Staunton Vindicator: November 25, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Rejoices in the wave of greater support for the idea of abandoning the "Conservative" label in favor of rejoining the Democrats. Believes this course of action the only way to defeat the Republicans and restore order to the state and the nation.
Full Text of Article:The Inharmonious Party
We are pleased to see that the suggestions we made in our last meets with a concordant sympathy from a number who have formerly been opposed, and of them bitterly, to the Democratic party.
They clearly understand that to secure the success of the opposition to Republicanism we must form a close union with the great National party now so successfully opposing that party. That to organize for the next Presidential Campaign there must be no break in the ranks--no "Conservatives" in Virginia while there are only Democrats elsewhere. All must be Democrats or perfect failure be the result.
We have been clearly of this opinion for a long while, but, on account of the feeling engendered by old party prejudices, and for the good of our whole people, we did not insist upon it. At this day a clearer view can be had of the whole political field than heretofore, and prejudice has given away, to a great extent, before stern facts. In consequence, the general desire is to unite with that old organization, which has continued to battle with the Republican party through good and ill, and is to-day reaping the result of its incessant contest. The object is to restore the Government to its pristine purity, and this, it is acknowledged can only be done through the instrumentality of the Democratic party. It stands to-day the bulwark and support of the country--the hope of the nation.
All who look to results in the future, will rejoice that a party exists to-day upon which they can lean as a staff and support. The columns of Democracy are rapidly increasing. Fall in and swell it to the utmost.
The long-roll of the next Presidential contest will be sounded ere long, and the friends of good Government will be summoned to rally, to restore and preserve the Constitution of our fathers. There must then be no wavering. He who fails to oppose the infractions of Republicanism, had as well be with that party. Quibbling will not answer. Dislike to names will not avail with a people ground down by unjust and unnecessary taxation. But a manly opposition to the extravagances of the party in power will be required--aye, is necessary to accomplish the full defeat of that party, which has been so favorably begun in the late elections. This done, and Radicalism very dead, there will be time and opportunity afforded to all to unite with parties differing on the issues of the day, and both striving to preserve the government under the Constitution handed down to us. Then away with all prejudice and let Democracy be the rallying cry until the Radicalism of to-day has ceased to exist on American soil.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper concurs with the New York Herald's prediction that the Republican Party is on the verge of self-destruction. If the issue of rights for African Americans does not irreparably divide them, then the debate over the tariff will.The New Road Law
(Column 02)Summary: The paper prints a law passed by the legislature regarding the upkeep of roads. Each township will have the responsibility to appoint a commissioner to see that they are kept in good shape, and raise taxes for that effect.
(Column 01)Summary: J. W. Baldwin will deliver a temperance address in the Methodist Church on December 2nd.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: J. W. Baldwin)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that R. H. Hundley is busily repairing the damage his mill on Middle River sustained in the late flood. "He is a gentleman of great energy, and by his exertions in repairing his damages will thereby greatly promote the interest of his patrons whom, we understand, he will be ready to serve again in a few weeks." The paper praises all who are making efforts to recover from the flood.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Queen Sisters are continuing to perform in Staunton to great acclaim.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Laura , Julia , Fannie , Mr. Farmer, Mr. Britton)
(Column 01)Summary: A group of Staunton citizens praises Mr. A. Waldron for his daughters' performances with the Queen Sisters Troupe, which he manages.Return of Smiley
(Names in announcement: A. Waldron, Laura Waldron, Fannie Waldron, Julia Waldron, J. Fred Effinger, A. M. Henkel, J. BumgardnerJr., C. R. MasonJr., Edwin Kinney, H. H. Fultz, S. Mandelbaum, W. H. Sale, J. W. Baskin, A. N. Breckenridge, R. H. May, J. A. Armentrout, S. Travers Phillips, W. N. Bumpus, J. H. H. Francisco, W. H. H. Lynn, A. J. Turner, W. L. Olivier, W. R. Tyree)
(Column 01)Summary: Reports on the capture of fugitive murderer Geo. Smiley. Apparently Smiley turned himself in but the Deputy Sheriff who brought him back received a commendation from the Staunton City Council.
(Names in announcement: George W. Smiley, Joseph Black, John W. Bush, Christian Miller, Mayor Trout, Judge John Greene Smith)Full Text of Article:Married
Geo. W. Smiley, who stabbed Jos. Black, killing him, at the residence of John W. Bush, in this place, on the 12th inst., and left immediately after the difficulty, was brought back on Friday last, in the custody of a Deputy Sheriff of Rockingham, and lodged in jail.
The circumstances of his arrest were as follows: Having reached his home near Mt. Crawford, and having seen his family, he wrote a note to Deputy Sheriff, Christian Miller, expressing his willingness to surrender himself to the officers of the law, and requested him to come to his house and take him in custody. Mr. Miller accordingly did so and brought him here as stated above.
Mayor Trout, having offered $100 reward for Smiley's arrest, Mr. Miller called to see him and declined to take any reward, saying he had "only done his duty as an officer." This fact having been reported to the City Council by Mayor Trout, the Council passed the following resolution:
RESOLVED.--That Christian Miller, D.S. of Rockingham county,, deserves the thanks of this Council, and of all good citizens for the disinterested and prompt manner in which he has discharged his duty, in this case.
We learn that Mr. Smiley waives an examining trial and will be tried in January before the Husting's Court of Staunton, in which Judge John Greene Smith presides.
(Column 02)Summary: Yelzer M. Bickle and Miss Henrietta M. Parker, daughter of Maurice Parker, all of Augusta, were married on November 23rd at the residence of the bride's father near Staunton by the Rev. H. H. Kennedy.Married
(Names in announcement: Yelzer M. Bickle, Henrietta M. Parker, Maurice Parker, Rev. H. H. Kennedy)
(Column 02)Summary: Alex H. Teabo and Miss Sallie V. Worsham, both of Staunton, were married by the Rev. Williams.Married
(Names in announcement: Alex H. Teabo, Sallie V. Worsham, Rev. Williams)
(Column 02)Summary: James M. Bishop and Miss Teresa E. Glass, both of Staunton, were married on November 20th at the residence of the bride's father by the Rev. H. H. Forsyth.Married
(Names in announcement: James M. Bishop, Teresa E. Glass, Rev. H. H. Forsyth)
(Column 02)Summary: John H. M. Shelly and Miss Marinda A. Quiesenberry, both of Augusta, were married in Staunton by the Rev. J. I. Miller.Married
(Names in announcement: John H. M. Shelly, Marinda A. Quiesenberry, Rev. J. I. Miller)
(Column 02)Summary: Silas H. Walker of Augusta and Miss Laura Boone of Rockingham were married on November 9th by the Rev. H. H. Hawes.Married
(Names in announcement: Silas H. Walker, Laura Boone, Rev. H. H. Hawes)
(Column 02)Summary: Milton Swink of Rockbridge and Miss Mollie Mooman, daughter of the late Col. Mooman of Pendleton, were married at Mint Spring at the residence of Alex Gardner on November 8th by the Rev. James Murray.Died
(Names in announcement: Milton Swink, Mollie Mooman, Col. Mooman, Alex Gardner, Rev. James Murray)
(Column 02)Summary: Robert R. Ruff, son of the late Jac. Ruff, died at the residence of John Wilson near Swoope's Depot on November 8th of consumption.Died
(Names in announcement: Robert R. Ruff, Jac. Ruff, John Wilson)
(Column 02)Summary: Thomas Halnan, formerly of Augusta, died in West Virginia on November 16th. He was 21 years old.
(Names in announcement: Thomas Halnan)