Staunton Vindicator: November 24, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 07)Summary: The paper reports on a spreading, world-wide movement against marriage begun by bachelors concerned with the expense of "keeping a wife."
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Several of the impecunious bachelors of New York, according to the World, have formed an anti-marriage compact among themselves. The high price of the marriageable "dears" of New York, and the vast expenditures required at the present day to support them in their extravagances, have induced this anti-marital movement. This crusade against extravagance was originally started in Marseilles, and afterwards spread to London, whence it was imported to New York. A committee to which was referred the duty of framing a history and purposes of the organization, reported among other items, the following table of statistics which, if the accounts therein be true, would seem to authorize the formation and practical exercise of the Anti-Marriage-under-some-condition-Club."
Your Committee have also prepared the following table of statistics in reference to the cost of maintaining a wife, and only add that they have been as carefully prepared as the necessarily limited knowledge of the committee enable them:Dress, per year, at least $500 Additional cost of board or housekeeping 1,000 Two parties per year 400 Summer trip to the country 500 Carriage drives, etc., etc. 50 Domestic help 200 Etceteras 200 Total $2,850
This statement has been made at the lowest figures, and for the wife of a gentleman whose position in society is that of one of an income of not over $8,000 per year. Your committee feel sure that the strictest economy cannot lessen these figures.
(Column 01)Summary: This editorial applauds the merciful petitions for forgiveness that northern and southern women have tendered on behalf of Jefferson Davis. The paper contrasts that spirit to the positions of those who wish to punish him. The editors argue that no northern soldiers who actually fought in the field entertain such vindictive opinions.
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What mortal man ever suffered in this world but was consoled by the tender, angelic sympathy of woman? To the poor, the unfortunate, the sick, the maimed, the imprisoned and the hungry, it is her proud pleasure to minister, and to extend her comforting sympathy. In no greater degree do we see this exemplified than in the many heart stirring appeals which go up to the Nation's Chief Magistrate, in behalf of the Nation's captive, Jefferson Davis.
This would not serve as a general example of the holy and humane tenderness of woman, if these appeals were made in his favor, alone by the women of the South, of whose Fathers, Brothers, Husbands and Sons, he stands the great representative, whom they unanimously chose to rule them, and in whose one person they are all to be tried, but who alone must suffer the penalty, if punishment is to be dealt any, but from the North as well as South do the appeals for leniency to the great captive roll up.
How great is the contrast between the prayers of these angels of mercy and humanity, and the resolution of one Mr. Trimble offered in the Tennessee Senate on Monday the 14th inst., which closes thus:
"That for their bad eminence and great crimes against their fellow-men and the United States, Jefferson Davis and his accomplices have justly forfeited their lives, and deserve and ought to suffer the extreme penalty of the law."
Mr. Trimble may be a zealous Union man, but the question naturally arises in our mind did he show his zeal by shouldering his arms and going forth, with the many men of the North, to punish in the hostile conflict Jefferson Davis and his accomplices, or does he put off the exhibition of his vindictive zeal until the captive is secured and he can cause public opinion to do the work he dared not do. The Soldiers who fought and bled, for the preservation of the Union, express no such sentiments. They deeply regret that so much precious blood was spilled on both sides. They honor the appellants for mercy to Jefferson Davis, and would, if in their power extend a magnanimous leniency to their sternly brave, though fallen foe. Mr. Trimble may be vindictive for effect, but the effect will be, with those who acted on their feelings on many a hard fought field, a hearty condemnation for all time.
