Staunton Vindicator: June 4, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Urges all eligible Virginians to register before the deadline is up and then vote down the Underwood Constitution to save the state from disgrace.
Full Text of Article:The Strength of the Whites and Blacks in Virginia
The re-opening of the registration lists is ordered to take place on the 14th instant. They will remain open, for revision, correction and additions, ten days, Sunday excepted. A number of old precincts have been re-established and hence it becomes necessary for every one to see that he is properly registered at his voting precinct.--This is an imperative duty, whether the party desires to vote or not. If he is not registered at his precinct he can not vote, however much he may desire to do so.
Every man, who did not as an officer, previous to the adoption of the ordinance of secession, take an oath to support the Constitution of the United States no matter what he may have done during confederate times, is entitled to register. All who did take that oath, and who did not by voting for the ordinance of secession or such like act aid or assist the Southern Confederacy are entitled to register.
Every man then who can register and who fails to do so is derelict in his duty to his neighbors, himself and his posterity. Let him awaken from his apathy ere it be too late. Let him come forward at the proper time and place himself in a position to exercise the little of right left him. The day and hour is speedily coming when he will repent of the folly of refusing to register.--Registered, let him fail not to come forward on the day of election and vote against the clauses submitted separately, and, by all means, vote against the remainder of the Constitution--vote the whole thing down.--This is alike your own interest as well as that of the whole State.
Be warned then and fail not, as you value the future of yourself and your posterity, to see that you are properly registered as a voter, and that you exercise that privilege on the day of election by voting down the whole Constitution. Much depends upon one and all, and woe be to him who fails in this our darkest hour.
(Column 02)Summary: The article estimates that there is a 220,000 white majority in the state of Virginia. If everyone registers and votes, victory for the white race is assured. "But the whites can sullenly fold their arms, refuse to vote, and let the negro put his heel upon the white man's neck and hiss into his ear, Sic Semper Tyrannis!"Confiscation by Taxation
(Column 02)Summary: "A Citizen of Virginia" illustrates "the beauties of a negro government" by pointing to the high tax burden in the state.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: "Conservative" urges white voters to defeat the objectionable clauses of the constitution. He tabulates the number of delegates apportioned to white majority counties and black majority counties and finds that African Americans will have an advantage in the legislature if conservatives whites do not make every effort to organize.
Origin of Article: Norfolk Virginian
(Column 01)Summary: The paper announces Judge John T. Harris a candidate to represent Augusta in Congress.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John T. Harris)
(Column 01)Summary: John Foley has been appointed to replace Jonas Heller as postmaster at Mt. Crawford.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John Foley, Jonas Heller)
(Column 01)Summary: Alex B. Cochran is scheduled to give addresses throughout the county on the political questions of the day.Temperance
(Names in announcement: Alex B. Cochran)
(Column 01)Summary: A Council of the Friends of Temperance was organized at Middlebrook with S. M. Helm as President, and at Greenville, with Dr. V. T. Churchman as President.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: S. M. Helm, Dr. V. T. Churchman)
(Column 01)Summary: The Staunton Musical Association will perform the operatic cantata entitled the "Haymakers" on June 10th. It depicts "many scenes and incidents of farmers life, which will be most agreeable to our country people."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reminds readers that tomorrow is memorial day, and urges them to arrive early with flowers. The assembly will gather at 8:00 at the Cemetery Gate. The Staunton Musical Association will sing a poem written by Dr. J. L. Brown, and a Father Ryan poem will also be recited. "Come one! come all!! and unite in our annual tribute to our loved and lost--to the heroes who died in our defense."Fire
(Column 01)Summary: Robert D. Hensley lost his house south of Waynesboro to fire. He sustained $1200-$1500 worth of damage. He had a $700 insurance policy from the Southern Mutual Fire Insurance Company. The paper uses the incident as a lesson to the uninsured.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Robert D. Hensley)
(Column 01)Summary: The Friends of Temperance held a procession in Mt. Crawford and A. T. Maupin delivered an address. The ladies of the town prepared a large feast. The Rev. J. S. Gardner of Harrisonburg spoke on behalf of the M. E. Church South, and raised $400.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: A. T. Maupin)
(Column 01)Summary: Gen. Canby assigned Brevet 1st Lt. F. E. Town to act as Military Commissioner and Superintendent of Registration in Augusta.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: F. E. Town)
(Column 02)Summary: The ladies of Staunton's Presbyterian Church raised $600 at their fair held last week.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: A. T. Maupin denies he is collecting funds in the North to support Wells.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: A. T. Maupin)
(Column 02)Summary: The coronation of Miss H. Hurley as May Queen took place at St. Francis Catholic Church. She was surrounded by a court. Several other girls made offerings of flowers and music.Valley Musical Association
(Names in announcement: H. Hurley, Mollie King, Fannie McLaughlin, Regina Kelley, Lena Scherer, Julia Hurley, Nannie Deneur, Maggie Crow, Ella McCarty, Mary Quinlan, Hannah Deneur, Mary Fallon, Irene Kelley)
(Column 02)Summary: The Association met in Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church near Fishersville, the Rev. T. D. Bell presiding. Prof. Evans conducted the singing. 77 members and a large number of spectators attended. A concert was given in the afternoon. A committee of five was appointed to explore the practicability of establishing a music school in the Valley.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. T. D. Bell, Aldine S. Keiffer, Henry T. Wartmann, John E. Hopkins, John A. Wright, Maj. Absalom Coiner)
(Column 02)Summary: Dr. Charles B. Berry and Miss Ella D. Bear were married near Churchville, Augusta County, on May 26th by the Rev. P. Fletcher.Married
(Names in announcement: Dr. Charles B. Berry, Ella D. Bear, Rev. P. Fletcher)
(Column 02)Summary: William Smiley and Miss Hannah A. Lucas, both of Augusta, were married on May 20th by the Rev. J. M. Shreckhise.Died
(Names in announcement: William Smiley, Hannah A. Lucas, Rev. J. M. Shreckhise)
(Column 02)Summary: Miss Magdeline Cochran, daughter of George M. Cochran, Sr., died in Staunton at the residence of her father on June 1st.Died
(Names in announcement: Magdeline Cochran, George M. CochranSr.)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Melvina Catharine Murry, wife of James Murry and formerly of Augusta, died in Ohio on May 10th of consumption. She was 24 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Melvina Catharine Murry, James Murry)
(Column 02)Summary: David R. Ackerman, son of A. T. and Mrs. M. J. Ackerman, died in Staunton at the residence of his father on May 31st. He was 19 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: David R. Ackerman, A. T. Ackerman, M. J. Ackerman)
(Column 02)Summary: John Brown died at his residence near Fishersville on May 30th. He was 62 years old. "Thus has passed away another of the oldest and most respected citizens of Augusta county. Noted for his strict integrity and unswerving fidelity to truth, together with his proverbial kindness and accommodating spirit, our neighborhood has lost one of its best and the community at large a most worthy and highly respected citizen."
(Names in announcement: John Brown)