Staunton Spectator: November 22, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The editor gave a report of current and future electoral trends based on the recent election returns from around the country. Predicted the Democrats would increase their power if they could ally with Liberal Republicans. Even thought the Democrats could win the presidency in 1872.
Full Text of Article:The Last Ten Years
The Baltimore Gazette says that an analysis of the votes of the States in which elections have recently been held, and a fair and impartial estimate of the political complexion of the five States which are yet to return members to the Forty-second Congress, present some very suggestive points.
First. The amended returns show that the Republican majority in the Forty-second Congress, including both wings of that party, will not, in any event, exceed thirty-one, and may possibly, in the elections yet to come off, be reduced still more. The same returns show further that the Radical wing is, numerically, much weaker than the Liberal wing and the Democrats combined, and as the control of the important questions now before the country will necessarily pass into the hands of the strongest section of the House, the Radicals will not now be able, as heretofore, to dictate those measures of legislation by which they hoped to perpetuate their power.
In respect to the Tariff question, the strength of the combined opposition to a high protective tariff indicates a most remarkable change. In the Forty-second Congress, the Democrats, all of whom are pledged to a reform of the revenue, will number one hundred and six -- whilst the Liberal Republicans, who are quite as stoutly opposed to a high protective tariff, count up twenty-nine, making in the aggregate one hundred and thirty-five revenue reformers against one hundred and eight Radical protectionists -- thus giving to the revenue reform members a clear majority in the House of twenty-seven votes, and the ability, at the very opening of the session, if they have the wisdom to use it, to elect the Speaker and control the organization of the House.
Turning next to the question of the probable electoral vote in the Presidential contest of 1872, and assuming that in the new apportionment of members of the House of Representatives the increase in the electoral vote of the Northwestern States will be equalized by a corresponding increase in the electoral vote of the Southern States, there seems to be every reason to believe that the Democrats will have, as the Herald table indicates, a clear majority of five in the Electoral College, or a majority of six, if we throw out the six votes of Connecticut, which may be classed as doubtful, and transfer the seven votes of New Jersey to the Democratic column, where they properly belong, notwithstanding the loss of the State at the recent election by local quarrels.
(Column 01)Summary: Summarized the key events of world history over the previous ten years, including France crowning an emperor in Mexico, Prussia crushing France and uniting Germany, the abolishment of serfdom in Russia, and the convening of an Ecumenical Council in Rome.
(Column 01)Summary: Reported that the Circuit Court of Augusta County, Judge William L. McGlaughlin presiding, was still in session.I. O. O. F. Concert To-Night
(Names in announcement: William L. McGlaughlin)
(Column 01)Summary: Madame Ruhl, Miss Apperson, Prof. Schneider, Dr. Brown, J. W. Alby, the Stonewall Band, and Prof. Turner's Institution Orchestra will hold a concert tonight for the benefit of the Odd Fellows.Married
(Names in announcement: Ruhl, Apperson, Prof. Schneider, Dr. Brown, J. W. Alby, Prof. Turner)
(Column 03)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 03)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 03)Summary: A. F. Downey of Rockbridge and Miss Mary E. Smeltz of Augusta were married at Variety Springs on November 8th by the Rev. M. A. Taylor.Married
(Names in announcement: A. F. Downey, Mary E. Smeltz, Rev. M. A. Taylor)
(Column 03)Summary: Johnson E. Bell of Lewisburg and Miss Lucy M. Guy of Staunton were married on November 10th at the residence of R. M. Guy by the Rev. William E. Baker.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Johnson E. Bell, Lucy M. Guy, R. M. Guy, Rev. William E. Baker)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Mary Chapman, wife of William Chapman of Waynesboro, died at the residence of her husband on November 16th.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Mary Chapman, William Chapman)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Patterson, wife of the late Alexander Patterson, died at her residence near Waynesboro on November 15th.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Patterson, Alexander Patterson)
(Column 03)Summary: Robert R. Ruff, son of the late Jacob Ruff, died near Swoope's Depot at the residence of John Wilson on November 18th of consumption.
(Names in announcement: Robert R. Ruff, Jacob Ruff, John Wilson)