Staunton Vindicator: June 25, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: This article calls upon William Milnes to announce his candidacy for Congress. Although Milnes has publicly declined to run for the seat, suggesting people do not know him well enough, the author says Milnes's reputation far exceeds personal acquaintance among the citizenry. In the name of the people, the article states, Milnes must "express his willingness to serve them." Otherwise, a Radical will surely capture the seat.
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With the present Candidates for Congress in the field in the district, it is scarcely possible to prevent the election of a Radical. Some of the Candidates can and some can not take the required oath. The two most prominent ones, who are likely to receive the largest number of votes, will be necessitated to have their disabilities removed before they can take their seat if elected. In a contested election between either one and a radical, (and we learn a radical is to be voted for,) no matter how few votes he may receive, there can be little doubt as to the result. Congress, with its radical majority would scarcely be likely to remove disabilities from any one in order that he might take a seat, when one of their own party is ready to their hand who can take the oath.
This is the case, as it stands at the present, but need not exist, had Mr. Wm. Milnes, of Page, who is the choice of the people of this District announced himself. This he has declined to do, though repeatedly called upon, on the ground, as we learn, that being a stranger to the people, except in his immediate proximity, he could not be their choice.
We have but a few words to say on this subject, but we hope sufficient to induce him to place himself in nomination. Mr. Milnes, though personally a stranger to the people of this and the more Southern Counties of the District, is generally well known to all by reputation. They know that he has large interests in our midst, a guarantee that can not be passed by with impunity. They have heard time and again of his conservatism, sound sense and worth as a man, which has been so long practically demonstrated in his immediate neighborhood, until he has become really their choice. They know that he came among us to build up, not to destroy, and they want his services in a more enlarged field. They are not personally acquainted with him, and on this account alone feel a reluctance in demanding his services. But were he willing to serve them, he would receive the almost undivided vote of Botetourt, Rockbridge and Augusta to start with. We speak what we have the best reasons for believing true, when we say that Mr. Milnes, is the choice of the district, and that, if he supposes the desire for his announcement as a Candidate for Congress is confined to his neighbors, he is greatly mistaken.
The people of the District believe he can do a great deal of good for us, and knowing that he can take his seat and that his interests are largely identified with our own, prefer him to any man who can be nominated.
Satisfied that he is really and truly the choice of the people of the district and that it is only necessary for a gentleman of Mr. Milnes' enlarged views to be satisfied of the fact to allow his name to be used, we take the liberty of placing his name forward as our Candidate for Congress. We call upon our contemporaries in the Valley to run up his name at once and gratify the wishes of the people.
No time is to be lost and we therefore, in the name of the people, call upon Mr. Milnes to publicly express his willingness to serve them.
(Column 01)Summary: This article announces the nominations for Senate and House of Delegates. While the author comments that they may not be the candidates that suited the wishes of all voters, they nevertheless will represent the interests of Conservatives.
(Names in announcement: Joseph A. Waddell, Alex B. Cochran, H. M. Bell, Marshall Hanger)Full Text of Article:Convention of Superintendents of Insane Asylums
At the Convention held in the Court-house on Saturday last, in accordance with the announcement made by the Superintendents of the county, the following ticket for the Senate and House of Delegates was nominated:
For the Senate: Jos. A. Waddell.
For the House of Delegates: H.M. Bell and Marshall Hanger.
The ticket may not be in exact accordance with the wishes of each and every voter, for that were impossible. It, is however, the one selected upon which to concentrate the Conservative voters of the County. The gentlemen are all well known and to the manor born. Their interests are identified with the interests of the people of Augusta. Although some may have preferences for others as representatives, yet it would be folly to vote our special preferences and thereby increase the chances of, if not secure the election of a Radical ticket from this county.
We therefore advise one and all to unite as one man on this ticket. The Legislature we want and the Legislature we must have. Be wise then and vote to secure it.
