylums will be held in Staunton on June 16th.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: J. C. Covell, principal of the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institution, warns against trespassing on Institute grounds.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: J. C. Covell)
(Column 01)Summary: A. B. Cochran of Staunton was elected Worthy Grand Conductor of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: A. B. Cochran)
(Column 01)Summary: Harman and Company have put in a new daily stage line between Staunton and Harrisonburg, and offer connections to the Chesapeake and Ohio and Orange, Alexandria, and Manassas Railroads.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Collector of Internal Revenue will be in Staunton on the 26th, 27th, and 28th of April to collect taxes on licenses, incomes, watches, and plate. "All who have been notified and all delinquents are notified to come forward and pay."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Staunton Musical Association gave a concert before a large crowd at the chapel of the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institute. Professor Ide played the new Stieff piano and agraffe trible.Drowned
(Names in announcement: Prof. Ide)
(Column 01)Summary: Willie Clayton, six-year old son of W. K. Clayton, drowned while attempting to wade the Calf Pasture River on his way to see his step-father, W. W. Newman.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Willie Clayton, W. K. Clayton, W. W. Newman)
(Column 01)Summary: Mortimer P. Bledsoe has taken charge of Augusta's American Hotel.Married
(Names in announcement: Mortimer P. Bledsoe)
(Column 02)Summary: Lemuel F. Herndon of Albemarle and Mrs. Susan F. Radford of Fluvanna were married at West View, Augusta County, on April 7th by the Rev. C. King.Died
(Names in announcement: Lemuel F. Herndon, Susan F. Radford, Rev. C. King)
(Column 02)Summary: William R. Moore died at his residence in Fairfield on April 6th of heart disease. He was 66 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: William R. Moore)
(Column 02)Summary: Benny P. Walters, infant son of Dr. William L. and Hannah C. Walters died suddenly on April 1st. He was 7 months old.Died
(Names in announcement: Benny P. Walters, Dr. William L. Walters, Hannah C. Walters)
(Column 02)Summary: Florence M. Piper, beloved daughter of James A. and Ann E. Piper of Staunton, "passed into the spirit land" on the night of April 17th. "After four months of intense suffering, her spirit now has heavenward taken its flight, and left us o'er clouded with gloom and burdened with grief. The home circle has lost its cherished treasure; the church and sabbath school a valued and beloved worker, whose place cannot well be filled, and society, a brilliant gem, the charm, admiration and delight of all."
(Names in announcement: Florence M. Piper, James A. Piper, Ann E. Piper)