Staunton Spectator: February 23, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: Though General Grant has thus far given little indication of his intentions for the Presidency, the Spectator is hopeful. He has an opportunity to free the country from faction, and the editors hope that he will use it, and thus secure his place in history.
Full Text of Article:
The President elect has been so reticent, so wisely silent, that the public are left to conjecture as to what line of policy he will adopt, and as to what will be the character of his administration, whether conservative or radical. So far, he has so acted to excite the hopes of the conservatives and the fears of the Radicals. In the language of the Balt. Gazette, "while the question as to what he may do is an open one, there can be no doubt as to what he can do if he pleases. He can wield the sword of State with the firmness of Andrew Jackson, and faction will cower low before him. If he has the brain and the nerve his admirers have claimed for him, he can stay the usurpations of Congress with a resistless hand and break the cobwebs the meshes in which it has sought to fetter his lawful prerogatives. If he should set himself about the restoration of constitutional law and free government, he would find himself backed by a concourse of the people who applauding shouts would send terror into the body of corrupt revolutionists, who, for purely partisan ends, are ready to sacrifice the interests, welfare, and honor of the country. If he has the head and heart for the work of reconstruction on a fair and honest and patriotic basis, the opportunity is now his to lift his name from the ranks of fortunate or successful soldiers and place it among those of the rulers who live in the world's history as patriots and statesmen who have saved or founded nations, and of whom Washington is the great exemplar. The people, and the law, and the right, all await the advent of the man who shall release them from the thrall of faction, and if General Grant be, as his friends say he is, 'the foremost man of the age,' he can now do that which will forever preclude mankind, from hereafter questioning his greatness or detracting from his glory."
(Column 02)Summary: The Radicals met in the Town Hall, to elect their leaders. Maj. Harman was selected as President and the editor lists the names of other officers elected.
(Names in announcement: A. T. Maupin, Maj. John A. Harman, Phil Rozelle, Giles Jackson, Samuel Landis, Henry R. Shelton, Robert Newman, Henry Rippetoe, Henry Davenport, Henry Norris, William Brown, Oscar Morris, James Black, William Lewis, George A. Smith, Jacob Bear, Capt. F. S. Tukey)Full Text of Article:The National Life Insurance Company
On yesterday, Monday, (Court day) a Radical meeting was held in the Town Hall. The greater part of the meeting consisted of negroes. We were not present, but learn from one who was that the following proceedings were had.
A. T. Maupin, the Postmaster at Staunton, nominated Maj. Jno. A. Harman as President. The nomination was voted down. Then A. T. Maupin assured the meeting that Maj. Harman was now thoroughly identified with the Radical party. Phil. Roselle (colored) then said that if that was the case he and his colored friends would vote for him. Maupin then renewed the nomination of Maj. Harman, and he was elected President of the meeting.
On taking the chair he said that he felt embarrassed -- that he was in a novel position -- but that he could assure the meeting that he cordially endorsed the reconstruction measures of Congress. He alluded to the opposition expressed by his friend, Mr. Rozelle, to his appointment as chairman, and said that he was heartily with them in the political issues of the day. He urged them to go to work to secure the success of their party.
The Vice Presidents were then nominated and elected in the following order:
1st. Giles Jackson (colored).
2nd. Sam'l Landis (white).
3rd. Henry R. Shelton (colored).
Robert Newman (white) was elected Secretary. He wished to be excused as he had been chewing so much tobacco that morning that, he said, he couldn't write. But he was not excused and acted.
The following committee was appointed to nominate delegates to the Radical Convention at Petersburg on the 9th of March:
Phil. Rozelle (colored), Henry Rippetoe (white, Henry Davenport (colored), Henry Norris (colored), and Wm. Brown (white.)
The committee reported the following and they were elected delegates:
Oscar Morries (colored), Jas. Black (colored), and A. T. Maupin (white).
The following were elected alternatives:
Phil. Rozelle (colored), Wm. Lewis (colored) and Geo. A. Smith (white).
On motion of Jacob Bear the same committee was authorized to appoint a county Executive Committee to be composed of two from each Magisterial District. It was stated by a member that it was not expected that the Committee would report to the meeting then in session.
