Staunton Vindicator: June 18, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: This article stresses the importance of both registering to vote as well as making sure that all others register. To clarify the registration process, the author has provided the various conditions that a voter must meet to be eligible for the vote wherever he may live. Included are terms regarding length of residency and affidavits and certificates concerning eligibility.
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The Boards of Registration are now in session at various points in the County. They will continue in session until Thursday evening next.
Persons entitled to register must apply to the Board, in the Magisterial District in which they reside. Any person previously registered in the State, who has changed his residence since, can register in the district in which he now resides, by applying to the board before whom he previously registered for a certificate of registration and presenting this certificate to the board of the district in which he resides. If he can not receive a certificate in time for registration, he may vote on presentation of his certificate and making affidavit that he has resided ten days in the district and has not previously voted at that election. Or if he fails to receive a certificate he can vote by swearing in addition that he was registered and giving the name of the county and precinct in which he registered.
The Boards of Registration are supplied with blank certificates and affidavits. Persons must have resided in the State one year to be entitled to vote.
When the number of votes registered, in any magisterial District exceed 400, separate polling places will be designated by the Board and the boundaries of the precincts defined and notice thereof posted, and voters are required to vote at the polling places of their separate precincts, but may vote at any place within their magisterial District if it is shown to the commissioner of election that they failed to get notice in time or for other good reason failed to vote in the precinct and they have not previously voted at the election.
We are indebted to Lieut. Towns, Military Commissioner for the above date, which we can give in a more concise form than heretofore for the information of all and for easy reference Each and every person interested in the above should take the proper steps to have his name properly registered. Each and every one should not only see that he is himself properly registered, but that his neighbors also are registered.
Those who have failed heretofore to register must fail no longer. The time is short and emergency pressing. Let it be your first great duty to register and to see that all, entitled to register, do so.
(Column 01)Summary: This report of a group of speakers recently gathered at the Staunton courthouse describes Governor Wells's determination to vote against the test oath and disfranchisement clauses in the constitution. Others concur with his sentiments. One exception, whose opinions apparently "disgusted" conservatives in attendance, forced many to leave the meeting.
Full Text of Article:Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad
On Friday last Gov. Wells and L.H. Chandler, Esq., addressed the people of Augusta, in the Court House. The speakers were introduced by Maj. Jno. A. Harman, who counseled against the clauses to be submitted separately and then to vote for Gov. Wells, who he proclaimed was, excepting Gov. Billy Smith, the "best abused" man that ever ran for office in Virginia.
Gov. Wells, then addressed the crowd which was made up largely of Conservatives who desired to hear what, Gov. Wells had to say and who were greatly surprised, that, expressing his determination to vote against the Test Oath and Disfranchisement clauses, he failed to advise his party followers to do so.
L.H. Chandler, followed in a very ingenious argument in favor of Wells and the expurgated Constitution. We only regretted that no one was present to answer him in his advocacy of the Underwood abomination.
Jenkins, of Winchester, followed, and we learn, from his manner and style, disgusted the Conservatives present, who left en masse.
(Column 02)Summary: Track construction on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad reached within eight miles of White Sulphur Springs on Monday. Trains should be rolling to the springs within two weeks. The article praises the engineering work. "This Alleghany section will constitute the most remarkable feature of railroad traveling in the Union. For bold and successful engineering, gigantic works of art, and grand scenery it can have no superior."
