Staunton Vindicator: November 26, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reassures Virginians that expiration of the stay law will not lead to widespread loss of property. The article explains how the law will work under the new constitution.
Full Text of Article:State Charitable Institutions--Action of the Military Commission--Interesting Facts
We have been frequently interrogated on the subject of the extension of the Stay Law. This subject interests many of our people, perhaps more vitally than any other at present.
If Congress receives the State under the constitution lately adopted by the people the Stay Law will cease.
With regard to debtors the Lynchburg Virginian very pointedly says:
"There is a great deal of needless apprehension entertained in this State, respecting the effect of the expiration of the Stay Law, which ceases with the acknowledgement by Congress of the new constitution. The opinion prevails that about one-fourth, or a very large portion of the real estate of Virginia will then change hands, at a ruinous sacrifice to the present owners. Those who take this gloomy view of the subject lose sight of the fact that the courts can, to a great extent, control this matter, and interpose to protect the interests of the property holders. In all cases, except where deeds of trust exist, sales of real estate must depend upon a decree of court; and no sales will be permitted if the proceeds of annual rental for a term of years will liquidate the claim on account of principal and interest. But in any case, it is competent for the courts to have property appraised, and to set aside any sale where the value of the property, or something nearly approximating it, has not been secured. This power of the courts is ample to secure landholders against a ruinous sacrifice of their property; and further, we have no doubt that the Legislature will, by appropriate legislation, under the Constitution, see to it that wholesale ruin be not thus inflicted upon the debtors of the Commonwealth."
The Debtor class, however, are not likely to be the only class that will be considered in any Legislative action. Creditors will likewise come in for a share of protection. Probably both creditors and debtors will be as nearly equally considered as may be.
In any event the debtor, who can relieve himself to any extent from his obligations, by doing so will not be damaged by Legislative action. We therefore advise, all who can, to pay their creditors what they can. Few creditors but would make a very satisfactory arrangement with their debtors on receiving a portion of their old claims. This course would make money easier and conduce to the benefit of all and perhaps not the least to the debtor himself.
(Column 02)Summary: The paper prints the report of a military commission on the condition and needs of Virginia's charitable institutions. Dr. Stribling's Western Asylum has 340 patients in-house at all times. 81 applicants, 55 women and 26 men, had to be turned away for lack of accommodations. The state legislature had appropriated $60,000 annually to the institution. Patient fees met all other costs. The commission recommended a $30,000 appropriation. Maj. J. C. Covell's Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institution has 128 students who cost the school $300 each. Before the war, the legislature granted the institute $25,000 annually. Covell now has only $10,000 to meet expenses. The commission recommended a $15,000 appropriation.
(Names in announcement: Dr. Stribling, Maj. J. C. Covell)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper complains to superintendent of streets W. B. Kayser that the old pavement between Ker's Corner and Piper's Store had been taken up but never replaced.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: W. B. Kayser)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper prints accounts of recently-tried cases in the County Court.
(Names in announcement: William Robinson, J. J. Christian, John Minor, Frank Williams, W. H. Pelton, William Bond)Full Text of Article:Married
The following cases were tried in the County Court:
Wm. Robinson, colored, charged with breaking into and stealing goods from the store of Hugh Glen & Co. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty, and fixed the punishment at one year's imprisonment in the penitentiary.
He was also tried in another case, assault and battery, with intent to kill J. J. Christian, colored. The jury found him guilty and agreed upon a verdict of 5 years in the penitentiary. The court deeming the verdict excessive, set it aside and granted the prisoner a new trial.
John Minor, colored, charged with house-breaking, tried and convicted by the jury, but on motion for arrest of judgement, on account of the absence of one of justices who sat on the trial, the court set aside the verdict and the prisoner was discharged.
Frank Williams, colored, tried on the charge of attempted rape. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
W. H. Pelton and Wm. Bond, (colored) charged with petit larceny. Jury returned a verdict of guilty and the courts sentenced them to 60 days' imprisonment in County jail.
(Column 02)Summary: Eugene G. Peyton and Miss Kate N. Woodward, daughter of Joseph N. Woodward, were married at Willow Spout on November 24th by the Rev. J. C. Wheat.Married
(Names in announcement: Eugene G. Peyton, Kate N. Woodward, Joseph N. Woodward, Rev. J. C. Wheat)
(Column 02)Summary: James F. Taylor of Staunton and Miss Mattie A. Jordan, daughter of Albert Jordan, were married at the residence of the bride's father near Warm Springs, Bath County, on November 18th by the Rev. S. Rider.Married
(Names in announcement: James F. Taylor, Mattie A. Jordan, Albert Jordan, Rev. S. Rider)
(Column 02)Summary: T. Bullett Harrison and Miss Mary Boykin Williams, daughter of David R. Williams, formerly of South Carolina, were married near Staunton at the residence of the bride's father on November 16th by the Rev. J. A. Latane.Married
(Names in announcement: T. Bullett Harrison, Mary Boykin Williams, David R. Williams, Rev. J. A. Latane)
(Column 02)Summary: Robert Melville Hicks of Waynesboro and Miss Annie E. Harper, daughter of Richard Harper, were married in Maryland on November 16th by the Rev. Mr. Henderson.Tribute of Respect
(Names in announcement: Robert Melville Hicks, Annie E. Harper, Richard Harper, Rev. Henderson)
(Column 02)Summary: The Augusta Academy of Medicine passed resolutions of sympathy and respect upon the death of Dr. Samuel R. Hendren.
(Names in announcement: Dr. Samuel R. Hendren, Dr. A. M. Fauntleroy, William S. McChesney, T. W. Shelton, R. S. Hamilton, C. C. Phillips)