After the adjournment, the meeting was addressed by Capt. F. S. Tukey, now of Caroline, formerly in connection with the Freedmen's Bureau in this place.
A. T. Maupin also addressed the meeting.
Comment is unnecessary.
(Column 02)Summary: R. T. Phillips, Staunton agent for the National Life Insurance Company, writes an open letter informing citizens of the benefits and success of his employer. Since its charter in July, 1868, a large number of policies have been issued, and some of the leading bankers in the country are invested.Married
(Names in announcement: R. T. Phillips)
(Column 03)Summary: Dr. Robert S. Hamilton and Miss M. Ella Allen, both of Augusta, were married in the Presbyterian Church on February 18th by the Rev. W. E. Baker.Married
(Names in announcement: Dr. Robert S. Hamilton, M. Ella Allen, Rev. W. E. Baker)
(Column 03)Summary: Col. R. Turk of Augusta and Mrs. E. M. Hull of Highland were married on February 18th by the Rev. William R. McNear.Married
(Names in announcement: Col. R. Turk, E. M. Hull, Rev. William R. McNear)
(Column 03)Summary: James A. Gregory and Miss Fannie J. Pierce, both of Augusta, were married on February 18th at the residence of the bride's parents by the Rev. J. J. Engle.Married
(Names in announcement: James A. Gregory, Fannie J. Pierce, Rev. J. J. Engle)
(Column 03)Summary: John J. Dixon and Miss Margaret J. McCorkle, daughter of Samuel McCorkle, were married at the residence of the bride's father on February 11th by the Rev. W. H. Ruffner.Married
(Names in announcement: John J. Dixon, Margaret J. McCorkle, Samuel McCorkle, Rev. W. H. Ruffner)
(Column 03)Summary: Dr. James C. Dunlap of Middlebrook and Miss Rosa B. Nelson of Richmond were married on February 16th by the Rev. Dr. Charles Minnigerode.Married
(Names in announcement: Dr. James C. Dunlap, Rosa B. Nelson, Rev. Charles Minnigerode)
(Column 03)Summary: Alpheus Henkel of New Market and Miss Fannie Killian of Augusta were married on February 11th by the Rev. J. Killian.Married
(Names in announcement: Alpheus Henkel, Fannie Killian, Rev. J. Killian)
(Column 03)Summary: Alpheus Bowman of Rockingham and Miss Mollie Killian of Augusta were married on February 11th by the Rev. S. Henkel.Married
(Names in announcement: Alpheus Bowman, Mollie Killian, Rev. S. Henkel)
(Column 03)Summary: John White and Miss Isabella Wade, both of Augusta, were married on February 16th by the Rev. J. Killian.Married
(Names in announcement: John White, Isabella Wade, Rev. J. Killian)
(Column 03)Summary: Luther O. Rear of Kentucky and Miss Jennie R. Coiner of Augusta were married at the residence of Mr. P. Strouse near Middlebrook on February 7th by the Rev. A. A. J. Bushong.Married
(Names in announcement: Luther O. Rear, Jennie R. Coiner, P. Strouse, Rev. A. A. J. Bushong)
(Column 03)Summary: David C. Hanger and Miss Lina E. Rusmisel, both of Augusta, were married in Middlebrook on February 11th by the Rev. A. A. J. Bushong.Married
(Names in announcement: David C. Hanger, Lina E. Rusmisel, Rev. A. A. J. Bushong)
(Column 03)Summary: Luther Hailman and Miss Lizzie V. Shuey, both of Augusta, were married on February 14th by the Rev. A. A. J. Bushong. "Two loving hearts are joined in one/Which can be severed by God alone."Deaths
(Names in announcement: Luther Hailman, Lizzie V. Shuey, Rev. A. A. J. Bushong)
(Column 03)Summary: Mr. U. D. Poe died near Spring Hill, Augusta County, on February 10th. He was 62 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: U. D. Poe)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Ann C. Robertson, wife of Col. George Robertson, died near New Hope on February 8th. She was 75 years old. "Having been an earnest disciple of her Divine Master and a devoted and useful member of the Church of God, under that form known as Methodism, for full three score years, she goes softly and hopefully to the rest of the future."
(Names in announcement: Ann C. Robertson, Col. George Robertson)