Staunton Vindicator: October 28, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Objects to the nomination of Judge Harris as the Conservative nominee for Congress. Nevertheless, is ready to support him in order to unite the Conservative vote and defeat the Republicans in any way possible.
Full Text of Article:Funeral Obsequies of Gen. Lee
In our last issue we objected to the action of the Conservative District Convention in nominating Judge John T. Harris as the Conservative Candidate for Congress from this District, on the ground that it gave dissatisfaction to the Conservatives, and that this action would split the party in this District.
We asserted our willingness to support any man upon whom the party could be rallied, expecting that the opposition to Judge Harris, as the nominee, would result in bringing out some one, whom the Conservatives would support en masse.--There has been no action looking to this end. Mr. Reynolds of Botetourt and Mr. R.A. Gray of Harrisonburg have since announced themselves as independent candidates. Mr. Reynolds may get a good vote in the upper and Mr. Gray in the lower end of the District, but, as far as we can learn, neither one of these gentlemen can secure voters enough to ensure their election, and with the vote that Judge Harris will get, will so divide the Conservative vote, that the election of Douglas Gray, the Republican candidate, will be almost a certainty.
In such a case, what is the duty of Conservatives?
We yield to no man in our objections to the action of the Convention, and, if there seemed to us a chance of defeating the nominee, with the Conservative vote, we would most assuredly embrace it, but we do not now believe this possible. We have taken the opportunity to speak to a number from all portions of this County, and some from adjoining counties, who objected seriously to the nomination of Judge Harris, and who, almost invariably expressed the opinion, that, in order to defeat the election of the Republican Candidate in this District, they would have to unite on Judge Harris. This then is our answer to the question above. Those, who object to this, can and do not have any more serious objections to the action of the Convention than we do, but we now regard it as reduced to a question of the success of the Conservative or the Republican parties of the District. As between the two we would take any man standing on the platform adopted at Harrisonburg in preference to the best man in the District, who would affiliate with the Republicans in Congress. For this reason, and for this reason alone, we answer the question, propounded, as we do. In the next Congressional contest, the people will manage their Ward and Township meetings so as to have their sentiments fully represented in their District Convention. The disaffection, exhibited now, will be a warning to future Conventions, which will not soon be forgotten, but for the present we can see but one course to defeat the election of the Republican Candidate, viz;--to unite on the Conservative nominee, however objectionable his nomination was to many of us.
(Column 02)Summary: The paper prints an account of the funeral of Gen. Robert E. Lee.
(Column 01)Summary: Madame Ruhl and Prof. Turner's orchestra will give a concert tonight in the chapel of the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institution.Public School Organization of Augusta County, VA
(Names in announcement: Madame Ruhl, Prof. Turner)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper lists members of the board of trustees and officers of the boards of public schools for the townships of Augusta. Staunton: William J. Nelson, chairman; P. Byron Hoge, clerk; H. M. Bell, clerk. Beverly Manor: A. W. Harman, chairman; L. R. Waddell, clerk; John Towberman, clerk. Middle River: B. J. Craig, chairman; K. B. Koiner, clerk; William Wilson, clerk. South River: James M. Watson, chairman; C. H. Withrow, clerk; D. W. Hanger, clerk. North River: Samuel Forrer, chairman; Elisha J. Bell, clerk; William H. Davies, clerk. Pastures: John S. Guy, chairman; J. Frank Heizer, clerk; B. O. Ferguson, clerk. Riverheads: William Thompson, chairman; A. S. Turk, clerk, C. G. Merritt, clerk.Married
(Names in announcement: William J. Nelson, P. Byron Hoge, H. M. Bell, A. W. Harman, L. R. Waddell, John Towberman, B. J. Craig, K. B. Koiner, William Wilson, James M. Watson, C. H. Withrow, D. W. Hanger, Samuel Forrer, Elisha J. Bell, William H. Davies, John S. Guy, J. Frank Heizer, B. O. Ferguson, William Thompson, A. S. Turk, C. G. Merritt)
(Column 02)Summary: J. Frank Swink and Miss Susan C. Buchanan, both of Augusta, were married on October 12th by the Rev. A. A. J. Bushong.Married
(Names in announcement: J. Frank Swink, Susan C. Buchanan, Rev. A. A. J. Bushong)
(Column 02)Summary: J. W. Engleman and Miss Mollie E. Ruebush, both of Augusta, were married on October 9th at the residence of the bride's parents by the Rev. J. W. Nott.Died
(Names in announcement: J. W. Engleman, Mollie E. Ruebush, Rev. J. W. Nott)
(Column 02)Summary: Robert Lee Cochran, son of George W. and Mary Jane Cochran, died near Summerdean on October 12th. He was 7 months old. A poem accompanies the notice.Died
(Names in announcement: Robert Lee Cochran, George W. Cochran, Mary Jane Cochran)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Margaret Vines died in Greenville at the residence of her husband, M. D. Vines, on October 23rd. She was 60 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Margaret Vines, M. D. Vines)
(Column 02)Summary: George H. Hunter died near Big Bend Tunnel on the C. and O. Railroad on October 25th. He was 31 years old.
(Names in announcement: George H. Hunter)