Staunton Vindicator: December 2, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Gleefully predicts the utter destruction of the Republican party as evidenced by their poor showing in recent elections. Disgusted by suggestions from men like Butler for a foreign war to preserve their party. Insists such schemes will never work since the Democrats now have a united front and will steamroll to victory in the future.
Full Text of Article:Sunday School Convention
The late election, resulting in Democratic triumphs, have not only thrown a damper on the Republican party, but have caused the commencement of its disintegration, which has so long been looked for by those who watched the extravagances and the wanton persecutions of that party. It is amusing to see prominent Republicans, like rats, endeavoring to escape from the sinking ship.
Some of them propose to form a third party on the platform of the Revenue Reformers and invite the Democracy to unite with them in securing the success of principles, which Democrats have advocated and are advocating today. This, like all the other efforts for a third party, will end in smoke. All that is desired can be secured by uniting with the Democracy and this is the destined result of the third party movement. The mountain is not going to Mohamet hence Mohamet will go to the mountain. Once the moorings are cut loose from the Republican party, and the Revenue and other Reformers will drift away--are drifting away and will, as they must, unite with the Democratic party.
This is a terrible realization to many of the prominent leaders and the recipients of the patronage of that party. They are casting around already to see the best means of preventing the hegira (we have alluded to above) from and securing a further lease of life to the Republican party. Prominent among these strugglers against the tide is Benjamin F. Butler. He presents the magnificent idea, of a war, with England as the only means of preserving the party.
Napoleon's war with Prussia to preserve one of the best governments France ever had, has received the condemnation of the civilized world, and how much more would a war with England to preserve a rotten and corrupt party, as the Republican party has shown itself to be, be condemned, and how much greater will be the failure of such an effort! No, the proposition of Benjamin F. Butler will not win and he feels it and tremblingly proclaims, that he only united with Republicans as a "war Democrat."--This is rich. With one hand he holds up the Republican party and with the other topples it over with the assertion that he only cooperated with them as a "war Democrat."
The hand-writing is on the wall, and is being deciphered. Indeed he that runs may read. It only requires a solid Democratic front and, by the next Presidential election, the Republican party will be one of the things of the past, as a National party. Let us then not hesitate, but present this solid front, when, with the foot of the Democratic giant on the neck of the Republican Usurper, we can joyfully exclaim, forever after, in the language of glorious old Virginia, "Sic Semper Tyrannis."
(Column 03)Summary: The paper prints an account of the Sunday School convention of the M. E. Church, South, that met in Staunton. The meeting resolved to adopt a system of uniform education for the entire district, stressed conversion of children over instruction, and urged pastors to subscribe to the various Sunday School magazines.To the Council of the City of Staunton
(Names in announcement: H. F. Zimmerman, T. J. McGruder, C. W. Hunter, E. B. Tucker, Rev. J. H. Waugh, John L. Clarke, Rev. H. H. Kennedy, D. E. Monroe, F. G. Maxwell, J. H. Windsor, Charles P. Harmon, B. W. Nalls, A. M. Simpson, C. W. Hunter, John Huff, R. G. Rice, E. L. Dull, Rev. Dr. Munsey)
(Column 05)Summary: A number of citizens petition the Staunton City Council to build a foot bridge over Lewis Creek.
(Names in announcement: William S. McChesney, W. T. Jewel, William J. Hunter, Pat O'Toole, J. L. Timberlake, Baker, John Burns, R. D. Sears, R. H. May, N. B. Hendry, Powell, Blackley, H. A. Glenn, J. S. Gilliam, G. D. Turner, Powers, Pritchard, Armentrout, Dr. Reese, James O'Rear, Jed Hotchkiss, H. J. Lushbaugh, Joseph F. Tannehill, Ed Hall, William Kinney, John Donovan, John Peer, J. A. Waddell, George C. Jackson, J. M. Hanger, F. M. Young, J. Wayne Spitler, John A. Noon, H. Ker, Richardson, John B. Hoge, H. Hughes, A. S. Kinney)
(Column 01)Summary: The ladies of the M. E. Church South will hold a fair in the Town Hall during Christmas week.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The ladies of the Baptist Church will hold a fair and feast in the Town Hall beginning December 14th to raise money to repair and paint their church and enclose the grounds with an iron railing. "This Church has not been in proper repair since the war, and we bespeak for the ladies of the Baptist congregation that liberal support, which the object of the fair so justly merits.""Queen Sisters"
(Column 01)Summary: The Queen Sisters Troupe have decided to give an additional performance in Staunton after numerous requests from citizens.Valley Stages
(Column 01)Summary: Waldo M. Allen, Stage Company Agent, announces that stages will run daily, except on Sunday, between Staunton and Harrisonburg.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Waldo M. Allen)
(Column 01)Summary: Mr. Sears, the Postmaster, announces that, "owing to the ill-behavior of boys at the Post Office during the opening of the evening mail," the building will be closed to the public until the mail is distributed and ready for delivery. This represents an inconvenience, especially in bad weather. "We trust that those whose children frequent the Post-Office in the evening for the mails or for play, will take the hint and make them behave, so that the public may again have access to the front of the office."Masonic
(Column 01)Summary: James F. Patterson announces that Union Royal Arch Chapter No. 7 will hold a special convocation next Monday.Head Quarters, Stevenson Commandery No. 11
(Names in announcement: James F. Patterson)
(Column 01)Summary: William L. Balthis orders all "knights" to attend a special assembly of the commandery at the asylum on Monday.Married
(Names in announcement: William L. Balthis, James F. Patterson)
(Column 02)Summary: Dr. William Henry Byerly of Spring Hill, Augusta County, and Miss Annie Lee Ryan of Shenandoah were married on November 23rd at the residence of John Harper in Rockingham County by the Rev. J. F. Liggett.Died
(Names in announcement: Dr. William Henry Byerly, Annie Lee Ryan, Rev. J. F. Liggett)
(Column 02)Summary: Willie Graham Coots, daughter of B. F. and M. E. Coots, died in Staunton on November 30th of croup. She was 2 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Willie Graham Coots, B. F. Coots, M. E. Coots)
(Column 02)Summary: Charles Lynn Hardy, son of John M. and Mary V. Hardy of Staunton, died on November 25th of croup. He was 3 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Charles Lynn Hardy, John M. Hardy, Mary V. Hardy)
(Column 02)Summary: John Wilson died at his residence near Swoope's Depot on Sunday. He was 50 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: John Wilson)
(Column 02)Summary: Miss Harriet M. Stribling died in Staunton at the residence of N. K. Trout on November 27th. She was 50 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Harriet M. Stribling, N. K. Trout)
(Column 02)Summary: Willie Baldwin Ide, infant son of Prof. E. Louis and Sallie A. E. Ide, died in Staunton on November 29th. "This is the FIFTH child these afflicted parents have been called upon to give up to the sleep of death in about three years. Of a lovely group of SIX, ONE is left. What heart that believes in the efficacy of prayer will not ascend to Him, who comforteth those that are cast down."
(Names in announcement: Willie Baldwin Ide, Prof. E. Louis Ide, Sallie A. E. Ide)