Staunton Vindicator: May 20, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Gives the dates and places for people to register to vote and dispels any fears about disqualifications. Says it is everyone's duty to register and vote in the next election.
Full Text of Article:Virginia Railroad Contractors in Alabama
The appointed times for the registration of voters at different points in their various townships expired on the 17th. The revision of the lists will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday next, May 24th and 25th, at the following places.
STAUNTON--at registering place in both Wards.
BEVERLY MANOR TOWNSHIP, at Bolivar.
NORTH RIVER TOWNSHIP, at Mt. Solon.
MIDDLE RIVER TOWNSHIP, at New Hope.
SOUTH RIVER TOWNSHIP, at Waynesboro.
RIVERHEADS TOWNSHIP, at Greenville.
THE PASTURES TOWNSHIP, at Churchville.
At this revision all who are qualified to vote can register. A wrong impression obtains, that those who have failed to register heretofore can not register at the places of revision, without showing good cause for their failure to register. This is a great mistake. The registration act requires Registrars to sit two days previous to the coming election for the purpose of "correcting and amending the lists, at which time any qualified voter, applying and not previously registered, may be added." Thus it will be seen that it is the right and privilege of all qualified voters, who, for any cause, or without a cause, have failed to register up to this time, to meet the Registrar at the place of revision on the 24th and 25th, and, without a question as to the why or wherefore of their failure to register before, to have their names recorded as voters.
This being the case, there is no excuse for any failing longer to register, who are qualified and have not registered between the 10th and 17th instants. Registration under military authority, or before the 10th inst., does not place you in the attitude of a voter. The present registration is under the present Constitution and in accordance with an act of our present Legislature.--Hence to be able to vote you must register under the present Registrars. If you do not do this, you can not vote in the coming election.
A new experiment is to be tried, as to county organization and government. The best men are imperatively demanded in all positions, and to secure this desideratum, it is the imperative duty of all, who are qualified, to register. You who have failed thus far, should meet the Registrar on the 24th or 25th and register.
(Column 01)Summary: Hugh L. Gallagher of Waynesboro has entered into a railroad deal in Alabama. He will move there shortly. The paper wishes him well and expresses confidence that he will prove an asset to his new community.Memorial Day
(Names in announcement: Hugh L. Gallagher)
(Column 01)Summary: Announces plans for a Memorial Day celebration on the Anniversary of the Battle of Port Republic. Lays out the events to be held and urges all to attend.
Full Text of Article:Township Meetings
It has been decided, by the Ladies of the Memorial Association, to adopt for the Annual Memorial Day, the 9th of June, that being a season most convenient for this climate, and being also the Anniversary of the Victory of Port Republic, where the invading northern hosts were driven back in dismay from the borders of our country, by the invincible cohorts of the immortal "Stonewall" Jackson, and where so many of our gallant defenders fell, whose remains now lie in our keeping within "Thornrose Cemetery."
Appropriate Memorial Ceremonies will be held in Staunton on that day, of which a programme will in due time be announced.
A procession, with the Stonewall Band and a Volunteer Band, Fire Company, Female Schools, and other organizations, will be formed at 9 A.M. and move to the Cemetery where the ceremonies of the day will take place.
Let us not forget those who sacrificed themselves for us. Let all who can, attend and pay their annual tribute to our loved and lost.
(Column 02)Summary: The citizens of Beverley Manor Township met to nominate candidates for local office. They decided upon the following ticket: John Paris, supervisor; John M. Kinney, assessor; St. F. C. Roberts, collector; James Henderson, road commissioner; Joseph R. Merriken, clerk; A. W. Harman, L. R. Waddell, and David Hinkle, magistrates; William S. Young, John A. Stuart, and J. T. Little, constables; Michael McAlear, overseer of the poor. A committee was also appointed to canvass precincts and urge voters to go to the polls.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: E. M. Cushing, Jacob Baylor, W. H. Waddell, D. S. Young, Capt. Palmer, Washington Swoope, L. R. Waddell, A. Kinney, T. P. Eskridge, A. A. McPheeters, David Doom, H. P. Dickerson, H. L. Opie, W. J. D. Bell, John Paris, John M. Kinney, St. F. C. Roberts, James Henderson, Joseph R. Merriken, A. W. Harman, David Hinkle, William S. Young, John A. Stuart, J. T. Little, Michael McAlear, George W. Swoope, William Bell, John Keller, Arch Kinney, Capt. Fulcher, R. Henderson, Robert Bell, H. P. Dickerson, R. P. McPheters, Calvin Swink, James Bumgardner, John Opie, Lewis Harman)
