Staunton Vindicator: May 27, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Reports on a recent move at a local primary to sow dissension and division by setting up an "Independent Ticket". Happily says the move failed utterly, revealing the wisdom of the town in staying united without losing focus on winning the next election.
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We have never seen a more representative and harmonious meeting than that held in the Court-House on Saturday night last, nor a list of nominees to be selected from at a Primary Election that gave more general satisfaction. The trouble was at the Primary Election, on Tuesday, with a large majority, to select from the nominees any eleven of whom, taken promiscuously, would have received the enthusiastic support of all.
On the other hand, we have never seen a greater effort to create dissension than the production of the so-called "Independent Ticket" thrust before the people on Tuesday morning last, through the Spectator, several columns of which were interlarded with insinuating paragraphs and low appeals to create a sympathy, otherwise unattainable as the authors, and those who allowed their names to be used on that ticket, supposed.
They made the charge that the ticket of Saturday night was the selection of a subcommittee of five, who brought forth a ticket to control the suffrages of 800 voters, when they knew, if their spy gave them the correct information, that it was a nomination by the committee of 21, not one of whom dissented, but all of whom agreed to report it as their nominees, so satisfactory was it from beginning to end.
How was it with the Independent Ticket? It was brought forth by two men, who put their own names on it as candidates.
To distract attention from themselves they cried Wolf! Wolf!! but without avail. The flimsy film with which they surrounded it was too transparent not to be clearly seen through. The point to which they looked to for support was known, and the ticket was correctly characterized during the day, greatly to the disgust of those, who, in their great anxiety for office, allowed their names to remain on the ticket.
Every effort was made to strengthen this ticket by sending out emissaries to drum up men to run on it, some of whom kicked out of the traces, and others pleaded ignorance.
To sum it up as a whole, it was a ticket gotten up by one or two, who, at all hazards, desired a controlling influence in the affairs of the town. They tried to strengthen their ticket by bringing to bear the influence of those who were gullible enough to allow their names to be used, and looked for their support to those who had none, or little or no interest in the town.
It was a most bare-faced attempt to distract and divide, and distant will be the day when the names of those, who loaned themselves to this work, as aiders and abetters of the so-called Independent ticket, will be forgotten as the stirrers up of strife and the begetters of dissension among a hitherto undivided people.
(Column 04)Summary: The Valley Musical Association assembled in Bethel Church for their semi-annual meeting. The group discussed business and held a concert.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. James Murray, Prof. Evans, Prof. E. Louis Ide)
(Column 04)Summary: The paper prints a list of contributors to a fund to relieve the sufferers of the Fincastle fire. The students of the Augusta Female Seminary and the Virginia Female Institute contributed clothing and money. The Methodist Church took up a collection. S. H. Hilb, Robert Cowan, and William A. Burke are taking donations.
(Names in announcement: S. H. Hilb, Davis A. Kayser, A. H. H. Stuart, John B. Baldwin, John Echols, G. M. CochranJr., James W. Crawford, William A. Burnett, W. H. H. Lynn, Hugh W. Sheffey, James BumgardnerJr., J. W. Alby, M. G. Harman, Frazier, Sale, J. Wayt, N. K. Trout, G. H. Harper, S. A. Hoshour, B. P. Reese, J. C. Wheat, F. T. StriblingJr., Joseph N. Ryan, S. H. Campbell, Mrs. William J. Nelson, Robert Cowan, B. B. Donaghe, John B. Hoge, Woods, Gilkeson, I. Witz, N. P. Catlett, Guy, Drake, A. B. Arthur, Richardson, Wheat, William A. Burke, Mrs. Ackerman)
(Column 01)Summary: A post office has been established at Milnesville, Augusta County, near the route from Harrisonburg to Bath Alum Springs. John Evey is postmaster.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John Evey)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper prints recent registration totals. South River Township: 570 whites and 221 blacks. Middle River Township: 625 whites and 125 blacks.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: S. J. Reynolds, contractor for the mail route from Staunton to Huttonsville, ordered three additional trips between Staunton and Stribling Springs between June 1st and September 30th.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: S. J. Reynolds)
(Column 01)Summary: Dr. Carter Berkeley purchased the interest of Mr. Allemong in the General Agency of the Piedmont and Arlington Life Insurance Company. He will move the headquarters from Bridgewater to Staunton.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Dr. Carter Berkeley, Allemong)
(Column 01)Summary: Dr. S. Van Etten will be at the American Hotel until June 15th. He will see patients during that time.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Dr. S. Van Etten)
(Column 01)Summary: Dr. C. R. Harris of Staunton will deliver the annual address before the literary societies of Roanoke College.Fincastle Sufferers
(Names in announcement: Dr. C. R. Harris)
(Column 01)Summary: The Valley Musical Association donated the profits they made at their recent concert to the sufferers of the Fincastle Fire. It amounted to $45. The Bethel Congregation raised $100 for the same.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: J. I. Miller is purchasing a lot of ground in Staunton on which to establish a Lutheran Female Seminary.Married
(Names in announcement: J. I. Miller)
(Column 02)Summary: William L. Ayres of Rockbridge and Mrs. Martha E. Rice of Augusta were married at the American Hotel on May 19th by the Rev. W. H. Forsyth.Married
(Names in announcement: William L. Ayres, Mrs. Martha E. Rice, Rev. W. H. Forsyth)
(Column 02)Summary: John B. Shultz and Miss Mary J. Thornton, both of Augusta, were married near Arbor Hill by the Rev. A. A. Bushong.Married
(Names in announcement: John B. Shultz, Mary J. Thornton, Rev. A. A. Bushong)
(Column 02)Summary: J. W. Burton and Miss M. M. Fauver were married on May 19th by the Rev. R. C. Walker.Died
(Names in announcement: J. W. Burton, M. M. Fauver, Rev. R. C. Walker)
(Column 02)Summary: Francis Desales Gorman, infant son of W. H. and Julia Gorman, died in Staunton on May 18th.Died
(Names in announcement: Francis Desales Gorman, W. H. Gorman, Julia Gorman)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Letty Freeman, widow of Richard Freeman, died near Hermitage on May 17th. She was 84 years old and a member of the Presbyterian Church.Died
(Names in announcement: Letty Freeman, Richard Freeman)
(Column 02)Summary: Cyrus Farrow, Jr., infant son of Franklin Farrow, died near Salem Church. He was 1 year old. "The death of this much loved child was the more painful to its kind parents because of its very great suffering before it expired. But it will suffer no more."
(Names in announcement: Cyrus FarrowJr., Franklin Farrow)