Staunton Vindicator: May 14, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Ridicules those who still cling to the idea of accepting the Underwood Constitution as a matter of expediency. Points out that only one clause will be voted on separately, and again urges everyone to vote down the whole thing.
Full Text of Article:
Although opposing the Underwood Constitution, out and out, each and every feature of which is objectionable and oppressive, yet we have felt some little anxiety to learn what features would be submitted to a separate vote and how they were to be submitted.
This subject for a few days past, says the latest dispatches, has claimed the attention of the Cabinet. After postponing the matter from day to day for several days, the dispatches report a decision, and such a decision! How admirably have our expediency men managed affairs! But to the dispatch. It says:
"It seems to be determined that the disfranchising clause of the Virginia constitution is the only one that will be submitted to a separate vote."
Only the disfranchising clause to be submitted to a separate vote! If this be true and the final decision, are our compeers, who have been won over to expediency at so late a day, prepared to advise the adoption of the remainder? Will they swallow all the other abominations to secure reconstruction, which to them seems a panacea for all the ills that flesh is heir to? Or will they come around again and assist us manfully in defeating the whole batch of abominations by voting down the entire Underwood Constitution?
We think they will have to decide this speedily by coming back to first principles, unless they can get the Committee of Nine to return to Washington at once and relieve (?) them of their dilemma.
(Column 01)Summary: A Grand Temperance Demonstration will take place in Augusta.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: George W. McCutchen has been continued as President of the Board of Registration for Augusta by Gen. Canby.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: George W. McCutchen)
(Column 01)Summary: Bishop Whittle of the Episcopal Church will be in Staunton on May 19th and at the Mint Spring Chapel on the 18th.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Bishop Whittle)
(Column 01)Summary: The ladies of the Baptist Church will hold a fair in the rooms above Dr. Wayt and Brother's Drug Store on May 21st and 22nd.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Dr. Wayt)
(Column 01)Summary: The ladies of the Presbyterian Church will hold their annual Dinner and Fair at the Town Hall on June 1st.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Ladies of the Augusta Memorial Association will hold their annual memorial ceremonies on June 5th since the 6th falls on a Sunday.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: President Grant appointed Mr. E. H. Sears Postmaster at Staunton to replace A. T. Maupin who resigned after the Senate refused to confirm Sears.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: E. H. Sears, A. T. Maupin)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that Staunton is expanding rapidly. There are more buildings being constructed now than at any time past.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Dr. A. M. Fauntleroy will deliver the annual oration before the Augusta Academy of Medicine on May 14th. The public is welcome.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Dr. A. M. Fauntleroy)
(Column 01)Summary: The Rev. James Young, Grand Lecturer of the Friends of Temperance for the State of Virginia will deliver addresses at Mt. Sidney on May 19th and Staunton on May 22nd.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. James Young)
(Column 01)Summary: Bill Johnson, a black man, was arrested and jailed on suspicion of stealing items from the residence of Mrs. L. V. Allen. Chief of Police J. T. Parrent recovered a number of the items that had been scattered around the county and then made the arrest.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Bill Johnson, L. V. Allen, J. T. Parrent)
(Column 01)Summary: Marcus Rodney, a black man, was arrested for allegedly uttering violent threats against Mr. R. Summerson. Rodney had alluded capture for some time by taking the name George Washington.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Marcus Rodney, R. Summerson)
(Column 02)Summary: Gen. Canby made the following appointments in Augusta: John Fauber, Overseer of the Poor, 3rd district; John Silers, Overseer of the Poor, 4th district; and J. F. Davis, Overseer of the Poor, 8th district.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John Fauber, John Silers, J. F. Davis)
(Column 02)Summary: Alex. B. Cochran announces himself a candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates.Married
(Names in announcement: Alex B. Cochran)
(Column 02)Summary: John A. McNutt and Miss Maria M. McCleary, both of Staunton, were married at St. Francis Church on May 4th by the Rev. Father Weed.Married
(Names in announcement: John A. McNutt, Maria M. McCleary, Father Weed)
(Column 02)Summary: Samuel G. Snider and Miss Polina A. Stinnett, both of Augusta, were married in Staunton at the Virginia Hotel on May 6th by the Rev. George Kramer.Died
(Names in announcement: Samuel G. Snider, Polina A. Stinnett, Rev. George Kramer)
(Column 02)Summary: Willie V. Yates, infant son of James M. and Mary L. Yates, died in Spring Hill on May 1st of measles and pneumonia. He was 18 months old.
(Names in announcement: Willie V. Yates, James M. Yates, Mary L. Yates)