(Column 02)Summary: The voters of South River Township met and selected candidates for local office. They decided on the following ticket: Dr. T. W. Shelton, supervisor; Hugh N. Fry, clerk; J. S. Raymond, assessor; C. R. Haines, collector; Elijah Bateman, road commissioner; Charles Brooks, overseer of the poor; Phillip Killian, David W. Koiner, John Huff, justices; M. L. Alexander, C. R. Haines, William Grooms, Fishersville.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Dr. F. D. Delinger, Dr. J. Myers, Dr. T. W. Shelton, Hugh N. Fry, J. S. Raymond, C. R. Haines, Elijah Bateman, Charles Brooks, Phillip Killian, David W. Koiner, John Huff, M. L. Alexander, C. R. Haines, William Grooms)
(Column 02)Summary: A meeting in Churchville nominated committees to select candidates for local office in Pastures Township.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Joseph B. Trimble, L. Sibert, S. H. Bell, B. Crawford, Capt. J. Hoover, David Hanger, W. W. Newman, Kennerly Craig, J. S. Guy, C. A. McCutchen, A. K. Clayton, D. B. Taylor, F. F. Sterrett, S. C. Wilson, J. M. Lickliter, J. M. Huff, J. B. Quider, J. F. Keller, N. Rhyan, William Lange, James Cross, Thomas Cross, William Greiner, George W. Rodgers, R. S. Craig, L. R. Boswell, William Armstrong, William R. Wallace, William Crawford, William Kunkle, H. Hoover, William M. Tate)
(Column 02)Summary: The voters of Middle River Township met at New Hope and authorized Chairman Thornton Berry to appoint committees of three to determine the number of delegates from each precinct to be invited to select candidates for local office.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Capt. Finley, Thornton Berry, W. C. McClung)
(Column 01)Summary: Chesley Kinney and Capt. John Clarke chaired a meeting at Moscow to nominate conservative candidates for local office for North River Township. They chose the following: John G. Fulton, supervisor; A. J. Deakins, township clerk; John H. Stover, assessor; Elisha J. Bell, collector; J. Hendren Ervin, commissioner of roads; John C. Rusmisel, overseer of poor; John W. Crist, Thomas S. Hogshead, Robert A. Curry, justices of the peace; Jonathan M. Shipman, Jonas Lowman, William Hizer, constables.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Chesley Kinney, Capt. John Clarke, John G. Fulton, A. J. Deakins, John H. Stover, Elisha J. Bell, J. Hendren Ervin, John C. Rusmisel, John W. Crist, Thomas S. Hogshead, Robert A. Curry, Jonathan M. Shipman, Jonas Lowman, William Hizer, Samuel Paul)
(Column 03)Summary: The voters of Riverheads Township chose the following candidates for local office: M. W. D. Hogshead, supervisor; John McCorkle, clerk; Thomas M. Donaho, assessor; John J. Larew, collector; Col. John D. Lilley, commissioner of roads; James E. Beard, overseer of poor; William F. Smith, W. T. Rush, A. A. Sproul, justices of the peace; John B. Smith, W. H. Cale, William Black, constables.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: M. W. D. Hogshead, John McCorkle, Thomas M. Donaho, John J. Larew, Col. John D. Lilley, James E. Beard, William F. Smith, W. T. Rush, A. A. Sproul, John B. Smith, W. H. Cale, William Black, Finley Humphreys, R. A. McChesney)
(Column 03)Summary: "Justice" writes to express approval for the candidates selected for office in South River Township. He singled out several for special praise. Elijah Bateman "besides being a cripple, (having lost one arm during the war,) is in dependent circumstances, with a large family looking to him for support." He also displays "strict integrity, honesty of purpose, intelligence and energy of mind and body." Charles R. Haines "has his mother, sister, wife and two children depending on him for support. He suffers from a wound received during the late war, and from prosperous circumstances since the war, he has been compelled to close out his business through the misfortunes of robbery." Mr. Clinedinst had "accepted the position of Magistrate in this district at a time when a turbulent current of party feeling was running high, and, by his firmness of character, independence of disposition and unswerving devotion to right and justice, he has caused even his enemies to express their admiration of his character."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Elijah Bateman, Charles R. Haines, William W. Clinedinst)
(Column 03)Summary: "The People" write the Vindicator to endorse the following ticket: N. K. Trout for mayor; James F. Patterson for clerk; Jacob T. Parrent for sergeant; S. T. Phillips for Commonwealth's Attorney; John M. Carroll for treasurer; George H. Hudson for commissioner of revenue; William J. Nelson, William H. H. Lynn, J. L. Timberlake, B. B. Donaghe, S. A. Hushour, James H. Waters, William H. Gorman, John W. Alby, John B. Scherer, Jr., John S. Lipscomb, and R. Hawkins for councilmen.
(Names in announcement: N. K. Trout, James F. Patterson, Jacob T. Parrent, S. T. Phillips, John M. Carroll, George H. Hudson, William J. Nelson, William H. H. Lynn, J. L. Timberlake, B. B. Donaghe, S. A. Hushour, James H. Waters, William H. Gorman, John W. Alby, John B. SchererJr., John S. Lipscomb, R. Hawkins)
(Column 01)Summary: The ladies of the Presbyterian Church will hold an annual fair and dinner at the Town Hall between May 31st and June 4th. They are selling a variety of "useful and fancy articles." The dinner will be held June 1st.Registration in Staunton
(Column 01)Summary: Prints the number of people, whites and blacks, who registered to vote in Staunton.