(Column 01)Summary: The paper publishes a list of mail routes let to Virginia residents. The Augusta routes are as follows: Staunton to Mt. Jackson, 6 times a week, let to M. E. Price for $1,400; Staunton to Beverly, let to Elijah M. Hart for $4,00; Staunton to Lexington, let to M. G. Harman for $880; Staunton to Buford's, let to M. G. Harman for $4,400; Cady's Tunnel to Bath C. H., let to J. D. Imboden for $475; Woodstock to Mount Olive, let to Jacob Harmon for $52; Mount Jackson to Moore's Store, let to Phillip Shaffer, for $52; Mount Jackson to Orkney Springs, let to A. F. Burke for $250.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: M. E. Price, Elijah M. Hart, M. G. Harman, J. D. Imboden, Jacob Harmon, Phillip Shaffer, A. F. Burke)
(Column 01)Summary: The paper publishes a portion of a private letter written by Alexander H. H. Stuart expressing his intent to demand his seat in Congress, and attesting to his support for President Johnson's plan of reconstruction. The paper does not doubt that it "echos the sentiments of his entire district." The letter was first published in the Buffalo Courier.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Alexander H. H. Stuart)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper announces that W. W. McKemy, a white man charged with killing a black man, and a black man charged with killing a Mr. Gerald and his wife near the Natural Bridge have been brought to Staunton for trial before a military commission. The commission consists of the following: Brevet Brig. Gen. A. C. Voris, President; Brevet Col. Cecil Clay; Maj. R. C. Redmond; Capt. John M. Collins; Capt. R. C. Bunker; Capt. Joseph E. Johnson, Judge Advocate.Local Items
(Names in announcement: W. W. McKemy, Gerald, Brevet Brig. Gen. A. C. Voris, Brevet Col. Cecil Clay, Maj. R. C. Redmond, Capt. John M. Collins, Capt. R. C. Bunker, Capt. Joseph E. Johnson)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper announces the closing of the session of the Circuit Court for Augusta. Huffman was sentenced to 8 years in the penitentiary. Augustus Fisher "had been granted a new trial but the Attorney for the Commonwealth entered a nolle prosequi and he was released."Married
(Names in announcement: Huffman, Augustus Fisher)
(Column 02)Summary: Mr. James M. [unclear] and Mary J. Dennison were married on November 9th by the Rev. J. C. Hensell.Married
(Names in announcement: Mary J. Dennison, Rev. J. C. Hensell)
(Column 02)Summary: Mr. John M. Carrol and Mrs. Mollie C. Barley, both of Staunton, were married on November 22nd at the home of the bride's father, Maurice Packer. The Rev. J. C. Dice presided.Married
(Names in announcement: John M. Carrol, Mollie C. Barley, Maurice Packer, J. C. Dice)
(Column 02)Summary: Capt. Jesse C. McNeil, C. S. A., and Miss Sarah Elizabeth Sherrard, daughter of R. B. Sherrard, were married on September 14th in Allegheny Co., Md. The Rev. Mr. Wilson presided.Married
(Names in announcement: Capt. Jesse C. McNeil, Sarah Elizabeth Sherrard, R. B. Sherrard, Rev. Wilson)
(Column 02)Summary: Mr. George W. Harman, of Mt. Solon, and Miss Mary Elizabeth E. Craun were married on November 2nd at the home of the bride's father, George Craun. The Rev. John Pinkerton presided.Married
(Names in announcement: George W. Harman, Mary Elizabeth E. Craun, George Craun, Rev. John Pinkerton)
(Column 02)Summary: Col. William D. Anderson and Miss Mary V. Ingles, daughter of Capt. William Ingles of Tennessee, were married on November 7th at the residence of Robert S. Hansberger. The Rev. Francis H. Bowman presided.Died
(Names in announcement: Col. William D. Anderson, Mary V. Ingles, Capt. William Ingles, Robert S. Hansberger, Francis H. Bowman)
(Column 02)Summary: Charles Edward Hess, son of Erasmus and Margaret A. Hess, died in Greenville of dyptheria on October 20th. Charles was 2 years, six months old.Died
(Names in announcement: Charles Edward Hess, Erasmus Hess, Margaret A. Hess)
(Column 02)Summary: Mrs. Mary C. Lilly, wife of J. M. Lilly of Staunton, died on November 12th after a "protracted illness."Died
(Names in announcement: Mary C. Lilly, J. M. Lilly)
(Column 02)Summary: Miss Susan J. Shultz, daughter of Capt. John Shultz died near Greenville on October 31st. She was 22 years old. "Her end was peace. Cheered and sustained by the hope and consolation which the gospel inspires, she bowed submissively to the will of Him who 'doeth all things well.'"Died
(Names in announcement: Susan J. Shultz, Capt. John Shultz)
(Column 02)Summary: Ketta Gertrude Killian, daughter of Lieut. George K. and Sallie Killian, died of diphtheria on October 22. She was 1 year, 1 month, and 3 days old. "But a few weeks ago the parents had removed to their new home near Howardsville, and there, among comparative strangers, this little flower withered; and with deep sorrow they came to lay its body among the graves of its kindred. Let these weeping parents, whenever they think of this little one, think of it as one transplanted to heaven. When they feel their loss here, let them remember that they have more treasure there. Thus, this very sorrow may prepare them for a re-union with that little one. It is not lost but gone before. And if they are the children of God they shall yet see it in glory. C. S. M. S."
(Names in announcement: Ketta Gertrude Killian, Lieut. George K. Killian, Sallie Killian)
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