Staunton Vindicator: September 24, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The paper ridicules Butler and Boutwell for attempting to prevent the re-admission of Virginia to the Union and hopes Grant will oppose them in pursuing his goals of a united nation.
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The report that Messrs. Butler and Boutwell are bestirring themselves to prevent the restoration of Virginia to the Union and profer funds to get up a strong case against Virginia's admission, obtains credence just now.
We should not be surprised if it were true and that these gentlemen would exert themselves to prevent a consummation greatly desired by the whole country, save New England. President Grant gave his public assurance not only to the country but to the world, that there should be a reconstructed--united country within a year and he stands committed to the fulfillment of that promise. Some have accused him of a want of "back bone" in trying times, when the policy of his party was plainly in the face of right and against his convictions. Will he lack nerve in this instance and yield to the demands of Butler, Boutwell, & Co? We can scarcely think so. We remember that he "bottled up" the hero of Big Bethel and, although the "bottled-imp" squirmed and twisted--gnashed his teeth and struck the stopper with his head, yet Grant kept his thumb firmly on the cork, and, as far as he is concerned, to this day the valiant knight of New Orleans remains bottled. He had bottled him in the face of the world and per force he could not allow his escape. He has, in this instance, given his word, and pledged his faith to the world, that the States shall be restored to the union, in the speediest manner, and he can not afford to be thwarted by Butler, Boutwell or any one else.
He can accomplish the restoration of the still, so-called, unreconstructed States, if he will, against all opposition, and he must. He stands pledged to this course and we therefore look for another pressure on the cork and more squirming on the part of the imp.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper expresses the opinion that the Virginia Legislature cannot elect Senators under General Hoar's decision. Legislators may meet without taking the test-oath, but only to ratify the fifteenth amendment.
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Many of our exchanges are discussing the question of the Legislature electing U. S. Senators. While we would like to see Virginia represented in the United States Senate, yet as our Legislature, as elected, is allowed to meet, in deference to the opinion of Attorney General Hoar, and as that opinion must therefore, be the authority for the construction of the acts under which the Legislature convenes, it would seem beyond their power to elect U. S. Senators. He expressly states in his opinion, that the Legislature can only meet and ratify the fifteenth amendment. To do aught else would subject each and every member to subscribe to the test-oath.
We are, as one of our valued exchanges aptly says, just a pinch of the hill and we cannot proceed too carefully. Enemies are on the look out for any misstep. Frauds in the Tennessee election, even, have been presented as a ground for refusing to restore Virginia to the Union. The election of Senators might be taken as an assumption of authority and the restoration be deferred. Then let us rather bear the deprivation of non-representation in the Senate, than risk the chances of success at this stage of the game.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that Gilbert C. Walker, Governor-elect of Virginia, has been installed in Richmond. "Virginia, after four years of appointed rulers, has at last a Governor, for whom a majority of her citizens cast their suffrages."
(Column 01)Summary: Farmers have begun bringing large quantities of flour to market in Staunton, and the town is "again assuming that busy appearance which characterized it during the past four years."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The paper states ticket policy for the county fair. Stockholders can get a three-day pass for $1. After the first day, two-day passes at 75 cents. Tickets on the last day are 50 cents.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: William Frazier and W. H. Sales, longtime managers of the Rockbridge Alum Springs, have leased Staunton's Virginia Hotel for $3,000 per year. The paper welcomes the new proprietors while bidding a fond farewell to F. Scheffer.Married
(Names in announcement: William Frazier, W. H. Sales, F. Scheffer)
(Column 02)Summary: John Shea and Miss Rebecca Jane Coiner, both of Augusta, were married on September 15th by the Rev. E. T. R. Trippe.Died
(Names in announcement: John Shea, Rebecca Jane Coiner, Rev. E. T. R. Trippe)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Lucretia Cox died at the Staunton residence of her husband on September 14th. She was 43 years old.
(Names in announcement: Lucretia Cox)