Full Text of Article:Public Meeting
The following is the result of the registration in Staunton, when the books were closed on the evening of the 17th:WHITES COLORED TOTAL Ward No 1. 270 141 411 Ward No 2. 252 181 433 Aggregate 522 322 845
(Column 02)Summary: The citizens of Staunton met at the Court House to plan relief efforts for the victims of the Richmond Court House accident. Committees were appointed to canvass the various townships. Separate committees of African Americans were appointed to canvass the black community. That committee includes: Aaron Shoveler, Frank T. Ware, Henry Norris, Joseph Black, Joseph Sawyers, Rev. Phillip Brown, Rev. William Claxton, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Bumgardner.Married
(Names in announcement: Col. M. G. Harman, A. H. H. Stuart, W. H. H. Lynn, William Frazier, S. Travers Phillips, Col. B. Christian, R. W. Burke, Robert Cowan, P. B. Hoge, R. W. Burke, N. K. Trout, W. H. Sales, Maj. B. T. Bagby, S. H. Hilb, C. C. Francisco, Col. A. W. Harman, Jacob Baylor, W. W. DonagheJr., E. L. Edmondson, William Crawford, John M. Parkins, Thornton G. Stout, Dr. W. W. Ewing, J. J. Cupp, N. Blakemore, Thomas S. Hogshead, J. H. Plecker, Dr. T. W. Shelton, George A. Bruce, Maj. Absalom Koiner, James W. Patrick, B. F. Cochran, Col. F. F. Sterrett, Brown Allen, B. O. Ferguson, Lorenzo Sibert, John S. Guy, A. Blauth, M. W. D. Hogshead, John J. Larew, A. St. C. Turk, William E. Logan, Aaron Shoveler, Frank T. Ware, Henry Norris, Joseph Black, Joseph Sawyers, Rev. Phillip Brown, Rev. William Claxton, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Bumgardner)
(Column 03)Summary: P. F. Schmitt of Staunton and Miss Maggie S. Fitzgerald of Washington were married in Washington on December 9th by the Rev. Father McCarty.Married
(Names in announcement: P. F. Schmitt, Maggie S. Fitzgerald, Father McCarty)
(Column 03)Summary: Alexander A. Sharp of Tennessee and Miss L. Thompson, daughter of the widow Dorcas B. Thompson, formerly of Augusta, were married in West Virginia on May 5th by the Rev. Dr. Young.Married
(Names in announcement: Alexander A. Sharp, L. Thompson, Dorcas B. Thompson, Dr. Young)
(Column 03)Summary: D. A. Ott of Augusta and Miss Sue G. Moore of Fairfield were married at Fairfield on April 28th by the Rev. Harvey Gilmore.Married
(Names in announcement: D. A. Ott, Sue G. Moore, Rev. Harvey Gilmore)
(Column 03)Summary: Franklin Croson and Miss Sarah M. Drawbone, both of Augusta, were married near Sherando at the residence of the bride's father on May 12th by the Rev. John N. Lockridge.Died
(Names in announcement: Franklin Croson, Sarah M. Drawbone, Rev. John N. Lockridge)
(Column 03)Summary: Elizabeth Merritt, wife of John Merritt, died at Oakland near Greenville, Augusta County, on May 2nd. She was 78 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Merritt, John Merritt)
(Column 03)Summary: Miss Annie Peyton, daughter of the late John H. Peyton, died in Staunton at the residence of Judge John N. Hendren on May 11th. She was 43 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Annie Peyton, John H. Peyton, John N. Hendren)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Sallie C. Dunlap, wife of Bailie Dunlap, died near Swoope's Depot at the residence of her father, John Brown, on April 23rd. She was 25 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Sallie C. Dunlap, Bailie Dunlap, John Brown)
(Column 03)Summary: Charles A. Dunlap died at his residence near Deerfield on May 6th after suffering "a brief illness of two hours of epilepsy and heart disease combined." He was 56 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Charles A. Dunlap)
(Column 03)Summary: Miss Sarah A. Clements died near Fishersville at the residence of her brother on May 14th. She was 32 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Sarah A. Clements)
(Column 03)Summary: John Bare died near Greenville at age 79. "Mr. Bare was a quiet, industrious, honest and benevolent member of society, and for thirty seven years a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. For years he was deprived of all privilege of attending the worship of God by the loss of his hearing. This with many other severe afflictions, was borne with a patience and resignation which few evince in the hour of trial."Died
(Names in announcement: John Bare)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Mary M. Lushbaugh, wife of Adam Lushbaugh, died at her Staunton residence on May 12th after suffering a severe illness. She was 67 years old. "In the decease of this most excellent lady, the bereaved family, a large circle of friends and acquaintances, the church and the community, are all afflicted. The house which she has so long blessed with her presence, would now be indeed desolate were it not for the presence of a Divine and all sufficient Comforter."
(Names in announcement: Mary M. Lushbaugh, Adam Lushbaugh)