Staunton Vindicator: March 18, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Reports on a meeting of Republicans in Richmond to try to mend the state party. Condemns some of the members for throwing insults at "Rebels" even though those same "Rebels" often got them elected in the first place. Has particular venom for Lieutenant Governor Lewis.
Full Text of Article:The Homestead Act
The long talked of Radical conference, for the purpose of uniting the discordant Republican elements of the State, was held in Richmond on Saturday last. Messrs. Porter and Platte, members of Congress, Senator Lewis, Ex-Governor Wells and other Radicals played a conspicuous part in the meeting. Messrs. McKenzie, Booker and Ayer, of the lower House of Congress, sent letters expressing their hearty concurrence in the movement, while Senator Johnston and the other Representatives, Messrs. Gibson, Milnes and Ridgway declined to have anything to do with it.
After much discussion it was determined, by resolution, that the Executive Committees headed by G. K. Gilmer, C.H. Porter and Gen. Wickham should appoint five from each Republican committee in the State, who should be authorized to invite the adherents of the different Republican factions to meet in Richmond, on the 6th of April next, to reorganize the Republican party of the State.
During the discussion Messrs. Wells and Porter expressed themselves in a very conciliatory way, which considering the circumstances, was quite politic, Porter, though at one time, branching off to assail Gov. Walker, and through him the people in the State who voted for and elected him Governor.
It was left, however, for the gentleman, who was elected Lieut. Governor on the ticket with Governor Walker, to denounce the men who voted for him. Who would have thought that Jno. F. Lewis could play so ungenerous a part towards his friends and supporters? And yet it is reported, that the Hon. Jno. F. Lewis, who holds the position of U.S. Senator to-day at the hands of "Rebels," expressed himself as "deploring the day when 'Rebels' should get control of the State, and pitying the 'Union' men when that occurred."
How many Radicals voted for him for the position of Lieut. Governor? Judging from the vote in this section, there must have been very few, for they voted here, almost to a man, for Harris the colored nominee on the ticket with Wells. How many Radicals were in the Conservative caucus, which proclamed him the nominee of the Conservatives of the Legislature for the position of U.S. Senator? Surely there were none, or it would have been blazoned to the world long ere this. Was it the Radical, or, according to Congressman Platte, the "Rebel" majority in the Legislature which elected him U.S. Senator? We doubt not Mr. Lewis will agree that it was the "Rebel" majority, which he seems so anxious to crush by marshaling the Radical cohorts, and without the aid of which he would have remained a quiet tiller of the soil in Rockingham, instead of being heralded as, physically, the tallest man in the U.S. Senate. Then are we wrong when we say that in denouncing the "Rebels" he denounced his friends--those who gave him the only political prominence he ever had, and perhaps ever will have?
It was an act of the direst ingratitude, a slander upon the majority of the people of Virginia, and without a parallel. He, alone, has kicked the prop from under him which elevated him to position. If the fall should extinguish his political existence it will be but a just a desert, and, judging from the general condemnation it receives at the hands of the many of all shades of political opinion, he will descend into his political grave, "unwept, unhonored and unsung."
(Column 02)Summary: The paper prints an act passed by the general assembly outlining the process by which homeowners can claim a homestead exempt from seizure for defaulting on non-mortgage debts.
(Column 01)Summary: Miss Fannie J. Smith replaces the late Mary Row as postmistress at Moffett's Creek, Augusta County.Good Advice
(Names in announcement: Fannie J. Smith)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper urges Virginians to support local mechanics, laborers, merchants, and artisans. That is the best way to build the economy of the state.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Leonard the horse thief was arrested in Louisa Court House after J. T. Parrent, Chief of Police, chased him for 75 miles before his horse gave out. Parrent then telegraphed authorities in Louisa who made the arrest. Leonard had stolen a horse from Burke's Stable in Staunton.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Leonard, J. T. Parrent)
(Column 01)Summary: The Conference of the M. E. Church South appointed H. H. Kennedy to a position in Staunton, and Joseph J. Eagle and G. R. Jefferson to positions in Churchville.Married
(Names in announcement: H. H. Kennedy, Joseph J. Eagle, G. R. Jefferson)
(Column 02)Summary: William S. Boyd and Miss Eddie G. Rothwell, both of Augusta, were married at New Hope on March 10th by the Rev. J. H. Taylor.Married
(Names in announcement: William S. Boyd, Eddie G. Rothwell, Rev. J. H. Taylor)
(Column 02)Summary: Hugh G. Wilbarger and Miss Margaret Crickenbarger, both of Augusta, were married on March 3rd at the residence of Jacob Cook by the Rev. C. Beard.Married
(Names in announcement: Hugh G. Wilbarger, Margaret Crickenbarger, Jacob Cook, Rev. C. Beard)
(Column 02)Summary: James W. Baldwin and Miss M. Addie Garber, daughter of Albert J. Garber, all of Staunton, were married in Staunton at Trinity Church by the Rev. James A. Latane.Died
(Names in announcement: James W. Baldwin, M. Addie Garber, Albert J. Garber, Rev. James A. Latane)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. R. C. Brown died in Waynesboro at the residence of her husband, Cyrus Brown, on March 13th. She was 40 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. R. C. Brown, Cyrus Brown)
(Column 02)Summary: Emma Jane Dalhouse, daughter of John H. and Catharine Dalhouse, died in Waynesboro at the residence of her parents on March 14th. She was 26 years old.Tribute of Respect
(Names in announcement: Emma Jane Dalhouse, John H. Dalhouse, Catharine Dalhouse)
(Column 02)Summary: A committee of the M. E. Sunday School South passed resolutions of sympathy and respect upon the death of Hattie Jane Harlan, a student at the school.
(Names in announcement: Hattie Jane Harlan, J. W. Newton, J. M. Carroll, E. M. Cushing, C. W. Hunter)