Valley Virginian: September 16, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The author praises the several virtues of Stauntonians Stuart and Baldwin, arguing that they deserve seats in the U.S. Senate. These men, founders of the "new movement," are owed heavily by the people of Virginia for ridding the state of the Wells party and the objectionable clauses of the new Constitution. Without them, the author suggests, the state would more than likely still be under the control of carpetbaggers and unprincipled scalawags.
(Names in announcement: A. H. H. Stuart, Col. John B. Baldwin)Full Text of Article:How are you Mr. Tukey
The State Journal says that Hon. A.H.H. Stuart and Col. John B. Baldwin are spoken of for the U.S. Senate, in "Democratic circles;" but, it says, the "Walker Republicans" deprecate the movement, and propose Franklin Stearns and John F. Lewis. We think that, so far from deprecating "the movement," the "Walker party" would, in the event of the removal of their disabilities, elect to the U.S. Senate the first named gentlemen. And why?
First. Because they are two of the most able and distinguished personages in the State, and their election to the honorable position would be attended with the most pleasant results.
Second. Because it is to their untiring energy and lofty patriotism, more than anything else, that we owe the separate submission, to the voters of the State, of the rejected clauses of the New Constitution.
Third. Because they were the first to inaugurate the movement which resulted in the complete overthrow of the Wells party, the utter demolition of extreme Radicalism in this State; the triumph of the Walker party.
Yes, they exerted every effort to wrestle the State from the grasp of the plunder-loving carpet-bagger, and unprincipled scalawag, and that, too, without a single ray of hope of reaping any reward, so far as the filling of fat offices was concerned. And now, that hitherto wrecked ship of State has unfurled her sails and thrown them to the breeze, and is now being wafted back into the "glorious Unum" without, seemingly, any further opposition, we are of opinion that the press of the State should accord them the praise they so eminently deserve, if the Legislature cannot reward them in a more solid manner--by electing them to the U.S. Senate.
(Column 01)Summary: Heavy with sarcasm, this article alerts the citizens of Staunton of the arrival of carpetbagger and ex-Freedman's Bureau agent, Mr. Tukey. Illustrating his office-seeking exploits, the author suggests that he is up to his usual tricks.
(Names in announcement: Tukey, J. C. Southall)Full Text of Article:
Mr. Tukey, ex-Freedmen's Bureau agent, and carpet-bag landed in our town on Tuesday last. It will be remembered that this distinguished C.B. was the opponent of J.C. Southall, Esq, for a seat in the Convention held in 1867, and was defeated. He conceived the idea that is was morally impossible for a gentleman that had figured so long and successfully in the political world to be defeated in a fair election, and so contested the seat of his distinguished antagonist, but without avail. Nothing daunted, he packed up his portable goods, took passage on the Chesapeake and O. R.R. and in due time reached the County of Caroline, where the negro majority was large, and, consequently, where he thought the attempt to enter, by means of the said negro majority, the House of Delegates, would be as easy as it would be for an adept in the art of "lifting" to relieve you of a ten dollar bill, when you were'nt "looking." But, alas for the hopes of the subject of this article, he never was permitted to carry his imposing and dignified form into the House of Delegates--Oh! no, he was again defeated. Now he is perambulating about the country, reviewing the scenes of past defeat, preparatory to his final departure from a State that would not gratify his ambitious soul by cleaving him to a position that would afford him the means of subsistence, and consequently, obviate the necessity of his longer haranguing the negroes. O, ye gods and little fishes! can't you help poor Tukey to an office?
The Catholic Fair
(Column 01)Summary: The Catholic Fair raised $850 toward rebuilding St. Francis School-house.Gipsies
(Column 01)Summary: A number of this "fortune-telling tribe" have been encamped near Staunton "plying their vocation among the race of Sambo and Dina."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The Staunton Musical Association has been reorganized and officers elected.Post-Office Removed
(Names in announcement: W. H. Tams, Dr. J. L. Brown, R. M. Guy, D. W. Drake, Wayne Spitler)
(Column 01)Summary: The Post Office has moved to the building on Augusta Street recently erected by B. F. Bagby. Ed H. Sears and "his popular assistant" J. A. Noon will continue to efficiently serve the public. "Our youthful little friend, Willie Stover, has a weakness for waiting on ladies which we hope they will indulge."Marriages
(Names in announcement: B. F. Bagby, Ed H. Sears, J. A. Noon, Willie Stover)
(Column 02)Summary: James H. Dooley of Richmond and Miss Sallie O. May, formerly of Luenburg, were married in Staunton at the residence of Maj. Elder on September 11th by the Rev. Father Weed.Marriages
(Names in announcement: James H. Dooley, Sallie O. May, Maj. Elder, Rev. Fr. Weed)
(Column 02)Summary: Joseph F. Kent of Wythe and Miss Virginia F. Peyton of Staunton were married at the residence of Col. John B. Baldwin on September 11th.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Joseph F. Kent, Virginia F. Peyton, Col. John B. Baldwin)
(Column 02)Summary: John M. Baylor of Middlebrook and Miss Trusie E. Clemmer of the vicinity were married on September 9th by the Rev. J. Lantz.Deaths
(Names in announcement: John M. Baylor, Trusie E. Clemmer, Rev. J. Lantz)
(Column 02)Summary: Ella Shiplett, daughter of Givens and Eliza Shiplett, died on August 30th. She was 1 year old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Ella Shiplett, Eliza Shiplett, Givens Shiplett)
(Column 02)Summary: Dr. George M. King died at the Mountain Top House on September 3rd. He was 31 years old.
(Names in announcement: Dr. George M. King)