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Staunton Vindicator: November 11, 1870

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Summary: The Queen Sisters and Troupe will perform in Staunton on November 11th and 12th.
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Summary: William Cochran's barn, located two miles west of Greenville, burned in a fire on Sunday night. He lost 300 bushels of wheat, 75 bushels of corn, a buggy and wagon, and a number of agricultural implements. The damage amounted to between $1,200 and $1,500. The paper blames the fire on a "negro boy" who allegedly entered the barn while smoking a pipe.
(Names in announcement: William Cochran)
New Telegraph Line
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Summary: The legislature chartered a company to establish a telegraph line from Alexandria to Harrisonburg and Staunton. Mr. J. E. Norris will be in town to sell stock subscriptions. The line promises to reduce message costs by 50% for Staunton residents, and open communication between the town and the valley. It will also allow Staunton businessmen to monitor markets in Baltimore and Alexandria.
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Summary: Dr. S. McD. Gold of Augusta and Miss Emma Hamilton, daughter of John W. Hamilton, were married in Rockbridge County at the residence of the bride's father by the Rev. J. L. Kirkpatrick.
(Names in announcement: Dr. S. McD. Gold, Emma Hamilton, John W. Hamilton, Rev. J. L. Kirkpatrick)
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Summary: T. Marion Rosenbaum of Smyth county and Miss Nannie V. Bane, daughter of George B. Bane of Montgomery County, were married at Mt. Tabor Church, Augusta County, on October 25th by the Rev. A. A. J. Bushong.
(Names in announcement: T. Marion Rosenbaum, Nannie V. Bane, George B. Bane, Rev. A. A. J. Bushong)
Tribute of Respect
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Summary: James P. Patterson and Newton Argenbright passed on behalf of Staunton Lodge No. 45, I. O. O. F., resolutions of sympathy and respect upon the death of Edwin M. Taylor.
(Names in announcement: James P. Patterson, Newton Argenbright, Edwin M. Taylor)

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Election Returns
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Summary: Prints the preliminary returns from county elections. Indicates the Conservatives won most of the offices by wide margins.
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The returns of the election in this county are all in but have not been opened by the canvassers and consequently we are unable to give the official vote. Enough, however, is known to assert the election of all the nominees of the County Conservative Convention, except Chas. T. Cochran nominee for County Treasuer, who is defeated by Paul, independent Conservative. Paul's majority will probably reach 400.

The Congressional returns have not been received from all the Counties of this District. The Counties as far as heard from are reported as giving the following majorities:


Rockingham 470 Page 546 Warren 230 Frederick 500 Shenandoah 546 Total 2292


Augusta 900 Rockbridge 125 Total 1025

Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Botetourt and Clarke have not been heard from.

The Congressional vote in Rockbridge is as follows: Gray, Rad. 606, Reynolds, Ind. Con., 583, Harris, Con. Nominee, 458.

The entire County Conservative ticket in Rockbridge is elected by a small majority.

The entire Conservative Ticket in Albemarle elected.

In Rockingham the Conservatives elect all the officers save County Clerk, Lewis, son of Senator Lewis, Radical, being elected to that office.

As far as we have heard from the Valley, the Conservatives elect the county officers.

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