Staunton Vindicator: December 9, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 06)Summary: The paper declares that "nothing is more annoying than that display of affection which some husbands and wives show to each other in society." Although some women consider that this "parade of love is the very essence of married happiness," men "who have any manliness" do not "give in to this kind of thing."
(Column 01)Summary: Calls on all those who dislike the Republicans to join the Democrats, whom the editor insists will certainly triumph in future elections. Dismisses attempts to form conservative third parties, believes that will just delay the inevitable rise to power of the Democratic party.
Full Text of Article:
The power of the country, due to the results of the war, until a short time since, seemed to be irretrievably in the hands of the Republican party for years to come, much to the regret of those who witnessed the extravagances, persecutions and proscriptions of that party, and who longed for the return to that economical management of public affairs, which marked the history of public functionaries until the Republican party came in power, and that liberty to the individual citizen which made the United States the proud boast of all peoples and the asylum for the oppressed of all countries and climes. This very belief in its long-lease of power has prevented the Republican party from practicing that economy, so boasted by its military leader, on his elevation to the Presidency, and has led it into the extravagances and persecutions which have so markedly characterized it. It has signally failed, therefore, to fulfill the mission of a party in power in peaceful times, and its extravagances have disgusted Republicans, themselves, who calmly considered the results in the future. Hence the internal feuds of the party, which must result in its loss of power and ultimate utter overthrow.
Will these feuds result in a new or third party? There is not the least likelihood of it. We see that some of our exchanges speak of a National Conservative party, similar to the Conservative party of Virginia, to accomplish the overthrow of the National Republican party. This is simply a repugnance to the name Democrat, and will amount to nothing. The Democratic party has been nobly contending against the Republican party for years and has never succumbed to any third party, even in its days of greatest adversity, and now, upon the threshold of almost certain triumph, its giving place to a third party to accomplish the end, almost already attained by it, is not to be expected, and will not be by those who take a calm retrospect of the long struggle between Democracy and Radicalism. Besides this, the very principles contended for by the several reform feuds have been advocated by the Democracy, and with the success that has attended the party of late. In it then the reformers find their objects combined and it is not likely they will attempt the formation of a third party, to do over the work accomplished by the Democracy since the war. It is, therefore, utter folly to advocate a third party and only argues a prejudiced enmity to the mere name of Democracy. This film is clearly seen through, and those who really desire the overthrow of Radicalism would do well to discard their prejudice and unite with the Democracy.--Whether they do or not, the Democratic party will, at no very distant day, win that success which it has so long contended for. The Republican party will go down, but it will not be by the aid of a new or third party. It will be before that party, which has won the victory in the late elections.--It will be before the Democratic party, which contains the principles necessary to unite the reformers in its fold, and all the elements necessary to secure success, besides the prestige of its recent victories.
Be ye prejudiced ones warned in time, and join the victorious column of Democracy, and wait for your third party until Radicalism sinks into its already deeply dug grave.
(Column 01)Summary: James W. Baldwin delivered a temperance address in the M. E. Church South on behalf of Staunton Council No. 47.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: James W. Baldwin)
(Column 01)Summary: Maj. S. M. Yost, former editor of the Vindicator, and editor at the Rockingham Register, Lexington, Mo., Expositor, and St. Louis Daily Times, recently purchased the Valley Virginian.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Maj. S. M. Yost)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper reports that prior claims that John Wilson had committed suicide are untrue. He died of natural causes.Christmas Tree
(Names in announcement: John Wilson)
(Column 01)Summary: The officers, teachers, and friends of the Southern M. E. Sunday School are holding a Christmas Tree celebration for the students. They also elected officers for the upcoming year.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: A. M. Simpson, George Harlan, N. S. Hall)
(Column 01)Summary: Capt. James A. McClung died at the Staunton residence of his brother-in-law, Senator Joseph Waddell, after suffering a lingering illness of several weeks. "Capt. McClung was connected with the Virginia Hotel, in this place, for many years, as one of its Proprietors, and with the Exchange Hotel in Richmond as manager, and for several years prior to his death had sole charge of the celebrated Hot Springs of Virginia. He was famous as a Hotel manager, was a genial and whole-souled gentleman, and perhaps the most widely known Hotel man in the State. His kind, cordial and pleasant manners won him a host of friends, by whom his loss is deeply felt."Bronzed Bust of Lee
(Names in announcement: Capt. James A. McClung, Joseph Waddell)
(Column 02)Summary: The citizens of New York plan to present a bust of Gen. Lee to Washington and Lee University. W. R. O'Donovan, late resident of Staunton, will do the work. He "served honorably in the Confederate army throughout the war and afterwards, while engaged with Messrs. Marquis and Kelley of this place, executed a life-like bust of his old commander, 'Stonewall Jackson.'" He now lives in New York, and would be the perfect choice to do the Lee bust.Married
(Names in announcement: W. R. O'Donovan)
(Column 02)Summary: John G. Troxell and Miss Sarah J. Price, both of Augusta, were married near Newport on November 16th by the Rev. B. C. Wayman.Married
(Names in announcement: John G. Troxell, Sarah J. Price, Rev. B. C. Wayman)
(Column 02)Summary: James F. Swisher of Rockbridge and Miss Mary J. Troxell of Augusta were married near Newport on November 17th by the Rev. B. C. Wayman.Married
(Names in announcement: James F. Swisher, Mary J. Troxell, Rev. B. C. Wayman)
(Column 02)Summary: William Ellinger and Miss Sarah M. Gordon, both of Augusta, were married near Newport on December 1st by the Rev. B. C. Wayman.Married
(Names in announcement: William Ellinger, Sarah M. Gordon, Rev. B. C. Wayman)
(Column 02)Summary: Edward Crawford and Miss Sadie Elizabeth Crawford, daughter of William Crawford of Augusta, were married on November 30th at the house of the bride's father by the Rev. Isaac W. K. Handy.Married
(Names in announcement: Edward Crawford, Sadie Elizabeth Crawford, William Crawford, Rev. Isaac W. K. Handy)
(Column 02)Summary: Thomas Shumate of Staunton and Miss Jennie M. Shafer, daughter of the late David Shafer of Rockbridge, were married on November 30th at the residence of the bride's mother by the Rev. Mr. Pratt.Married
(Names in announcement: Thomas Shumate, Jennie M. Shafer, David Shafer, Rev. Pratt)
(Column 02)Summary: Nimrod Gordon and Miss Nancy J. Swink, both of Augusta, were married on November 10th by the Rev. D. B. Ewing.Married
(Names in announcement: Nimrod Gordon, Nancy J. Swink, Rev. D. B. Ewing)
(Column 02)Summary: John M. Brown and Miss Clara C. Lamb, both of Augusta, were married on December 1st by the Rev. D. B. Ewing.Married
(Names in announcement: John M. Brown, Clara C. Lamb, Rev. D. B. Ewing)
(Column 02)Summary: Samuel A. Dunlap and Miss Eliza D. Rohrer, both of Augusta, were married near Churchville on December 1st by the Rev. J. W. Hott.Died
(Names in announcement: Samuel A. Dunlap, Eliza D. Rohrer, Rev. J. W. Hott)
(Column 02)Summary: John B. Waid died at Newport on November 27th of consumption. He was 27 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: John B. Waid)
(Column 02)Summary: Lieucetta H. Arehart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Arehart, died on November 25th. She was 3 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Lieucetta H. Arehart, Andrew Arehart)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. William Thompson died at the residence of her husband in Spring Hill on December 3rd.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. William Thompson)