Valley Virginian: April 29, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The Conservative Convention
(Column 01)Summary: The paper announces plans to endorse any candidates nominated at the Conservative Convention meeting in Richmond. "We cannot have it all our own way, but we can defeat the ebony and chocolate candidates, and shout over the triumph of a white man's ticket."To Writers
(Column 01)Summary: The editors of the Valley Virginian announce a desire to include more local and domestic news in an attempt to separate it from its competitors. "There are three journals published in Staunton, all of them aiming at the same object. Politically, their features are the same."White Majority in the State
(Column 01)Summary: This article explains that the white majority of Virginia voters can prevent negro rule by simply acting. The author suggests that all those who do nothing are a disgrace and will have to face the consequences of the Underwood Constitution, should it pass because of lack of action.
Full Text of Article:Immorality in High Places
The Norfolk Journal puts down the white majority of Virginia at 53,000, that is, if all will enroll themselves that can register, and, if after doing so, push to the polls. It says: "Our fossil friends can't deny that they are to be justly charged with preventing thousands of people from enrolling themselves, on account of their lack of action and lukewarmness."
If every white man who is entitled to a vote would think of the shame and disgrace he will entail upon his children by neglecting to bestir himself and bring up new recruits to prevent the adoption of the Underwood Constitution, we would be able, at least, to so modify that black scroll as to make it bearable.
If the whites, with a majority of 53,000 will allow the negroes to tide over them, we exclaim with the Journal, they deserve their fate.
(Column 02)Summary: The paper declares that widespread immorality pervades the Federal Government. The women employed in the Treasury Department and other branches of government in particular are, in the opinion of the paper, "loose characters" many of whom are "paramours and mistresses of members of Congress."
(Column 01)Summary: The paper complains that Staunton is "full of vagrant negroes; they hang around the corners of streets and blockade the pavement much to the annoyance of the passengers--ladies particularly. Can not some of our police throw a spit-devil among them?"The Methodist Episcopal Church South
(Column 01)Summary: According to the Rev. Mr. Kramer, a military order will prevent his congregation from meeting in the church next Sunday. They will meet in the Town Hall instead. "We make no comment--but we cannot help thinking that we have been bowing lower and lower until at last we shall lick the dust off oppression's feet."Augusta White Sulphur Springs
(Names in announcement: Rev. Kramer)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper calls attention to Mr. Heaffelfinger's White Sulphur Springs. "They are delightfully situated twelve miles Northwest of Staunton, and are approached by a very good road. These Springs are highly recommended by some of the most prominent members of the medical faculty."Rev. Geo. B. Taylor
(Names in announcement: Heaffelfinger)
(Column 02)Summary: The congregation of the Staunton Baptist Church pass resolutions of thanks and congratulations for their pastor George B. Taylor upon his appointment as chaplain at the University of Virginia. Taylor oversaw the Staunton Baptist Church for 11 years and increased its membership from 20 to 200.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. George B. Taylor)
(Column 02)Summary: Edward H. Sears of Staunton and Miss Amelia Wiley of Brooklyn were married in New York on April 20th by Dr. Canfield.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Edward H. Sears, Amelia Wiley, Dr. Canfield)
(Column 02)Summary: Marshall Shull and Miss Lucinda Michael, both of Augusta, were married on April 11th by the Rev. J. W. Grimm.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Marshall Shull, Lucinda Michael, Rev. J. W. Grimm)
(Column 02)Summary: Samuel Shiflet of Green County and Miss Sarah M. Roberts were married on April 27th by the Rev. George B. Taylor.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Samuel Shiflet, Sarah M. Roberts, Rev. George B. Taylor)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Isabella Waddell, wife of Legh R. Waddell and daughter of the late Robert Hill of Buckingham County, died near Staunton on April 23rd after a brief illness.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Isabella Waddell, Legh R. Waddell, Robert Hill)
(Column 02)Summary: Peter Hanger, Sr., died near Waynesboro on April 21st. He was 74 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Peter HangerSr.)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Martha Frazier, mother of William Frazier, died in Staunton on April 22nd. She was 79 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Martha Frazier, William Frazier)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Lucy F. Bell, wife of W. J. D. Bell, died at the residence of her husband on April 12th. She was 52 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Lucy F. Bell, W. J. D. Bell)
(Column 02)Summary: J. Sprigg Hundleson, infant son of John and L. M. Hundleson, died on March 11th. He was 8 months old.
(Names in announcement: J. Sprigg Hundleson, John Hundleson, L. M. Hundleson)