Staunton Vindicator: October 27, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The editorial argues that despite the Republican victory in the elections, the Democrats gained ground which will encourage President Johnson in pursuing his "wise and Statesman like policy" of reconstruction. The paper applauds northern Democrats and the President for standing up to the radical Republicans, an approach which should assure future victories for the Democrats.
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It may not be altogether amiss, after the elections in some of the Northern States to look at their probable effect upon President Johnson's policy for reconstruction.
The Republicans have thus far gained the day, but we learn from our Northern Exchanges that the Democratic gain has been large. We have been unable to compare the results with former elections, save in the case of Ohio. Brough's majority for Governor two years ago, was [unclear]. Gov.'s majority now is 26,257, which shows a clear gain for the Democratic party of 71,713, which looks pretty well for a party that some have pretended to believe dead. The fact is the Democratic party of the North has made a gallant fight against Radicalism, which will result in a future triumph. President Johnson understands this. He knows that the Republicans, by ignoring or leaving in doubt their policy on important measures, have gained only a temporary triumph, and that, with the defining of the issues, between the Republicans and Democracy, which must take place during the session of the next Congress, will come the further strengthening of the Democratic Conservative party, and all that is necessary for him to do, is to continue to pursue his eminently wise policy, to ensure a successful restoration of our country.
Besides a reference to these facts in every State, Republicans, as well as Democrats, have endorsed his policy. If he does not reason thus, how can we reconcile his acts since these elections have taken place? Has he not relieved Kentucky from martial law, and liberated Stevens, Campbell and others from imprisonment? Does he not still continue to persevere in his policy, heedless of the storm which is gathering to vent itself in the next Congress? which he understands so well to be the last blow that will be struck by the radicals and in which they will vainlessly spend their remaining strength. With all these things and the earnest desire expressed, and acted out, by the South to unite again in a harmonious Union, and with his ambitious hope of restoring the old Union, with the equality and rights of the States unimpaired, we do not doubt that the result of the late elections will cause him to adhere more firmly to his wise and Statesman like policy.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper announces the arrival of Presidential pardons for the following Augusta residents: Jacob H. Arbogast, James Walker, George Baylor, R. T. Wallace, Thomas H. Wilson, Thomas Walker, Daniel Wilson, John Shuey, John F. Smith, David Kunkle, J. T. White, and W. D. Gilkerson. The article also announces that the President will begin granting pardons to those who had been excluded for owning over twenty thousand dollars worth of taxable property.
(Names in announcement: Jacob H. Arbogast, James Walker, George Baylor, R. T. Wallace, Thomas H. Wilson, Thomas Walker, Daniel Wilson, John Shuey, John F. Smith, David Kunkle, J. T. White, W. D. Gilkerson)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper urges that the town take charge of the water works and hydrants in the city. The editors advocate taxing hydrant use to help pay for the plan which would relieve citizens of the burden of repairing their hydrants.
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We suggest for the consideration of the Town Council, the propriety of the Town taking entire charge of the water works, and employing a competent mechanic, at a fixed compensation, whose sole duty it shall be to keep the hydrants, &c., in proper order, thus relieving those having hydrants of the necessity and inconvenience of having to hunt some one to put them in order, and then let the Council fix a tax on each private hydrant and persons using the water.
There are about 300 hydrants in the town, which with a moderate tax would pay all expenses and leave a margin for revenue to the town. Taxing the hydrants and use of the water, may be objected to at first by some who have not reflected about the matter, but when they sum up the expenses they pay for fixing their hydrants &c., during the year, most of which is for labor, they will find they would be able to pay a considerable water tax and save money by the operation. We hope the Council will take the matter into consideration and also the improvement, much needed, of our water works. We have now nothing to draw upon, in any emergency, but the water pipes, the Reservoir serving but one use, at present, to stand a solitary monument of its own stupendous failure.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper announces the arrest of Winfield Scott Graham, "a youth seemingly about 20 years of age," for stealing a coat from the store of Hageman and Levy. He was captured after a brief flight in the yard of Dr. Stibling. Mayor Trout sent him to the county jail. "Rogues have but a poor show in Staunton, for our community never rests until they are safely lodged in the County Mansion on New Court House street."Local items
(Names in announcement: Winfield Scott Graham, Hageman, Levy, Dr. Stribling, Mayor Trout)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper summarizes the October proceedings of the County Court. Jno. F. Smith was appointed Sealer of Weights and Measures, vice Wm. Carrell dec'd. James F. Huffman, Ralph Marshall, John W. Kuhn, and William Grove were charged with felonies and remanded to Circuit Court for trial. Flora Wesley (a freedwoman) was acquitted on charges of stealing money. Mary Bell (a freedwoman) was convicted of a felony and sentenced to the Penitentiary for two years. James W. Baldwin, John G. Stover, and John H. Batis qualified as Notaries Public.
(Names in announcement: Jno. F. Smith, William Carrell, James F. Huffman, Ralph Marshall, John W. Kuhn, William Grove, Flora Wesley, Mary Bell, James W. Baldwin, John G. Stover, John H. Batis)
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