Staunton Vindicator: September 3, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The paper prints Robert E. Lee's note declining an invitation to join officers on the battlefield of Gettysburg to mark troop positions for posterity. Lee and a number of Democratic newspapers believe that the battle of Gettysburg and the strife accompanying the Civil War are best left forgotten.
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The widely heralded meeting of the officers, (U.S and Confederate,) who took part in the battle of Gettysburg, to mark the operations of both armies on the field, by enduring memorials of granite, has proven, as many expected a great farce. But few of the prominent Northern officers were present and only two Confederate officers of minor grades. The Hotel man did not make as much as he expected, when he got up the idea.
Gen. Lee was invited and forwarded the following reply:
Lexington, VA., August 5, 1869.
Dear Sir--Absence from Lexington has prevented my receiving until to-day your letter of the 26th ult., inclosing an invitation from the Gettysburg Battle-field Memorial Association, to attend a meeting of the officers engaged in that battle at Gettysburg, for the purpose of marking upon the ground by enduring memorials of granite the positions and movements of the armies on the field. My engagements will not permit me to be present. I believe if there, I could not add anything material to the information existing on the subject. I think it wiser, moreover, not to keep open the sores of war but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife, to commit to oblivion the feelings engendered. Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
R. E. Lee.
The New York Herald and other Northern papers were down on perpetuating the memory of Gettysburg. The Democratic Watchman, (Pa.) expresses their sentiments in short, which for its succinctness and pith, we copy below:
"Another big fuss at Gettysburg. A lot of officers are there for the purpose of fixing definitely the positions occupied by the troops on the first day's battle. Better take Gen. Lee's advise and let the darned thing die out of remembrance."
(Column 02)Summary: The paper asserts that crime allegedly committed by African Americans should be termed "Radical outrages."
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We observe as rather remarkable that the Radical papers do not chronicle the recent horrible crimes perpetrated in different parts of the Southern country, upon white woman, by depraved and wicked blacks, as "rebel outrages" at all. They leave out the word "rebel!"--Norfolk Journal
We suggest to our brethren of the Conservative Press, that we call all such outrages "Radical outrages," as we have, clearly, the same right to call them "Radical outrages," as Radicals have to style acts of white men in the South "Rebel outrages." Besides, Conservative colored men are of the better class of colored people, are well behaved, and disdain the commission of such heinous crimes, while Radical negroes are notoriously the guilty perpetrators of such crimes. Then let us give the devil his due--fight him with his own fire and call these crimes by their right names--"Radical outrages."
(Column 01)Summary: Charles W. Turner, son of Prof. A. J. Turner of Staunton, was elected assessor of a territory in Montana.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Charles W. Turner, Prof. A. J. Turner)
(Column 01)Summary: Gen. Canby appointed Lt. F. B. Towne Military Commissioner in Augusta, Albemarle, and Fluvanna counties.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Gen. Canby, Lt. F. B. Towne)
(Column 01)Summary: Burglars entered the store of Robert W. Burke and took $30 cash and a dozen bottles of whiskey.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Robert W. Burke)
(Column 01)Summary: Rain fell in Augusta County for the first time in eleven weeks. It was not enough to save the corn crop, but it will help the pasturage and aid the farmers.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The paper remarks on the large number of new buildings in town that have just been completed or are under construction. The article estimates that the town will be 1/6 larger than last year. Despite this fast expansion, all the buildings are occupied.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: Postmaster Edward Sears is offering a number of locked post-office boxes for rent.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Edward Sears)
(Column 02)Summary: Dr. Munsey delivered an oration on "Man" at the Methodist Church on Friday. The paper praises the presentation. The event raised $78 for Mr. Munsey.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Dr. Munsey)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper stresses the importance of insuring property. The many uninsured barns and dwellings that have burned stand as testimony to that point. Interested readers are directed toward the Southern Mutual Fire Insurance Company.Augusta County Court
(Column 02)Summary: Proceedings of the August Term of the County Court.
(Names in announcement: Lt. T. E. Towne, Joseph A. Waddell, Robert G. Byers, William A. Reed, William H. Bull, S. Travers Phillips, Joel S. Wallace, George W. Sutler, John M. Stanley, John N. Lockridge, Rufus H. Wilson, George W. Greiner, John R. Johnson, Samuel Hunt)Full Text of Article:Died
August Term.--Lt. T. E. Towne qualified as Commissioner in Chancery for Augusta county, vice Joseph A. Waddell.
Robt. G. Byers, Wm. A. Reed and Wm. H. Bull qualified as deputy Sheriffs.
S. Travers Phillips qualified as Attorney at Law.
Joel S. Wallace and Geo. W. Sutler severally renewed their bonds as Notaries Public.
The Grand Jury brought in nine indictments for misdemeanors, and one against Jno. M. Stanley, for murder.
Rev. Jno. N. Lockridge and Rev. Rufus H. Wilson, Ministers of the M. E. Church South, were severally appointed and authorized to celebrate the rights of matrimony.
Geo. W. Greiner, Jno. R. Johnson and Saml. Hunt were appointed a committee to superintend the rebuilding of the bridge across South River, at Waynesboro, in place of the committee appointed at June term.
The election on the proposed county subscription to the Valley Railroad was postponed until the 4th Thursday in October next.
A large number of cases were disposed of on the Issue and Misdemeanor dockets.
(Column 02)Summary: Robert E. Bishop, son of Robert E. and Mary J. Bishop, died in Staunton on August 28th. He was 13 months old.
(Names in announcement: Robert E. Bishop, Mary J. Bishop)