(Column 03)Summary: The 23rd annual meeting of the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane was held in Staunton's Virginia Hotel between June 15th and 18th. Delegates from around the country attended.Colporteur Convention
(Column 03)Summary: The Colporteur Convention of the American Tract Society met in Staunton. Seven branches of the Christian Church were represented. The group thanked the Rev. J. I. Miller of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for use of his office; Rev. G. B. Taylor, hotel proprietors, and citizens of Staunton for hospitality; and Maj. J. C. Covell, Principal of the Institute for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind, for an invitation to exercises held on the 16th.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. I. Miller, Rev. G. B. Taylor, Maj. J. C. Covell, C. R. Ross)
(Column 01)Summary: Waldo M. Allen has been appointed mayor of Staunton.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Waldo M. Allen)
(Column 01)Summary: The Augusta Fire Company will take an excursion to Goshen on July 3rd.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Masons of Staunton Lodge No. 13, joined by local brethren, celebrated St. John's Day on the 24th.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that the conservatives of the Valley are "waking up." "Their speakers are haranguing the sovereigns at every town, school-house and cross-roads. The people are alive to the necessity of action and every indication exists that there will be a very large vote polled in the Valley."Friends of Temperance
(Column 01)Summary: Staunton Council No. 47, Friends of Temperance, will meet tonight to close the quarter.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Wesleyan Female Institute held their annual soiree in the Chapel of the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institution. A large audience attended "who were generally delighted with the progress and proficiency of the young ladies."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Stockholders of the Virginia Fire Insurance Company met and decided to cease insuring against fire and begin operating as a life insurance company only.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Maj. H. M. Bell, William H. Tams, Dr. B. B. Donaghe, E. W. Bayley, M. Harvey Effinger, Rev. R. H. Phillips, J. A. English, John Wayt)
(Column 01)Summary: This article lists the voting places for the various districts in Augusta county. The article states plainly that a voter is required to vote in the precinct in which they reside. Excepted are those who can show that they were either not informed of their voting place or who will swear an oath that have not yet voted.
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The following are the precincts at which votes will be cast, at the election on July 6th.
Read carefully, that you may have trouble and delay in casting your votes on election day.
1st Dist. Dividing line, Greenville road to Beverly Street. Persons living West of Greenville road and South of Beverly Street, will vote at the Court-house. Persons living East of Greenville road and South of Beverly Street, will vote at Piper's new Building, near Virginia Hotel, Staunton.
2nd Dist. Dividing line, Churchville road to Augusta Street. Persons living North of Churchville road and East of Augusta Street, will vote at Town Hall, Staunton. Persons living South of Churchville road and West of Augusta Street, will vote at the old Market House, Staunton.
3rd Dist. Middlebrook, Craigsville & Swoope's Mill, same boundaries as formerly except that persons living in the Newport Precinct will vote at Middlebrook.
4th Dist Greenville and Midway same boundaries as formerly. Except that persons living in the Stuart's Draft precinct will vote at Greenville.
5th Dist Waynesboro, Fishersville and Sherando
6th Dist New Hope and Mount Meridian.
7th Dist Mount Sidney and Spring Hill.
8th Dist Mount Solon and Parnassus.
9th Dist Churchville and Deerfield.
The five last mentioned Dist's have same boundaries as formerly. Persons are required to vote in the precinct in which they reside, but if they show to the Commissioners of Election that for want of notice or other good reason they failed to vote at the proper precinct, and make oath that they have not voted before at the election they may vote at any precinct in their magisterial district.
(Column 02)Summary: The Rev. R. A. Holland of Trinity M. E. Church South Baltimore preached at the commencement of the Wesleyan Female Institute. His subject was "Jesus of Nazareth" and "I am not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ."Married
(Column 02)Summary: Rev. John M. P. Atkinson, president of Hampden Sidney College, and Miss Francis P. Stuart, daughter of Alex. H. H. Stuart, were married on June 16th at the Staunton residence of the bride's father by the Rev. J. A. Latane.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. John M. P. Atkinson, Francis P. Stuart, Alex H. H. Stuart, Rev. J. A. Latane)
(Column 02)Summary: Joseph T. Prufer, son of Frank and Caroline Prufer, died in Staunton on June 19th. He was 11 weeks old.Died
(Names in announcement: Joseph T. Prufer, Frank Prufer, Caroline Prufer)
(Column 02)Summary: Charles Elmore Ensor, infant son of George B. and Virginia H. Ensor, died on June 11th of congestion of the brain. He was 1 year old.
(Names in announcement: Charles Elmore Ensor, George B. Ensor, Virginia H. Ensor)