Origin of Article: Richmond Dispatch
(Column 01)Summary: The Rev. Enoch Thomas of Craigsville received a patent for an improved hay and cotton press on June 12th.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. Enoch Thomas)
(Column 01)Summary: Judge H. W. Sheffey will deliver the address at the commencement exercises of the Virginia Female Institute on June 24th.Masonic Celebration
(Names in announcement: Judge H. W. Sheffey)
(Column 01)Summary: The members of Staunton Lodge No. 13 will hold a procession, address, and dinner in celebration of St. John's Day on June 24th. The Rev. Dr. Finley of Winchester will deliver the address. A number of Masons from all around will come to town for the occasion. The Stonewall Band will provide music.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. Finley)
(Column 01)Summary: The Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane met in Staunton's Virginia Hotel on Tuesday. A large number of delegates attended from the United States and Canada.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that the Southern Mutual Insurance Company promptly met Mr. B. D. Hensley's claim for the destruction by fire of his house. It was insured for half its value. The paper touts this as proof of "the reliability and promptness" of the company.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The paper reports that 77 white and 32 black voters have registered in Staunton.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The Staunton Musical association performed the cantata entitled "The Hay Makers" at the last concert of the season on Thursday night. Dr. Brown directed the vocals, Prof. E. Louis Ide directed the orchestra, and August Ide accompanied on piano. The performance was a great success.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Dr. Brown, Prof. E. Louis Ide, August Ide)
(Column 02)Summary: The Augusta Female Seminary held closing exercises on Monday. It included a number of musical performances. A list of graduates is provided.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: S. Flinn, Helen Garrard, Jennie Jones, A. Smith, M. Donnan, Flora Welch, Nannie Gooch, N. McElwee, S. Matthews, Nannie Fletcher, Nannie Link, Esther Baird, Aurelia Brown, Lizzie Kirkpatrick, Lucie Hamrick, Nealie Weade, Sue Matthews, Virginia Payne, Josephine Moore, Hattie Dunlap, Jennie Kent, Sue Matthews, Maggie Taylor, Lena Winston, Florine Smith, Anna Smith, Trigg McElwee, Mary Venable, Jennie Jones, Julia McCay, Anna Frazier, Gertrude Garrard, Annie Eyster, Bell Ruff, Allie Bell, Esther Baird, Nina Jones, Kate Wilcox, Annie McAlister, Florine Smith, Bettie Bumgardner, Ella Mauzy, Emma Berry, Allie Bell, Mary Woodrow, Maria Davis, Jennie Parsons, Emma List, Nina Jones, Bettie Bear, Lucy McNeal, Josie Brooks, Kate Skeen, Lucy Waddell, Lida Baird, Sarah Teabo, Jennie Mays, Emma Frazier, Maggie Stuart)
(Column 03)Summary: The Annual Celebration of the Pi Alpha Phi Society of Staunton took place in the chapel of the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institution.Masonic Lodge No. 13
(Column 03)Summary: Staunton Lodge No. 13 elected officers on June 11th.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: W. L. Balthis, A. M. Fauntleroy, S. Mandelbaum, James F. Patterson, Charles S. Arnall, H. R. Mathews)
(Column 03)Summary: The paper prints the schedule for commencement exercises at the Wesleyan Female Institute.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: This article outlines the proceedings of a recent meeting regarding the appropriation of funds to several public works. Listed are appropriations for the town's poor, fire company, water works and various repairs around the city.
(Names in announcement: A. T. Maupin, W. M. Allen, E. H. Sears, S. J. Davis, A. F. Ackerman, H. S. Eichelberger, S. D. Sears, D. Taylor, R. W. Burke, P. B. Hoge, John B. Evans, J. B. SchererJr., James F. Patterson)Full Text of Article:
Proceedings of the Council of the Town of Staunton, June 12th 1868
Present--A.T. Maupin, W.M. Allen, E.H. Sears, S.J. Davis, A.F. Ackerman, H.S. Eichleberger and R.D. Sears.
The Water Committee presented a report from the Superintendent of water works showing the height of water at spring above supply pipe to be 24 inches, and amount of work done for the individuals during the month of May to be $101.90, which sum the Clerk was directed to charge to D. Taylor, Superintendent water works, as against his salary for the current quarter.
A certificate of allowances made by the Hustings Court of the town was presented, and the Council made an allowance to its Clerk, and an appropriation for the support of the poor of the town; also an appropriation to pay for articles ordered for the water works.
A petition was presented from R.W. Burke, praying for a renewal of the pavement in front of his store house, which, on motion, was laid on the table.
A report was presented from the Commissioner of Streets, recommending an extension of New street to the Railroad, which, being considered, was adopted--and, on motion, a sum not exceeding $200, was appropriated for that purpose.
A communication was presented from P.B. Hoge, praying to be relieved from the water tax on brickyards, which, on motion, was laid on the table.
A report was presented from John B. Evans, Committee, in relation to the repairs of the tower of the Lutheran Church, recommending an appropriation to defray part of the expenses of said repairs, and, on motion, the sum of $50 was appropriated for that purpose.
On the petition of J.B. Scherer, Jr., Captain of the Augusta Fire Company, an appropriation of $100 was made to said company.
An Ordinance was passed concerning auctioneers. The Council adjourned until Saturday evening next. Teste
Jas. F. Patterson, Clk.