Staunton Spectator: May 6, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Report of Township Commissioners
(Column 03)Summary: The commissioners divided Augusta County into the following townships: Town of Staunton; Beverly Manor "lying around Staunton and being about the old Beverly Manor Tract granted for the first settlement of the county" (Folly Mills, Peaco's Mill, Hebron); North River "containing the waters of the North branch of the Shenandoah" (Mt. Solon, Spring Hill, Parnassus, Sangersville, Centreville); Middle River "including most of the Middle branch waters" (New Hope, Mt. Sidney, Mt. Meridian, Red Mills, Verona); South River "embracing most of the waters of South River (Waynesboro, Fishersville, Sherando, Barterbrook); Riverheads "containing the head-waters which flow from the county into the Shenandoah in one direction, and into the James in the other" (Greenville, Middlebrook, Newport, Midway); Pastures "containing the waters of the Big Calf-Pasture and Little Calf-Pasture Rivers" (Buffalo Gap, Churchville, Deerfield, Craigsville, Lebanon Springs).
(Names in announcement: Bolivar Christian, J. G. Fulton, M. W. D. Hogshead, C. G. Merritt, Samuel Kennerly)
(Column 01)Summary: The depot of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in Staunton shipped 3511 barrels of flour during the month of April, an average of 135 barrels per day.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The collector of internal revenue will be in Staunton May 23rd-27th. "Remember the time and don't be caught napping."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Staunton Musical Association gave a successful concert to relieve the sufferers of the Richmond accident.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Mr. St. F. C. Roberts announces himself candidate for collector of Beverly Manor Township. "Mr. Roberts has had his right hand so disabled as to prevent his obtaining a livelihood in his business, and being necessitated to make a support for a dependent family, and being well qualified to discharge the duties of Collector, we commend him to the consideration of the voters of this township."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: St. F. C. Roberts)
(Column 01)Summary: All the businesses in the city of Staunton closed on Saturday as citizens observed the governor's call for a day of mourning for the victims of the Richmond disaster. "In our remembrance, we have never seen a day so markedly kept, exhibiting thereby the exceeding sympathy of our people, white and colored, for those who suffered the late disaster in Richmond. Contributions have been liberally given."[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: The paper lists times and places for registration of voters in the new townships and includes the names of the registrars: Beverly Manor, D. C. McGuffin; North River, Joseph A. Logan; South River, Preston T. Burkholder; Rivershead, Lewis Bumgardner; The Pastures, John B. McCutchen; Staunton Ward 1, James W. Baldwin; Staunton Ward 2, John B. Hoge.Register! Register!!
(Names in announcement: D. C. McGuffin, Joseph A. Logan, Preston T. Burkholder, Lewis Bumgardner, John B. McCutchen, James W. Baldwin, John B. Hoge)
(Column 02)Summary: Urges all local citizens to register for the next election. Assures those afraid to do so that no restrictions apply anymore and anyone who has not been convicted of certain crimes has the right to register and vote.
Full Text of Article:Public Meeting
The new Registration will commence in this county on Tuesday next May 10th, and continue till the 17th, when all, whether they have registered heretofore or not, if they wish to vote, are required to come forward and register. Some suppose because they have not been allowed to register heretofore, that they cannot register now. This is a mistake. The disfranchising clause was stricken out of the constitution by a large majority of the popular vote. Consequently every man in Augusta, 21 years old, can register and vote, provided he is not an idiot or lunatic, and has not been convicted either of bribery in elections, embezzlement of public funds, treason or felony, or has not been engaged in a duel since the adoption of the constitution.
The form of the registration oath may deter some from taking it. This oath is as follows:
"I, ---, do solemnly swear or affirm, that I am not disqualified from exercising the right of suffrage by the Constitution framed by the Convention, which assembled in the City of Richmond on the third day of December, eighteeen hundred and sixty-seven: and that I will support and defend the same, to the best of my ability."
Now, unless they come under one of the heads mentioned above, none are disqualified, by the constitution, from registering and voting, no no matter what disabilities they may have under the 14th amendment. Bear this in mind then.--If you have registered, you must register again. If you have been prevented from registering from any, but the causes mentioned above, you certainly can register now, and vote. See the times and places given elsewhere and be sure you present yourself at the proper places in your township and register.
(Column 02)Summary: Account of the public meeting held to express sympathy for the sufferers of the recent disaster in Richmond when a floor of the capital court-room collapsed.Married
(Names in announcement: N. K. Trout, A. H. H. Stuart, R. Mauzy, W. H. H. Lynn, H. W. Sheffey, Robert W. Burke, Gen. John Echols, James Bumgardner, Col. Bolivar Christian, J. C. Marquis, John B. Evans, Col. M. G. Harman, Col. George Baylor, R. G. Bickle, D. A. Kayser, E. M. Cushing, H. H. Peck, William H. H. Lynn, P. Byron Hoge, D. C. McGuffin)
(Column 02)Summary: W. R. Poindexter and Mrs. Fannie E. Baker, daughter of George A. Armentrout of Staunton, were married on May 5th at the residence of the bride's father by the Rev. James A. Latane.Married
(Names in announcement: W. R. Poindexter, Fannie E. Baker, George A. Armentrout, Rev. James A. Latane)
(Column 02)Summary: William H. Harlan and Miss Lucie F. Hall, daughter of Hugh Hall of Nelson County, were married near Afton Depot on April 12th by the Rev. S. P. Huff.Married
(Names in announcement: William H. Harlan, Lucie F. Hall, Hugh Hall, Rev. S. P. Huff)
(Column 02)Summary: John J. McMahon and Miss Julia F. Schmitt, daughter of Mathias Schmitt, both of Staunton, were married on May 3rd in the Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Weed.Died
(Names in announcement: John J. McMahon, Julia F. Schmitt, Mathias Schmitt, Father Weed)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Agnes Logan, wife of Robert C. Logan of Augusta, died in Fishersville on April 21st. "A lovely Christian, she died as a Christian."Died
(Names in announcement: Agnes Logan, Robert C. Logan)
(Column 02)Summary: Francis Marion McComb, son of Joseph McComb, died near Stuart's Draft on April 29th after a brief illness. She was 23 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Francis Marion McComb, Joseph McComb)
(Column 02)Summary: Henry Carrier, Jr., son of the late Henry Carrier of Rockingham, died at the Western Lunatic Asylum on April 7th after a protracted illness.
(Names in announcement: Henry CarrierJr., Henry Carrier)